LIVE REVIEW: ADULT DVD

Adult DVD The Jacaranda Club, Liverpool, 18 February 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The standard entry fee for a basement venue gig of £5 is always value for money.  Even if the bands are rough around the edges, still trying to figure out how they want to sound, or genuinely not ready to perform … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: ALBERTINE SARGES

Albertine Sarges Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 2 February 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I would always recommend to music fans that you check out the bands from overseas when they come to your town.  Despite the accessibility caused by Spotify and Apple Music, it is still more likely than not that they are playing smaller venues … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: LIBRALIBRA

LibraLibra Stage and Radio, Manchester, 26 January 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert As part of Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery’s Revive Live campaign, Brighton’s LibraLibra took in the basement surrounds of Stage and Radio for the Manchester leg of the four-piece’s national tour. This was the first time I had been … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: EUPHORIA – VLURE

VLURE Euphoria Words by Gary Lambert VLURE have the potential to be one of the greatest bands in British music history. Honestly, I type that and feel there is not a drop of hyperbole in that. The potential that these Glaswegian rave punk warriors have is stratospheric. If you have yet to see them live, … Continue reading

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

Festival Review: Close Up 2021

Festival Review: Close Up Festival 2021  Colours Hoxton, 11 September 2021 Words & Photos: Amy Butcher Live music has always been a big part of my life, and to have that taken away for 18 months was like a kick in the teeth. Entering the doors to the venue room at Colours Hoxton, getting the … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: VOODOOS

Voodoos Words by Gary Lambert If fuzzy indie pop is your cup of tea, then at Liverpool Sound City you should get along to watch Voodoos. They’ve got an incredibly uplifting way with music that is reminiscent of Vistas’ ability to make music fans smile, and fresh from playing at the incredible TRNSMT festival it … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: VICTORS

VICTORS Words by Gary Lambert Liverpool Sound City is almost upon us, and it is going to be one of the most exciting weekends of the year. With the focus of Sound City being on the next wave of great bands coming through (mind you we love the headliners here too), it is the step … 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

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY

Liverpool Sound City Various venues, Liverpool city centre, 1-3 October 2021 Words by Gary Lambert Tickets from £29.50 for a day to £59.50 for a weekend available here. As a music fan based in Liverpool there are few things that get me as giddy as the words Liverpool Sound City.  One of the longest standing … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: RATS

Rats The Cavern, Liverpool, 22 September 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Gigs in The Cavern are weird.  It starts with the scouse caricature doormen who think they need to make some sort of funny with every single entrant (I just want to get in the gig lads, it’s not fear on my face … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: CRAWLERS

Crawlers Words and Photos by Gary Lambert If you have not yet joined the hype train behind Crawlers, then Friday night at This Feeling’s tent might be the ideal stop for you to get on. Mixing heavy riffs with trumpet interludes and lyrics that could be carved on your soul (tattooed on to your arm … 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

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: CLOSE UP FESTIVAL

Close Up Festival Words by Daniel Burton TICKETS £16.50 HERE I think it is needless to say that the past 18 months have been full of uncertainty and disappointment, however if there is one thing that we can rely upon, it is CloseUp delivering one hell of a party and there’s no sign of 2021 … Continue reading

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