Just Watch: Bear’s Den – Greenwoods Bethlehem (Live)

Bear’s Den Words: Elena Katrina Bear’s Den are no longer one of my new bands that no one knows about and while a part of me is seriously made up that they’ve done so well, there will always be a little bit of me that dislikes having to share them with so many people. I’ve … Continue reading

Live Review: Kings Of Leon – Liverpool

Kings Of Leon Liverpool Echo Arena, February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Any time Kings Of Leon decide to play a show or do a tour in the UK there’s a massive frenzy for tickets, without fail. There’s good reason for it too, they are just one of the best live bands and they … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Manchester

Amber Run Academy 2, Manchester, 23rd February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina I’ve been looking forward to this tour since the day it was announced and then once the support acts were added it was my most highly anticipated show so far for 2017. Three of our favourite bands all on one line up, … Continue reading

Just Watch: Estrons – Belfast

Estrons Words: Elena Katrina Estrons are probably one of my favourite heavier bands of the last 18 months or so and having seen them play live several times the video for EP track Belfast is getting me excited to go and see them live again next week. Belfast further demonstrates the bands energy riddled tracks, … Continue reading

Live Review: Yonaka – London

Yonaka Birthdays, London, 19th January 2017 Words: Lauren Grigor Coming on stage around 10:30, the four piece were looking chuffed after their incredible day – Signing with a major label is a big deal for a young band but they’ve earned it, delivering set after set, they never lose energy and always leave me wanting … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Liverpool Music Week

Dream Wife Arts Club, Liverpool Music Week, 1st November 2016 Words: Cath Bore Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a curious line up for the penultimate Breaking Out night for this year’s Liverpool Music Week. I’m not sure the bands matched each other or should be playing the same show. It made for an interesting combination anyway. … Continue reading

Live Review: Let’s Eat Grandma – Liverpool Music Week

Let’s Eat Grandma Arts Club, Liverpool Music Week, 30th October 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones Liverpool Music Week is not just an excuse to get some artists who would normally not visit Liverpool to play in one of the city’s venues, or there just to give some artists the chance to play sell … Continue reading

Live Review: The Big Moon – Liverpool Music Week

The Big Moon Arts Club, Liverpool Music Week, 28th October 2016 Words & Photos: Rebecca Mason Arts Club is just one of the many venues for Liverpool Music Week this year. Last night the intimate loft kicked off a series of shows for DIY Breaking Out, starting with The Big Moon. Support came from local … Continue reading

Live Review: The Shimmer Band – Liverpool

The Shimmer Band Buyers Club, Liverpool, October 13th 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones This time two years ago, Liverpool’s Evol put on a £5 entry, low capacity gig of some young lads from Stockport who released their debut album this summer. The events at Buyers Club as the promoter put on Bristolian hopefuls … Continue reading

Live Review: The Rifles – Glasgow

The Rifles The Garage, Glasgow, 14th October 2016 Words: Gary Feeney Photos: Cameron Brisbane It’s not always the case that you’d be able to muster a great deal of enthusiasm for a band making their second appearance in a city in the same year and nor is it often the case that a band releasing … 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 Preview: Liverpool Music Week 2016Liverpool Music Week 2016

Liverpool Music Week 2016 Tickets on sale here Liverpool Music Week: Website // Facebook // Twitter Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool Music Week has been a highlight of the Liverpool music scene’s calendar since as long as I can remember. It brings together an eclectic mix of bands from various stages of their careers and always … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Tenement Trail 2016

The Tenement Trail 2016 Various, Glasgow 8th October 2016 Words and Photos: Alice Haden With the festival trending on Twitter, hundreds of fans fled the streets of Glasgow (mainly Sauchiehall Street) to find the best kept secrets this industry has to offer. Playing in some of the city’s best venues were the likes of Sweaty … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Carefully Planned 2016

A Carefully Planned Festival 2016 Keep up to date with a Carefully Planned festival: Website // Facebook // Twitter TICKETS ON SALE £14 A DAY//£20 WEEKEND HERE. Words: Elena Katrina Manchester, the, seemingly, beating heart of new music in the NW. With the amount of festivals all clambering to host there this year says it … Continue reading

Live Review: This Feeling, Liverpool

This Feeling The Jackobins, Broken Witt Rebels, Spares & Seprona 30th September, The Zanzibar, Liverpool Words: George Holland Photos: Fi Carroll This Feeling returned in glorious fashion this weekend with a true to form sell out at Zanzibar. Four bands storming bands in exchange for one of those snazzy new five-pound notes. Who could ask … Continue reading

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