Live Review: Bloxx, Liverpool

Bloxx, APRE, Rivia, and Courting Phase One, Liverpool, 17 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert A Bloxx gig is always a reason for celebration, so we were so pleased to be spending Wednesday night with the London four-piece at Phase One in Liverpool. It’s a healthy sign of the constant expansion of the … Continue reading

Live Review: The Van T’s, Preston

Live Review: The Van T’s Roper Hall, Preston, 12 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Despite it being a fairly regular location on the circuit and only about 35 minutes drive from home, I had never in 20+ years of gig going made my way to Preston. However The Van T’s were coming … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood Weekender

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood Weekender Words by Gary Lambert When Neighbourhood Weekender was launched last year as a big boy version of Neighbourhood Festival, it turned into one of the surprise highlights of my summer. Usually I would give a new festival a couple of years to get things in shape no matter who is running … Continue reading

Festival Preview: When In Manchester #5

Festival Preview: When In Manchester #5 Tickets for When In Manchester are available here Words by Gary Lambert The Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is one of the most awkward days of the year. Firstly, it feels like it should have a special name, but it doesn’t. Secondly, it’s a bit dull as … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It Words by Gary Lambert Following on from the step up that was Mother, The Amazons have done it again with a slice of anthemic grunge which seems to have been cut straight out of the Reading Festival main stage. If you have neighbours, I would suggest you do … Continue reading

Interview: Gen and The Degenerates

Interview: Gen and The Degenerates Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert I’ve met singers and bands in all manner of locations. Meeting them in back street pubs, recording studios, photo studios, and taken them to a flat above a shop to play table football, a tunnel used by late night drunks and graffiti artists (we … Continue reading

Live Review: Freak Scene 2, Liverpool

Freak Scene 2 EBGBs, Liverpool, 4 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Regardless of the morality, The Grand National is a massive event on Merseyside and is watched all over the world. For the geeks and noiseniks there was a much more important event going on in the city centre about six miles … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid, Manchester

Clean Cut Kid, Gorilla, Manchester 28 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert When you live in Liverpool and want to see a Liverpool band then it’s usually a hometown show that allows you to take the band in. This means that there is invariably a great atmosphere when the band play, but due … Continue reading

Just Listen: Spinn – Believe It or Not

Spinn – Believe It or Not Words by Gary Lambert It seems like whilst they’ve been in the studio recording their debut album Spinn have been doing some scientific experiments. Believe It or Not is undoubtedly what occurs if you splice the DNA of The La’s jangly guitar sound with the joyful pop production of … Continue reading

Just Listen: Life At The Arcade – Tabloids

Life at the Arcade – Tabloids Words by Gary Lambert Life at the Arcade have been making steady headway for a while now on the live scene across the country. Their latest release, Tabloids, captures their live sound perfectly as they mix anthemic songwriting with a very accessible, accessible guitar sound. Despite being Liverpool lads, … Continue reading

Popped Round-up March 2019

Popped Round-up March 2019 Words: Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert !Editor’s Pick! Latenight Honeymoon – Lost on You It seems that the guys at Latenight Honeymoon have been working down the quarry of summer and have been able to hack out a piece of sunshine that is reminiscent of the early releases from Fickle Friends … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan, Manchester

Tom Grennan, Jimmy’s, Manchester, 21 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Sometimes there are tough choices that need to be made. Do you go for fried, poached or scrambled eggs? Do you go for Spotify or Apple Music? Do you binge on Netflix in bed or on the sofa? Do you want to … Continue reading

SXSW With: Boy Azooga

Boy Azooga Words and Photos: Elena Katrina Admittedly, I’d only heard a handful of Boy Azooga tracks prior to SXSW but enough to know that he was a key part of my coverage for 2019, and he was certainly jostling for my attention amongst a seriously strong UK thing of acts travelling over this year. … Continue reading

Interview: Dollie Demi

Dollie Demi Words and Photographs: Gary Lambert Imagine in the moments before Simon Fuller got the Spice Girls to sign on the dotted line, Geri Halliwell was kicked out of the band and they were then taught to play their own instruments on dirty rock numbers. The result of this would be Dollie Demi. Admittedly … 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

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