Put your coat on: why We’re Going Out is one of my favourite songs ever

Everybody’s got something that they’re trying to get over (yes they do),
And sometimes it shows through.
Everybody’s got something they’ve had to live through (yes they do),
And sometimes for me it’s you!”

Fantastic songs crop up, it seems, when you least expect them to. You might be idly listening to the radio, when something comes on which takes you by surprise: this is exactly what happened recently when BBC 6 Music played The The’s Record Store Day single the day before it was released. I didn’t really know the band, but it immediately piqued my attention and left me desperate to hear it again.

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Golden Arrow…

Two track debut shows promise for a band on the up.

CUPIDS – Money/A Study in Extremes 8/10

November is almost over. As the turkeys are getting fat and the end of year ‘best of’ lists are taking shape, one event took place this month which is really worth not letting slip under the radar. The first brace of songs from Manchester band Cupids became available to stream and download. To call it a debut is slightly disingenuous. The line up of vocalists/guitarists Sid Cooper and Jake Fletcher, alongside bassist Ryan Comac and drummer James Cardus, all in their mid-twenties, are already road-hardened from their previous incarnation, cult band The Gramotones.

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