Prog in the sun, it has to be done! We are previewing the 2017 Be Prog! My Friend festival in Barcelona at the end of June and here are the bands that make up day one...
We preview musician, best-selling author and storyteller Mishka Shubaly's show at the Castle Hotel as part of his Let Me Back In tour
With a new album from his Lonely Robot project called The Big Dream out soon, John Mitchell took time out from his busy schedule to speak to us again about all manner of things: from Frost* and It Bites to guitars and Lonely Robots…
Before their latest Manchester show we let the spirits move amongst us as we get all voodoo with Vodun...
We interview and review Scotish band North Atlas as they bring their distinct mix of alt-rock and electronica to Manchester's Night And Day Cafe...
We have 2 copies of ‘The Fall of Hearts’ limited 2CD tour edition to give away
Liverpool band mixing psych-rock with grimy grunge
We are looking forward to seeing The Standard Lamps on Wednesday at the Arena, opening for The Who...
The Colchester band kick off their UK tour in a city which has a special place in their hearts
We meet up with the Australian guitar virtuoso as he embarks on his first run of oversee headline shows
"Joe is a very spiritual person he brought a lot of energy and guidance to the band"
In a world of borders and walls, Bruce Soord and Gavin Harrison are crafting explorative and freeing music
Two bands, two singles. One review
Techno infused metalcore band from Manchester. Brand new to the scene with everything to gain.
Manchester band drenching dark psychedelia with sweet vocal harmonies
SONDER festival provided a huge mix of talent and styles of music. One of the bands, Psyblings, features occasional ManchesterRocks writer and general nice guy Greg Dixon who we managed to grab for a few minutes to find out what the band are up to.
They’re proggy, they’re poppy and they’ll make you dance
Bassist Fernanda Lira opens up about the Brazilian metal scene, how here upbrining influenced her playing and drinking wine with Destruction's Schimer
Third time's a charm, but a punk band threatens to steal the show
Prog bands pop up in unexpected places, like at the Caste Hotel as part of SONDER festival, so we sat down with guitarist/singer Lewin Cantor to find out... who on earth are ARK?
We celebrate a venue that has become the beating heart of the Manchester rock and metal scene
Neighbourhood Festival set to tour 16 major UK cities showcasing some of Manchester’s finest talent
Chatty, Charming Irishman Graces Gorilla
Ahead of their Manchester show this Friday, Eric Wagner and Ron Holzner open up to Manchester Rocks about their music's legacy, memories of Manchester and more.
Grooves, rhythms and counter-melodies in a hybrid style of disco-y, post-rock tinged wonder
With a gig at Gullivers on 7th October we preview, and are impressed by, psychedelic popsters Tail Feather who are curently being lauded by a wide cross-section of the music and national press.
Dave Hunt explains how the dark side of our planet inspired the lyrics on the band’s ninth studio album
An ingenious satirical singer-songwriter with comedic charisma to boot
"New" band, the antipodean Mancunians Dirty Saint impress us with their classic rock sounds!
Discharge’s influence on grindcore, thrash metal, death metal and other forms of extreme music is nearly unparalleled