JUST LISTEN: STUPID – STONE

STONE STUPID Words by Amy Butcher Liverpool based band STONE have only recently come up on my radar, but boy have they made an impact with their latest single ‘Stupid’. That is one thing this track is actually not, it brings a clever mix of nostalgia and newness into a modern fresh sound.  Gritty, gutsy … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: Gen and the Degenerates – Girl God Gun

Gen and the Degenerates Girl God Gun Words by Amy Butcher A new single and EP announcement, it must be our lucky day – Gen and the Degenerates are back for 2022 with an amazing single in ‘Girl God Gun’. Having always been probed with the question: ‘what’s it like to be a woman in … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: HOW DO I KNOW? – THOMAS HEADON

Thomas Headon How Do I Know? Words by Amy Butcher With his third EP Victoria released next month, Thomas Headon has given us another sweettaster in How Do I Know? for what is going to be an exciting piece of work. Having built anamazing online community around his music over the last two years, Headon … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: ALBERTINE SARGES

Albertine Sarges Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 2 February 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I would always recommend to music fans that you check out the bands from overseas when they come to your town.  Despite the accessibility caused by Spotify and Apple Music, it is still more likely than not that they are playing smaller venues … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: EUPHORIA – VLURE

VLURE Euphoria Words by Gary Lambert VLURE have the potential to be one of the greatest bands in British music history. Honestly, I type that and feel there is not a drop of hyperbole in that. The potential that these Glaswegian rave punk warriors have is stratospheric. If you have yet to see them live, … Continue reading

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

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