Festival Preview: 110 Above 2018

 110 Above 2018 Gopsall, Leicestershire, 25th August 2018 Words: Joe Cockburn Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter   Growing a reputation as one of festival season’s best-kept secrets, 110 Above returns to Gopsall Hall Farm in the first week of August, sharing the sounds of some of the best new artists around in … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Dot To Dot Manchester 2018

Dot To Dot 2018 – Manchester Various Venues, Manchester, 25th May 2018 (ALSO: Bristol 26th May 2017 // Nottingham 27th May 2017)   Words: Elena Katrina Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter Dot to Dot holds a unique place in the often congested and identikit festival season by being a tightly organised, … Continue reading

Live Review: Public Service Broadcasting – Manchester

  Public Service Broadcasting Manchester Academy 16th October 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Support band Palace, with their distinctive blues sound, have long been championed by Popped Music. The London four-piece played songs from their stunning debut album, So Long Forever, released at the end of last year. Amongst these were the album’s title track with … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Brighton

Amber Run Concorde 2, Brighton October 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi It’s always a treat when you get to see not one but two great bands grace the same stage in a single evening. That being said, you can imagine my delight when I found out I would be seeing both Amber Run and … Continue reading

Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2017

Kendal Calling 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Photos: Trust A Fox Photography In my preview of Kendal Calling, I mentioned that organisers have a habit of claiming every year that that year’s edition has been their biggest and best. It seems, however, that reviewers do exactly the same thing because each time I’ve been at Kendal, … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool International Music Festival 2017

LIMF 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington    This weekend, the sensational Liverpool International Musical Festival returns to Sefton Park for a four-day celebration of musical heritage and cultural diversity. This year’s headliners, Gorgon City, Naughty Boy and Cast, are set to wow the masses. But, if it’s emerging, under-the-radar acts you’re after, we’ve selected five exciting … Continue reading

Live Review: The Kooks – London

The Kooks Alexandra Palace, London, May 13th 2017 Words & Photos: Simon Reed It was Eurovision tonight. If you’re feeling nostalgic, you might vaguely remember the heady days when we actually stood a chance of winning it. Well, I’m feeling nostalgic too; and It’s not because I stayed home to­­ see if Greece and Cyprus … Continue reading

Live Review: Crystal Fighters – Liverpool

Crystal Fighters Liverpool O2 Academy, 18.11.16 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones I cannot remember ever going to a gig like Crystal Fighters. This was not just a musical performance, but an all-out assault on the senses, the mind and the body. It was not just the band, the sound and lighting engineers, or the rest … Continue reading

Live Review: Jamie T – Liverpool

Jamie T Liverpool Olympia 17.11.16 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones Back in 2007 this particular writer heard Sheila by Jamie T and instantly wrote him off as a one-hit wonder who would be confined to indie disco singalong moments and quiz show questions. Nine years later, and no less than four albums and who … Continue reading

Live Review: Band Of Skulls – Manchester

Band Of Skulls Albert Hall, Manchester, 21st October 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina Manchester’s Albert Hall is a special venue, and the mix of the high ceilings yet the intimate size of the crowd was perfect for showcasing the sounds of Southampton’s Band of Skulls. As the European leg of their world tour … Continue reading

Live Review: Jordan Allen – Liverpool

Jordan Allen Byers Club, Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert A lot of rumours have spread from the Manchester music scene about yet another one off the convey belt provided by Manchester’s commuter belt, a young lad by the name Jordan Allen. Like a tale as old as time, Liverpool acting as staging post for one of … Continue reading

Festival Review: X&Y – Part 1

X&Y 9th-10th June 2016, Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll Sefton Park in south Liverpool, of a summer’s evening, produces a fine depiction of the suburban area. The park is bustling with clean energy. There are joggers, cyclists, people clad in Lycra for purposes beyond comprehension and dog walkers with a few too many … Continue reading

Live Review: The Bohicas – Loft Art’s Club, Liverpool

The Bohicas + Sugarmen + Sankofa 8th October, Loft Art’s Club, Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert Opening up the night of three real up-and-comers was Liverpool’s Sankofa. This a band who have allowed their sound to grow into a much heavier beast than previously stalked the stages of Liverpool. Sounding more like an English version of … Continue reading

Live Review: Frances – Liverpool

Frances The Leaf, Liverpool, 18th October 2015 Words: Gary Lambert If this gig was not a showcase for Liverpool’s performing arts education offerings officially, then unofficially it most definitely was with the acts and audience made up of students and alumni. It gave the night a strange feel as so many people watching seemed more … Continue reading

Live Review: Zibra – Liverpool

Zibra September 26th, Studio 2, Liverpool Words: Ruth Myles Studio Two, part of the famed Parr St Studio complex, in Liverpool is making a bit of a name for itself as being the home for indie music fans to come to watch the freshest and most exciting new bands who are touring the country at … Continue reading

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