Fresh from the release of their debut full-length release, the wonderful and intelligently-titled 'Be Content', Indoor Pets (formerly known as Get Inuit) are back out on the road as they bring their biggest run of UK headline shows to date. As the rooms increase in size, it's best that you get out and catch them live now.
To the casual observer Idles may appear to be something of an engima; an inexplicable bolt from the blue thrust, blinking and blinkered, into a searching limelight. Casual observers, you see, are largely unaware that this year marks a decade since Idles came into being and some seven years since their first studio release was made available.
In these testing times, it's clear to see that the seemingly straightforward world outside our window is actually filled with juxtaposition. Not least the contrasting notion of 'debut UK headline tour' and 'sold out Electric Ballroom show' sitting side-by-side on a press release. But then, Sports team always have made their own rules.
It's a sad fact of life that everything is temporary. Bands come and go, fading away when things fall apart and only re-emerging when the money makes all the right noises. But artists? True artists are timeless and, while their vehicle may indeed be temporary, there's something which lives on regardless.
The patter of tiny feet is music to anyone's ears, but Stealing Sheep have joined forces with babyrocksampler to put a more rhythmic beat to those early footsteps as they announce that their sold out Manchester show on Saturday 27th April will be preceded by a matinee performance aimed at children under five, accompanied by parents of course.
By the time most bands enter their sixteenth year, they're hitting the nostalgia trail with anniversary tours and a barely acceptable reliance on a handful of hit singles. The Twilight Sad, on the other hand, some sixteen years after their formation, have just released an album that is to top 2019 lists as well as being a highlight of their back catalogue.