Album Review: Anteros – When We Land

Anteros – When We Land Words by Gary Lambert Now this is an album I have waited quite some time to listen to. In fact, ever since I heard Drunk for the first time, I’ve loved Anteros – and especially loved that song. It was with considerable disappointment that I saw Drunk had been left … Continue reading

SXSW With: The Amazons

The Amazons Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Almost 3 years ago The Amazons played their first Liverpool show and we were there to grab them, take them off for a beer and to our then photographer Gaz’s house to play table football, while Gary questioned them for an interview. A lot has happened for The … 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

Just Listen: Caii – Temporary High

Caii – Temporary High Words – Gary Lambert For those who are unaware, Caii is a young multi-talented musician based in Manchester. This track, Temporary High, shows off a number of those talents as the song was written, performed, recorded, and produced by her. This one-woman-band approach gives Temporary High a tremendously clean feel of … Continue reading

SXSW With: The Ninth Wave

The Ninth Wave Words by Elena Katrina Having played a intimidatingly good show at The British Music Embassy the previous evening, I was a little nervous to meet and interview The Ninth Wave. I’m just not cool enough to deal with their level of interesting. However, having (hopefully) broken the ice  by challenging them to … Continue reading

SXSW With: Lucia

Lucia Words by Elena Katrina I’ve been a fan of Lucia for a while now and missed them when they played SX last year. I then made it my mission to see them live and did this by witnessing a terrifyingly assured show at The Great Escape. I mean, frontwoman Lucia is terrifying on stage … 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

Just Listen: Wyldest – Headrush

Wyldest – Headrush Words: Rachel Allen Being a cold, windy, autumnal evening when apparently storm ‘Callum’ (who thinks up these names?!) has come to play, what better a soundtrack than the eerie, ambient soundscapes of London trio Wyldest’s latest track ‘Headrush.’ Taken off their debut album ‘Dream Chaos’, ‘Headrush’ speaks through its almost hypnotically driving … 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

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

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