JUST LISTEN: SYFTA – Breathe

SYFTA – Breathe Words: Amy Butcher Widnes four-piece SYFTA have released strong debut single Breathe – a loud track packing a powerful punch. Launching straight into invasive vocals and brash drum beats, the song is intense from the start until it reaches the chorus before dropping into a serene silence as vocalist Harry sings Breathe; … Continue reading

Just Listen: Stanleys – Measured in Gold

Stanleys Measured in Gold Words by Gary Lambert Once again with Measured in Gold Stanleys, these proper nice lads from Wigan, have managed to hit the bullseye.  Following on with the motif of A Better Life with an unassuming, sweet and completely loveable slice of guitar pop. It is quite special how the music of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Glass Peaks – Never Really Left

Glass Peaks – Never Really Left Words: Amy Butcher Kent band Glass Peaks have released one hell of a corker in new single Never Really Left ahead of their Debut EP It’s Raining On The Wrong Side of The Window out in May. A commentary on the toxic landscape social media has become, the trio … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Big Moon

The Big Moon Oslo Hackney, London, 4th March 2020 Words and Photography: Amy Butcher Having released their album Walking Like We Do last month, The Big Moon have had nothing but praise on what has to be my favourite album of 2020 so far. Listening to tracks Why and Holy Roller, I had been itching to … Continue reading

Live Review: Zuzu

Zuzu The Bodega, Nottingham, 1st March 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Sunday night in Nottingham has a curious vibe.  It is as busy as you would expect a city centre to be at that time, but with a genteel politeness.  I’ll be honest it confused me more than the one-way system.  But I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Prima Queen – Brownstone

Prima Queen Brownstone Words by Gary Lambert If you have a ticket for The Big Moon’s Walking Like We Do tour, I would recommend that you get in the venue early in order to catch the tour support, Queen Prima.  The young, London-based band are the ideal act to warm you up with their sweet, … Continue reading

Interview: HMLTD

HMLTD Words and Photos by Gary Lambert with live photography by Lucy McLaughlan If you have not listened to HMLTD’s debut album West of Eden, stick it on Spotify immediately.  For one, you really should take in this beautiful piece of music.  Secondly, I like the idea that reading my interview with the band should … Continue reading

Live Review: The 1975

The 1975 M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, 26th February 2020 Words and Photos by Lucy McLachlan Up until around two years ago, I had never listened to The 1975. An old friend and fellow cult member told me I had to listen to them, I trusted his judgement and one quiet night in work I decided … Continue reading

Live Review: Rats – Liverpool

Rats Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, 21st February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Outside may have been howling a gale as the latest sensibly-named storm hit town, but inside Invisible Wind Factory over one thousand primarily young music fans had just had one of the best nights of their lives by cheering on Rats‘ … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saytr Play – Future

Saytr Play Future Words by Gary Lambert Manchester’s Saytr Play are one of those acts who never seem to make a mis-step.  Whether it is their breathless, dramatic live show or indie bop after indie bop they release, it’s all bang on target.  Latest track Future is no exception. Reminding me of Brett Anderson’s vocal … Continue reading

Live Review: October Drift – London

October Drift The Old Blue Last, London, 18th February 2020 Words by Nick Jacques Photos by Amy Butcher On a dark miserable night in East London, indie-rock hopefuls October Drift played to a packed venue at the Shoreditch haunt Old Blue Last and there was a big sense of anticipation that evidently hung in the air. Those … Continue reading

Live Review: King Nun – Liverpool

King Nun Sound, Liverpool, 18th February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert On the Monday night, King Nun cancelled their show in Birmingham due to the ill health of singer, Theo.  This meant that I put King Nun tweets on notify for a day because I was desperate for this show to go ahead. … Continue reading

Live Review: Psycho Comedy – Liverpool

Psycho Comedy Phase One, Liverpool, 15th February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert If there was any doubt of the love and support that Psycho Comedy receive, it was physically manifested when walking into Phase One early for their album launch and seeing the venue already packed. Obviously with it being an album launch, … Continue reading

Live Review: HMLTD – Liverpool

HMLTD Arts Club, Liverpool, 13th February 2020 Words and Photos by Lucy McLachlan Last time I saw HMLTD it was the end of 2018 and they blew the roof off The Ritz in Manchester even though they were only cast as a support act.  Taking over the stage in various shades of leather, neon and … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Liverpool

Blossoms O2 Academy Liverpool, 15th February 2020 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Brian Sayle Happy Valentines indeed – anyone looking to impress their Blossoms loving other half this weekend just gone, would have been an absolute hero had they been able to secure them some tickets to this tiny show. I wouldn’t normally consider the o2 … Continue reading

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