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

Festival Review: All Points East – Catfish & The Bottlemen

All Points East – Catfish & The Bottlemen Words: Luke Pettican After a triumphant first weekend featuring the likes of The XX, Lorde and LCD Sound System, expectations were high for the return to music at Victoria Park after five days of community events. As the doors opened at 2PM, a surprisingly beautiful orchestral remix … 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: 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

Festival Review: Live At Leeds 2018

Live At Leeds 2018 Words: Samantha Sadler Photos: Jacob Flannery I’ve had my eye on Live at Leeds festival for years but unfortunately for some reason or another, I was always unable to make it. But 2018 has been my year and the sun was shining down on all the festival-goers as they trampled the … 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: Lucy Rose – Brighton

Lucy Rose The Old Market, Brighton, 4th November 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi I’ve always liked Lucy Rose. Having seen her live a couple of times over the past few years, I have always enjoyed watching her do her thing. But the key thing to know is that before the other night, I had … Continue reading

Live Review: Island – Nottingham

Island Nottingham, Bodega, 7th November 2017 Words: Emily Leonard On Tuesday the 7th of November in the charmingly compact upstairs space of Nottingham’s The Bodega, Leif Erickson joyously came on stage to invigourate the crowd’s spirits ready for ISLAND – and what a splendid job of doing so they did. The 5 piece indie rocker’s … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Liverpool

Dream Wife The Magnet, Liverpool, October 12th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Graham Smilie I’m a bit older than the kids at gigs today, so I don’t know if they have scrapbooks and memory boxes. But if they did (and I’m sure at least the quirky ones rebelling against social media will have), this gig … 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

Live Review: Lana Del Rey – Liverpool

Lana Del Rey Echo Arena, Liverpool, September 2017 Words: Gary Lambert I cannot abide the term “guilty pleasures” as it suggests that there is something wrong with enjoyment. But for a self-confessed music snob who proudly lambasts members of indie bands for falling in love with stage school types, a gig by Lana Del Rey … Continue reading

Live Review: Anteros – Brighton

Anteros Komedia, Brighton, 25th September 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi For those who have ever visited Komedia Studio nestled in the Brighton Lanes, you’ll know how wonderfully small and cosy it is. This little fact can definitely work to the band’s strengths, or, in the worst case scenario, can just convert the room into … Continue reading

Live Review: The Big Moon – Liverpool

The Big Moon The Magnet, Liverpool,  October 6th 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Elena Katrina Amidst their biggest UK voyage to date, The Big Moon landed in Liverpool on Friday with support from Get Inuit and The Mysterines. After slots with The Sundowners, The Coral and an appearance at Skeleton Coast Festival earlier this summer, … Continue reading

Live Review: Otherkin – Liverpool

Otherkin Buyers Club, Liverpool, 6th October 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina In an unexpected turn of events I found myself of a Friday night with not just one but two gigs to go to. Luckily for me the gods of timings and venue locations were on my side (as were the promoters, who just … Continue reading

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