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WEEK IN REVIEW

Amber Run @ Koko, London
Amber Run start us off this week and bbrophoto caught this amazing shot at their set at Koko in London. Amber Run started to gain attention after playing the BBC introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festival in 2013 and signed to RCA Records shortly after. Currently on a busy UK tour, the Nottingham five-piece are proving to be a popular live act and this climactic finale uploaded by bbrophoto shows just how much of a party their gigs are.

 

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Catfish and the Bottlemen @ O2 Apollo, Manchester
More often than not, Catfish and the Bottlemen are playing a venue somewhere and they are back in the UK after a stint across the Atlantic. This week mattjones caught them at one of their back to back gigs at  Manchester’s O2 Apollo. Catfish and the Bottlemen are arguably the biggest guitar band around at the moment and they’re definitely the noisiest. Their debut album The Balcony was a huge hit and their tracks dominated the radio over the past year. Frontman, Van McCann has a knack for writing big choruses designed to be sung back at him from huge crowds which was certainly the case at the Apollo this week. Those lucky enough to attend the sell out shows were able to hear their new song 7 as well as unmissable live versions of their many hits.

 

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Darlia @ Academy 2, Manchester
annieball26 caught Blackpool rockers Darlia at Academy 2 in Manchester this week. Formed in 2013, the band ooze 90s grunge with a modern edge and their three EPs and album Petals demand to be listened to from start to finish. If you’ve missed them so far, you can catch their upcoming show at London’s Electric Ballroom.

 

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Hello Operator @ The Sugarmill, Stoke on Trent
The Sugarmill in Stoke played host to Hello Operator as part of their Autumn UK Tour and dorisdoritos was in attendance to snap this photo. They have been playing with some great bands including Blossoms, the aforementioned Darlia and, on this particular night, The Virgin Marys. A packed summer of festivals saw Hello Operator earn themselves some new fans who have been able to catch the band again on this tour.

 

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James Bay @ Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
James Bay got in on the Halloween fun at Victoria Warehouse last week. As part of Vevo Halloween, Years & Years, Nothing But Thieves, Wolf Alice and Lil Sims joined James to entertain thousands of zombies, vampires, werewolves and, er, Spice Girls. In full skeletal disguise, James Bay performed a selection of songs from his album Chaos and the Calm including a big singalong of Hold Back The River. georgialitherland9721 captured this terrifying image.