Live/ 02-07-09/ Silversun pickups/ Manchester Academy 2/ Manchester

Two Noticeable things happen when an LA band plays Manchester. Firstly, their gig sells out leaving everyone in the venue feeling like it’s raining sweat and, secondly, when the band…

A weird thing has been happening recently. Whales have started beaching themselves, committing suicide if you like, in their hundreds. Eighty – 80! – hurled themselves on to the sands…

So desperate has the music industry become to sell any physical product that they’re now cannibalising, not just their young, but their foetuses too. Re-released to cash in on what…

The thing about employing the whole ‘slow build-up followed by dramatic explosion of volume and melody’ approach to a song, is that you can’t do the first bit and then…

Frankly, Silversun Pickups couldn’t sound more like Smashing Pumpkins if Billy “Mad Scientist” Corgan decided to recreate his old band in a laboratory using shavings of his pubic hair and…

The British summertime can’t come soon enough for Californians Silversun Pickups, one of those bands whose dreamily melancholic drone-rock might well sound melodramatic and mawkish in the winter, but which…