On the back of her third album, almost half-a-decade in the making, Emmy The Great makes her way back to Manchester to showcase her bold new sound. A spiritual homecoming of sorts, she recorded 'First Love' here in Manchester in 2008, the stage is set for of 2016's most magical musical moments.
Over the years, Jeff Rosenstock has been a member of bands as diverse as The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, Bomb the Music Industry! and Kudrow. In 2012 he released his debut album, the typically self-deprecating, 'I Look Like Shit'. Last year he followed it up with 'We Cool?' and now he's bringing a band over for a UK tour.
Brooklyn's Wet have been unleashing their 90's-tinged anthems regularly for several years now, but January this year saw them finally unleash their debut album proper. 'Don't You' has justifiably won the band further plaudits and they're making their way over to the UK to showcase the material on the road.
Reebok Classic have flown Kendrick Lamar over to the UK for a series of events in Manchester over the course of the day. The hip hop hero started his tour of the city this afternoon at 2220 in the Northern Quarter, where he spoke at length about fashion and where Reebok's Classic line fit within that.
Earlier this week we looked at this year's Cosmosis Festival line-up and highlighted the likes of Deafhaven and Of Montreal as bands who are set to ignite the inaugural event. Now we cast our eyes over the Water, Fire and Aether stages to identify four more bands who are going to steal the show at Cosmosis 2016.
We're just a week away from Manchester's Cosmosis Festival taking over Victoria Warehouse with twelve hours of outstanding music. Spread across five stages and headlined by the legendary The Jesus and Mary Chain, the event is guaranteed to be an early highlight of this year's festival calendar.