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Blackpool’s Strange Bones have been making quite a mark on the Manchester music scene recently. The three brothers Will, Bobby and Jack Bentham and friend Spud Newborn deliver “disaffection in a bleak neo political-climate, their lyrics cry anger and frustration towards the manufacture of narrative and public opinion through state-run toxic media outlets and the crocodile tears cried by an elitist government.”

We caught them supporting The Blinders and described the sound as ‘Obliterating Punk’. Seeing Bobby Bentham leading this band, diving into the crowd and stalking the audience is something you have to witness. Their nihilistic approach and sound extends to new track “Blind Faith No Future”. Released in the lead up to their UK tour this May after a shortlist nomination for ‘Best Live Act’ at the 2018 Unsigned Music Awards. It’s three-minute aural onslaught with the claustrophobic video is in stark contrast with their ferocious and chaotic live shows. See for yourself below after a few words from lead man Bobby Bentham:

“Blind Faith in a twisted system of plutocracy and venomous media, allows people to be manipulated like soft clay. The constant barrage of fear, hatred and justifications that litter the all mighty stream of information that we as
humans consume daily, offers no future, only oppression, conformity and the illusion of independent thinking.” 

‘Blind Faith No Future’ is out now,

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Darlia’s Nathan Day uses music as a means of expressing himself, of unearthing emotions,  It’s a cathartic experience, one that comes out in their intense live shows for sure, shows that almost literally refuse to let go of the imagination.

New cut ‘Beam Me Up’ is a direct example of this, with Nathan conjuring something remarkably personal.

“It amazes me how brutally open you can be in songs and not even wince when it gets put out into the world. It’s like walking around with a sign on your head telling everyone what you’re secretly thinking but never actually saying the words in conversation.”

I wrote this song because I can’t afford a therapist. I’m lucky that writing songs is a legitimate coping mechanism cos I don’t know what the fuck I’d do if I couldn’t get it out. It deffo can’t stay in here though. I wrote it on piano, during a debilitating battle with my body and mind – felt like they were both failing me and literally falling apart before my eyes and I couldn’t afford the £ to fix myself. Like a ‘broken doll’. That’ll make more sense later.”

“I think no one wants to talk about how they feel cos they’re scared people will judge them. Sadly, that’s part of the fucking problem. I’m scared too, but this is what that songs about .


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The Blackpool trio’s feral live show feeds distorted blues riffs through a mangler, a distorted mesh of sound that recalls everything from The Cramps to those early Arctic Monkeys demos.

Scabrous Northern wit allied to undaunted confidence, Strange Bones could well be set to dominate 2017.

This Feeling have thrown their weight behind the trio, and will be there every step of the way on an upcoming tour.

Taken from the ‘We The Rats EP’

A lot has happened in Karima’s life since she first ensnared listeners in 2009, with her debut ‘The Author’, and live shows so emotionally charged and laid-bare, you could hear a pin drop. Anyone who has ever seen Francis live will speak of the emotive and spellbinding performance she delivers with her immaculate, but raw vocals 


Singer Songwriter , vocalist Rae Morris has been inescapable already this year and it’s only going to continue after finally releasing her debut album. Kicking things off as one of our Artists To Watch for 2015, Rae Morris is about to head out on tour with Tom Odell. The Track “Love Again” is another perfect example of what this young lady can do and is the latest single to come from her debut album Unguarded. 

This elegant but thumping portion of sophisticated modern pop is one of literally thirteen songs on Rae’s excellent debut album, ‘Unguarded’, which came out early February.

Rae’s debut album ‘Unguarded’ is out 26.01.2015, This Blackpool singer songwriter and pianist has been attracting listeners for over a year and a half with her singles and guest appearances with Bombay Bicycle Club and Clean Bandit and now with producer Ariel Rechtshald, Morris has fashioned a lush sounding debut, with songs of  yearning and intimacy, her songs of lust and heartache make for an amazing debut


More melodic grunge comes along from Darlia ‘I’ve never been to Ohio’ Darlia has moved on to their latest release from ‘Candyman’ EP and its another crowd pleasing song, I really love this band and frontman Nathan Day is so charasmatic


Darlia the Blackpool grunge troupe with grand plans, are normally a pretty noisy bunch, shredding riffs here, drawling like Courtney Love after nap there. On this exclusive premiere of their big number Pandemonium“, they scale that abrasiveness back to the bare minimum.

Instead, the raw essence of the track – and some tinkled ivories – are given the chance to shine. It’s arguably a harder-hitting version, with singer/guitarist Nathan Day gruffly yearning throughout. The track will feature on Darlia‘s upcoming mini-album “Petals”,  It’s out 23rd February, and you can see the band coming to Nottingham the Bodega Social.

Singer Songwriter Rae Morris finally has a date for her debut album titled “Unguarded” is due Out 26.01.2015