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Introducing: The Buffalo Riot

Name: The Buffalo Riot Hometown: Liverpool Listen to: 1996 The Buffalo Riot are pure juxtaposition. Their vocals and general style ooze the American deep south, languid country tones and an undeniable old school rockstar vibe, all in spite of the fact that the band hail from Liverpool. The band strike the perfect balance between the […]Read More

Live Review: Blossoms // O2 Academy, Liverpool, 09.10.15

It’s been a long time (too long) since I was last packed into the smaller room of Liverpool’s O2 Academy for a gig. It’s a lovely intimate, yet still relatively big time setting, despite being stupidly sweaty for sell-out shows. Tonight one of the hottest bands in the UK, Blossoms rolled into town as part of their pretty huge UK […]Read More

Live Review: The ‘NEU’ Tour – The Big Moon, Vant

Ever since DIY Magazine announced this years ‘Neu’ Tour line-up, it’s been a must-see. So when London’s hottest crop of new bands rolled into Liverpool for the latest date, it’d be silly not to go and join the buzz wouldn’t it? The tour operating on a rotating headline was kicked off in Liverpool by Strokes […]Read More

Track Review: Want // Sam Meaghan

Sam Meaghan released his new track ‘Want’ earlier this month, representing a departure from his previous acoustic-driven Handle With Care EP. He has built a reputation through his emotional intimate live shows, one of which was at Close Up Festival in Winchester. It will be interesting to see whether Meaghan has expanded his musical palette […]Read More

EP Review: Indigo Moon // Indigo Moon

Liverpool-based psychadelic-rock band, Indigo Moon, recently released their self-titled debut EP. Their genre being self described as “Mersey psych rock with hair on its chest and a cherry on top”, Indigo Moon are passionately diverse, combining countless eclectic musical elements and rolling them into one. The 3-track project is dominated by funky baselines, jangling guitar work […]Read More

5 of Liverpool’s Best Upcoming Bands

The city of Liverpool is undoubtedly one of England’s most iconic and important, a sprawling metropolis bathed in rich musical and cultural history. Liverpool was, of course, the birthplace of all four Beatles, and has spurned out the legendary likes of The La’s, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Echo & the Bunnymen, and Elvis Costello. It […]Read More

EP Review: We Aren’t Who We Are // Furian

Post-hardcore outfit Furian are set to annihilate the world at large with their rampant EP effort, We Aren’t Who We Are. The four-piece, hailing from Liverpool and Bradford, have created a fearsome, savage sound, an intense, fresh wave of heavy rock amidst the throngs of the more prominent of indie and folk-based likes of today. […]Read More

Track Review: Juicy Fruit // Bandito Rey 

Liverpool’s Bandito Rey emit a grungy, dark sound with their latest single, ‘Juicy Fruit’. The four-piece say that their influences ‘range from Aphex Twin to Radiohead, Morrisey to Massive Attack’ and this is definitely echoed in this song, a compilation of indie, experimental and alt-rock. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/213516765″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   Ioan Llewelyn’s alluring vocals have […]Read More

Track Review: Shelter the Cold (ft. Hege Nesset) // Mikey

Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Mikey Gormley‘s track, ‘Shelter the Cold’ is an eerily beautiful acoustic number with an element of poetry, that sounds like a fairytale story set to a folk sound, a dark fantasy tale of aching despair. Having already released an album on iTunes in the summer of 2014 and played on such stages as the […]Read More

Track Review: ColourBlind // Accepting April

True Northern rock and roll, born from grit and anger, is something only few bands master in a career. Liverpool trio Accepting April are on their way to accomplishing this, with ‘ColourBlind’ as a prime example. The track opens with explosions, adding some layers and precision that are reminiscent of ‘Tyrants’ by Catfish and the Bottlemen. […]Read More

Introducing: The Cheap Thrills

Name: The Cheap Thrills Hometown: Liverpool Download: Oparadise and Justice Lewis Pike, Terry Eaves, Fitzy and Anton Eager are The Cheap Thrills. The self-proclaimed ‘psych pop rock quartet’ from Liverpool have been described by the band Cast as “Arctic Monkeys, but with better riffs.” It’s a bold statement from the fellow Scouse musicians, but it’s […]Read More