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…

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…

Circa Waves play set in HMV Liverpool

Liverpool four piece Circa Waves played a short acoustic set in HMV Liverpool One to promote the release of their new album ‘Different Creatures’. The band’s second LP features singles ‘Wake Up’ and ‘Fire That Burns’ and the album emphasises the growth of Circa Waves since their debut album in 2015. Frontman Kieran Shudhall led…

Live Review: The Amazons (Liverpool Buyers Club 06/03/17)

The big red sold out stamp covered the Liverpool date of The Amazons extensive UK tour, they’ve pulled out all the stops to be just about everywhere in the country this Spring, whilst I type they’ll be making the trip across to Dublin, before heading up to Belfast and back across to England for another…

Live Review: Ryan Koriya (19/02/17 Old English Pub, Copenhagen)

Upon arrival into The Old English Pub in Copenhagen it’s clear that traditions are at the forefront of presentation, similar then to British-Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Ryan Koriya. It’s those African roots that give him his basis to turn well-known tracks from the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and John Lennon. On his interesting multi-instrumental…