Live Review: White Lies, Liverpool Olympia, 7 February 2019

White Lies Liverpool Olympia, 7th February 2019 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Walking out of this gig, I had one question on my mind. Why are White Lies not bigger? And I don’t just mean selling out the very back row of this cavernous venue bigger, but headlining Glastonbury levels of bigger. Like every other … Continue reading

Live Review: The Amazons – Manchester

The Amazons Jimmy’s Manchester, 9th February 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Fiona Carroll Arriving at the venue well in time for the support act, I was expecting a standard local band to be opening, but to my surprise it was The Mysterines! As soon as I found this out, my anticipation of the night increased … Continue reading

Live Review: Indigo Velvet – Tynemouth

Indigo Velvet Tynemouth Surf Cafe, 16th February 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Callum Robinson One thing I’ll admit that I’ve said quite a lot recently is the line “this is one of the best gigs I’ve seen in a while.” I don’t even say that lightly, I’ve just been to some fantastic gigs at the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Small Spaces

Cassia – Small Spaces Words: Daniel Burton Cassia started making music in an indie bar in Barbados ……. sorry that isn’t true, but this is exactly what they make you think the more and more you listen to them. As soon as the first riff hits your ears, it sends you straight to paradise. If … Continue reading

Just Listen: Foals – On The Luna

Foals – On The Luna Words: Megan Berridge ‘Antidotes’ was the first CD I ever bought for myself. Yeah, my mum had got me the ‘Pop Party’ and Kylie Minogue albums before, but that was the first album I spent my own money on. It’s a very personal thing for me. The first band I … Continue reading

Just Watch: Trudy & The Romance – The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen

Trudy & The Romance – The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen Words: Megan Berridge Have you ever had that feeling listening to music and it just provokes some kind of transcendental emotion? It really moves you? Well, Trudy And The Romance do that for me. They really make me yearn for that thing that makes the world go … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ten Eighty Trees – Lip Service

Ten Eighty Trees – Lip Service Words: Sammy Sadler I first heard Ten Eighty Trees back in 2018 when I interviewed them for a North East-based magazine and I was instantly hooked by their nostalgic rock and roll vibe. New single ‘Lip Service’ is another anthemic hit with thick guitar arrangements, explosive drums and foot-stomping beats. Grungy and boisterous … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rozi Plain – Conditions

Rozi Plain – Conditions Words: Nick Jacques  On the latest offering of Rozi’s upcoming album ‘What A Boost!’ she continues to tug our strings and leads us to nod our heads in admiration. We have the gently swaying rhythms of ‘Conditions’ to lose our weary souls in. This further justifies the attention which Rozi has been … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Someone Else For You

Talkboy – Someone Else For You Words: Nick Bewes The new single from Leeds band Talkboy apparently is their love song. However, don’t go thinking that this is going to be a slow love song, because it isn’t. Kicking straight off with a fine vocal performance from Katie Heap, this is two and half minutes … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sugarspun – Never Grow OId

Sugarspun – Never Grow Old Words: Sammy Sadler As a Cumbrian at heart, it’s so lush to see local talent going places and that’s definitely the case for five-piece Sugarspun. I’ve been listening to music from frontman Jamie McGraw and guitarist Steven Dixon for a little while now when they’ve brought things out here and there, but … Continue reading

Live Review: Ten Tonnes, The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Ten Tonnes The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 31st January 2019 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Well I was not expecting a gig like this from Ten Tonnes. Admittedly, I’ve only seen him perform at festivals and in support slots, but for his sell out night at The Deaf Institute in Manchester, the mixed audience I associate … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rosie Carney – Zoey

Rosie Carney – Zoey Words: Julia Grantham When my good friend Elena got in touch and suggested I review this track, ‘Zoey’ by Rosie Carney, I said yes before even listening to it; such is our friendship. Moreover, Elena hadn’t asked me to review anything specifically, in years and so I felt it was time: … Continue reading

Just Listen: Henry Jamison – American Babes

Henry Jamison – American Babes Words: Rachel Allen I found myself humming a chorus continually today, rolling over and over in my head like a car wheel turning round and round. Poetic I know (!), but the only fitting why to describe a chorus belonging to a guy called Henry Jamison, whose track ‘American Babes’ … Continue reading

Feature: Independent Venue Week 2019

Independent Venue Week 2019 Words: Elena Katrina, Gary Lambert, Samantha Saddler  Photos: Elena Katrina, Gary Lambert Tim Burgess  – Phase One  If ever there was a way to kick off our celebration of Independent Venue Week well this was it, with one of my most favourite people ever; Tim Burgess. Leading a band “The Any … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ex:Re – Romance (6 Music Live Room)

Ex:Re – Romance Words: Rachel Allen The melancholic beauty of Elena Tonra’s vocal cannot be denied during her latest project, this time a separate creation to the lead vocalist’s band Daughter. The single ‘Romance’ from her new solo album shows this off in all its multifaceted layers, and in particular, during her live rendition of … Continue reading

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