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

Live Review: Dollie Demi – Manchester

Dollie Demi Manchester, The Castle Hotel, 14th February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert So what did you do on Valentine’s Day?  Something romantic?  Something deliberately and unashamedly fun and cheesy?  Or did you go to a gig on your own because watching a three bands in a classic gig venue is undoubtedly how … Continue reading

Just Listen: Another Sky – Brave Face

Another Sky Brave Face Words by Nick Bewes Hot on the heels of 2019’s Life Was Coming In Through The Blinds and Capable of Love, the amazing Another Sky are back with another masterpiece, Brave Face. As per usual, it’s the stunning voice of Catrin Vincent that strikes you first. It’s so different any other voice out … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bloxx – Coming Up Short

Bloxx Coming Up Short Words by Gary Lambert It has officially started. The build up to Bloxx‘s debut album begins with the release of Coming Up Short. Like everything else Bloxx have released it’s an absolute banger, but this is a slight change from the quiet-LOUD-quiet-LOUDER format that Bloxx have had us fall in love … Continue reading

Interview: Psycho Comedy

Psycho Comedy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert For years Psycho Comedy have been playing critically acclaimed gigs with the odd release here and there, constantly leaving people wanting more of the ensemble.  Now though it is time for everybody to get as much Psycho Comedy as you can fit in your life as they … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Heart of Darkness

The Amazons Heart of Darkness Words by Gary Lambert Released as part of The Amazons’ Expanded Edition of Future Dust, Heart of Darkness is the sound of a rock band preparing for the days when arenas and stadiums welcome them with open arms. When you listen to Heart of Darkness, you might want to do … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bad Sounds – Permanent

Bad Sounds Permanent Words by Amy Butcher My first experience with Bad Sounds was a couple of years ago when their track ‘Are You High?’ came on shuffled by Spotify during my commute to work and I haven’t looked back since!  As soon as I knew they were releasing their EP Escaping from a Violent Time, Vol. … Continue reading

Just Listen: HAARM – Dahlia

HAARM Dahlia Words by Gary Lambert Over the last decade we have seen a shift in pop music as we have left saccharine, brightly coloured, teen-and-younger focused pop acts behind.  Instead we have icons like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Dua Lipa to name but three creating wonderful music that appeal to all age groups … Continue reading

Just Listen: Zuzu – Skin and Bone

Zuzu Skin and Bone Words by Gary Lambert Liverpool’s emo-pop princess Zuzu seems to be at it again with yet another wonderful pop song that combines the emotional nudity of one of my counselling sessions with the singalong fun of a kitchen disco. In comparison to her other output, on the first listen it seems … Continue reading

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