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: 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

EP Review: Spector – Reloaded

Spector – Reloaded Words: Sammy Sadler I’m a big fan of Spector and everyone knows it. Even they know it. Eight years ago I coined myself as ‘Sammy Sadz – Queen of Spector’ and I’m not even a little bit ashamed. So naturally you can imagine my inner fangirl reaction when they dropped a new … Continue reading

EP Review: Pizzagirl – Season 2

Pizzagirl – season 2 Words: Megan Berridge Pizza seems to always be delivered by a male courier. Actually, hang on, this applies to most takeaway food services. Ordered a Chinese? Yep, that’s a man knocking at the door. Fancy an Indian? Great! Another opportunity to have a man on your doorstep. Let’s be honest, feminism … 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

Just Watch: Isaac Gracie – Broken Wheel

Isaac Gracie – Broken Wheel Words: Rachel Allen ‘Broken wheel’ is a title I expected to hold a melancholy tune – but far be it for Isaac Gracie’s new release. Like his new video reflects, the light and feel good style of playing that wraps around his ironically pensive and sad lyric just seems to … Continue reading

Just Listen: Vanity Fairy – Loverman

Vanity Fairy – Loverman Words: Rachel Allen Prince and The Bee Gees are just some of the artists that spring to mind when first hearing the falsetto notes and echos of Vanity Fair’s Daisy Capri. She brings a unique and startlingly strange fascination to her vocal in her chilled out, catchy electro-pop track ‘Loverman.’ She … Continue reading

Just Listen: Clean Cut Kid – Deafening

Clean Cut Kid – Deafening Words: Megan Berridge  Clean Cut Kid could be poster boys for rock ‘n’ roll — the long hair and beards are starting to make more sense.  Their pre-tour single, ‘Deafening’, kicks ass with razor-edge fuzz and electric attitude. I choked on my breath when Mike Halls sings the word ‘bullshit’. I … 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

Just Listen: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – My Friend’s A Liquid

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – My Friend’s A Liquid Words: Nick Bewes Like so many artists, I first heard the brilliant Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on BBC Radio 6 Music, being played by Tom Ravenscroft. At twenty to six in the evening. Since that moment in the car, I’ve invested in their two albums, ‘High Visceral Part … Continue reading

Just Listen: GURU – Customer Helpline

GURU – Customer Helpline Words: Megan Berridge From its title, you might expect ‘Customer Helpline’ to be something of a cyber-age track — an ornament decorated with stale, robotic lyrics and tinselled with soulless beeps and chimes. But it’s not. I was drinking a lukewarm cuppa-instant-joe and listening to Simon and Garfunkel on a damp … 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

Live Review: Off The Record, Manchester 15-16 November 2018

Off The Record Various Venues, Manchester, 15th-16th November 2018 Words: Gary Lambert & Daniel Burton Photography: Gary Lambert The third edition of Off The Record saw the same format as previous years, with the focus of the event being equally across the two distinct elements of the festival. The conference is primarily for those who … Continue reading

Just Listen: Green Gardens – Change The Light

Green Gardens – Change The Light Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman What’s the danger of listening to new, interesting music? There’s no danger at all. Leeds art-pop band, Green Gardens are all sorts of fascinating, but beautiful. Newly released and highly anticipated single ‘Change The Lights’ is laced with funky riffs and breathtaking energy. The vocal ranges … Continue reading

Live Review: Deep.Sleep with Mayfare, Salsola and Able’s Army

Deep.Sleep, Mayfare, Salsola, Able’s Army The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, 9th November 2018 Words and Photography: Sammy Sadler I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I absolutely LOVE catching local bands, especially when they are coming to the end of a tour in their hometown. There’s an atmosphere of anticipation and excitement that clings … Continue reading

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