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In Pictures  •  November 8, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Liverpool Music Week 16 – Closing Party

Because we ran out of words for this festival, we’ve left our final review to the images. Less and less photos as the night progressed, for obvious reasons… Clinic – Invisible Wind Factory RongoRongo – North Shore Troubadour I Lying Bstrds – North Shore Troubadour II Barberos – Invisible Wind Factory Veyu – North Shore…

GoGo Penguin

Culture  •  November 5, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

V2.0 – The Return of GoGo Penguin to Liverpool

Nothing really makes sense after GoGo Penguin Live, it’s the musical equivalent of acid. Contemporary jazz can make me feel things that very few other genres are capable of and GoGo Penguin are an exemplary specimen in the genre. Very few bands can make me laugh out of sheer incredulity GoGo Penguin are one such…

Warpaint Cover

Culture  •  October 27, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Warpaint – Liverpool Music Week

Words cannot describe how much I have been looking forward to Warpaint returning to Liverpool. Ever since the initial announcement was made earlier in the year I have been giddy. So it pains me to admit that the event didn’t live up to expectation. Through no fault of anyone, least of all the band. It was…


Culture  •  October 26, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Liverpool Music Week 16 – ‘Check Out These Guys’ List  

I want to be able to use my words. I wish I could eloquently express how much I’m looking forward to this year’s Liverpool Music Week, but I’m too giddy with child-like excitement. The festival has grown bigger and better with each passing year culminating in what – in my opinion – is its finest…


Music  •  September 26, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Get Down To The Sound

Hustle and Suncebeat (Southport Weekender) are hosting the inaugural edition of Liverpool Disco Festival on Saturday 29th October, spread across the Baltic Triangle district of the city. Due to overwhelming demand from disco lovers near and far, organisers have extended their original plans from a single (previously just at Camp & Furnace) to a multi-venue event; including the Great Baltic…


Music  •  August 17, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Dinosaur Jr And John Carpenter At LMW 2016

Liverpool Music Week announced yesterday that formative alternative rock giants, Dinosaur Jr. will join the master of suspense, John Carpenter for this year’s event. Their headliner – Mr Carpenter – will grace the somewhat faded grandeur of the Liverpool Olympia Ballroom, while a run of shows will feature at the Grade Grade II listed, Liverpool Dome and…


Culture  •  August 17, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Liverpool Psych Fest 2016

With the country’s festival season reaching half way point we look towards the end with excitement and sadness in equal measure, why? The end of summer and the start of Autumn marks the coming of the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. Coming to our fair city the 23rd + 24th of September, the festival helps us transition…


Art  •  August 12, 2016  •  by Katy Murphy

Shooting Punks (Francesco Mellina Interview)

Francesco Mellina was the eyes of Liverpool’s music scene during the precious era of punk, new wave and early electronica at the city’s legendary diamond hard, rough cut gig venues. Photographing almost every major band and its followers of the time, and managing Dead Or Alive, he paved his way as one of the primary…


Music  •  July 22, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Beatherder 2016: Quiet Bat People

What I like about Beatherder is that after six visits there was still new things I’d never seen before, I think (…they may or may not have been new). But that’s its charm – its attention to detail. It’s won awards. It was full of familiar faces from years gone by, and there’s a reason people keep coming…

Africa Oye 2016

Music  •  June 25, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Africa Oye 2016: Dancing Through The Rain

Africa Oyé for me always marks the start of the summer. It brings with it that early sense of hedonism that stirs inside the more hardened festival goes… within a family environment for everyone. But what started with glorious sunshine, ended with a monsoon. Liverpool-based XamVolo brought my Saturday to a start. He and his…