16 years on, How Arctic Monkeys Debut Album Made History

16 years ago yesterday, Arctic Monkeys released their debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’. Prior to the release, the Sheffield natives achieved two number one singles of ‘I Bet That You Look Good On the Dance Floor’ and ‘When The Sun Goes Down’, both of which have gone down asContinue reading “16 years on, How Arctic Monkeys Debut Album Made History”

Pentire Blow the Roof off The Bakery in Bristol

Saturday 18th September 2021 – Pentire’s First Headline And what a gig it was, one that I would never have wanted to miss, and I’m glad I didn’t. With tickets for the Bristol quartets first headline gig, priced at £15 for a group of 4 tickets, this was one not to be missed by theirContinue reading “Pentire Blow the Roof off The Bakery in Bristol”

This Day in 1961 – The Man Who Turned Down The Beatles

Words: Dan Smith On the face of things, The Beatles playing The Cavern Club may come across as nothing special, especially considering this is a venue they are estimated to have played over 275 times. But on this day 60 years ago, arguably one of the biggest blunders in musical history occured. Mike Smith, bestContinue reading “This Day in 1961 – The Man Who Turned Down The Beatles”

TOP OF THE POPS IS DEAD – 15 Years Ago Today

Words: Dan Smith Top Of The Pops. The MTV of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and the 90’s. The popular BBC show saw incredible performances from the likes of Nirvana, Oasis, The Housemartins, New Order, Blur and David Bowie. Spanning the course of 42 years, the iconic show was usually the only place you were ableContinue reading “TOP OF THE POPS IS DEAD – 15 Years Ago Today”

10 YEARS ON: Remembering Amy Winehouse

Words: Charlie Kempen Today marks ten years since the British music icon Amy Winehouse sadly passed away.Although she lived an unfortunately short and tumultuous life, she made her mark in the musiclegends history book. She truly is one of the first British female artists to leave her beehiveshaped fingerprint within the industry. She was incrediblyContinue reading “10 YEARS ON: Remembering Amy Winehouse”

Looking Back at New Order’s Biggest Single of 1993 ‘Regret’

Release Date: 5th April 1993 Words: Emily Robbins-Pugh (sugarspunemily) Featured Image: New Order – Regret (Single Artwork) New Order are up there with some of the most influential bands to come from the Manchester music scene with numerous iconic releases including Blue Monday, World in Motion and True Faith. There are many songs I connectContinue reading “Looking Back at New Order’s Biggest Single of 1993 ‘Regret’”

The Last Shadow Puppets named best Breakthrough Act: This Day in 2008.

Words: Dan Smith After two successful albums with Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys, lead singer Alex Turner decided to embark on a side project which would also be incredibly successful. Alongside scouse musician Miles Kane, The Last Shadow Puppets were born. Of course, they were no strangers to working together, with the former Rascals man playingContinue reading “The Last Shadow Puppets named best Breakthrough Act: This Day in 2008.”

49 Years Ago, David Bowie released the GREATEST album of all time… ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’

Words: Dan Smith Now before we get into this, a little disclaimer that this is my favourite album of all time, featuring three of, in my opinion, the greatest songs ever written. So, although sometimes I may sit on the fence in my reviews, this will be only be full of praise – and rightlyContinue reading “49 Years Ago, David Bowie released the GREATEST album of all time… ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’”