Live Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma Mountford Hall, Liverpool, October 6th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Georgia Flynn   Sundara Karma at Liverpool Guild of Students, or Mountford Hall as anybody over thirty with a taste for proper names would know it.  For me, this was the big one.  This is the first time I have seen one of … 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: 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: The Vryll Society – Liverpool

The Vryll Society The Magnet Liverpool 29th September 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington After two successful runs, The Magnet was crammed on Friday for the grand finale of three Vryll Society residency shows courtesy of EVOL, reflecting the snowballing excitement towards the band ahead of their hotly anticipated debut album release. Each show has seen a … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan – Liverpool

Tom Grennan Leaf, Liverpool, 4th October 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina   When a touring gig above a bar/café sells out two months before the artist is due to step foot on the stage, you know there is going to be a certain level of expectation regarding the night. Sell out gigs are … Continue reading

Live Review: Estrons – Liverpool

Estrons Buyers Club, Liverpool,  September 29th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina   If I could choose any particular night for enjoying a gig in Liverpool it would be a payday Friday. With overtime pay to celebrate, or more likely the need to get over the fact that your bosses are able to get … Continue reading

Video Premiere: Ovvls – Mind Leeches

Ovvls Words: Elena Katrina I’ll be honest – I’m really not that into watching band’s videos – sometimes they can absolutely put me off a band or a track so I don’t tend to watch them unless I already know I like the song. This has worked well this time around  for Ovvls and me … Continue reading

Just Listen: SeaWitches – Absolve

SeaWitches – Absolve Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool’s  SeaWitches return with an inspired new track in Absolved. Vocals and music that moves in sultry waves and ripples throughout. There is also some really interesting guitar and bass work, which, for me, is tinged with an rich intercontinental flavour. Absolved is probably my favourite ever of theirs. … Continue reading

Festival Review: Skeleton Coast 2017

Skeleton Coast 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Gary Williams Skeleton Coast Festival returned to The Wirral last weekend for a bohemian bonanza that included Cabbage, Jane Weaver and The Sundowners. Wirral has always had a solid musical heritage, hailing acts such as The Lightening Seeds, The Coral and By The Sea. After a successful first … Continue reading

Just Listen: Psycho Comedy – The Hangman

Psycho Comedy Words: Rebecca Worthington Fast becoming one of the most electrifying bands coming out of Liverpool, Psycho Comedy were proud to present their latest offerings over at  The Shipping Forecast on Saturday. The five-piece provide you with a perfect opportunity to get wild and west. Their dark and disorderly new single, The Hangman, with its twisted guitars and raucous vocals, does indeed leave … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool International Festival 2017

Liverpool International Festival 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Graeme Watt Europe’s largest free music festival, LIMF, returned to Sefton Park this weekend for a four-day celebration of musical diversity. With torrential rain and Merseyrail strikes hitting the festival hard, it was down to the spirit of the Liverpool people to bring the festival to life. … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Hope & Glory Festival 2017

Hope & Glory 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Find Hope & Glory online: Website // Facebook // Twitter There’s been an explosion of new festivals in recent times, but few have caught the eye quite like the Hope & Glory has. Taking place in Liverpool’s stunning St George’s Quarter on 5th & 6th August, the 12,500 … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Clay

Clay Words: Gary Lambert It seems that slowly but surely people are turning off the middle of nowhere festival, and getting more excited by the offers of metropolitan festivals. Tents are being replaced by party pads as people realise that you can still see a lot of music whilst also having a shower each morning … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool International Music Festival 2017

LIMF 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington    This weekend, the sensational Liverpool International Musical Festival returns to Sefton Park for a four-day celebration of musical heritage and cultural diversity. This year’s headliners, Gorgon City, Naughty Boy and Cast, are set to wow the masses. But, if it’s emerging, under-the-radar acts you’re after, we’ve selected five exciting … Continue reading

RADIO: IWFM Radio – Popped Music Show #001

IWFM Radio Popped Music Show #001 New for Popped Music this year is a radio show thanks to a new radio station in Liverpool called IWFM Radio. Each month they’ve given us an hours slot to share some new tunes and the first show it’s full of some of our fave bands as well as … Continue reading

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