Live Review: Dream Wife – Liverpool

Dream Wife The Magnet, Liverpool, October 12th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Graham Smilie I’m a bit older than the kids at gigs today, so I don’t know if they have scrapbooks and memory boxes. But if they did (and I’m sure at least the quirky ones rebelling against social media will have), this gig … Continue reading

Live Review: Pale Waves – Manchester

Pale Waves Sound Control, Manchester 18th October 2017 Words & Photos: Tara Atkinson To look at them you’d think Manchester quartet Pale Waves were an up and coming punk band, you’d be surprised if you walked past the sold out Sound Control on Wednesday night to hear beautiful indie waves streaming through the doors. Having … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma Mountford Hall, Liverpool, October 6th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Georgia Flynn   Sundara Karma at Liverpool Guild of Students, or Mountford Hall as anybody over thirty with a taste for proper names would know it.  For me, this was the big one.  This is the first time I have seen one of … Continue reading

Live Review: Lana Del Rey – Liverpool

Lana Del Rey Echo Arena, Liverpool, September 2017 Words: Gary Lambert I cannot abide the term “guilty pleasures” as it suggests that there is something wrong with enjoyment. But for a self-confessed music snob who proudly lambasts members of indie bands for falling in love with stage school types, a gig by Lana Del Rey … Continue reading

Live Review: Anteros – Brighton

Anteros Komedia, Brighton, 25th September 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi For those who have ever visited Komedia Studio nestled in the Brighton Lanes, you’ll know how wonderfully small and cosy it is. This little fact can definitely work to the band’s strengths, or, in the worst case scenario, can just convert the room into … Continue reading

Live Review: The Big Moon – Liverpool

The Big Moon The Magnet, Liverpool,  October 6th 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Elena Katrina Amidst their biggest UK voyage to date, The Big Moon landed in Liverpool on Friday with support from Get Inuit and The Mysterines. After slots with The Sundowners, The Coral and an appearance at Skeleton Coast Festival earlier this summer, … Continue reading

Live Review: Otherkin – Liverpool

Otherkin Buyers Club, Liverpool, 6th October 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina In an unexpected turn of events I found myself of a Friday night with not just one but two gigs to go to. Luckily for me the gods of timings and venue locations were on my side (as were the promoters, who just … Continue reading

Live Review: The Vryll Society – Liverpool

The Vryll Society The Magnet Liverpool 29th September 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington After two successful runs, The Magnet was crammed on Friday for the grand finale of three Vryll Society residency shows courtesy of EVOL, reflecting the snowballing excitement towards the band ahead of their hotly anticipated debut album release. Each show has seen a … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan – Liverpool

Tom Grennan Leaf, Liverpool, 4th October 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina   When a touring gig above a bar/café sells out two months before the artist is due to step foot on the stage, you know there is going to be a certain level of expectation regarding the night. Sell out gigs are … Continue reading

Live Review: Estrons – Liverpool

Estrons Buyers Club, Liverpool,  September 29th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina   If I could choose any particular night for enjoying a gig in Liverpool it would be a payday Friday. With overtime pay to celebrate, or more likely the need to get over the fact that your bosses are able to get … Continue reading

Just Listen: Johnny Kills – End Game

Johnny Kills Words: Gary Feeney Returning with their second single in just over as many months, Johnny Kills have delivered another belter in the shape of End Game . Displaying the same knack for killer hooks and melodies which made their previous offering, Let’s Talk About Me, a real stand-out, End Game opens with a … Continue reading

Live Review: Chastity Belt – Brighton

Chastity Belt Brighton Words: Lewis Cockle Photos: Chloe Hashemi The Green Door Store of Brighton comes across as a prime venue for Chastity Belt. Its relaxed status, laid-back staff and rugged appearance all contribute to the headliners vibe. It’s also one of the smaller and more intimate venues in Brighton, meaning that the fans can … Continue reading

Live Review: Honeyblood – London

Honeyblood Koko, London, 16th June 2016 Words: Leander Hobbs Photos: Jane Jimenez It’s Friday night and an unearthly hush falls over the audience at the Koko Club, London. Eerie little voices float disjointedly from the sound system and flashing lights like laser beams announce the arrival of Honeyblood for their biggest headline show to date.  A slightly nervous Stina Tweeddale and Cat Myer’s take the … Continue reading

Live Review: Haus – Brighton

Haus Komedia, Brighton, 21st April 2017 Words: Tara Matthews   Kicking off their latest UK tour at Brighton’s Komedia, HAUS are set to stop off in Nottingham, Bristol, Manchester and London along the way. The 5-piece indie rock outfit made the trip to the south coast for what was set to be a special show … Continue reading

Live Review: The Japanese House – Manchester

The Japanese House Gorilla, Manchester, May 2017 Words: Alicia Boukersi Photos: Tara Atkinson Standing in line for the venue, it’s not hard to tell who will be joining me- any teenage girl within a 300 meter vicinity holding an iPhone and wearing an over sized denim jacket is guaranteed to be screaming their lungs out … Continue reading

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