FESTIVAL REVIEW: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY

Liverpool Sound City Various venues, Liverpool, 1-3 October 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert It has been a long time since Liverpool Sound City has taken place in Liverpool city centre proper, and it was wonderful to be back there.  Getting a wristband and press lanyards at The Bombed Out Church brought back memories of … Continue reading

Festival Review: Close Up 2021

Festival Review: Close Up Festival 2021  Colours Hoxton, 11 September 2021 Words & Photos: Amy Butcher Live music has always been a big part of my life, and to have that taken away for 18 months was like a kick in the teeth. Entering the doors to the venue room at Colours Hoxton, getting the … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: VICTORS

VICTORS Words by Gary Lambert Liverpool Sound City is almost upon us, and it is going to be one of the most exciting weekends of the year. With the focus of Sound City being on the next wave of great bands coming through (mind you we love the headliners here too), it is the step … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: GLAMBOY – WHAT SHE WANTS

GLAMBOY What She Wants Words by Gary Lambert This is the dawning of a new day. We are now entering GLAMBOY‘s world. The Leeds-based Londoner has dropped their first track and it’s a banger. That’s not really a surprise though considering it was written and recorded in conjunction with the dream team that is Zuzu … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY

Liverpool Sound City Various venues, Liverpool city centre, 1-3 October 2021 Words by Gary Lambert Tickets from £29.50 for a day to £59.50 for a weekend available here. As a music fan based in Liverpool there are few things that get me as giddy as the words Liverpool Sound City.  One of the longest standing … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: RATS

Rats The Cavern, Liverpool, 22 September 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Gigs in The Cavern are weird.  It starts with the scouse caricature doormen who think they need to make some sort of funny with every single entrant (I just want to get in the gig lads, it’s not fear on my face … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: CRAWLERS

Crawlers Words and Photos by Gary Lambert If you have not yet joined the hype train behind Crawlers, then Friday night at This Feeling’s tent might be the ideal stop for you to get on. Mixing heavy riffs with trumpet interludes and lyrics that could be carved on your soul (tattooed on to your arm … 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

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