The Flaming Lips – Manchester Academy

The show starts, and the giant balloons fall from the sky, bouncing from body to body, hitting the curtain of LED lights the band stand behind. Yes, it’s The Flaming Lips and the ‘There Should Be Unicorns’ tour is an insight into what they see, every single day of the week.  Continue reading

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Channel Audio’s Albums of 2016

Previously for your viewing on Channel Static, the top ten albums of the year has now moved on to here. It’s taken so long because it got lost in a box on the removals van.

I’ll take any excuse.

10. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression

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‘I’m nothing but my name’ is something Iggy Pop likes to say, and thus Post Pop Depression was born. It’s an album about legacy, about sex, and about death, with Josh Homme bringing his sludgy Queens riffs to the party. Sometimes a sense of vulnerability can be heard, but before you can scoop it up, he’s back to ranting, to screaming, to throwing his guts against the wall.

Music for those who don’t know who Iggy Azalea is.

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Audio Elsewhere 2016

Other similar sounding bits of music writing in 2016:

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Moldy Peaches’s Adam Green bringing his Aladdin show to Liverpool: Here

A number of Liverpool bands set to play SXSW 2016 in Texas: Here

A look at the song ‘Changing Time’ by The Floormen: Here

Beach Skulls signing with PNKSLM Recordings: Here

Introducing Swearwolves: Here

Communions New Faces Tour does as it’s named, bringing new acts to the stage: Here

A look at the song ‘Boys That Sing’ by Viola Beach, less than two weeks before their tragic deaths: Here

Providing a few words regarding the death of David Bowie: Here

A live review of Savages and Bo Ningen at Manchester Albert Hall: Here

A live review of L7 at Manchester O2 Ritz: Here

A live review of Julia Holter at Manchester Cathedral: Here

Listening to Henry Rollins speak at Manchester Bridgewater Hall: Here

A live review of Joanna Gruesome at Manchester The Star and Garter: Here

 

I think that’s it.

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