Live Review: Tom Grennan, Manchester

Tom Grennan, Jimmy’s, Manchester, 21 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Sometimes there are tough choices that need to be made. Do you go for fried, poached or scrambled eggs? Do you go for Spotify or Apple Music? Do you binge on Netflix in bed or on the sofa? Do you want to … Continue reading

Live Review: Neon Waltz, Liverpool

Neon Waltz, Phase One Liverpool, 17 March Words and Photographs: Gary Lambert Do you ever have one of those gig nights full of surprise? I can honestly say I’ve rarely been caught out as much as I was when Neon Waltz played at Phase One in Liverpool. A Sunday night at an intimate gig usually … Continue reading

Live Review: Scarlet, Manchester

Scarlet with Oranje and Dollie Demi, YES Basement, 15 March 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert We all love new experiences. Well new experiences within reason, and Scarlet’s gig at Manchester’s YES Basement was absolutely filled with them. Firstly, it was the first time I had ever gone to see Scarlet performing outside of Liverpool; … Continue reading

Live Review: Bang Bang Romeo, Liverpool,

Bang Bang Romeo 18 February 2018, Phase One, Liverpool Words and Photos: Gary Lambert When the days are warmer and longer, Bang Bang Romeo will be embarking on what we all hope will be a life and career changing tour with global superstar Pink. But for now, the Sheffield three-piece are quite content to be … Continue reading

Live Review: Sea Girls – Manchester

Sea Girls Gorilla, Manchester, 5th March 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert If any of Popped Music’s North West based writers should not be sent to watch the clean cut indie pop of Sea Girls and APRE, then 100% it is me who should be left at home. As a direct result of musical tastes, … Continue reading

Live Review: Sleaford Mods – Liverpool

Sleaford Mods 2nd March 2019, o2 Academy, Liverpool Words & Photos: Gary Lambert Walking through Liverpool city centre back to my car after seeing a devastating performance by Sleaford Mods at the o2 Academy Liverpool, I come to the conclusion that watching this unlikely duo somehow enhances the senses in the same way that walking … Continue reading

Live Review: Psycho Comedy – Liverpool

Psycho Comedy 23 February 2019, The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool Words & Photos: Gary Lambert Despite the stoic image of being a band who wish to start an uprising against the ruling classes before they want to make people dance, there’s no doubt that Psycho Comedy are excited about their forthcoming, breakneck trip to New York. … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Manchester

Sam Fender Gorilla, Manchester, 25th February 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Hectorn Gannet is tonight’s warm up . He (yes he, not a band), hails from the motherland of Mr Fender.  Musically it’s solid and melodic but there feels like there’s a bit of a disconnect between him and the early doors crowd at Gorilla. The … Continue reading

Live Review: White Lies, Liverpool Olympia, 7 February 2019

White Lies Liverpool Olympia, 7th February 2019 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Walking out of this gig, I had one question on my mind. Why are White Lies not bigger? And I don’t just mean selling out the very back row of this cavernous venue bigger, but headlining Glastonbury levels of bigger. Like every other … Continue reading

Live Review: The Amazons – Manchester

The Amazons Jimmy’s Manchester, 9th February 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Fiona Carroll Arriving at the venue well in time for the support act, I was expecting a standard local band to be opening, but to my surprise it was The Mysterines! As soon as I found this out, my anticipation of the night increased … Continue reading

Live Review: Indigo Velvet – Tynemouth

Indigo Velvet Tynemouth Surf Cafe, 16th February 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Callum Robinson One thing I’ll admit that I’ve said quite a lot recently is the line “this is one of the best gigs I’ve seen in a while.” I don’t even say that lightly, I’ve just been to some fantastic gigs at the … Continue reading

Live Review: Ten Tonnes, The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Ten Tonnes The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 31st January 2019 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Well I was not expecting a gig like this from Ten Tonnes. Admittedly, I’ve only seen him perform at festivals and in support slots, but for his sell out night at The Deaf Institute in Manchester, the mixed audience I associate … Continue reading

Feature: Independent Venue Week 2019

Independent Venue Week 2019 Words: Elena Katrina, Gary Lambert, Samantha Saddler  Photos: Elena Katrina, Gary Lambert Tim Burgess  – Phase One  If ever there was a way to kick off our celebration of Independent Venue Week well this was it, with one of my most favourite people ever; Tim Burgess. Leading a band “The Any … Continue reading

Live Review: The Howl and The Hum

The Howl and The Hum The Cluny, Newcastle, 24th January 2019 Words and photography: Sammy Sadler In my relationship, I’m usually the one who recommends the new artists/bands to listen to. Submerging myself in new music on a daily basis means I’m more than happy to get home and tell Jim what he should be … Continue reading

Live Review: Kendal Calling NYE

Kendal Calling NYE Party 31st December 2018, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester. Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert With a line up as strong as Everything Everything, Tom Grennan, The Blinders and Felix Hagan and The Family, Kendal Calling’s party was the only one I wanted to be at on New Year’s Eve, and I don’t really … Continue reading

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