Introducing: KAZE

Quirky, unique and refreshing. If that’s what you look for in a band then allow me to introduce you to Manchester’s finest KAZE.

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Formed by Graham McCusker from Paisley and Amy Webber from Kent in February 2016, they formed the band shortly after Graham, originally from Paisley, was diagnosed with Leukaemia.

It’s all good news though while undergoing treatment, they had written 17 songs and after an extremely successful crowd-funder of over £3,000, the band travelled down to Kent to record their debut EP titled No Filter.

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With their influences including Fleetwood Mac, The Cardigans and The Beatles, you can notice the hints of these artists within their songs including their debut single Pinned On You.

Pinned On You starts with a fuzzy mixture of piano and guitar mixed together before the striking vocals of Webber, prime and proper yet mesmerising. One of those songs you don’t forget in a hurry, addictive, fresh and extremely different from what’s currently out there. Focusing on where to pin your hopes and dreams, in KAZE, that would be a good place to start.

No Filter was released on March 10th celebrating with a sold-out gig at The Castle in Manchester. Described as “pretty darn tasty”  by Jim Gellatly and A lovely, vibrant, edgy, unusual sound”  by Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6, KAZE are a recipe for sheer delight and just like a desert, there’s always room for more with this band.

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Words by Tracey Faye McIntyre

Track Review – ‘The Cure’ by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga needs no introduction Ms Stefani Joane Angelina Germanotta is quite simply music industry royalty and deservedly so.

The Cure is her latest offering and Little Monsters, what an offering you have! Let’s face it, Gaga can pretty much do no wrong she’s got the Midas touch and was writing for other artists long before launching her own pop career.

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In true Gaga fashion, this is an infectious little number with hooks that catch you like claws and melodies like lullabies. Slow dance with your other half, belt it out with your sisters on a night out, sing into your hairbrush and as we say in Scotland: ‘Goan yersel!’ This song is everything! I love it! The lyrics are pure perfection (Hey, I’m a fan girl what do you expect?)

Have a listen below:

She will play shows in England this Autumn:

OCTOBER

9th – O2 Arena, London
11th – O2 Arena, London
12th – Genting Arena, Birmingham
15th – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
17th – Manchester Arena, Manchester

Tickets are available here.

Words by Nicola Louise Ruzgar

4 WORDS. HARRY STYLES UK TOUR!

STOP THE PRESS AND ALLOW US TO FREAK OUT! Do not adjust whatever device you are reading this on, even I had to do a double take but yes – Harry Freaking Styles is going on a UK tour this Autumn!

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After storming the charts with his debut single Sign Of The Times and his self-tilted debut album being released on 12th May, Harry will make his debut solo tour throughout October and November this year playing two shows in London, one in Manchester and finishing the U.K. leg of his tour in Glasgow (which we’re super excited for, our hometown and all that jazz)

If you pre-order any of the albums found on Harry’s website, you will gain priority access to a pre-sale for his tour. Due to high demand, this will be extremely limited so get in quick if you want to be there!

TICKETS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO TWO PER PERSON AND TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE PRESENT AS ID CHECKS WILL BE IN OPERATION!

Catch Harry on his UK tour when the following venues:

OCTOBER

29th – Eventim Apollo, London
30th – Eventim Apollo, London

NOVEMBER

1st – O2 Apollo, Manchester
2nd – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow

Words by Tracey Faye McIntyre