Festival Preview: 2Q Festival – Lincoln

2Q Festival – Lincoln Various venues, Lincoln, 9 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert My recommendation to visit 2Q Festival comes straight from the heart as last year I had one of my favourite festival experiences in Lincoln after deciding last minute to go to the festival. It was a great decision as the festival … Continue reading

Just Listen: Little Grim – All On Black

Little Grim – All On Black Words: Clare Hingley Fifteen seconds in and All On Black is already making you wonder what direction the song is heading. Joe Murphy’s subtle but sombre vocals play wonders with the guitar riffs and compliments the drum beats perfectly. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised the first … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – The Darkness Has A Voice

Amber Run – The Darkness Has A Voice Words: Clare Hingley Amber Run have just released the fourth single The Darkness Has A Voice from their impending album Philophobia and from the off this song has major Travis vibes with lead singer Joe Keogh resembling Fran Healy aswell as the overall melody. Keogh has previously … 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

Just Listen: Dead Nature – Fire In Your Soul

Dead Nature – Fire In Your Soul Words: Amy Butcher Having fallen in love with Dead Nature’s first offering In My Heart, I was beyond excited when his debut EP was released and immediately listened about a dozen times in a row. For me, Fire In Your Soul is the perfect opener to the EP. … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Big Moon – It’s Easy Then

The Big Moon – It’s Easy Then Words: Amy Butcher With the success of their debut album Love In The 4th Dimension (it made the Mercury Prize shortlist!), I couldn’t have been more excited to learn The Big Moon were releasing new music. What would they offer next with their new music and how would … 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: The Post Romantics – Ride

The Post Romantics – Ride Words: Amy Butcher Liverpool based 4-piece The Post Romantics are back and bigger than ever, packing a punch with hard-hitting new single Ride. Since first listening to debut single Call It Off  I’ve been waiting for some fresh sounds from the quartet. My prayers have been answered!  Beginning with an … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pizzagirl – Body Biology

Pizzagirl – Body Biology Words: Amy Butcher As the first released single from his debut album, body biology makes a statement about what we can expect from the Liverpool-based artsy DIY pop artist, Pizzagirl. Opening with upbeat, wondrous guitar riffs, Liam Brown’s poignant vocals ooze onto the track and over enunciating the end of each … Continue reading

The Night Cafe – A Message To Myself

The Night Cafe – A Message To Myself Words: Lauren Mellor Get excited as me, because The Night Café have released another new single and it’s an absolute delight! After seeing these guys support Circa Waves a few months ago, I fell in love with their acoustic-indie sound. Their new album is definitely much anticipated … Continue reading

Just Watch: October Drift – Losing My Touch

October Drift – Losing My Touch Words: Amy Butcher Upon learning October Drift had brought out new single Losing My Touch, I desperately grabbed my headphones to take a listen. After listening god knows how many times, I came to the conclusion this was their best single yet. Instantly enveloped in gut wrenching guitar riffs, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Half Moon Run – Then Again

Half Moon Run – Then Again Words: Clare Hingley Half Moon Run are certainly back with a bang after sharing their latest single Then Again after being away from the music release scene since 2015. This four-piece from Canada’s Montreal have mixed it up with a string quartet which really sets of the single. Feels … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – All Works Out

Talkboy – All Works Out Words: Amy Butcher Guitar riffs similar to the likes of Stereophonics, sweet harmonious vocals, and addictive melodies, Talkboy are back with an absolute banger in their new single All Works Out.  As someone quite new to this band, it’s safe to say they’ve got me hooked. It’s so refreshing when … Continue reading

Live Review: Headclouds, Newcastle

Headclouds 10th August 2019, Bobiks, Newcastle I love Saturday night gigs. They are the perfect time to grab a pint and let go of all the worries from the week before and it’s still far away enough to not feel those dreaded Monday blues. Despite opting for a diet coke, a rarity for me, I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Little Triggers – Loaded Gun

Little Triggers – Loaded Gun Words: Clare Hingley With the help of James, Sam and Chris, Tom’s voice is so distinctive, they bring together a song that from the off screams ‘James Bond theme tune’. This four-piece from Liverpool have previously been described as a ‘rock ‘n’ roll band, yet Loaded Gun has a punch … Continue reading

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