Festival Review: All Points East – Catfish & The Bottlemen

All Points East – Catfish & The Bottlemen Words: Luke Pettican After a triumphant first weekend featuring the likes of The XX, Lorde and LCD Sound System, expectations were high for the return to music at Victoria Park after five days of community events. As the doors opened at 2PM, a surprisingly beautiful orchestral remix … Continue reading

Festival Review: Neighbourhood 2017 – Manchester

Neighbourhood 2017 Various venues, Manchester, 7th October 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox “In rain we graft” might be a t-shirt slogan, but it sums up the Manchester music scene’s collective ability for hard work, togetherness and fighting through the strife that often comes from the life of being working class in the … Continue reading

Live Review: Vevo Halloween – Liverpool

Vevo Halloween 29th October 2016, Bramley Moore Dock, Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert As Halloween has now departed from being a tradition celebrated on 31 October by sending kids around the streets close to home to menace sweets from pensioners, upon arrival at the warehouse on Bramley Moore Dock I was immediately taken out of my … Continue reading

Festival Review: Y Not Festival 2016

Y Not 2016 Words and Photos: Fi Carroll The fact that Y Not 2016 is barely over and early birds tickets for next year’s festival are already sold out emphasises just how amazing this festival truly is. I’ve always classed Y Not as my favourite of all festivals and after spending an epic four days … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Stockport

Blossoms 5th August 2016, Stockport Plaza Words & Photo: Gary Lambert When you are walking to a venue and see a sign directing you to the nearest air raid shelter, followed by getting directed to your seat by a man in a white bow tie there is almost a feeling that you had somehow managed … Continue reading

Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2016

Kendal Calling 2016 28th -31st July 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Kendal Calling Official   The low-key opening of Kendal Calling’s Thursday is very, very much the antithesis of low key. Despite the occasional wafting of rain through the site, everybody in the fields seemed to be ready to wage war on body, mind and … Continue reading

Album Review: Blossoms – Blossoms

Blossoms Released 5th August 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Welcome to the official start of Blossoms becoming the biggest rock n roll band in the UK. Note: I’m not suggesting Coldplay, The Rolling Stones or Arctic Monkeys style stadium nights from this – but they are Event Bands now. From this, Blossoms’ eponymous debut album they … Continue reading

EP Review: Blossoms – At Most A Kiss

At Most A Kiss Released 23rd February 2016 Words: Julia Grantham At Most A Kiss is the third EP to be released by up-and-coming Stockport five piece Blossoms. This band have been gathering momentum steadily for the last couple of years since forming in 2013, and started out supporting bands such as The Charlatans and … Continue reading

Just Watch: Blossoms – Charlemange

Blossoms Watch the video for Charlemange here: Blossoms follow up their massive track Blown Rose with new single Charlemange. This time they’re kicking things back up a little. It’s more like their earlier tracks; more hints at rock n roll without actually being rock n roll and this is how I prefer them to be. … Continue reading

Interview: Blossoms

Blossoms Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones When you get a text message asking if you want to meet one of the brightest hopes in the British music scene, the answer is always yes. When you’re given the chance to interview and photograph them, the answer is YES (followed by a deep breath to stop … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling 2015 Words: Gary Lambert This year celebrates the tenth birthday of the annual uniting of the musical clans of the north of England that is Kendal Calling. To make it even more special old friends and indie legends James have been invited along to open on the Thursday night and make it a … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Charlatans – Manchester

The Charlatans Summer In The City, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 4th July 2015 Words: Julia Grantham Photos: Sakura   Tucked away in a quiet corner of the city, amid passing trains, railway arches and The Manchester Ship Canal, lies a rather unsuspecting gig venue. Playing host to a series of gigs this year as part of … Continue reading

Festival Review: Live At Leeds

Live At Leeds Saturday 2nd May 2015, Leeds Words: Elena Katrina and Sean Regan Leeds has become synonymous as a bastion of UK rock in parts thanks to it’s burgeoning DIY music scene and the often riot inducing Leeds festivals. The weather was traditional UK festival (rain) so thankfully everything was indoors in the numerous … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Liverpool

Blossoms February 22nd, The Kazimier, Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert A soaking Sunday night is not the most exciting time to go to a gig, but nevertheless Blossoms were in town and aiming to entertain, so there was really only one place to be.  The Kazimier is a great little venue. Wooden and compact and slightly … Continue reading

Just Listen: Blossoms – Cut Me And I’ll Bleed

Blossoms Listen to Cut Me And I’ll Bleed here: Blossoms have shared Cut Me And I’ll Bleed. The perfect 3 minute indie pop song, well just over but when it’s as good at this you can forgive the 25 seconds. In fact because  it’s so good it’s also over all too soon and is certainly … Continue reading

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