Magic, Moonlight And Mystery – Bird Interview

Bird are one of the  most exciting new bands to emerge from Liverpool in recent years, this is not merely our opinion, we can back it up with Dr. Brian Cox style science using Euler-Lagrange field equations, but nobody would understand so just take our word for it, Ok ?  We’ve often bemoaned the fact... Continue Reading →

Howling Bells ‘The Loudest Engine’ Special – Album,Gig and Interview.

HOWLING BELLS 'The Loudest Engine 'Special. “Baby Blue” By Howling Bells. The Album –“The Loudest Engine.” The problem with producing a flawless debut album widely regarded by many as a genuine classic, is that there will always be those who demand that subsequent albums endlessly repeat variations on the same theme.  To adopt such a... Continue Reading →

Lucy Rose Interview.

"Bikes" By Lucy Rose. "Scar" By Lucy Rose. There’s certainly been no shortage of intelligent, talented, female singer songwriters of  late.  From the egregious cauterwauling of Florence, a lady who on occasion can make Al Pachino’s worst excesses appear quite restrained and dignified, right through to the dour understated beauty of Laura Marling’s quiet introspection,... Continue Reading →

‘Through a Glass, Darkly.” – Mechanical Bride Interview.

‘Colour Of Fire’ By Mechanical Bride. To the avid fan, music will always be something more than merely the soundtrack to doing the dishes.   To suggest   ‘it’s just a song’ is similar to suggesting to the devoted football fan ‘it’s just a game.’  Music can conjure many emotions, joy, sadness, nostalgia,  it can inspire,  it... Continue Reading →

The ‘Talk When Artists Terminate Songs’ Campaign-The Curse Of Talking At Gigs

(Click image for MASSIVE hi-res  version to print off and take to gigs 😉 ) If you're a regular gig goer I’m sure you’ve  noticed, over the last few years, the increasing  number of annoying,  imbecilic dullards in attendance  who decide to strike up a conversation at the exact point an artist/band begin their set. ... Continue Reading →

Songs To Learn And Sing – Birdland, Mechanical Bride, The Rialto Burns.

Birdland  Return!! “Everybody’s Dreaming” – Birdland. It seems Birdland are back!!  In the late eighties Birdland  burst on to the scene looking somewhat  like a ‘Midwitch Cuckoo’  version of the Ramones or The Stooges replete with a frenzied, amphetamine  fuelled sound. They were quickly called the next big thing by the music press,  alas timing... Continue Reading →

Into The Light – Sarabeth Tucek -Get Well Soon Album Review and Interview

'Get Well Soon' By Sarabeth Tucek Once you’ve heard Sarabeth Tucek’s beautiful, haunting voice, it’s rather difficult to believe it was acting and not music that was her first calling. Her eponymous debut album released in 2007 led to rapturous reviews from critics whilst amassing her an army of fans, smitten by the glacial purity... Continue Reading →

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