Live Review: George Ezra

George Ezra Mountfall Hall, Liverpool University, 9th November 2018 Words: Daniel Burton Photography: Gary Lambert On a miserable wet cold Friday night, we went to see George Ezra play the Liverpool Guild of Students. With this having sold out soon after the release of his second record, ‘Staying At Tamara’s’, it was one of the … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender 6th November,  The Shipping Forecast Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina  Photos: Gary Lambert   I’ve seen Sam Fender play live about 7 times now this year and none of them, until now, have been a headline show. I’ve been waiting for this since March – to see how his crowd reacts, to see how … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Manchester

Dream Wife Gorilla, Manchester 26th October 2018 Words & Photos: Gary Lambert It is right to start this review with some honesty…. Dream Wife and Queen Zee are amongst my favourite bands around – and I know from experience that both of them off an incendiary live experience. To say I was excited for this … Continue reading

Live Review: First Aid Kit – Liverpool

First Aid Kit Liverpool Guild of Students, 24 October 2018 Photos & Words: Gary Lambert  First Aid Kit Beautiful. Nine letters which sum up the combination of First Aid Kit and The Staves with more accuracy than any number of words in this review. Liverpool Guild of Students, and formerly Mountford Hall, has seen hundreds … Continue reading

Live Review: Sisteray – Liverpool

Sisteray The Jacaranda Club, 12 October 2018   Words & Photos: Gary Lambert Every legendary band has a tale which may or may not be true about playing a gig to just the barman or old Bill who drank in the pub every night of his life from aged 7. Which sounds cool, but I … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Spring King – Newcastle

Spring King Newcastle, 20th September 2018 Words: Samantha Sadler It’s so amazing to watch a band grow from support act to show headliners and I feel like I’ve pretty much been on this journey with Spring King. I first caught the guys supporting Spector back in 2015, and it is pretty awesome that I’m now … Continue reading

Live Review: Hippo Campus – London

Hippo Campus London, 23rd August 2018 Words & Photos: Luke Pettican  As soon as you walked into Omeara’s delightfully styled main room, you could sense the raging excitement in the air. Before even the support band had started the place was crammed with eager fans, connected by an undeniable sense of feverish anticipation. Before Hippo … Continue reading

Live Review: Jordan Allen – Liverpool

Jordan Allen Zanzibar, Liverpool Words: Cat Lewis Photos: Fi Carroll Having been a spectator at many a This Feeling gig I knew the line up for tonight would not disappoint. The first band of the evening were Strangers, a young local trio who kicked off the night with a strong set of grungy guitar riffs, strong … Continue reading

Live Review: Mint – Liverpool

Mint Liverpool, 20th May 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll The first band up of the evening were Monks, a distinctly loud and local presence with which to start the heart of the gig. A smile was brought to my face immediately with the use of a trumpet right at the forefront of their … Continue reading

Live Review: Island – Liverpool

Island Buyers Club, Liverpool, 14th May 2018 Words & Photos: Gary Lambert The enjoyment that a gig generates is not simply based on the performance of the band(s) on stage, but rather a more complicated mixture of performance, venue, personal mood, and behaviour of your fellow audience members.  If any one of these aspects can … Continue reading

Live Review: Black Honey – Cardiff

Black Honey The Globe Cardiff, 13th May 2018 Words: Lewis Rogers Photos: Isaac Griffiths I’ve been following Black Honey’s music ever since they dropped their Bloodlust EP way back in 2014. Back then there was an elusiveness and mystery to the Brighton four piece but over the past few years they’ve earned a well-deserved reputation … Continue reading

Live Review: The Charlatans – Northwich

The Charlatans Northwich Memorial Court, 14th May 2018 The Charlatans have put together a festival and it’s a pretty decent offering, especially as they are the only headline – every day, well almost every day, for a week. The festival North by Northwich, features an exhibition, DJ sets, after parties, a mini-conference with Sound City, and … Continue reading

Live Review: Marsicans – Manchester

Marsicans Words: Joe Cockburn  Photos: Georgia Flynn Snow had obliterated gigs across the country in early March, but buoyed by a week of seeing the absolutely epic Everything Everything twice, a much more intimate but equally as grand setting of Manchester’s Deaf Institute welcomed Marsicans on their (almost) sold-out UK tour – “damn you Glasgow,” … Continue reading

Live Review: Shame – Manchester

Shame Manchester, Gorilla, 13th April 2018 Words: Caleb Curtis If Whitworth Street West in Manchester didn’t know who Shame were by the start of the night, they certainly did by the end. With attitudes that spoke as loud as their blistering sound, Gorilla itself appeared to be shaking at the foundations, as the young band cavorted their way through … Continue reading

Live Review: Circa Waves: Liverpool

Circa Waves EBGBS Liverpool, 5th April 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fiona Carroll  Before I went beyond the world of being a music fan and started to write about gigs and pester bands about their opinions on life rather than just babble my congratulations in an overly excited manner, I had a very strong opinion of … Continue reading

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