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Franz Ferdinand : (With Albert Hammond Jr), Albert Hall, Manchester, 13/2/2018 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff watches Glasgow indie stalwarts Franz Ferdinand play the Albert Hall in Manchester at their first UK gig in support of fifth album ‘Always Ascending’.

Kodaline : O2 Apollo, Manchester, 8/12/2017 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff finds Dublin band Kodaline's effortless form of pop surprisingly appealing at the O2 Apollo in Manchester

Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles : Interview - Interviews
Harry Sheriff chats to Billy Bibby and Matt Thomas of Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles about touring and what direction the band wants to take

Last Shadow Puppets : Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 10/7/2016 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff watches the Last Shadow Puppets, the side project of Miles Kane and the Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner, play a n often surprising show at the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester to promote their just released second album, 'Everything You’ve Come to Expect'

Patrick Wolf : Deaf Institute, Manchester, 10/5/2016 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff watches Patrick Wolf play an unusual but compelling set at the Deaf Institute in Manchester

Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles : Interview - Interviews
Former Catfish and the Bottlemen lead guitarist Billy Bibby talks to Harry Sherriff about his new band the Wry Smiles, working as a front man for the first time and their debut EP, 'Bide Your Time'

Catfish and the Bottlemen : Apollo.Manchester, 4/11/2015 - Live Reviews
Writer Harry Sherriff and photographer Marie Hazelwood review and photograph Welsh indie rock act Catfish and the Bottlemen at the Apollo in Manchester

Buttercup Bill : Film - Profiles
Despite seeing immense potential in ‘Buttercup Bill’, the new music-oriented film of American directors Remy Bennett and Emilie Richard-Froozan, Harry Sherriff finds it to be overall dull and disappointing

Levellers : (DVD) A Curious Life - Profiles
Harry Sherriff finds new Levellers documentary 'A Curious Life' poorly structured and only of appeal to die-hard fans

Blossoms : Gorilla, Manchester, 28/3/2015 - Live Reviews
Although finding much to admire in much hyped group Blossoms, Harry Sherriff watching them at Gorilla in Manchester feels that they still have a lot of work still to do if they are to release the debut album that is expected from them

Catfish and the Bottlemen : Guild, Liverpool, 5/4/2015 - Live Reviews
At the Guild in Liverpool, Harry Sherriff finds Welsh band Catfish and the Bottlemen looking increasingly towards stadium success

Bill Ryder-Jones : Bill Ryder-Jones/Saint Saviour - Deaf Institute, Manchester, 6/12/2014 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff watches former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones and North East singer-songwriter Saint Saviour perform excellent sets at the Deaf Institute in Manchester

Blossoms : Deaf Institute, Manchester, 1/11/2014 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff finds much to admire in the much touted Blossoms' sold-out show at the Deaf Institute in Manchester, but one wonders if they are rising too rapidly and quickly

Courteeners : O2 Academy, Liverpool, 18/8/2014 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff watches the Courteeners play an enjoyable set in front of an exuberant crowd, but is even more impressed by their support band Blossoms at a show at the O2 Academy in Liverpool

Coral : Nick Power - Interview - Interviews
Harry Sherriff speaks to Nick Power, the keyboardist and co-songwriter in the Coral about his debut poetry collection, 'Small Town Chase'

Filter Distortion : Interview - Interviews
Harry Sherriff chats to Liverpool synth group Filter Distortion, who are about to release their debut album, 'Transition', initially as a vinyl only release

Bird : Kazimier, Liverpool, 23/5/2014 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff watches promising post-rockers Bird play their launch show to promote their four years-in-the-making debut album at the Kazimier in Liverpool

Miles Kane : Olympia, Liverpool, 30/3/2014 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff sees Miles Kane play a flawed but enjoyable set at Olympia in Liverpool

Catfish and the Bottlemen : East Village Arts Club, Liverpool, 23/2/2014 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff watches hard-touring Llandudno rock outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen play an enthralling set at the East Village Arts Club in Liverpool

Mike Hughes : Interview - Interviews
Harry Sherriff talks to Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Mike Hughes about supporting Miles Kane and his forthcoming debut album

Patrick Wolf : St Phillips Church, Manchester, 19/12/2013 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff watches Patrick Wolf, with his equipment falling apart on him, play a playful but remarkable and unique set at St Phillips Church in Manchester

Bill Ryder-Jones : Interview - Interviews
Harry Sherriff talks to former Coral guitarist and Liverpool-based singer-songwriter and composer Bill Ryder-Jones about his musical career, recovery from agoraphobia and touring with the Arctic Monkeys

Laura J. Martin : Leaf, Liverpool, 24/10/2013 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff is stunned by singer-songwriter, flautist and multi-instrumentalist Laura J. Martin's originality in a support slot at The Leaf in her native Liverpool

Miles Kane, the Family Rain and Mike Hughes : Academy, Manchester, 28/9/2013 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff enjoys sets from Miles Kane and rising Bath blues rockers the Family Rain, but is equally impressed by opening act and little known Sheffield singer-songwriter Mike Hughes at a gig at The Academy in Manchester

Miles Kane : Erics, Liverpool, 3/10/2013 - Live Reviews
Harry Sherriff attends a press launch at Eric's in Liverpool for two forthcoming intimate shows there in December which local hero Miles Kane chats to Radio Merseyside DJ Billy Butler about his early musical history, his Last Shadow Puppets project and two solo albums to date

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