Articles by Ed Sprake
A highly engaging, densely packed thirteen and a half minutes of variable intensity mayhem.
Amps for Equality is a non-profit collective of musicians working on charity projects to support LGBT+ and gender equality worldwide, founded in the wake of the recent wave of anti-LGBT violence in Chechnya. Ed Sprake caught up with founding member Javier Wallis to dig into the motivations behind this project and the support shown throughout the wider musical community.
Alpha Male Tea Party 'Health' Album Launchwith Body Hound Buyers Club, Liverpool, 23.06.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake Please do not use the photos without the photographer’s permission.
Unpredictable malice, driving, insistent riffs and unorthodox harmonies. An enthralling listen from start to finish.
Bossk, Ohhms and Vow Rebellion, Manchester, 12.05.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake
Membranes with Brix & The Extricated, Evil Blizzard, The Nightingales, Dub Sex, The Blinders and The Empty Page The O2 Ritz, Manchester, 29.04.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake
ZAYK at Double Four Records Double Four Records, Glossop, 26.04.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake
Refreshingly original, hugely cathartic and absolutely more than worth your time.
Big Business, Whores. and Under The Star and Garter, Manchester, 02.04.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake
Anthrax: Among The Living Tour with by The Raven Age Academy 1, Manchester, 14.02.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake
Duke Garwood with Kreol Lovecall and Nev Cottee The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 12.02.2017 Photos by Ed Sprake
This is an exceptional collection of photographs showing the highs and the lows, the dry and the wet, the pre, post and during gig emotions experienced by that strange and eclectic thing, the festival crowd.
Grey Lantern Presents MUMS' Album Launch with Lake of Snakes, Super Luxury and Grey Hairs Islington Mill, Salford, 21.10.2016 Photos by Ed Sprake
Wandering from melancholy to slightly angular and discordant to uplifting, the Hollowhead EP provides an engaging, emotional journey you can’t help but listen to.
ArcTanGent 2016: Thursday highlights ArcTanGent Festival 2016 Photos by Magda Wrzeszcz and Ed Sprake
These Roots Know No Boundaries builds on a quality live experience and elevates itself to something distinctly more than their first release. This is a highly refined, well thought out melodic journey and one that distinctly deserves exploring. By Ed Sprake
Unrelentingly intense and full of titanic riffs, Land Of Giants is decibel rich, ridiculously noisy, bass heavy without a bass player, crunchier than rocks on your morning cereal and absolutely doused in love from Mums. By Ed Sprake
ArcTanGent 2016: the festival, the people ArcTanGent Festival 2016 Photos by Ed Sprake and Magda Wrzeszcz
ArcTanGent 2016: American Football Arc stage, ArcTanGent Festival 2016 Photos by Ed Sprake and Magda Wrzeszcz
ArcTanGent 2016: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Arc stage, ArcTanGent Festival 2016 Photos by Magda Wrzeszcz and Ed Sprake
ArcTanGEnt 2016: MONO Yohkai stage, ArcTanGent Festival 2016 Photos by Ed Sprake and Magda Wrzeszcz