JUST LISTEN: RED RUM CLUB – VIBRATE

Red Rum Club Vibrate Words by Gary Lambert Fans of Red Rum Club wore t-shirts emblazoned with Scouse Americana during their Matador era, and whilst the Red Rum Club sound has evolved and grown from those days, the American musical motif still applies. For Vibrate though, the six piece have headed down the Florida coast … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: KATY ALEX – SUCKER FOR LOVE

Katy Alex Sucker For Love Words by Gary Lambert One of my favourite thing in the world is watching pop music at festivals. In bygone years they were an afternoon treat for the kids, but now they are rightly given the respect they deserve for the effort and craft that goes into making pop songs … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: ZUZU – MY OLD LIFE

Zuzu My Old Life Words by Gary Lambert Wow! is the first thing that comes to mind after listening to Zuzu‘s latest single from her forthcoming debut album, Queensway Tunnel. All the old Zuzu touchstones are there, but this is a bold move into for me a more expansive sound. My Old Life reminds me … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: GIRLI

GIRLI Future Yard, Birkenhead, 23 July 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I’ve been to several events at Future Yard, but the venue had not been fully operational until this gig.  Unlike the Death Star becoming fully operational with the destruction of Alderaan, Future Yard celebrated with an exciting mix of live music and more.  With … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE POST ROMANTICS

The Post Romantics Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 16 July 2021 Words and photos by Gary Lambert “Are you coming to my gig?” is the easiest question to be asked of me.  Partly because I’m always going to answer yes instinctively and then worry about my diary; and partly because sometimes it is people like Connor, the lead singer … Continue reading

Just Watch: Projector – Zero

Projector Zero Words: Nick Jaques A snarling swaggering piece of punk rock from Brighton three-piece PROJECTOR. Reminiscent of the more distortive moments of classic Sonic Youth and they possess the essential ingredients of the underground DIY punk-rock scene. Zero also has a neat melodic and infectious groove which gives it more appeal to the listener, … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Sefton Park Pilot

Blossoms Sefton Park, Liverpool, 1 May 2021 Words by Gary Lambert In my life I’ve seen Bowie headline Glastonbury; McCartney play Helter Skelter live for the first time; and forgotten the amount of bands I’ve seen in half-filled back rooms go on to bigger and better things; but I’ve never been to a gig this … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sports Team – Happy (God’s Own Country)

Sports Team Happy (God’s Own Country) Words: Amy Butcher I mean, what can I say about Sports Team that’s not already been said? They’re talented, full of passion and have the guts to fight it out with Lady Gaga for a number one album spot – what can’t they do? Sports Team have been on … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: The Pale White

The Pale White Words: Daniel Burton and Elena Katrina It’s every band’s dream to release an album, no, probably just to know you are going to make one. So for the Pale White, who feel their journey to now has been “long”, it must be exhilarating in so many ways. Especially to do it at … Continue reading

Just Watch: Cassia – Right There

Cassia Right There Words: Amy Butcher Spinning a negative feeling into an upbeat, indie pop song, Cassia have given us an addictive new single in ‘Right There’. We’ve been fans of the Macclesfield-born band for a long time, and they never fail to put a smile on our faces with their music. They’ve come into … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bandicoot – Fuzzy

Bandicoot Fuzzy Words: Amy Butcher If ever there was a track to launch you right into the rockabilly era, it’s ‘Fuzzy’ by Bandicoot. The Swansea based band pull together bluesy rock melodies and soulful vocals to create a fast-paced, get up and dance number. The guitar riffs alone will have you up on your feet, … Continue reading

Just Listen: George Cosby – Lost On You

George Cosby Lost On You Words: Elena Katrina Sometimes you press play on a tack and you’re greeted with something so delightful, that something in your physicality changes for a while. Upon pressing play on Lost On You by George Cosby, I was pulled back deeper into my seat, caressed by a warmth of his … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ten Tonnes – Everything You Got

Ten Tonnes Everything You Got Words: Amy Butcher Having been a fan of Ten Tonnes for a good few years now, I’ve really enjoyed seeing what the singer/songwriter has produced musically. From ‘Lay It On Me’ to ‘Better Than Me’ a couple of years ago to his recent single ‘Girl Are You Lonely Like Me?’; … Continue reading

EP Review: New Dad – Waves

Waves NewDad Words: Gary Lambert I’ve completely missed out on NewDad before the release of Waves EP, and I truly feel like my life must have been poorer as a result.  Their arty dream pop sound is beautiful, intelligent, and as immediate as more traditional sounding pop songs.  Each track on the EP is immaculately layered with … Continue reading

Just Watch: half alive – What’s Wrong

Half Alive What’s Wrong Words: Amy Butcher Starting the journey to their sophomore album with first single ‘What’s Wrong’, Half Alive delve into the world of self-reflection and looking inward to make the change we want in our external environment. Given the pandemic that has impacted everyone globally, I’ve never related more to a song … Continue reading

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