Festival Review: Skeleton Coast 2019

Skeleton Coast 2019 Leasowe Castle, Wirral, 31st August 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  This was my first visit to Skeleton Coast – we’ve covered it before but I hadn’t personally had the pleasure. This year I knew I had to go and try it out for myself and I was not at all disappointed. … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Fusion Festival 2019

Fusion Festival 2019 Sefton Park, Liverpool, August 30th 2019 TICKETS Words: Elena Katrina  When a festival brings you an exclusive visit to your City and that exclusive is from Kings of Leon – you shut the fuck up and get a ticket. Yes, you do. This is what has happened with Fusion Festival’s Friday offering. … Continue reading

Album Review: No Hot Ashes – Hardship Starship

No Hot Ashes – Hardship Starship Released 16th August 2019 Words: Elena Katrina  “I’ve got onion rings at my place….. ” If you, like me, love your lyrics to err on the side of quirky then you, my friend, are in for one hell of a treat with the debut album Hardship Starship from Manchester’s … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ider – Wu Baby

Ider – Wu Baby Words: Elena Katrina  Ider are a duo who have repeatedly caught my attention over the years and when I heard Wu Baby on the radio recently I knew instantly that I recognised it, took a while for the penny to drop – never a good thing for me. I love the … Continue reading

Popped Round Up July 2019

The Round Up July 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Editor’s Pick Antidote – Life At The Arcade  After each of LATA’s releases I almost selfishly wish that it’s their last because I,  somewhat foolishly,  think that the next cannot get any better, but time and time again they pull it off and produce some absolutely top-class … Continue reading

Festival Review: Barn On The Farm 2019

Barn On The Farm 2019 5th-7th July 2019, Gloucester Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Every year without fail, for the past four years anyway, I have had a weekend in my diary that no one else is allowed to do anything important on – that weekend is Barn On The Farm weekend. It really has … Continue reading

Live Review: The Wombats, Manchester

The Wombats Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 7 July 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I truly believe that Castlefield Bowl is the greatest music venue on earth. Seriously! If you can find a venue that combines wonderful sight lines in the amphitheatre, easy access and egress, a remake of a Roman fort, a river, trains, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – Affection

Amber Run – Affection Words: Elena Katrina Amber Run return with a cinematic masterpiece in new single Affection. As far as I am concerned this band is so underrated that it drives me crazy. With spectacular song-crafting skills and a delivery that can bring a person to tears. The single is an undulating track with … Continue reading

Just Listen: Larkins – Wallflower

Larkins – Wallflower Words: Elena Katrina With an enticingly haunting lyrical delivery and electronic beats and bleeps that push and pull, this latest single from Larkins is anything like its namesake. Wallflower is a track that pulsates and simmers; its guitar strings puckering and dissipating into the atmosphere while the bass trips the light fantastic … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Community Festival 2019

Community Festival 2019 Finsbury Park, London, 30th June Words: Gary Lambert Every summer there are more and more articles written about how the festival market is saturated and impossible to compete in. So what do you do in that market if you’re in the biggest, most competitive market in the UK? Well for the people … Continue reading

Festival Review: Neighbourhood Weekender 2019

Neighbourhood Weekender 2019 May 25th & 26th, Victoria Park, Warrington Words: Gary Lambert  Photos: Elena Katrina  Neighbourhood Weekender is undoubtedly one of the most divisive events in the summer music calendar.  In fact, there are so many things about it which could turn the blood cold of many a music snob. But that is what … Continue reading

Just Listen: Swimming Girls – Pray In Silence

Swimming Girls – Pray In Silence Words: Gary Lambert Pray in Silence is the most beautiful release from Swimming Girls yet, and that owes a lot to the positioning of the vocals at the top of the mix in order to grant extra emphasis on the heartfelt lyrics.  If I was new to Swimming Girls, … Continue reading

Just Watch: Little Grace – Silence

Little Grace – Silence Words: Elena Katrina OK so Little Grace isn’t quite the act that we would usually write about but there is no denying that their latest offering Silence has something special to its RNB flavouring – with tender moments of piano and a beautiful crackling, Silence strangely calls to me. There’s a … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Brighton Mix Up 2019

The Brighton Mix Up 2019 The Black Lion, Brighton Words: Nick Jacques Photos: Elena Katrina It was great to be back in Brighton again! I had missed its distinctive layout and large community feel, each trip always provided fun memories in this super friendly seaside town and on this occasion, yet again, Brighton delivered the … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Dot To Dot Festival 2019

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Dot To Dot Festival 2019 Various venues Manchester 24 May 2019// Bristol 25 May 2019 // Nottingham 26 May 2019 Tickets Words: Gary Lambert Dot To Dot is not just one of the best metropolitan festivals or one of the best festivals for new bands, it is consistently one of the best festivals on the … Continue reading

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