Interview Exclusive: The Pale White

The Pale White Words: Daniel Burton and Elena Katrina It’s every band’s dream to release an album, no, probably just to know you are going to make one. So for the Pale White, who feel their journey to now has been “long”, it must be exhilarating in so many ways. Especially to do it at … Continue reading

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: DEAD POET SOCIETY

Dead Poet Society Future Yard, Birkenhead, 31 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert One of the biggest losses to gig going at the moment is the difficulty that foreign acts have to come to our shores to tour.  So many festival slots have been altered as bands and their teams have found it impossible … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: CLOSE UP FESTIVAL

Close Up Festival Words by Daniel Burton TICKETS £16.50 HERE I think it is needless to say that the past 18 months have been full of uncertainty and disappointment, however if there is one thing that we can rely upon, it is CloseUp delivering one hell of a party and there’s no sign of 2021 … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: GEN AND THE DEGENERATES

Gen and the Degenerates Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The final FestEvol of 2021 is now with us! It is setting up to be a day to remember with a whole host of fabulous bands. But don’t forget FestEvol: Part 3 doesn’t need you to have been at FestEvol: Part 1 and FestEvol: Part … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: FESTEVOL (PART 2)

FestEvol Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, 7 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Whilst FestEvol: Part 1 was a celebration of the Merseyside music scene, FestEvol: Part 2 was about recapturing the magical feeling of going to a festival once again.  Admittedly there was no camping, but you had bands and music fans coming from … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: URBAN ARCHITECTS – A STROKE OF LUCK

Urban Architects A Stroke of Luck Words by Daniel Burton A Stroke of Luck is the upbeat anthem that everyone was in need of this summer. We may be 8 months into 2021, and 2 waves of a pandemic since Urban Architects’ last release, but rest-assured it has been well worth the wait. The opening … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: DREAM WIFE

Dream Wife Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 6 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I’ve been excited for Dream Wife since the very second this gig was announced.  Dream Wife are quite possibly my favourite band of modern times.  A band that makes me wish I was sixteen again and be insanely deeply in love with a band … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: HUSHTONES – GREETINGS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Hushtones Greetings From The Other Side Words by Gary Lambert Hushtones‘ debut album, Greetings From The Other Side, is a wild cocktail of heady pop melodies underpinned with frighteningly good guitar licks. I can hand on heart say that I’ve not stopped playing it since I got my hands on a preview copy. Bearing in … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: RED RUM CLUB – VIBRATE

Red Rum Club Vibrate Words by Gary Lambert Fans of Red Rum Club wore t-shirts emblazoned with Scouse Americana during their Matador era, and whilst the Red Rum Club sound has evolved and grown from those days, the American musical motif still applies. For Vibrate though, the six piece have headed down the Florida coast … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: KATY ALEX – SUCKER FOR LOVE

Katy Alex Sucker For Love Words by Gary Lambert One of my favourite thing in the world is watching pop music at festivals. In bygone years they were an afternoon treat for the kids, but now they are rightly given the respect they deserve for the effort and craft that goes into making pop songs … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: PSYCHO COMEDY

Psycho Comedy Words by Gary Lambert It is going to be a treat to catch Psycho Comedy at FestEvol at Invisible Wind Factory this coming Saturday. The Liverpool six-piece are a tight, vibrant unit (and one of our own recommendations to watch) who will prepare you for revolution whilst making you feel you’re likely to … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: FESTEVOL (PART 1)

FestEvol Future Yard, Birkenhead, 31 July 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Oh my God!  What a day FestEvol (Future Yard edition) turned out to be.  This is very unsurprising news to be fair.  A cracking line up of bands primarily from the banks of the Mersey for the Liverpool music scene’s first post-lockdown shindig was always … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES – MiG 15

MiG 15 Words by Gary Lambert One of our tips to watch at FestEvol: Future Yard edition is MiG 15. With a stylish collection of eighties-inspired tunes and a set of confident players on stage, they’re going to offer you a set that’ll make you add to your playlist. We caught up with lead singer … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: ZUZU – MY OLD LIFE

Zuzu My Old Life Words by Gary Lambert Wow! is the first thing that comes to mind after listening to Zuzu‘s latest single from her forthcoming debut album, Queensway Tunnel. All the old Zuzu touchstones are there, but this is a bold move into for me a more expansive sound. My Old Life reminds me … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: FestEvol (Liverpool Edition)

FestEvol 2021 Words by Gary Lambert Tickets £25 plus booking fee (Tickets Part 1 and Part 2) On the back of FestEvol: Wirral Edition, FestEvol: Liverpool Edition takes place on Saturdays 7 and 14 August, and it looks like it is going to be the sort of event that you need to attend.  There is music … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: GIRLI

GIRLI Future Yard, Birkenhead, 23 July 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I’ve been to several events at Future Yard, but the venue had not been fully operational until this gig.  Unlike the Death Star becoming fully operational with the destruction of Alderaan, Future Yard celebrated with an exciting mix of live music and more.  With … Continue reading

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