The Moods – ‘Joy’

Born out of a musical experiment in North Manchester’s Boomshack Studios in early 2014, The Moods quickly gathered members and momentum. A dizzying amalgamation of producers and poets, they swiftly honed their very own sound, which, when taken live, quite simply blew their audiences away. It wasn’t long before they attracted the attention of local radio stations and journalists like…
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A BIG DAY IN THE NORTH – Manc Legends Black Grape Return With First Album in 20 Years

Black Grape are back with their first album since 1997’s Stupid, Stupid Stupid. Pop Voodoo, the third studio LP by the band led by Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder and rapper Paul “Kermit” Leveridge, will be released on July 7. The duo have teamed up with star producer Youth for the project, which will be Ryder’s first major release of new material since the 2007…
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LET THE G-O-D PROVIDE – Punk Trio Tease Tracks Ahead Of Debut Album

Manchester power trio The G-O-D have given essentiallypop a sneak preview of four tracks ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album. The band, fronted by Dub Sex guitarist Chris Bridgett, showcased the tracks ahead of their upcoming headline show at Salford’s Eagle Inn on 14 October. Something of a Manchester supergroup, the modestly-monikered trio, also feature ex-Fall and Ian Brown band drummer Simon Wolstencroft. Bridgett promised…
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