Live Review: Kings Of Leon – Liverpool

Kings Of Leon Liverpool Echo Arena, February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Any time Kings Of Leon decide to play a show or do a tour in the UK there’s a massive frenzy for tickets, without fail. There’s good reason for it too, they are just one of the best live bands and they … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Manchester

Amber Run Academy 2, Manchester, 23rd February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina I’ve been looking forward to this tour since the day it was announced and then once the support acts were added it was my most highly anticipated show so far for 2017. Three of our favourite bands all on one line up, … Continue reading

Live Review: Marsicans – Manchester

Marsicans The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 18th February 2017 Words & Photos: Rebecca Mason When it comes to plans for a Saturday night, I can’t think of a better place to be than The Deaf Institute. This time my favourite venue was host to Leeds four piece, Marsicans’ for the first date of their ‘Friends’ headline … Continue reading

Live Review: Estrons – Liverpool

Estrons Studio 2, Liverpool, 15th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina A gig is not just about the performance of the artist. The very best gigs require a mix of venue, audience and performance. When all three are right together it pushes each of them higher and higher. When one is off, it … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma o2 Academy Liverpool, 12th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina An older audience can be a sign that a young band has had a healthy amount of airtime and the right people saying that they are a band to watch, but in the words of Tom Ogden at a Blossoms gig … Continue reading

Live Review: Cabbage – Liverpool

Cabbage 11th February 2017, EBGBs Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll There are some nights that stay in the memory because a band plays who are ready to take on the world and it is great to see them in a venue where you can bump shoulders with the lads and girls as they … Continue reading

Live Review: Cage The Elephant – Manchester

Cage The Elephant Albert Hall, Manchester, 19th January Words: James Booton For a band that began their career playing in dirty underground venues across Southern-Eastern America, it seems somewhat peculiar seeing them play at such a grand venue such as The Albert Hall. However, the band seem to have a priceless ability to turn even … Continue reading

Live Review: Yonaka – London

Yonaka Birthdays, London, 19th January 2017 Words: Lauren Grigor Coming on stage around 10:30, the four piece were looking chuffed after their incredible day – Signing with a major label is a big deal for a young band but they’ve earned it, delivering set after set, they never lose energy and always leave me wanting … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Liverpool

Dream Wife Buyers Club, Liverpool, 20th January 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina When Friday 20th January came around it felt like I’d waited such a long time for this gig and it was exactly the kind of show I needed to kick start my return into the gigging scene for 2017. And what a … Continue reading

Live Review: Ultimate Painting – London

Ultimate Painting The Lexington, 3rd January 2017 Words: Nick Jacques Strolling through the doors of the much-loved venue that is the Lexington, perched on a corner near King’s Cross St Pancreas Station, the aesthetics of the venue have not changed much since I last came here. A trio of Buffalo skulls still adorn the walls, … Continue reading

Live Review:Baby Strange & WHITE -Glasgow

WHITE & Baby Strange O2 ABC Glasgow, 16th December 2016 Words: Gary Feeney As two of the leading lights of a Glasgow music scene which has enjoyed a fantastically productive year with new bands and brilliant songs appearing in the city thicker and faster than burger bars for people with beards, Baby Strange and WHITE’s … Continue reading

Live Review: James – Liverpool

James Echo Arena Liverpool, 10th December 2016 Words: George Holland Photos: Elena Katrina I’ll admit I approached this one with a certain amount of trepidation. I’d never seen an arena show in which it could be argued that both bands were worthy of the headline slot. They are both cornerstones of all that was good … Continue reading

Live Review: Hooton Tennis Club – Liverpool

Hooton Tennis Club Invisible Wind Factory, 9th December 2016 Words: George Holland Photos: Michael Kirkham After an extensive tour of the UK and Europe, Hooton Tennis Club return to Liverpool armed with a tennis racket guitar and a Big Box Of Chocolates. You can only use so many superlatives to describe a band before things … Continue reading

Live Review: Lewis Watson – Norwich

Lewis Watson Norwich Arts Centre, 28th November 2016 Words & photos: Chloe Hashemi For me, there is nothing more special than seeing an artist grow humbly with their art. Having seen Lewis Watson just over three years ago at the Norwich Arts Centre, it was hard to believe that the man I saw on stage … Continue reading

Live Review: White Lies – Liverpool

White Lies Liverpool O2 Academy, 26th November 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones For all that is said about Liverpool being a tough town to sell gig tickets in, they really needed to explain that to Saturday 26th November 2016.  Just off the top of my head there was Bill Ryder-Jones playing at New … Continue reading

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