Just Listen: The Ninth Wave – Human Behaviour

The Ninth Wave – Human Behaviour Words: Elena Katrina The Ninth Wave have found something a little warmer in the latest track Human Behaviour. Don’t get me wrong there’s still the dramatic despair emanating from the vocal of lead singer Haydn. The band have kept their gothic vibe soundscape with swirls of guitar that caress. … Continue reading

Live Review: Red Rum Club – Liverpool

Red Rum Club o2 Academy Liverpool, 28th September 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I have lost count the number of times I have seen Red Rum Club play – this year alone it’s been more times than I can count on one hand and over the last few years? Not a clue…. is “shit … Continue reading

Live Review: Fangclub

Fangclub The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool, 2 October 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert All of a sudden it seemed, according to Facebook posts, that winter had hit. People were turning the heating on, dusting off the hot water bottles, and playing competitive coldness. But why put the fire on when you could go to … Continue reading

Live Review: Sophie and The Giants – Liverpool

Sophie and The Giants Sound, Liverpool, 30 September 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Sophie and The Giants are a band that come with a great reputation, and I was feeling pretty left out on the hype that is building around them purely because I had missed watching them at so many festivals. Fortune … Continue reading

Live Review: The Post Romantics – Liverpool

The Post Romantics The Zanzibar, Liverpool, 20th September 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert Anyone who goes to gigs in Liverpool will probably have seen one of two of The Post Romantics crew out and about. After all, they go to more gigs than me! They genuinely love music, love gigs and support their … Continue reading

Festival Review: Wilkestock 2019

Wilkestock 2019 Frogmore Hill, Hertford, 30 Aug – 1st September 2019 Words & Photography: Amy Butcher Festival season always comes around much quicker than I anticipated and passes at the same rate too. But what I really love about it is how I always find a new exciting festival or band at some point. This … Continue reading

Live Review: Average Sex, Preston

Average Sex The Ferret, Preston, 11th August 2019 Words: Julia Grantham Photography: Gary Lambert Walking into The Ferret in Preston a couple of Sundays ago, I couldn’t help but be struck by how quiet the venue was. Having seen many gigs there before and a few sold out shows, it was a strange experience to … Continue reading

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: Fusion Festival 2019

Fusion Festival 2019 Sefton Park, Liverpool, August 30th 2019 TICKETS Words: Elena Katrina  When a festival brings you an exclusive visit to your City and that exclusive is from Kings of Leon – you shut the fuck up and get a ticket. Yes, you do. This is what has happened with Fusion Festival’s Friday offering. … 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

Live Review: The Wombats, Manchester

The Wombats Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 7 July 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I truly believe that Castlefield Bowl is the greatest music venue on earth. Seriously! If you can find a venue that combines wonderful sight lines in the amphitheatre, easy access and egress, a remake of a Roman fort, a river, trains, … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms

Blossoms 22 June 2019, Edgeley Park Stockport County Football Club Words and Photos: Popped Music “We hate it when our friends become successful and if they’re Northern that makes it even worse”. Blossoms have been one of our Popped Music bands since the early days of Blow and turtleneck jumpers, and playing a hometown show … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Honeyblood, Liverpool

Honeyblood Liverpool Arts Club, Liverpool, 11th June 2019 Words & Photography: Gary Lambert When Honeyblood come to town, you really should go to watch them perform and when Honeyblood come to town with a newly enhanced lineup and a new album to entertain you with, then should becomes must.  For that reason, I was happily … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: YARDLANDER, LONDON

Yardlander 29th May 2019, The Monarch Camden, London Words: Amy Butcher Entering The Monarch, Camden’s iconic venue known for hosting smaller bands before they hit the big time, the place buzzed with pub punters chattering away as support Southbank Crows were setting up the stage pre-show. Having never heard of the London-based alternative rock band, … Continue reading

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