Track Review: Louis Antoniou “I Don’t Want No More Woes”

2017 has seen Louis Antoniou assert himself as an alternative rock rising star, entertaining crowds across the country with this powerful, gritty sound and well-crafted lyrics. Antoniou has previously recorded some new material at the famous Gizzard Studios in East London, where he shared a space in which music luminaries such as Mark Ronson, Mr…

Liverpool Sound City – Day 2

Liverpool’s Clarence Docks were the venue for the second day of the tenth Liverpool Sound City festival. Over 5 stages, the festival brings some of the biggest names in music alongside up and coming bands from Liverpool and beyond. Fresh from a support slot at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday, Cabbage played on the…

Live Review: The Libertines w/ The Coral and Reverend and The Makers

If there’s one band I’d never quite had an overwhelming desire to see it was The Libertines, even from some of their biggest fans I’ve heard about live performances that have been much of a disappointment. Perhaps it is because of this that made their outstanding set on Saturday night so satisfying, those concerns of…

Live Review: The View (Liverpool Hangar 34 13/05/17)

Dundee’s favourite sons The View produced a set in excess of 20 songs in Liverpool last night that combined a rendition of their album Hats Off To The Buskers in full with an extended encore of some of their other finest work. Kyle Falconer, with his incomparable cheeky for a reason nature led opener Comin’…

Live Review: The Cribs (Manchester Academy 12/05/17)

“Everyone’s doing these tours where they do their most famous album, but just so you know, we started it…” – Ross Jarman Wakefield’s premier punk rock band last night produced a set that any new band could only dream of. Playing their incredible Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever, in its entirety, the Manchester Academy was…

Live Review: DMA’S (Liverpool O2 Academy 04/05/17)

When a certain Alex Turner coined the phrase “don’t believe the hype” before they ripped into their first big hit, it set off a trend to keep a lid on positive opinions until a band had really asserted themselves. This is often detrimental to bands in a similar position to DMA’S. On Thursday night in…

Record Store Day Celebrates its 10th Birthday

Today marks the 10th Record Store Day and over 200 participating indie record shops are stocked to release exclusive vinyls. Across the country people have queued since 6pm at the likes of Rough Trade (14 hours before opening time) yesterday evening in hope of getting hold of a limited edition release. Amongst the releases are…

Track Review: QTY ‘Ornament’

New York’s QTY yesterday released their latest single ‘Ornament’, an exhibition of songwriting quality that strikes shades of early Julian Casablancas. The intro immediately casts my mind to Blur’s ‘Tender’, until the complimenting sound of vocalist Alex Niemetz and the deeper tone of Dan Lardner. Alex sounds like she belongs in a fiery Wolf Alice…

Live Review: Circa Waves (Liverpool Guild of Students 24/03/17)

Restyled and sounding fresh, Liverpool’s own Circa Waves played a non-stop, exhilarating set at Liverpool’s Guild of Students on Friday night. The band have recently released their second album, ‘Different Creatures’, which was launched to the public by a host of intimate gigs at HMV stores around the country, including Liverpool a couple of weeks…