THIS WEEK IN PICTURES 14/02 – 22/02

ZARA LARSSON (Kyan Gilfillan/Northern Exposure)

BREAKTHROUGH FINAL (B12 ENTERTAINMENT) | GLASGOW THE CLASSIC GRAND 22/02 | BECCA KILPATRICK

Thursday 22nd February and Northern Exposure are invited along to B12 Entertainment‘s grand finale BREAKTHROUGH event at Glasgow’s Classic Grand. A talent contest -without the emphasis on ‘contest’ – aims to showcase some of Scotland’s best emerging talent through a process of elimination. With a £1000 band prize up for grabs, only one budding artist will be awarded the incredible cash tonight. Between the audience vote and ‘extra credit’ judges vote, there’s a real building pressure around getting this right.

Already battling their way through the semi-finals, this evening’s line up are The RoadrunnersIvoryThe Wits and Distillation.

Read the full review NOW

DIVORCE (SUPPORTING THE VACCINES) | GLASGOW BARROWLANDS 22/02 | KYAN GILFILLAN

CIAN DUCROT | LONDON UNION CHAPEL 19/02 (BRITS WEEK ’24/WAR CHILD UK) | HANNAH SIMPSON

In support of War Child Uk, Cian Ducrot played an exclusive show at London’s stunning church venue Union Chapel. As part of Brits Week sensational live line-up, the events give fans the chance to see some of the biggest names in music performing in legendary venues to raise money for children affected by conflict.

War Child protect, educate, and stand up for the rights of children living in war zones.

CIAN DUCROT

JAMES MCVEY (Support)

THE 1975 | MANCHESTER AO ARENA 17/02 | SOPHIE LIDYARD

‘The ‘Still… At Their Very Best’ tour is The 1975’s most ambitious yet. A Show within a show, and as much of a theatrical performance as it is a pop concert – which lead singer Healy has alluded is partially for artistic merit and partially just a cunning way to avoid smoking fines.’

Read the full review HERE

YOU ME AT SIX | LIVERPOOL MOUNTFORD HALL 17/02 | BELLA PROUDFOOT

‘Ultimately, the news of the You Me At Six split marks the end of an era in the rock music landscape. As fans process this development, it is essential to celebrate the band’s accomplishments and appreciate the impact they’ve had on the music world and their listeners. Whether it’s through their anthemic choruses, heartfelt lyrics, or energetic performances, You Me At Six will indeed leave behind a lasting legacy that will continue to resonate with both old and new fans forever, even if the band’s journey has come to an end.’

Another night with You Me At Six on the other side of the border. Read Bella’s farewell to You Me At Six here

ZARA LARSSON | GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY 17/02 | KYAN GILFILLAN

‘From the moment Zara Larsson stepped onstage at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Feb 17th, it was evident that the Swedish pop sensation was ready to conquer hearts. The anticipation in the air was palpable, as fans eagerly awaited the start of a night that promised to be nothing short of unforgettable. The crowd was immediately immersed in a world of pulsating beats, dazzling sights, and strong vocals as soon as the lights were turned down and the music started playing.’

Full review can be found HERE

ZARA LARSSON

YAEGER

THE LIBERTINES | GLASGOW ORAN MOR 16/02 | HOPE SIMMERS

‘Glasgow’s dark Oran Mor basement serves as host to the tour finale, with the party continuing until the very small hours with a special DJ set from the band afterwards. Absolutely fit to burst, you could literally feel the moisture in the air from the riotous sweaty and already far-gone crowd. The room is filled with pure joy – people dancing on tables, drinks being thrown in jubilance and friends united in intoxicated shared euphoria.’

Full review HERE

DREAM WIFE | GLASGOW GARAGE 16/02 | ANNE KELLY

Returning to Glasgow was the incredible DREAM WIFE. Filling the iconic Glasgow Garage on a Friday night, the infectiously admirable quartet have the audience held right in their hand.

JESSIE MURPH (SUPPORT MACKENZY MACKAY) | LONDON LAFAYETTE 16/02 | TALLULAH SHEPHEARD

This week American singer-songwriter Jessie Murph played two back to back nights in London’s Lafayette as part of her Cowboys and Angels World Tour. Full review can be read HERE!

MACKENZY MACKAY

SAMPHA | MANCHESTER AVIVA STUDIOS 15/02 | JOANNA BRADTKE

YOU ME AT SIX (SUPPORT DEAF HAVANA, CALL ME AMOUR) | ABERDEEN P&J ARENA 15/02 | HOPE SIMMERS

Hearts broke last month when You Me At Six announced the band would be parting ways. After two decades and eight studio albums, the ‘Emo’ scene pioneers are ready to move on from You Me At Six. We were fortunate to catch the band on their farewell dates in Aberdeen and then Liverpool this month.

YOU ME AT SIX

DEAF HAVANA

CALL ME AMOUR

THE LIBERTINES (SUPPORT VON VELLA) | LEEDS THE WARDROBE 15/02 | HOLLY PIMLOTT

The penultimate night of the tour was just as wild and frenzied as the rest with the Margate quartet hitting Wardrobe in Leeds. Support on the night came from Bear Park and Von Vella with the latter also sharing Doherty’s Strap Originals Label. With what can only be described as untamed chaos, the duo of Doherty and Barât brought nothing but life and light to a room full of what seemed to be life-long Libertines’ fans. FULL REVIEW HERE.

THE LIBERTINES

VON VELLA

NOAH KAHAN | LONDON OVO WEMBLEY 15/02 | HANNAH SIMPSON

ENTER SHIKARI (SUPPORT NOAHFINNCE, FEVER 333) | MANCHESTER VICTORIA WAREHOUSE 14/02 | KAYLEIGH NICKSON

Valentines Day 2024 at Manchester’s iconic Victoria Warehouse and it’s British rockers ENTER SHIKARI stole our hearts this evening.

Enter Shikari’s eccentric music style mixes rock genres and electronic music genres together and when performed live, it’s an immersive experience. Following the release of their chart topping Number 1 album, A Kiss For The Whole World in April last year, the band bring their aptly titled tour of the same name to the road. Support came from NOAHFINNCE and FEVER 333. Full Review HERE.

ENTER SHIKARI

NOAHFINNCE

FEVER 333