JUST LISTEN: SYFTA – Breathe

SYFTA – Breathe Words: Amy Butcher Widnes four-piece SYFTA have released strong debut single Breathe – a loud track packing a powerful punch. Launching straight into invasive vocals and brash drum beats, the song is intense from the start until it reaches the chorus before dropping into a serene silence as vocalist Harry sings Breathe; … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Glass Peaks – Never Really Left

Glass Peaks – Never Really Left Words: Amy Butcher Kent band Glass Peaks have released one hell of a corker in new single Never Really Left ahead of their Debut EP It’s Raining On The Wrong Side of The Window out in May. A commentary on the toxic landscape social media has become, the trio … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood Weekender 2020

Neighbourhood Weekender 2020 Words: Elena Katrina & Gary Lambert PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter When Neighbourhood Weekender has launched two years ago as a big boy version of Neighbourhood Festival, it turned into one of the surprise highlights of our Summer. Last year a bigger group … Continue reading

Live Review: Dollie Demi – Manchester

Dollie Demi Manchester, The Castle Hotel, 14th February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert So what did you do on Valentine’s Day?  Something romantic?  Something deliberately and unashamedly fun and cheesy?  Or did you go to a gig on your own because watching a three bands in a classic gig venue is undoubtedly how … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Heart of Darkness

The Amazons Heart of Darkness Words by Gary Lambert Released as part of The Amazons’ Expanded Edition of Future Dust, Heart of Darkness is the sound of a rock band preparing for the days when arenas and stadiums welcome them with open arms. When you listen to Heart of Darkness, you might want to do … Continue reading

Just Listen: Zuzu – Skin and Bone

Zuzu Skin and Bone Words by Gary Lambert Liverpool’s emo-pop princess Zuzu seems to be at it again with yet another wonderful pop song that combines the emotional nudity of one of my counselling sessions with the singalong fun of a kitchen disco. In comparison to her other output, on the first listen it seems … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talk Show – Banshee

Talk Show – Banshee Words: Amy Butcher Ever since I heard Fast and Loud I have been shamelessly addicted to Talk Show and their intriguing sound. What I love about this band is their way of performing their songs live in such a way that feels like the raw recording yet is elevated to another … Continue reading

Just Listen: Love Fame Tragedy – Please Don’t Murder Me (Part 2)

Love Fame Tragedy – Please Don’t Murder Me (Part 2) Words: Sammy Sadler I’m not exaggerating when I say that I feel like I’ve been a fan of The Wombats forever. They were the first band I had an A1 poster of on my wall and the first band I rushed to every tour date … Continue reading

Live Review: Valeras – Liverpool

Valeras Liverpool, Sound, 28th January 2020 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  That’s it then, the first gig of 2020 out of the way. I always find it hard to step out into the cold after going home after a long day at work. You know, the ones when you went out in the bitter dark … Continue reading

Just Listen: Peaness – Kaizen

Peaness – Kaizen Words: Clare Hingley Rewind back to Chester, 2013 and Peaness were just beginning their journey down the indie-pop paved road. Jess (bass/vocals), Rach (drums) and Balla (guitar/vocals ) have released their latest single Kaizen, taken from the Japanese word meaning ‘change for the good’. This song is a fun, upbeat, very poppy vibe … Continue reading

Just Listen: Tom Grennan – This Is The Place

Tom Grennan This is the Place Words by Gary Lambert It took The Hollies just one look, but for me it was five seconds.  Five seconds of Tom Grennan‘s vocal and I had to stop what I was doing and message my Popped-boss to reiterate a point she already knew.  This is the Place needs … Continue reading

Just Listen: Wyldest – Alive (Redream)

Wyldest – Alive (Redream) Words: Gary Lambert Once again, the Redream version from Wyldest has knocked ball out of the park. This time Alive has been given the treatment ahead of March’s release of Redream Chaos. Opening up with some synth action a lot more reminiscent of the original release, quickly we are taken to … Continue reading

ROUND UP: BEST OF 2019

THE ROUND UP 2019 Words: Daniel Burton  In a year where we have seen some of the best bands come and sadly, a la Queen Zee, go, here our Round Up man Daniel put together the team’s favourite tracks of the year in a collective look back of the last year of the decade. TV … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Urban Architects

Urban Architects Words: Daniel Burton To mark the release of their debut single The Dream Spectre out today today (18th December) and ahead of their gig at The Academy, Liverpool on the 20th, Daniel Burton caught up with Urban Architects to find out a little bit more about them and how they came to be … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Honey – Set Me Free

Pale Honey –  Set Me Free Words: Clare Hingley Even the first note in this song makes you think you’ve gone back in time to the 1980s and dancing along to the likes of Walk Like An Egyptian by Bananrama. Gothenburg duo Nelly Daltrey and Tuva Lodmark make up Pale Honey. These ladies have released … Continue reading

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