Just Watch: Saytr Play – Second Hand Emotion

Saytr Play – Second Hand Emotion Words: Elena Katrina  As one of Manchester’s most exciting new bands out there and one of the best live acts to watch that I’ve seen in an age, I had to be sure to share Second Hand Emotion – the latest offering from Saytr Play.  This track shows the band … Continue reading

Popped Round-Up September 2019

Popped Round-Up September 2019 Words: Daniel Burton  !Editor’s Pick! Your Light – The Big Moon This is only their second release in the 2 years since their debut LP “Love In The Fourth Dimension”. The Big Moon’s original sound from said album was very punk-pop, but the sound from these recent 2 singles are more … Continue reading

Live Review: The Post Romantics – Liverpool

The Post Romantics The Zanzibar, Liverpool, 20th September 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert Anyone who goes to gigs in Liverpool will probably have seen one of two of The Post Romantics crew out and about. After all, they go to more gigs than me! They genuinely love music, love gigs and support their … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood Festival 2019

Neighbourhood Festival 2019 Various venues, Manchester, 12 October 2019 Words by Gary Lambert   Within a few years, Neighbourhood Festival (the slightly-nerdier older brother of Neighbourhood Weekender) has become somewhat of a fans favourite as Manchester city centre becomes even more populated with music fans on a Saturday afternoon. It is a celebration of the … Continue reading

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

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