On the back of the reputation that their Eurosonic appearance earned them, we headed to Night People to check out Dublin six-piece noise-punks THUMPER on the eve of the release of their new single. Here’s how it went down… It’s clear before the opening notes of the first support that THUMPER’S show was about to … Continued

We’re back in Soup Kitchen again (twice in a week?) for the eagerly anticipated, sold out ‘Warmduscher’ show. Here’s what happened when we descended those concrete steps again… There’s two types of gigs your average Joe will attend. The first… you’re asked what you got up to at the the weekend, and you’ll reply that … Continued

Manc label “Heist or Hit” invited us to the launch of their series of live showcases, “New Cult”.  They’re set to host more of these, in an effort to reclaim the Northern Quarter for the noise makers. Keep tabs on http://www.heistorhit.com/newcult/ for their next shows, but here’s how their debut went down… A party atmosphere … Continued

After the Manchester leg of their recent “Who knows Jenny Jones?” tour, we at Suck It & Spin caught up with Ben and Zach, of ‘Mr Ben & The Bens’ to talk band names, rock operas, their latest album and how the tour was going.  Check out the transcription below, or you can listen to … Continued