Category Archives: Previews

A Congregation of Young Dissent Preview

On the 1st of December, Lost Under Heaven will be hosting a self-promoted night at Salford’s White Hotel. Billed as their last show of 2016, A Congregation of Young Dissent will also be the premier LUH’s new visual work “CHAOS / ACCEPTANCE / REJOICE”. The piece will also feature a improvised live soundscape by Stupid Cosmonaut.

Other support on the night will come from Lauren Auder. Recently interviewed by Noisey, the 18 year old singer/producer is certainly one to watch for those who are a fans of Archy Marshall.

Tickets are priced at £5 and all profits are going to the Partisan Collective. The Partisan Collective are raising money to help provide a permanent space for DIY, independent and political activities in the centre of Manchester.

Tickets available below

https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/The-White-Hotel-Unit-3-Dickinson-Street/LOST-UNDER-HEAVEN/12858892/

Liam Egan

Preview – Strange Waves 2016

Here at Nothing Left Unsaid, we absolutely revel in the prospect of one day inner city festivals. The mixture of a festival line-up with the setting of a gig, we can’t get enough of them. The latest soirée that we can’t stop thinking about is this year’s Strange Waves. Organised by Manchester promoters Strange Days and Now Wave, Strange Waves takes place on the 9th of September at Manchester’s O2 Ritz. Boasting a line-up of some of the best artists around at the moment, here’s a quick run through of the acts that’ll be gracing both floors of The Ritz.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Headlining the whole day is Melbourne septet King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Notorious for their raucous live shows, and their impressively frequent musical output, the psychedelic garage rockers are worth the price of admission alone. With their never ending concept album Nonagon Infinity being released earlier this year, King Gizzard are sure to end the night with kaleidoscopic insanity.

The Wytches

The next band on the bill is Brighton based trio The Wytches. Known for their blood gurgling lo-fi surf rock, The Wytches will more than likely wreak havoc within The Ritz. With their sophomore record All Your Happy Life being released a couple of weeks after Strange Waves, fans should expect lots of new material in their set.

The Big Moon

Having supported the likes of Mac DeMarco and Mystery Jets, The Big Moon are quickly making a name for themselves. Their mixture of swaggering indie and pop sensibilities has got them touted for great things. Make sure to catch their set before they start selling out bigger venues and it becomes impossible to pick up a ticket.

Methyl Ethel

The second act on the bill to come from Australia is Perth based Methyl Ethel, who are set to bring tracks from their latest record Oh Inhumane Spectacle. Methyl Ethel’s shimmering dream pop has certainly got Nothing Left Unsaid excited, and we think you’ll feel the same after you see them.

The Parrots

Hailing from Madrid, the garage punkers The Parrots will be chaperoning their sultry tunes to Manchester. With tracks like Let’s Do It Again and No me gustas, te quiero strutting around like a 90s kid with a shiny Charizard Pokémon card, The Parrots will become your favourite musicians to come out of Madrid since Enrique Iglesias.

Shame

Craving for the next big thing? Well you’re in luck because London poet-punk outfit Shame are on the Strange Waves line-up. Shame are giving the industry a much needed shake up, with their track The Lick being one of this year’s best tracks. For fans of The Fall and The Fat White Family, miss them and you’ll regret it for the foreseeable future.

 

Charlotte Cannon

Finally we have Manchester’s very own Charlotte Cannon. With comparisons to Nina Simone and Björk, Charlotte is one the most exciting up-and-coming singer-songwriters around at the moment. Coupled with her Roland Piano Keyboard, Charlotte’s set will kick the day off in style.

 

There’s also a bunch of DJs lined up as well throughout the day, now that’s good isn’t it?

You can buy tickets for Strange Waves at the link below!

http://www.seetickets.com/event/strange-waves-2016/o2-ritz/962556

Liam Egan

5 ‘New’ Artists You Should Check out At Manchester’s Dot To Dot Festival

Another year of Dot to Dot, another list of names to wade through. Even though the plethora of acts may seem overwhelming, there is no need to worry. Because here at Nothing Left Unsaid, we’ve always got your back. We’ve done all the work for you and have listened to everything that the line-up has to offer. However, this isn’t going to be a list of acts that you already know like Mystery Jets and The Temper Trap. This is THE list of five ‘new’ artists that you should check out at this year’s Manchester Dot to Dot Festival.

 

FEWS

Quick question, do you like DIIV? If the answer is yes, then FEWS are the band you must check out this Friday. With their dark pulsating basslines, sharp melodies and reverb soaked vocals, FEWS will be one of this year’s highlights. Also their album Means happens to be one of the best debuts released so far this year, which is rather good isn’t it?

What Time? 22:30 – 23:00

Where? AATMA (Formally Kraak) (18+)

For fans of DIIV, Beach Fossils

 

Day Wave

Creative outlet of Oakland born Jackson Phillips, Day Wave is the one act that you really can’t afford to miss at this year’s festival (unless you’re under 18, whoops). Having recently released his second EP Hard To Read, Phillips’ jangly indie dream pop is some of the most exciting new music you’ll hear at the festival. Plus, where else are you going to hear a sublime cover of New Order’s Ceremony this Friday?

What Time? 18:45 – 19:15

Where? Soup Kitchen (18+)

For fans of The Drums, Horsebeach

 

Liss

It’s approaching nine o’clock and you’ve overdosed on indie. Well guess what? We know exactly what you need in your life, some Danish pop right? Well you’re in luck because Liss are about to start at Soup Kitchen. So grab your mate Gary, who’s itching to dance, and prepare him for the time of his life. Liss’ sound is so lavish and sparkling, you’ll fall in love with them instantly. If you don’t, then you’re boring and don’t deserve to be partying with your mate Gary.

What Time? 20:45 – 21:15

Where? Soup Kitchen (18+)

For fans of getting funky with their mate Gary.

 

Góða Tungl

One aspect of Dot to Dot that gets celebrated each year, is their focus on shining a light on new local talent. This year is no different, with Manchester band Góða Tungl leading the line. From the shuffling Shaba, to the American Football-esque Drive, Góða Tungl’s infectious math rock will be one to tell the kids about.

What Time? 18:30 – 19:00

Where? Kosmonaut (18+)

For fans of Foals (Antidotes Era), American Football (well sort of…)

 

Pale Waves

Ah Dot to Dot 2013, a time where B-Town bands reigned supreme. From Peace, JAWS and Superfood, it was a much simpler time. Still wanting to capture the reverb drenched glitter phenomenon? Well get down to Pale Waves. Another Manchester band, Pale Waves have picked up the B-Town baton and are running through the sunny streets of Mancunia with it.

What Time? 19:15 – 19:45

Where? Central Methodist Hall (14+)

For fans of JAWS, BREEZE

 

 

Liam Egan

The Maccabees Tour Preview

After the huge success of their 2012 Mercury nominated Given To The Wild, The Maccabees are back with with brand new single Marks To Prove It and a small intimate UK tour. The tour, which will take place in May, will visit Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London. Tickets are bound to sell out very quick, so if you’re wanting to go then you better get a move on. Tickets are available below.

http://www.themaccabees.co.uk/
http://www.seetickets.com/artist/the-maccabees/389246

Check out my other article on their latest single Marks To Prove It.

Liam Egan

JAWS Tour Preview

2014 brought well deserved success for Birmingham band JAWS. The release of their debut album Be Slowly and multiple tours, which included multiple sell out dates, certainly gained the band some well deserved recognition. Now JAWS are heading out on a 4 date tour that sees them visiting Norwich, London, Manchester and Birmingham. There is also promise of new material from the band on the tour, so if you want to hear it then you should definitely head down to one of the gigs. Tickets to the shows are in the link below.

http://www.seetickets.com/search?q=jaws&search=

Also joining them on the tour will be Happyness and Spring King (except Norwich date). JAWS debut album Be Slowly is also for sale on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store etc. Be Slowly can also be streamed on Spotify. The record contains fan favourites such as Gold and Cameron (which has been re-recorded for the album), aswell as alot of new tracks.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/be-slowly/id881158737

Liam Egan

Little Comets Tour Preview

After embarking on two UK tours and releasing three fantastic EPs last year, Little Comets are kicking off 2015 with the release of their third album Hope Is Just A State Of Mind and a full UK tour.

The tour will see the band visiting various cities from Dublin to Manchester, you can buy tickets from the link below. Little Comets will also be joined by bands High Tide, Model Aeroplanes, Lisbon and Oh Volcano.

http://www.littlecomets.com/live/

Their new album Hope Is Just A state Of Mind can now be bought on iTunes, Amazon and your local record store etc. The album contains tracks such as Little Italy and Salt, songs that featured on last years EPs, aswell as a handful of new little gems for you to listen to. Buy the album from the links below.

http://littlecomets.bigcartel.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/hope-is-just-a-state-of-mind/id957299871

Liam Egan