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Articles tagged "music"


Culture  •  November 24, 2016  •  by Oliver Burnley

Laces Out! – More Than Just A Shopping Trip

Coming from Kent, I have always felt that my credentials in the trainer department could never match up to any Scouser’s. I was even felt there was a far-fetched possibility of being refused entry to, Laces Out!, purely on the basis of my footwear. Plumping for a pair of red-and-blue Adidas LA Trainers, I set off for…

The Firm cast showing off their clobber.

The Fan  •  November 20, 2016  •  by Oliver Burnley

Football Casuals – Anything But

My sincerest apologies for this blatant stereotype, it is solely intended for explanatory purposes. First and foremost, the lad’s footwear; the Adidas Samba, to a Scouse lad, is what Jordan’s are to any basketball fan – unquestionably essential. Hopeless analogies aside, the widespread popularity of brands such as Adidas and Ellesse (represented by the lairy…

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…


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…


Music  •  June 24, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Herd ’em Up 2016

Every summer, no matter what my plans, I always check the Beateherder line up. It has a special place in my heart, the place were I keep all my chemically induced festival nostalgia. It’s a place where the good times aren’t sponsored – it retains a warm, independent vibe with an incredible attention detail. So…


Culture  •  June 11, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Native Kings to Rock The Magnet

Native Kings, are set to play The Magnet tomorrow – 15/06/2016. Over the last few years, the band have been honing their style and since the release of their single Piece of Me they’ve been making significant waves in Liverpool’s music scene. A cross between Muse (when they were still interesting), a band whose name escapes…


Culture  •  May 10, 2016  •  by Caroline White

And Then The Power Went… Liverpool Sound City

As a firm follower of the festival from its roots as an eclectic hive of venues and sounds, I was curious to see what the second year at its new home – Bramley Dock – would bring. I’ll be honest, the move to Bramley Dock was a little like seeing a hipster go through a…