Interview: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Words by Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Clean Cut Kid are a band who we have been with from the very start, so it was apt that we were able to catch up with them shortly after they had finished their afternoon headliner slot at Liverpool Sound City. With their grown-up … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Sound City 2019

Liverpool Sound City 2019 Various venues, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, 4-5 May Words by Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Sound City 2019 was a festival that was approached with a cautious, tempered excitement. It felt like the organisers had made a bit of a gamble on the line up across the board … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid, Manchester

Clean Cut Kid, Gorilla, Manchester 28 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert When you live in Liverpool and want to see a Liverpool band then it’s usually a hometown show that allows you to take the band in. This means that there is invariably a great atmosphere when the band play, but due … Continue reading

Album Review: Clean Cut Kid – Painwave

Clean Cut Kid – Painwave Words: Rob Connor You may or may not be aware that we are in the throws of a shipping container revolution, these large iron vessels can now become fully blown homes, cafes, boutique clothing stores and many more weird and wonderful applications. However, you will struggle to find one that … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Arts Club, Liverpool, 30th November 2018 It is not often that walking into a venue you are presented with a cardboard beard, but given I had only the day before lost about three inches from my facial topiary, I was very glad that Clean Cut Kid had decided their hometown gig was … 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

Album Review: Clean Cut Kid – Felt

Felt Released 5th May 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Now I have, for the most part, removed myself from any responsibility of writing about bands that I am friends with but I’m the boss so I can make and break my own rules and quite frankly, I’m so in love with this that I want the … Continue reading

Festival Review: Outlines 2017

Outlines 2017 Sheffield 3rd – 4th March 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Welcome to Festival Season 2017 – kicking off in early March (yes March!) with Sheffield’s Outlines Festival. The festival is put together by those awesome people behind Tramlines and has a massive focus on new and emerging music. So of course we … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Outlines 2017

Outlines 2017 Words: Elena Katrina TICKETS ARE ON SALE HERE Website Facebook Twitter Outlines festival is Sheffield’s very own new music city centre festival and this year it brings not just one day of live music from up and coming acts and more established bands but two days! Double the fun, double the music and … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid – Liverpool Music Week

Clean Cut Kid Arts Club, Liverpool, 29th October 2016 Words and Photos: Elena Katrina In 2015 Clean Cut Kid were a relatively new name on the lips of music fans in Liverpool, despite being a band from that very city. They had only played one show in their home town at that point and were … Continue reading

Interview: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Words & Photos: Elena Katrina It’s been a year to the day since we last sat down with the lovely guys n gal that are Clean Cut Kid, when they played the closing party for Liverpool Music Week. This year they’re back in town same day same festival, only now they’re headlining … Continue reading

EP Review: Clean Cut Kid – We Used To Be In Love

Clean Cut Kid Words: James Booton With refreshingly upbeat indie-pop and passionate on stage performances, Clean Cut Kid have emerged as one of the best live acts in Liverpool. After making a name for themselves as one of the ‘must see’ bands around (if not for the atmosphere, simply for the sheer amount of impressive … Continue reading

Festival Review: LeeFest 2016

LeeFest 2016 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Well well well Lee what have you gone and done eh? Only actually accidentally achieved every other music lover’s dream  – throw a non party as a garden “festival” and then end up having it on a farm. With three realms -The Never Woods, Mermaids Lagoon and Skull … Continue reading

Festival Review: Beat Herder 2016

Beat Herder 2016 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Daisy Smart/Elena Katrina I first discovered Beat Herder festival only last year, perhaps because it’s not really known for being a festival for the kind of music we write about – but it does have an entire stage dedicated to it and that is partly why we returned, … Continue reading

Festival Preview: LeeFest Presents: The Neverland 2016

LeeFest: The Neverland 2016 Secret Location, Kent, July 28-30th 2016 Words: Elena Katrina TICKETS ARE ON SALE HERE Website Facebook Twitter LeeFest is a festival that has been on my mind for a good few years but never one that really managed to steal my attention away from the bigger, well medium, sized festivals that … Continue reading

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