Tag: liverpool

FOR THE RECORD: Echo & the Bunnymen – Crocodiles

The world was a strange place in July 1980. The hood of Thatcher had opened to reveal a big bad wolf; nuclear war was a distinct (sometimes accidental) possibility. Liverpool was still in a post-Beatles hangover, shutting its ears to…

Introducing Interview: The Vryll Society

Having been described “rock meets electronic realms of Krautrock”, Liverpool’s The Vryll Society look set to be making their mark on the UK music scene in the very near future. Signed to Deltasonic Records, the label behind The Zutons and…

New Track: Marvin Powell – ‘Buried’

Psychedelic and folky, the debut release from Liverpool’s Marvin Powell, seems to originate from some far-off, Tolkien created world. Signed by The Coral’s James Skelly’s label, Powell has that unique, retro sound that so resonates with Skelley’s own endeavors. Full…

Discovery of the Week: Cavalry

It’s pretty tough to find some really good alt-folk at the moment. Mumford & Sons are releasing crappier music by the day, and the only other demonstrations are from up and coming duos like Hudson Taylor or the increasingly average James Bay….

LIVE: Foxygen – The Kazimier, Liverpool 07.05.15

When the audience start spilling onto the stage and the bouncers cannot tell drunken admirers from drunken band members, well, that’s when you know you’re at the right gig. It’s no Stooges-like stage invasion – thrashing and fighting for space…

EP: Scarlet ‘Fishes’

Rating: Fishes. The debut EP from Jessie Robinson’s alt-pop brainchild Scarlet. It’s quite simply majestically dark alt-pop at it’s pulsy and vibrant best. The EPs opener is also its lead single ‘Anyway’. The track was played by BBC Radio 6 Music in the wake of it’s release…

Introducing Interview: John Joseph Brill

Liverpool based singer-songwriter, John Joseph Brill, has recently shared new track, ‘Muscle and Bone’, which has been described as an “immense moody anthem filled with a bitterness and angst to rival Kurt Cobain”. Having previously fronted London ‘doom-folk’ band, Burning Beard, Brill…

Courteeners LIVE @ Echo Arena, Liverpool 21.11.14

The Courteeners are easily some of the most loved Mancunians to ever enter Liverpool. Probably helped by the large amount of Manchester folk packed into our increasingly famous yet still relatively new Echo Arena. Touring in support of their latest…