Live Review: Skunk Anansie, Manchester

Skunk Anansie with Queen Zee Manchester Academy, Manchester, 18 August 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert There are fewer heartwarming sights than seeing a ticket tout in the rain getting ignored by everybody outside a sell out gig complaining that someone was “robbing” them by giving away a ticket for free. I’m a terribly impatient … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Sharon Van Etten, Newcastle

Sharon Van Etten Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle, 20th August 2019 Words & Photography: Sammy Sadler From the first track I listened to by Sharon Van Etten, I was hooked. I was first introduced to the Brooklyn-based musician and actress whilst listening to copious amounts of The National and it was Van Etten’s silky … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Wilkestock Festival 2019

Wilkestock Festival 2019 Frogmore Hill, Hertford, 30th August – 1st September 2019 TICKETS Words: Amy Butcher When you’re an early teen (literally only 6 years ago for me), you always dream of going to the big music festivals such as Reading & Leeds, Download and the likes, but as I’ve been getting older (again, literally … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Post Romantics – Ride

The Post Romantics – Ride Words: Amy Butcher Liverpool based 4-piece The Post Romantics are back and bigger than ever, packing a punch with hard-hitting new single Ride. Since first listening to debut single Call It Off  I’ve been waiting for some fresh sounds from the quartet. My prayers have been answered!  Beginning with an … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pizzagirl – Body Biology

Pizzagirl – Body Biology Words: Amy Butcher As the first released single from his debut album, body biology makes a statement about what we can expect from the Liverpool-based artsy DIY pop artist, Pizzagirl. Opening with upbeat, wondrous guitar riffs, Liam Brown’s poignant vocals ooze onto the track and over enunciating the end of each … Continue reading

The Night Cafe – A Message To Myself

The Night Cafe – A Message To Myself Words: Lauren Mellor Get excited as me, because The Night Café have released another new single and it’s an absolute delight! After seeing these guys support Circa Waves a few months ago, I fell in love with their acoustic-indie sound. Their new album is definitely much anticipated … Continue reading

Just Watch: October Drift – Losing My Touch

October Drift – Losing My Touch Words: Amy Butcher Upon learning October Drift had brought out new single Losing My Touch, I desperately grabbed my headphones to take a listen. After listening god knows how many times, I came to the conclusion this was their best single yet. Instantly enveloped in gut wrenching guitar riffs, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Half Moon Run – Then Again

Half Moon Run – Then Again Words: Clare Hingley Half Moon Run are certainly back with a bang after sharing their latest single Then Again after being away from the music release scene since 2015. This four-piece from Canada’s Montreal have mixed it up with a string quartet which really sets of the single. Feels … Continue reading

Just Listen: Joe Ramsey – Won’t You

Joe Ramsey – Won’t You Words: Lauren Mellor On the lookout for something along the lines of The Kooks? Then look no further than Joe Ramsey. His second single Won’t You is a toe-tapping acoustic indie delight. It’s a song all about falling too fast for the wrong person, which is just about as relatable … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – All Works Out

Talkboy – All Works Out Words: Amy Butcher Guitar riffs similar to the likes of Stereophonics, sweet harmonious vocals, and addictive melodies, Talkboy are back with an absolute banger in their new single All Works Out.  As someone quite new to this band, it’s safe to say they’ve got me hooked. It’s so refreshing when … Continue reading

Live Review: Headclouds, Newcastle

Headclouds 10th August 2019, Bobiks, Newcastle I love Saturday night gigs. They are the perfect time to grab a pint and let go of all the worries from the week before and it’s still far away enough to not feel those dreaded Monday blues. Despite opting for a diet coke, a rarity for me, I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Little Triggers – Loaded Gun

Little Triggers – Loaded Gun Words: Clare Hingley With the help of James, Sam and Chris, Tom’s voice is so distinctive, they bring together a song that from the off screams ‘James Bond theme tune’. This four-piece from Liverpool have previously been described as a ‘rock ‘n’ roll band, yet Loaded Gun has a punch … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pizzagirl – ball’s gonna keep on rollin’

Pizzagirl – ball’s gonna keep on rollin’ Words: Sammy Sadler Stop what you’re doing! Pizzagirl has a shiny new track and oh my days it’s an 80’s disco dream.  I’ve been following Liverpool’s Pizzagirl for what feels like ages now since I fell in love with his artistic soundscapes and DIY-pop so you best believe … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Brookes – Spaceship Rodeo

The Brookes – Spaceship Rodeo Words: Sammy Sadler You know when you hear a song for the first time and you instantly fall in love with it? It’s a cracking feeling isn’t it? Well, that’s exactly what happened when I first heard the new one from The Brookes so get ready for just under four … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Howl and The Hum – Human Contact

The Howl and The Hum – Human Contact Words: Sammy Sadler I’ve made no secret of my love for The Howl and The Hum so naturally the news of their latest single has had me squealing with excitement like the little fangirl I am.  Opening on a futuristic dull drone, Human Contact evolves into something a … Continue reading

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