Album review: The Night Chancers by Baxter Dury

Baxter Dury told Jason Williamson that he envisaged his new album ‘The Night Chancers’ – as told by an ageing hip hop mogul who looks back on his life in chapters – the perfect analogy for an album doused in self-awareness and promiscuity.

REVIEW: Spacebound Apes by The Neil Cowley Trio

The album, the Trio’s sixth release, is a playground haven for daydreamers – a menagerie of slow-paced ethereal numbers punctuated by somewhat jazzier, more shrapnel-spiced songs that ruffle up the album’s pleasantly plodding status quo.

Clean Cut Kid @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Fledgling Liverpudlian quartet Clean Cut Kid carved a post-Halloween indie triumph at the Soup Kitchen last night with a stirring performance exhibiting vigour and versatility.

Review: Lucy Rose @ Manchester Academy 3

Lucy Rose’s gig last night was certainly one to remember, including a subdued encore amid a musical hypnosis, followed by a win for authenticity, friendship and loaves of bread.