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

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 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

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

FESTIVAL REVIEW: FESTEVOL (PART 1)

FestEvol Future Yard, Birkenhead, 31 July 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Oh my God!  What a day FestEvol (Future Yard edition) turned out to be.  This is very unsurprising news to be fair.  A cracking line up of bands primarily from the banks of the Mersey for the Liverpool music scene’s first post-lockdown shindig was always … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: GIRLI

GIRLI Future Yard, Birkenhead, 23 July 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I’ve been to several events at Future Yard, but the venue had not been fully operational until this gig.  Unlike the Death Star becoming fully operational with the destruction of Alderaan, Future Yard celebrated with an exciting mix of live music and more.  With … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE POST ROMANTICS

The Post Romantics Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 16 July 2021 Words and photos by Gary Lambert “Are you coming to my gig?” is the easiest question to be asked of me.  Partly because I’m always going to answer yes instinctively and then worry about my diary; and partly because sometimes it is people like Connor, the lead singer … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Wyldest

Wyldest Grand Central Hall, Liverpool, 22 May 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Have you been to any social distanced gigs?  I can understand why people don’t go to them.  They are quiet, sensible affairs a lot of time.  It is difficult for an artist to build a connection with those in the room.  There is a flipside … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Sefton Park Pilot

Blossoms Sefton Park, Liverpool, 1 May 2021 Words by Gary Lambert In my life I’ve seen Bowie headline Glastonbury; McCartney play Helter Skelter live for the first time; and forgotten the amount of bands I’ve seen in half-filled back rooms go on to bigger and better things; but I’ve never been to a gig this … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sophie and the Giants – Right Now

Sophie and the Giants Right Now Words: Elena Katrina Sophie and the Giants are one of my fave bands of the last few years and a band I can’t wait to see them play live again and to listen to their new release Right Now, has made me even more excited for that day. There’s … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: SHE DREW THE GUN

She Drew The Gun Future Yard, Birkenhead, 19 September 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The live music scene has been devastated by the response to COVID-19, venues are closing all over the country, and both doom and gloom are present like Red Stripe and Jack Daniels in the hearts and minds of music … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE LIBERTINES

The Libertines Virgin Money Unity Arena, Newcastle, 29 August 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Yes, we all know the socially-distant gigs at Newcastle’s makeshift arena at Gosforth Park  aren’t the most visceral of prospects, and it is very easy to offer criticism of them as corporate blandness masquerading as a music festival, but … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: FILTHY TRICKS

Filthy Tricks The Snig, Widnes, 22nd August 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert It took a while, but after one hundred and sixty days I was finally at a gig once more.  I had spent a lot of time imagining my first gig back, but I don’t think that I expected it to be … 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

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