Interview: Talkboy

Talkboy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “Hi!  Would you please sign my crutch?”.  Even if the interview with Talkboy had been cancelled at the last minute, this moment as the band sat having a pre-gig drink in Jimmy’s Liverpool would have been forever etched into my mind.  It turns out that a crutch is … Continue reading

Just Listen: Peaness – Kaizen

Peaness – Kaizen Words: Clare Hingley Rewind back to Chester, 2013 and Peaness were just beginning their journey down the indie-pop paved road. Jess (bass/vocals), Rach (drums) and Balla (guitar/vocals ) have released their latest single Kaizen, taken from the Japanese word meaning ‘change for the good’. This song is a fun, upbeat, very poppy vibe … Continue reading

Album Review: October Drift – Forever Whatever

October Drift Forever Whatever Words by Nick Jacques The anticipation which this band have garnered over the past few years has been impressive to say the least. What I have noticed about October Drift is their distinct lack of social media presence which is virtually unheard of in this overloaded digital age which makes them … Continue reading

Just Listen: Tom Grennan – This Is The Place

Tom Grennan This is the Place Words by Gary Lambert It took The Hollies just one look, but for me it was five seconds.  Five seconds of Tom Grennan‘s vocal and I had to stop what I was doing and message my Popped-boss to reiterate a point she already knew.  This is the Place needs … Continue reading

Just Listen: Stanleys – A Better Life

Stanleys A Better Life Words by Gary Lambert Stanleys are a band who must be drinking liquid confidence every time they go into the rehearsal room.  Every time I see or hear the band it is like they have taken two steps forward when one would suffice.  Their latest release, A Better Life, is a … Continue reading

Just Listen: October Drift –

October Drift Oh The Silence Words by Nicholas Jacques Touted for great things this year, October Drift emerge out of the new year slumber to deliver the new single, Oh The Silence, from their upcoming debut album Forever Whatever, due for release on 25th January 2020. On this evidence their sound is perched firmly in … Continue reading

Just Listen: Wyldest – Alive (Redream)

Wyldest – Alive (Redream) Words: Gary Lambert Once again, the Redream version from Wyldest has knocked ball out of the park. This time Alive has been given the treatment ahead of March’s release of Redream Chaos. Opening up with some synth action a lot more reminiscent of the original release, quickly we are taken to … Continue reading

Album Review: The Big Moon – Walking Like We Do

The Big Moon – Walking Like We Do Words by Gary Lambert There are times when my lack of technical knowledge regarding music annoys and infuriates me when trying to write a review, but I’m quite happy today to not be able to tell you about time signatures, chord structures et al. The reason for … Continue reading

Just Listen: DOLL – Dress Code

DOLL / Don’t Open Love Letters – Dress Code Words by Gary Lambert Stop!  Take a deep breath.  Take another one just to be sure.  You are going to need to follow this routine every time you listen to Dress Code such is the intensity of the dark alt-pop groove.  Opening with a fun synth … Continue reading

ROUND UP: BEST OF 2019

THE ROUND UP 2019 Words: Daniel Burton  In a year where we have seen some of the best bands come and sadly, a la Queen Zee, go, here our Round Up man Daniel put together the team’s favourite tracks of the year in a collective look back of the last year of the decade. TV … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Urban Architects

Urban Architects Words: Daniel Burton To mark the release of their debut single The Dream Spectre out today today (18th December) and ahead of their gig at The Academy, Liverpool on the 20th, Daniel Burton caught up with Urban Architects to find out a little bit more about them and how they came to be … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Honey – Set Me Free

Pale Honey –  Set Me Free Words: Clare Hingley Even the first note in this song makes you think you’ve gone back in time to the 1980s and dancing along to the likes of Walk Like An Egyptian by Bananrama. Gothenburg duo Nelly Daltrey and Tuva Lodmark make up Pale Honey. These ladies have released … Continue reading

Live Review: The Mysterines – Liverpool

The Mysterines Jimmys, Liverpool, 7th December 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Fi Carroll I have been waiting for this gig with some anticipation. It’s not like I haven’t had my fill of this band for a while now. In fact I’ve seen them 6 times now this year and possibly there might have been one … Continue reading

Festival Review: Off The Record 2019

Off The Record 2019 Various venues, Manchester, 15 November 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Off The Record just gets better and better.  I would say that this year’s event was the best one I have been to, and I’ve been to all of them.  I know that is a bit of a spoiler … Continue reading

Just Listen: Brooke Bentham – Perform For You

Brooke Bentham – Perform For You Words by Gary Lambert Brooke Bentham only came to my attention recently when she opened for Sam Fender on his recent tour, but the quality of her work in that set took me to searching out more tracks.  With perfect timing, Perform For You is her latest release, and … Continue reading

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