Interview: Zuzu

Zuzu Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Zuzu is a pop star.  As I walked into Motor Museum Recording Studio in Liverpool on a grey winter’s day, it seemed as though the clouds were peeled back and the calendar spun through to June as the human ball of energy that is Zuzu came into view.  … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE POST ROMANTICS

The Post Romantics Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 16 July 2021 Words and photos by Gary Lambert “Are you coming to my gig?” is the easiest question to be asked of me.  Partly because I’m always going to answer yes instinctively and then worry about my diary; and partly because sometimes it is people like Connor, the lead singer … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Wyldest

Wyldest Grand Central Hall, Liverpool, 22 May 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Have you been to any social distanced gigs?  I can understand why people don’t go to them.  They are quiet, sensible affairs a lot of time.  It is difficult for an artist to build a connection with those in the room.  There is a flipside … Continue reading

Just Watch: Projector – Zero

Projector Zero Words: Nick Jaques A snarling swaggering piece of punk rock from Brighton three-piece PROJECTOR. Reminiscent of the more distortive moments of classic Sonic Youth and they possess the essential ingredients of the underground DIY punk-rock scene. Zero also has a neat melodic and infectious groove which gives it more appeal to the listener, … Continue reading

Festival Preview: FestEvol 2021 (Future Yard)

FestEvol 2021 Words by Gary Lambert PRICE INFO: £15 plus booking fee – FestEvol Well, well, well…  It seems like nothing is going to stop us now and festivals will be going ahead in 2021.  As much as I’ve tried to avoid building my hopes up, the announcement of the first date of FestEvol 2021 on Saturday … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bandit – Ice Cream

Bandit Ice Cream Words by Gary Lambert I’ll hold my hands up now and tell you that at first listen, I didn’t like Ice Cream by Bandit.  But when the second to fifth listens happen without you playing it because the song is stuck in your head and you’re singing along, then I had to admit … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Sefton Park Pilot

Blossoms Sefton Park, Liverpool, 1 May 2021 Words by Gary Lambert In my life I’ve seen Bowie headline Glastonbury; McCartney play Helter Skelter live for the first time; and forgotten the amount of bands I’ve seen in half-filled back rooms go on to bigger and better things; but I’ve never been to a gig this … Continue reading

Album Review: Red Rum Club – The Hollow Sessions

Red Rum Club The Hollow Sessions Words: Gary Lambert Red Rum Club are one of the most loved bands around the country on the live scene.  Every gig is a sweaty celebration of joy, of rock n roll, and of the collective power generated by a gang of mates in tune with each other.  When their music … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sports Team – Happy (God’s Own Country)

Sports Team Happy (God’s Own Country) Words: Amy Butcher I mean, what can I say about Sports Team that’s not already been said? They’re talented, full of passion and have the guts to fight it out with Lady Gaga for a number one album spot – what can’t they do? Sports Team have been on … Continue reading

Just Watch: Cassia – Right There

Cassia Right There Words: Amy Butcher Spinning a negative feeling into an upbeat, indie pop song, Cassia have given us an addictive new single in ‘Right There’. We’ve been fans of the Macclesfield-born band for a long time, and they never fail to put a smile on our faces with their music. They’ve come into … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bandicoot – Fuzzy

Bandicoot Fuzzy Words: Amy Butcher If ever there was a track to launch you right into the rockabilly era, it’s ‘Fuzzy’ by Bandicoot. The Swansea based band pull together bluesy rock melodies and soulful vocals to create a fast-paced, get up and dance number. The guitar riffs alone will have you up on your feet, … Continue reading

Just Listen: George Cosby – Lost On You

George Cosby Lost On You Words: Elena Katrina Sometimes you press play on a tack and you’re greeted with something so delightful, that something in your physicality changes for a while. Upon pressing play on Lost On You by George Cosby, I was pulled back deeper into my seat, caressed by a warmth of his … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ten Tonnes – Everything You Got

Ten Tonnes Everything You Got Words: Amy Butcher Having been a fan of Ten Tonnes for a good few years now, I’ve really enjoyed seeing what the singer/songwriter has produced musically. From ‘Lay It On Me’ to ‘Better Than Me’ a couple of years ago to his recent single ‘Girl Are You Lonely Like Me?’; … Continue reading

Just Watch: Tigress – Disconnect

Tigress Disconnect Words: Nick Jacques Tigress are the best thing to come out of Chelmsford since, err, Penny Lancaster, and their energetic gutsy display on show here is proof of that. They sound refreshing in these uncertain times and I’m looking forward to hear their debut album “Pura Vida” scheduled for release on 3rd September … Continue reading

EP Review: New Dad – Waves

Waves NewDad Words: Gary Lambert I’ve completely missed out on NewDad before the release of Waves EP, and I truly feel like my life must have been poorer as a result.  Their arty dream pop sound is beautiful, intelligent, and as immediate as more traditional sounding pop songs.  Each track on the EP is immaculately layered with … Continue reading

Just Watch: half alive – What’s Wrong

Half Alive What’s Wrong Words: Amy Butcher Starting the journey to their sophomore album with first single ‘What’s Wrong’, Half Alive delve into the world of self-reflection and looking inward to make the change we want in our external environment. Given the pandemic that has impacted everyone globally, I’ve never related more to a song … Continue reading

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