Sukh: ‘Something Good’ exclusive song premiere

Doctor by day, musician by night. That’s Sukhdeep Krishan, or Sukh to his fans. Since releasing his debut album ‘Kings’ in 2013, the Manchester-based singer-songwriter has balanced making music with making people better.

“I get withdrawal symptoms if I haven’t picked up a guitar and played a piano for a while. I get restless,” he reveals. “So I guess you could say I need to do it. Music is a completely different world to my day job.

“I like to think they complement each other, but the very nature of music and its ability to allow self-expression is a stark contrast to the guideline-driven and logical approach to medicine. Music, I guess, is my medicine especially with the current state of things.”

And today the medicine he’s prescribing is the sunny ‘Something Good’, his new single, out on 14 April.

“It’s a happy song and alludes to the idea that something good is everywhere but people are always looking for it, or perhaps overlooking it,” he says.

But, even though he’s a doctor, don’t just take his word for it. We have the exclusive premiere, so listen to it now.

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Sari Schorr: A force of nature

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room | The Borderline | 20 March 2017

(Photo credit: Eric Duvet)

“Everybody is so clued into each other,” says Sari Schorr of her backing band, the perfectly named The Engine Room. “That allows us to be very dynamic and creative on stage and the show doesn’t get boring – because we never know what’s going to happen,” she laughs.

So when they run into a few technical hitches, breaking in the revamped Borderline’s brand new sound and lighting system, they just keep on rockin’ like there’s no tomorrow. The show must go on, as they say in the classics. And, quite frankly, this show is one of the classics.

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Craig Finn: We All Want The Same Things

Craig Finn | We All Want The Same Things

Craig Finn gets it. Solo projects are meant for adventure. Going it alone, only to hire a bunch of new guys to approximate what you do in your day job, is pointless. And so, picking up where 2015’s ‘Faith In The Future’ left off, The Hold Steady frontman’s third LP continues his exploration of new sounds and storytelling styles.

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The Pigeon Detectives: Return to the start

The Pigeon Detectives | Electric Ballroom | 15 March 2017

Matt Bowman isn’t lacking in energy. Whether he’s doing scissor kicks off the bass drum, opening plastic bottles with his mouth before drop-kicking them into the audience, showering himself in water, crowd surfing while singing, balancing precariously on his monitors, or swinging his microphone on its lead, Roger Daltrey-style, the frontman barely stands still for 90 minutes.  

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Michael Schenker Fest set for London

Michael Schenker is bringing his “Michael Schenker Fest”, reuniting the legendary guitarist with the original MSG vocalists, to the UK.

The four shows, featuring the singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, and Robin McAuley, kick off at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 2 November, before reaching Sheffield, Manchester, and Hull.

Tickets for the London concert are on  O2 Priority Pre-Sale from 17 March, and will go on general sale from 10am on 20 March from Ticketmaster and Ticketweb.

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Bad Touch: Create a memory

Bad Touch have been making a joyous rock ‘n roll noise for the past six years – in which time the Norfolk five-piece have released two full-length albums; toured with the likes of The Quireboys, Jared James Nichols, and The Kentucky Headhunters; and played festivals like Hard Rock Hell and Download.

As the band embark on their co-headlining ‘Planet Rock Roadstars’ tour with Broken Witt Rebels, Bad Touch guitarist Daniel Seekings talks starting out in pubs, latest album ‘Truth Be Told’, cover versions, and why hitting the road is what it’s all about.

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Live music. In London.