Preview – Kendal Calling Festival 2014

The idyllic surroundings of Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District are transformed every year into what has been one of the fastest growing festivals in the country, picking up several accolades and lots of national recognition. Kendal Calling has seen the likes of The Streets, Chase and Status, Blondie and more recently Primal Scream…

Track Review – The Courteeners “How Good It Was”

From the new-released EP of the same name, Liam Fray’s continued lyrical genius is again evident in the first track released by the Manchester band after the announcement of their new album “Concrete Love” next month. A retrospective look at a past relationship explores how important it is to look back at fond memories as…

Album Review – Morrissey “World Peace Is None Of Your Buisness”

One of the most complex personalities in music, Morrissey’s 5th solo album has accentuated that complexity. A politically-fuelled LP that features everything from questioning “Victim, or life’s adventurer?” to describing a young female university student throwing herself down a flight of stairs. The opening track is a musically pleasing political satire that outlines Morrissey’s absolute…

Live Review – Kaiser Chiefs (Carlisle Racecourse 05/07/14)

Following a performance at Glastonbury the previous week, the middle of the road favourites performed at Carlisle Racecourse to end a very enjoyable day. Seen by a near record crowd for the racecourse, the Leeds band played a healthy balance of old sing along tunes and songs from their new album “Education, Education, Education and…

Album Review – Vulkano “Live Wild Die Free”

Swedish duo of Lisa Pyk-Wirstrom and Cissi Efraimsson have successfully blurred the gap between punk and psychedelia in their debut album. With ten punchy girl-powered songs they range in subject matter from jungles to wolves. Evidently inspired by a whole load of bands from The Velvet Underground to Kraftwerk, the songs on “Live Wild Die…