JUST LISTEN: RED RUM CLUB – VIBRATE

Red Rum Club Vibrate Words by Gary Lambert Fans of Red Rum Club wore t-shirts emblazoned with Scouse Americana during their Matador era, and whilst the Red Rum Club sound has evolved and grown from those days, the American musical motif still applies. For Vibrate though, the six piece have headed down the Florida coast … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: PSYCHO COMEDY

Psycho Comedy Words by Gary Lambert It is going to be a treat to catch Psycho Comedy at FestEvol at Invisible Wind Factory this coming Saturday. The Liverpool six-piece are a tight, vibrant unit (and one of our own recommendations to watch) who will prepare you for revolution whilst making you feel you’re likely to … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE POST ROMANTICS

The Post Romantics Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 16 July 2021 Words and photos by Gary Lambert “Are you coming to my gig?” is the easiest question to be asked of me.  Partly because I’m always going to answer yes instinctively and then worry about my diary; and partly because sometimes it is people like Connor, the lead singer … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Wyldest

Wyldest Grand Central Hall, Liverpool, 22 May 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Have you been to any social distanced gigs?  I can understand why people don’t go to them.  They are quiet, sensible affairs a lot of time.  It is difficult for an artist to build a connection with those in the room.  There is a flipside … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Sefton Park Pilot

Blossoms Sefton Park, Liverpool, 1 May 2021 Words by Gary Lambert In my life I’ve seen Bowie headline Glastonbury; McCartney play Helter Skelter live for the first time; and forgotten the amount of bands I’ve seen in half-filled back rooms go on to bigger and better things; but I’ve never been to a gig this … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Mysterines – I Win Every Time

The Mysterines I Win Every Time Words by Gary Lambert The latest single from Liverpool’s The Mysterines is a slice of rock n roll energy which symbolises the inexorable rise of the band.  Every time I hear Lia sing the title line I Win Every Time my mind sees the band dominating airwaves, charts, and hearts … Continue reading

Just Listen: Spinn – Stuck on a Feeling

Spinn Stuck on a Feeling Words by Gary Lambert During the long, hot summer of 2020 (which is still a few days from officially starting), the 2018 eponymous debut from Spinn has been given a fair few plays in my house.  The jingly delights are sunshine turned to music, and now with Stuck on a … Continue reading

EP Review: Tom Swan – The Silver Lining EP

Tom Swan The Silver Lining EP Words by Julia Grantham We are very excited to bring you the very first release from underground artist Tom Swan. Having recorded the tracks in the depths of his solitary studio accommodation during lockdown, the EP is enigmatic and yet the music transparent and peaceful. The air of solidarity … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Hushtones

Hushtones Quarantine Questions Additional Words and Photos by Gary Lambert There have been loads of cancellations and rejigging of events caused by the lockdown we are all under, but one of the biggest hits to the heart of Popped Music has been the postponement of Threshold Festival.  One of the acts we had planned to … Continue reading

Interview: HMLTD

HMLTD Words and Photos by Gary Lambert with live photography by Lucy McLaughlan If you have not listened to HMLTD’s debut album West of Eden, stick it on Spotify immediately.  For one, you really should take in this beautiful piece of music.  Secondly, I like the idea that reading my interview with the band should … Continue reading

Live Review: The 1975

The 1975 M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, 26th February 2020 Words and Photos by Lucy McLachlan Up until around two years ago, I had never listened to The 1975. An old friend and fellow cult member told me I had to listen to them, I trusted his judgement and one quiet night in work I decided … Continue reading

Live Review: Rats – Liverpool

Rats Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, 21st February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Outside may have been howling a gale as the latest sensibly-named storm hit town, but inside Invisible Wind Factory over one thousand primarily young music fans had just had one of the best nights of their lives by cheering on Rats‘ … Continue reading

Live Review: King Nun – Liverpool

King Nun Sound, Liverpool, 18th February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert On the Monday night, King Nun cancelled their show in Birmingham due to the ill health of singer, Theo.  This meant that I put King Nun tweets on notify for a day because I was desperate for this show to go ahead. … Continue reading

Live Review: HMLTD – Liverpool

HMLTD Arts Club, Liverpool, 13th February 2020 Words and Photos by Lucy McLachlan Last time I saw HMLTD it was the end of 2018 and they blew the roof off The Ritz in Manchester even though they were only cast as a support act.  Taking over the stage in various shades of leather, neon and … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Liverpool

Blossoms O2 Academy Liverpool, 15th February 2020 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Brian Sayle Happy Valentines indeed – anyone looking to impress their Blossoms loving other half this weekend just gone, would have been an absolute hero had they been able to secure them some tickets to this tiny show. I wouldn’t normally consider the o2 … Continue reading

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