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…