Just Listen: Raffer – The Media

Raffer – The Media Words: Daniel Burton RAFFER (aka Callum Rafferty), a DIY artist hailing from the countrysides of Kent, is slowly emerging into the limelight as a huge prospect in the Indie-Pop world. Releasing his first single, ‘Together’, a little over a year ago, he subsequently produced and released 3 more tracks during 2018. The … Continue reading

Album Review: Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow

Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow Words: Sammy Sadler The queen is back and I for one am THRILLED! Making a return after four long years, Sharon Van Etten has released ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’ today and I’m so pleased to report that it’s a masterpiece. But don’t expect it to be all sunshine and rainbows – this … Continue reading

Just Watch: Lucy Rose – Conversations

Lucy Rose – Conversations Words: Sammy Sadler  Lucy Rose really is a gem isn’t she? I first started listening to her when she released the gorgeous ‘Work It Out’ way back in 2015 and the fact she’s about to release her fourth album ‘No Words Left’  is music to my ears – literally. The first … Continue reading

Album Review: Red Rum Club – Matador

Red Rum Club – Matador Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Since the moment a few years ago I walked into Black Lodge Brewery and heard Red Rum Club, I’ve been in adoration of the sound they create. The release of their debut album has been something that I have been waiting for excitedly with the excitement … Continue reading

Just Listen: Hot Dreams – Stronger

Hot Dreams – Stronger Words: Nick Bewes  No messing about, straight to the point on this, the new single from Hot Dreams ‘Stronger‘ is a corker of a track. Debuted by Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, it builds slowly and then explodes with a chorus that will be embed itself in your memory. It’s an important track … Continue reading

Live Review: Kendal Calling NYE

Kendal Calling NYE Party 31st December 2018, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester. Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert With a line up as strong as Everything Everything, Tom Grennan, The Blinders and Felix Hagan and The Family, Kendal Calling’s party was the only one I wanted to be at on New Year’s Eve, and I don’t really … Continue reading

Ones To Watch 2019

Ones To Watch 2019: Words: Elena Katrina, Samantha Sadler and Gary Lambert. You’re not going to find  your usual suspects here, there’s no Anteros, Sam Fender, Yonaka et al here. We’ve already covered those bands that all the big boys are playing catch up on now. These are some of the bands who have piqued … Continue reading

Round Up: Best of 2018

Best of 2018   Words: Elena Katrina, Daniel Burton and Samantha Sadler  Elena’s Picks: Sea Girls – Heavenly War  From the first time I heard Sea Girls I was excited to hear more and as time has gone on I have yet to be disappointed. It’s always a relief, because, if I’m honest there can … Continue reading

Just Watch: Far Caspian – Finding My Way Home

Far Caspian – Finding My Way Home Words: Rachel Allen Utterly relaxed and dreamy was the place I was pulled into listening to Far Caspian and their single ‘Finding My Way Home’ from their debut EP ‘Between Days.’ From a hazy state to a triumphant one at the end of the song when the refrain … Continue reading

Just Listen: Calva Louise – Tug of War

Calva Louise – Tug Of War Words: Rachel Allen The gritty pop punk sound of Calva Louise jumped out at me when I heard their new single ‘Tug Of War’ off their debut album ‘Rhinoceros.’ The trio have really been making waves in the punk scene in the last 18 months and the new single … Continue reading

Live Review: Year’s End Festival

Year’s End Festival Various venues, Manchester, 15th December 2018 Words and photography: Gary Lambert In the modern age, there are all kinds of Christmas traditions that are invented in the blink of an eye. December 1st presents, Elf on a Shelf, and treating Christmas markets as a stag/hen do all come under that heading. All … Continue reading

Live Review: The Old Pink House and The Pale White

The Old Pink House and The Pale White Northumbria University, Newcastle, 8th December 2018 Words: Sammy Sadler  This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed The Old Pink House and The Pale White. In fact, I don’t think it’s even my second. I’ve seen these two bands a lot over the past year and they get better each time, with … Continue reading

Album Review: Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (Remastered)

Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours Words: Sammy Sadler  I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for Manic Street Preachers for a long time now. I think it started when I first heard ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’ and ever since I’ve found myself dipping in and out … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Arts Club, Liverpool, 30th November 2018 It is not often that walking into a venue you are presented with a cardboard beard, but given I had only the day before lost about three inches from my facial topiary, I was very glad that Clean Cut Kid had decided their hometown gig was … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Year’s End Festival

Year’s End Festival Manchester, 15 December 2018 Words: Gary Lambert The penultimate Saturday before Christmas is meant for shopping isn’t it? Well, not if you’re in Manchester and a fan of good music as the folks at Scruff of the Neck and Distiller have decided to take one for the team and organise an event … Continue reading

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