LIVE REVIEW: THE MYSTERINES

The Mysterines o2 Academy, Liverpool, 30 October 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The confident upward trajectory of The Mysterines is encapsulated by the fact that before they played their biggest, hometown headline show to date, the band had already announced another show at a bigger venue for 2022 (tickets available here).  Undoubtedly, Popped Music … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: DREAM WIFE

Dream Wife Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 6 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I’ve been excited for Dream Wife since the very second this gig was announced.  Dream Wife are quite possibly my favourite band of modern times.  A band that makes me wish I was sixteen again and be insanely deeply in love with a band … Continue reading

Album Review: Red Rum Club – The Hollow Sessions

Red Rum Club The Hollow Sessions Words: Gary Lambert Red Rum Club are one of the most loved bands around the country on the live scene.  Every gig is a sweaty celebration of joy, of rock n roll, and of the collective power generated by a gang of mates in tune with each other.  When their music … 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

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 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

Just Listen: Eliza Shaddad – Blossom

Eliza Shaddad Blossom Words: Elena Katrina The latest release from the wonderfully talented Eliza Shaddad is Blossom and my gosh is it somewhat a swoon-worthy track. It makes me envisage a warm day, trees gently swaying in the breeze, blossom falling gently from them as I walk down a street. It’s an entirely romantic scene, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Girl In Red – Serotonin

Girl In Red Serotonin Words: Amy Butcher When you first listen to ‘Serotonin’ by Girl In Red a.k.a. Marie Ulven, it’s clear her sound has developed in a fantastic way this year and with the announcement of her debut album ‘If I Could Make It Go Quiet’, it’s going to be an exciting year for … Continue reading

Just Listen: Courting – Grand National

Courting Grand National Words: Gary Lambert With their latest release, Grand National, Courting have once again proven themselves to be one of the most exciting young bands in the UK. Grand National is a great example of how a raw band can progress, improve and grow without changing what made them exciting in the first … Continue reading

Just Listen: MarthaGunn – Honest

Just Listen: MarthaGunn Honest Words: Amy Butcher I’ve been a big fan of MarthaGunn over the last couple of years, the 70s psychedelic inspired indie rock five-piece have had me addicted to their music since I first heard them live. Following the recent single release of Nowhere To Run at the end of last year, … Continue reading

Just Listen – Scarlet – Wrong Way

Scarlet Wrong Way Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool’s Scarlet is fronted by the very talented Jessie Robinson whose vocals are instantly recognisable from the first word on Scarlet’s latest offering, Wrong Way. As one of the North West’s best DIY rock outfits, their sound has grown ever maturer over the years and Wrong Way goes further … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: LIFE – Switching On

LIFE – Switching On Words: Amy Butcher Having been socially distancing for over two weeks now, I get so much joy when my favourite bands release new music as it’s something fresh and new in my day to day at home routine. When I heard LIFE had released a new single, I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

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

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

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