EP Review: The Baltic States – Brother EP

Brother EP Released 3rd March 2017 Words: Nick Jacques Finally some new music from The Baltic States has emerged in 2017. This is their first release since their Boxes EP from back in 2014 so it is quite a relief, if not a slightly overdue, to have them back releasing new material. Their new release, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pins – All Hail

Pins Words: Gary Lambert The latest release, All Hail, from Manchester’s wonderful PINS is a piece of dreampop punk which showcases the vocal quality available to this group like never before. Whilst still keeping a hint of the rhythmic motif from Aggrophobe which suggested an ancient crowd worshipping, All Hail is more celebratory in tone … Continue reading

Album Review: Frances – Things I’ve Never Said

Things I’ve Never Said Released 17th March 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Well it would be remiss of me to not cover the debut album by Frances having reviewed almost all of her singles since day dot and having seen her live progression from solo artist in all of the sense of the word, to working … Continue reading

Just Listen: Darlia – Ballad of Black & White

Darlia Words: Elena Katrina Back in 2015 Darlia released their debut album Petals, containing what was to become some of my biggest ear worms of the year. They also gave me live performances I thought I would never get enough of and then rudely disappeared. Thankfully though we now have the return with brand new … Continue reading

Festival Review: Outlines 2017

Outlines 2017 Sheffield 3rd – 4th March 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Welcome to Festival Season 2017 – kicking off in early March (yes March!) with Sheffield’s Outlines Festival. The festival is put together by those awesome people behind Tramlines and has a massive focus on new and emerging music. So of course we … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Manchester

Amber Run Academy 2, Manchester, 23rd February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina I’ve been looking forward to this tour since the day it was announced and then once the support acts were added it was my most highly anticipated show so far for 2017. Three of our favourite bands all on one line up, … Continue reading

Live Review: Marsicans – Manchester

Marsicans The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 18th February 2017 Words & Photos: Rebecca Mason When it comes to plans for a Saturday night, I can’t think of a better place to be than The Deaf Institute. This time my favourite venue was host to Leeds four piece, Marsicans’ for the first date of their ‘Friends’ headline … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma o2 Academy Liverpool, 12th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina An older audience can be a sign that a young band has had a healthy amount of airtime and the right people saying that they are a band to watch, but in the words of Tom Ogden at a Blossoms gig … Continue reading

Just Watch: Vant – Do You Know Me

Vant Words: Gary Feeney With almost 5 million Spotify streams to their name, it’d be fair to say that VANT have been making their presence felt since the release of their first single less than two years ago, and with their debut album, Dumb Blood, due next month, they look set to explode into the … Continue reading

Just Watch: Amber Run – No Answers

Amber Run Words: Elena Katrina Following on from their last single, Stranger, Amber Run give yet another little hint toward what you can expect from their forthcoming second album. While there was an eerie darkness, No Answers replaces it with a full-bodied and bile riddled attack. The production of the vocal only adds to the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Seeing Hands – It’s True

Seeing Hands Words: Gary Feeney Following on from their recent debut single I Knew You, Newcastle quartet Seeing Hands have returned with their sumptuous sophomore offering, It’s True. Combining intricately weaved guitar lines with dreamy, harmonised vocals that drift over the melody almost like a lullaby, there’s echoes of 60’s acts like the Byrds and … Continue reading

Live Review: Jamie T – Liverpool

Jamie T Liverpool Olympia 17.11.16 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones Back in 2007 this particular writer heard Sheila by Jamie T and instantly wrote him off as a one-hit wonder who would be confined to indie disco singalong moments and quiz show questions. Nine years later, and no less than four albums and who … Continue reading

Just Listen: Trudy & The Romance – Sandman

Trudy & The Romance Words: Gary Hughes Following on from ‘My Baby’s Gone Away’ Liverpool trio Trudy and The Romance spit out another 3 minutes of twisted, romantic, yearning music. More linear than their previous track; Sandman still benefits from some nice tempo changes. You can get a good sense of what the band would … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Liverpool Music Week

Dream Wife Arts Club, Liverpool Music Week, 1st November 2016 Words: Cath Bore Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a curious line up for the penultimate Breaking Out night for this year’s Liverpool Music Week. I’m not sure the bands matched each other or should be playing the same show. It made for an interesting combination anyway. … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid – Liverpool Music Week

Clean Cut Kid Arts Club, Liverpool, 29th October 2016 Words and Photos: Elena Katrina In 2015 Clean Cut Kid were a relatively new name on the lips of music fans in Liverpool, despite being a band from that very city. They had only played one show in their home town at that point and were … Continue reading

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