LIVE REVIEW: THE MYSTERINES

The Mysterines o2 Academy, Liverpool, 30 October 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The confident upward trajectory of The Mysterines is encapsulated by the fact that before they played their biggest, hometown headline show to date, the band had already announced another show at a bigger venue for 2022 (tickets available here).  Undoubtedly, Popped Music … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY

Liverpool Sound City Various venues, Liverpool, 1-3 October 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert It has been a long time since Liverpool Sound City has taken place in Liverpool city centre proper, and it was wonderful to be back there.  Getting a wristband and press lanyards at The Bombed Out Church brought back memories of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: GLAMBOY – WHAT SHE WANTS

GLAMBOY What She Wants Words by Gary Lambert This is the dawning of a new day. We are now entering GLAMBOY‘s world. The Leeds-based Londoner has dropped their first track and it’s a banger. That’s not really a surprise though considering it was written and recorded in conjunction with the dream team that is Zuzu … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: DEAD POET SOCIETY

Dead Poet Society Future Yard, Birkenhead, 31 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert One of the biggest losses to gig going at the moment is the difficulty that foreign acts have to come to our shores to tour.  So many festival slots have been altered as bands and their teams have found it impossible … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: URBAN ARCHITECTS – A STROKE OF LUCK

Urban Architects A Stroke of Luck Words by Daniel Burton A Stroke of Luck is the upbeat anthem that everyone was in need of this summer. We may be 8 months into 2021, and 2 waves of a pandemic since Urban Architects’ last release, but rest-assured it has been well worth the wait. The opening … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: DREAM WIFE

Dream Wife Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 6 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I’ve been excited for Dream Wife since the very second this gig was announced.  Dream Wife are quite possibly my favourite band of modern times.  A band that makes me wish I was sixteen again and be insanely deeply in love with a band … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: HUSHTONES – GREETINGS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Hushtones Greetings From The Other Side Words by Gary Lambert Hushtones‘ debut album, Greetings From The Other Side, is a wild cocktail of heady pop melodies underpinned with frighteningly good guitar licks. I can hand on heart say that I’ve not stopped playing it since I got my hands on a preview copy. Bearing in … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: FESTEVOL (PART 1)

FestEvol Future Yard, Birkenhead, 31 July 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Oh my God!  What a day FestEvol (Future Yard edition) turned out to be.  This is very unsurprising news to be fair.  A cracking line up of bands primarily from the banks of the Mersey for the Liverpool music scene’s first post-lockdown shindig was always … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: ZUZU – MY OLD LIFE

Zuzu My Old Life Words by Gary Lambert Wow! is the first thing that comes to mind after listening to Zuzu‘s latest single from her forthcoming debut album, Queensway Tunnel. All the old Zuzu touchstones are there, but this is a bold move into for me a more expansive sound. My Old Life reminds me … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Wyldest

Wyldest Grand Central Hall, Liverpool, 22 May 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Have you been to any social distanced gigs?  I can understand why people don’t go to them.  They are quiet, sensible affairs a lot of time.  It is difficult for an artist to build a connection with those in the room.  There is a flipside … Continue reading

Just Watch: Projector – Zero

Projector Zero Words: Nick Jaques A snarling swaggering piece of punk rock from Brighton three-piece PROJECTOR. Reminiscent of the more distortive moments of classic Sonic Youth and they possess the essential ingredients of the underground DIY punk-rock scene. Zero also has a neat melodic and infectious groove which gives it more appeal to the listener, … Continue reading

Album Review: Red Rum Club – The Hollow Sessions

Red Rum Club The Hollow Sessions Words: Gary Lambert Red Rum Club are one of the most loved bands around the country on the live scene.  Every gig is a sweaty celebration of joy, of rock n roll, and of the collective power generated by a gang of mates in tune with each other.  When their music … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sports Team – Happy (God’s Own Country)

Sports Team Happy (God’s Own Country) Words: Amy Butcher I mean, what can I say about Sports Team that’s not already been said? They’re talented, full of passion and have the guts to fight it out with Lady Gaga for a number one album spot – what can’t they do? Sports Team have been on … Continue reading

Just Watch: Cassia – Right There

Cassia Right There Words: Amy Butcher Spinning a negative feeling into an upbeat, indie pop song, Cassia have given us an addictive new single in ‘Right There’. We’ve been fans of the Macclesfield-born band for a long time, and they never fail to put a smile on our faces with their music. They’ve come into … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bandicoot – Fuzzy

Bandicoot Fuzzy Words: Amy Butcher If ever there was a track to launch you right into the rockabilly era, it’s ‘Fuzzy’ by Bandicoot. The Swansea based band pull together bluesy rock melodies and soulful vocals to create a fast-paced, get up and dance number. The guitar riffs alone will have you up on your feet, … Continue reading

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