JUST LISTEN: RED RUM CLUB – VIBRATE

Red Rum Club Vibrate Words by Gary Lambert Fans of Red Rum Club wore t-shirts emblazoned with Scouse Americana during their Matador era, and whilst the Red Rum Club sound has evolved and grown from those days, the American musical motif still applies. For Vibrate though, the six piece have headed down the Florida coast … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: KATY ALEX – SUCKER FOR LOVE

Katy Alex Sucker For Love Words by Gary Lambert One of my favourite thing in the world is watching pop music at festivals. In bygone years they were an afternoon treat for the kids, but now they are rightly given the respect they deserve for the effort and craft that goes into making pop songs … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: PSYCHO COMEDY

Psycho Comedy Words by Gary Lambert It is going to be a treat to catch Psycho Comedy at FestEvol at Invisible Wind Factory this coming Saturday. The Liverpool six-piece are a tight, vibrant unit (and one of our own recommendations to watch) who will prepare you for revolution whilst making you feel you’re likely to … 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

FESTIVAL VIBES – MiG 15

MiG 15 Words by Gary Lambert One of our tips to watch at FestEvol: Future Yard edition is MiG 15. With a stylish collection of eighties-inspired tunes and a set of confident players on stage, they’re going to offer you a set that’ll make you add to your playlist. We caught up with lead singer … 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

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: FestEvol (Liverpool Edition)

FestEvol 2021 Words by Gary Lambert Tickets £25 plus booking fee (Tickets Part 1 and Part 2) On the back of FestEvol: Wirral Edition, FestEvol: Liverpool Edition takes place on Saturdays 7 and 14 August, and it looks like it is going to be the sort of event that you need to attend.  There is music … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: GIRLI

GIRLI Future Yard, Birkenhead, 23 July 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I’ve been to several events at Future Yard, but the venue had not been fully operational until this gig.  Unlike the Death Star becoming fully operational with the destruction of Alderaan, Future Yard celebrated with an exciting mix of live music and more.  With … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE POST ROMANTICS

The Post Romantics Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 16 July 2021 Words and photos by Gary Lambert “Are you coming to my gig?” is the easiest question to be asked of me.  Partly because I’m always going to answer yes instinctively and then worry about my diary; and partly because sometimes it is people like Connor, the lead singer … 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

Festival Preview: FestEvol 2021 (Future Yard)

FestEvol 2021 Words by Gary Lambert PRICE INFO: £15 plus booking fee – FestEvol Well, well, well…  It seems like nothing is going to stop us now and festivals will be going ahead in 2021.  As much as I’ve tried to avoid building my hopes up, the announcement of the first date of FestEvol 2021 on Saturday … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bandit – Ice Cream

Bandit Ice Cream Words by Gary Lambert I’ll hold my hands up now and tell you that at first listen, I didn’t like Ice Cream by Bandit.  But when the second to fifth listens happen without you playing it because the song is stuck in your head and you’re singing along, then I had to admit … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Sefton Park Pilot

Blossoms Sefton Park, Liverpool, 1 May 2021 Words by Gary Lambert In my life I’ve seen Bowie headline Glastonbury; McCartney play Helter Skelter live for the first time; and forgotten the amount of bands I’ve seen in half-filled back rooms go on to bigger and better things; but I’ve never been to a gig this … 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

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