JUST LISTEN: Marsicans – Sunday

Marsicans – Sunday Words: Sammy Sadler  After moping around the flat for the best part of two weeks due to the new social distancing measures, I’ve been in need of some bloody good music. So it’s with great pleasure that I’ve got something delightful for your eardrums! Cue the new release from my fave Leeds … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: VALA – Say You Want It (That Way)

VALA – Say You Want It (That Way) Words: Amy Butcher Manchester-based trio VALA continue to impress me with their addictive indie pop sound, and Say You Want It (That Way) is no exception. Now if you’re thinking this track is anything like Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way, you are very much mistaken. … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Children of the State

Children of the State Quarantine Questions Additional words by Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Children of the State are a retro-tinged rock five piece from Doncaster / Bolsover, and if you watched The Mysterines’ most recent tour you might already recognise the band.  With a new single, Big Sur, coming out on 10 April … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: SYFTA – Breathe

SYFTA – Breathe Words: Amy Butcher Widnes four-piece SYFTA have released strong debut single Breathe – a loud track packing a powerful punch. Launching straight into invasive vocals and brash drum beats, the song is intense from the start until it reaches the chorus before dropping into a serene silence as vocalist Harry sings Breathe; … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Glass Peaks – Never Really Left

Glass Peaks – Never Really Left Words: Amy Butcher Kent band Glass Peaks have released one hell of a corker in new single Never Really Left ahead of their Debut EP It’s Raining On The Wrong Side of The Window out in May. A commentary on the toxic landscape social media has become, the trio … Continue reading

Live Review: Zuzu

Zuzu The Bodega, Nottingham, 1st March 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Sunday night in Nottingham has a curious vibe.  It is as busy as you would expect a city centre to be at that time, but with a genteel politeness.  I’ll be honest it confused me more than the one-way system.  But I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Prima Queen – Brownstone

Prima Queen Brownstone Words by Gary Lambert If you have a ticket for The Big Moon’s Walking Like We Do tour, I would recommend that you get in the venue early in order to catch the tour support, Queen Prima.  The young, London-based band are the ideal act to warm you up with their sweet, … 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

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood Weekender 2020

Neighbourhood Weekender 2020 Words: Elena Katrina & Gary Lambert PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter When Neighbourhood Weekender has launched two years ago as a big boy version of Neighbourhood Festival, it turned into one of the surprise highlights of our Summer. Last year a bigger group … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saytr Play – Future

Saytr Play Future Words by Gary Lambert Manchester’s Saytr Play are one of those acts who never seem to make a mis-step.  Whether it is their breathless, dramatic live show or indie bop after indie bop they release, it’s all bang on target.  Latest track Future is no exception. Reminding me of Brett Anderson’s vocal … Continue reading

Live Review: October Drift – London

October Drift The Old Blue Last, London, 18th February 2020 Words by Nick Jacques Photos by Amy Butcher On a dark miserable night in East London, indie-rock hopefuls October Drift played to a packed venue at the Shoreditch haunt Old Blue Last and there was a big sense of anticipation that evidently hung in the air. Those … 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: Dollie Demi – Manchester

Dollie Demi Manchester, The Castle Hotel, 14th February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert So what did you do on Valentine’s Day?  Something romantic?  Something deliberately and unashamedly fun and cheesy?  Or did you go to a gig on your own because watching a three bands in a classic gig venue is undoubtedly how … Continue reading

Just Listen: Another Sky – Brave Face

Another Sky Brave Face Words by Nick Bewes Hot on the heels of 2019’s Life Was Coming In Through The Blinds and Capable of Love, the amazing Another Sky are back with another masterpiece, Brave Face. As per usual, it’s the stunning voice of Catrin Vincent that strikes you first. It’s so different any other voice out … Continue reading

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