Live Review: White Lies, Liverpool Olympia, 7 February 2019

White Lies Liverpool Olympia, 7th February 2019 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Walking out of this gig, I had one question on my mind. Why are White Lies not bigger? And I don’t just mean selling out the very back row of this cavernous venue bigger, but headlining Glastonbury levels of bigger. Like every other … Continue reading

Live Review: The Amazons – Manchester

The Amazons Jimmy’s Manchester, 9th February 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Fiona Carroll Arriving at the venue well in time for the support act, I was expecting a standard local band to be opening, but to my surprise it was The Mysterines! As soon as I found this out, my anticipation of the night increased … Continue reading

Live Review: Indigo Velvet – Tynemouth

Indigo Velvet Tynemouth Surf Cafe, 16th February 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Callum Robinson One thing I’ll admit that I’ve said quite a lot recently is the line “this is one of the best gigs I’ve seen in a while.” I don’t even say that lightly, I’ve just been to some fantastic gigs at the … Continue reading

Live Review: Ten Tonnes, The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Ten Tonnes The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 31st January 2019 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Well I was not expecting a gig like this from Ten Tonnes. Admittedly, I’ve only seen him perform at festivals and in support slots, but for his sell out night at The Deaf Institute in Manchester, the mixed audience I associate … Continue reading

Feature: Independent Venue Week 2019

Independent Venue Week 2019 Words: Elena Katrina, Gary Lambert, Samantha Saddler  Photos: Elena Katrina, Gary Lambert Tim Burgess  – Phase One  If ever there was a way to kick off our celebration of Independent Venue Week well this was it, with one of my most favourite people ever; Tim Burgess. Leading a band “The Any … Continue reading

Live Review: The Howl and The Hum

The Howl and The Hum The Cluny, Newcastle, 24th January 2019 Words and photography: Sammy Sadler In my relationship, I’m usually the one who recommends the new artists/bands to listen to. Submerging myself in new music on a daily basis means I’m more than happy to get home and tell Jim what he should be … Continue reading

Live Review: Kendal Calling NYE

Kendal Calling NYE Party 31st December 2018, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester. Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert With a line up as strong as Everything Everything, Tom Grennan, The Blinders and Felix Hagan and The Family, Kendal Calling’s party was the only one I wanted to be at on New Year’s Eve, and I don’t really … Continue reading

Live Review: Year’s End Festival

Year’s End Festival Various venues, Manchester, 15th December 2018 Words and photography: Gary Lambert In the modern age, there are all kinds of Christmas traditions that are invented in the blink of an eye. December 1st presents, Elf on a Shelf, and treating Christmas markets as a stag/hen do all come under that heading. All … Continue reading

Live Review: The Old Pink House and The Pale White

The Old Pink House and The Pale White Northumbria University, Newcastle, 8th December 2018 Words: Sammy Sadler  This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed The Old Pink House and The Pale White. In fact, I don’t think it’s even my second. I’ve seen these two bands a lot over the past year and they get better each time, with … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Arts Club, Liverpool, 30th November 2018 It is not often that walking into a venue you are presented with a cardboard beard, but given I had only the day before lost about three inches from my facial topiary, I was very glad that Clean Cut Kid had decided their hometown gig was … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Year’s End Festival

Year’s End Festival Manchester, 15 December 2018 Words: Gary Lambert The penultimate Saturday before Christmas is meant for shopping isn’t it? Well, not if you’re in Manchester and a fan of good music as the folks at Scruff of the Neck and Distiller have decided to take one for the team and organise an event … Continue reading

Live Review: BBC Introducing -Harlea, Pizzagirl and Mellah

BBC Introducing – Harlea, Pizzagirl and Mellah The Lexington, London, 4th December 2018 Words: Megan Berridge  Naturally, I arrived late after getting a train and two tubes to get to what can only be described as a thistle amongst roses, The Lexington. The pub itself is lovely, but when it’s a two minute walk from … Continue reading

Live Review: Mumford and Sons

Mumford and Sons Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 25th November 2018 Words: Sammy Sadler  I can safely say that I could count on one hand how many gigs I’ve been to that I’ve not enjoyed. For me, there’s an ambiance that surrounds live shows that is always exciting, even if it’s not the sort of thing … Continue reading

Live Review: King Nun, Valeras, and The Cascaders

King Nun, Valeras and The Cascaders Sound Food and Drink, Liverpool, 14th November 2018 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Wednesday night in the basement of Sound on Duke Street saw King Nun playing only their second ever headline set, and, on behalf of Popped Music, I was happily sent along. Upon walking into the room, … Continue reading

Live Review: George Ezra

George Ezra Mountfall Hall, Liverpool University, 9th November 2018 Words: Daniel Burton Photography: Gary Lambert On a miserable wet cold Friday night, we went to see George Ezra play the Liverpool Guild of Students. With this having sold out soon after the release of his second record, ‘Staying At Tamara’s’, it was one of the … Continue reading

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