Festival Review: Off The Record 2019

Off The Record 2019 Various venues, Manchester, 15 November 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Off The Record just gets better and better.  I would say that this year’s event was the best one I have been to, and I’ve been to all of them.  I know that is a bit of a spoiler … Continue reading

Just Listen: Brooke Bentham – Perform For You

Brooke Bentham – Perform For You Words by Gary Lambert Brooke Bentham only came to my attention recently when she opened for Sam Fender on his recent tour, but the quality of her work in that set took me to searching out more tracks.  With perfect timing, Perform For You is her latest release, and … Continue reading

Just Watch: Zuzu – What You Want

ZUZU –  What You Want Words: Ashleigh O’Neill I would consider Zuzu to be this years ‘One to Watch artist’ (even though popped have been watching her for years now), with her unique style and sound, and her new ‘What You Want’ really confirms that status. The fast-paced, emotive and exciting single is everything that … Continue reading

Live Review: Spector

Spector Oval Space, London, 13 November 2019 Words and Photos by Amy Butcher Before I start my review for what turned into my favourite gig of 2019 so far, I must admit I had very little knowledge of how Spector are as a live band. Having listened to their music only recently, I was completely … Continue reading

Just Listen: JAWS – Anyway, Now’s Not The Time

JAWS – Anyway, Now’s Not The Time Words by Amy Butcher Following the release of their third album The Ceiling, the indie rock trio are back with intrinsic, warm single Anyway, Now’s Not The Time.  Opening with jangly melancholic guitar melodies, they are soon joined by subtle drum beats, clever bass lines and singer Conor’s … Continue reading

Live Review: Yonaka

Yonaka Academy 2, Manchester, 20 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert and Elena Katrina Photos by Gary Lambert Since I’ve been able to take photographs for myself at gigs, it has been a regular occurrence for me to go to watch my favourite bands on my own.  But when Yonaka supported by Zuzu and Rusalka … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lauren Hibberd – Sweat Patch

Lauren Hibberd – Sweat Patch Words: Ashleigh O’Neill  Indie pop queen Lauran Hibberd, returns swiftly after the success of her recent EP release ‘Everything is Dogs’ with her new single ‘Sweat Patch’. The heavy guitar riffs and catchy lyrics, hinting towards the topic of drugs, are no surprise, considering the taboo topics she has covered … Continue reading

Just Listen: MarthaGunn – Heaven

MarthaGunn – Heaven Words by Amy Butcher Ever since I saw MarthaGunn at Bushstock festival this summer, I’ve been obsessed with the way they bring together old school 70s rock and fresh, modern melodies to create a truly fantastic sound. When announcing their new single ‘Heaven’, I couldn’t wait to listen – it’s another groove … Continue reading

Interview: Talkboy

Talkboy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “Hi!  Would you please sign my crutch?”.  Even if the interview with Talkboy had been cancelled at the last minute, this moment as the band sat having a pre-gig drink in Jimmy’s Liverpool would have been forever etched into my mind.  It turns out that a crutch is … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saytr Play – Honest Man

Saytr Play – Honest Man Words by Gary Lambert I love Manchester’s Saytr Play from the power, fun, and compassion their live show produces, and I’m absolutely buzzing to say that new single, Honest Man, captures all of this and more in its three minutes forty seconds. From the opening ARGHH! shouted by the band … Continue reading

Festival Review: 2Q Festival Lincoln 2019

2Q Festival Various Venues, Lincoln, 9 November 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert It was seven o’clock in the morning when my journey to 2Q Festival started. Despite spending Friday night in the far reaches of The Lake District celebrating the love of two of my friends, as soon as best man duty finished … Continue reading

Live Review: FEET – London

FEET Camden Assembly, London, 22nd October 2019 Words & Photography: Amy Butcher Do you ever discover a band and after listening to a few tracks they immediately become one of your favourite bands? That’s what happened to me when I first listened to FEET’s Ad Blue.  Whether it’s the groovy bass lines, addictive guitar melodies … Continue reading

Live Review: The Amazons – Newcastle

The Amazons O2 Academy, Newcastle, 12th November 2019 Words and Photography: Callum Robinson The Amazons hit Newcastle like a storm on a cold Tuesday night at the O2 Academy with support from the excellent The Mysterines and Demob Happy!  Having recently supported Sea Girls, The Mysterines started off the night. With powerful guitar riffs, drum … Continue reading

Live Review: Freya Ridings – Newcastle

Freya Ridings O2 Academy, Newcastle, 11th November 2019 Words and Photography: Lauren Mellor As an opening night of tour, Newcastle is certainly a great place to get warmed up.  And is there much better than seeing a female-powered gig? Well that’s certainly what Freya’s performance, and admittedly her full tour, provides. It’s really empowering to … Continue reading

Album Review: The Ninth Wave – Infancy

The Ninth Wave – Infancy Words by Gary Lambert Infancy is now fully formed, rejoice!. To bring you up to speed, the first half of this album was released back in May as “Infancy Part 1”, and now it is available in the complete format. I’ve been baffled by the concept of releasing an album … Continue reading

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