The Heavy North – Electric Soul Machine – Album Review

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There is a moment at the end of the first song on the album - The Genie a huge Black Sabbath type riff opening salvo, when the trumpet kicks in when you say your first WOW!...it's the first of many. Liverpool's The Heavy North have been playing their rock n roll n soul n blues … Continue reading The Heavy North – Electric Soul Machine – Album Review

The Skinner Brothers – The Real Peaky Blinders

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Zac Skinner with his peaky hat, lank curly hair, looking like he is coming down or coming back up is like a modern day Artful Dodger. He looks like nothing else around at the moment! He's going to be the next big rock star (if things like that still exist). More attitude then NWA, more … Continue reading The Skinner Brothers – The Real Peaky Blinders

Wake up! It’s the Sky Diving Penguins. Album review

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2021 has been a funny year for music, certainly in my musical tastes, as a large part of it has been dipped in rich psychedelic chocolate loveliness. Starting the year off with the McCartney type sounds of Teenage Waitress I was then flying high with the full on, out there Lennon meets Floyd Space rock … Continue reading Wake up! It’s the Sky Diving Penguins. Album review

Live Review – The Capollos – Guest Reviewer – Kimbo

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This is our City, This is our Town  I remember that beautiful feeling when bands started accouncing gigs again and having seen The Capollos live before, I know how good it gets so there wasn't a second thought from me about purchasing tickets for a hometown show at Drummonds. Tonight the time had come, fresh … Continue reading Live Review – The Capollos – Guest Reviewer – Kimbo

London Calling – The Heavy North – Live Review

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The Fiddler - Kilburn - London 11th November 2021 The Fab 5 were back on stage tonight and ready to show London town what they were made of. Making their debut at the historic Fiddler Venue the offspring of the Mean Fiddler where the likes of Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, John Martyn, Dr … Continue reading London Calling – The Heavy North – Live Review

Aberdreams, schemes and young teams – Live Review by Kimbo Forsyth – Shambolics, Monza Express, General Winston

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It's been a long time coming to walk back through the doors at Cafe Drummond and I have never had to queue before to get in,  the place was packed out before the first support act  had even got onto the stage , a sight I've never seen before but what a delight to know … Continue reading Aberdreams, schemes and young teams – Live Review by Kimbo Forsyth – Shambolics, Monza Express, General Winston

Andrew Cushin & Michael Gallagher – LIVE Review – Guest Writer Mr Dan Potter

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Independent, Sunderland Promoter: This Feeling Friday 10th September 2021 Every good story usually starts with a beginning, middle and end, however this particular tale will start at the end, the next morning. Waking up to a double whammy of a hangover that makes your head feel like a tonne weight combined with remembering a hideously … Continue reading Andrew Cushin & Michael Gallagher – LIVE Review – Guest Writer Mr Dan Potter

Neighbourhood Weekender 21 Review – Guest Writer Amy Parkin

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Well, I guess I should start this the week before #NBHDWKND21 when we made a very last-minute decision to throw caution to the wind and get tickets for a festival the next weekend. It felt like pre-Covid times, deciding to do something on a whim, how exciting! I’ve never been to Neighbourhood Weekender before and … Continue reading Neighbourhood Weekender 21 Review – Guest Writer Amy Parkin

Live Gig Review – Arcade State – Guest Reviewer Paula Cairns

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“Oh what a night,” sang The Four Seasons and what a night Saturday 28th August was for the people lucky enough to purchase a ticket for Arcade State’s sold out debut gig in Nice n Sleazy bar, Glasgow. I first got into AS following the inclusion of their track ‘Begin to Break’ in the monthly … Continue reading Live Gig Review – Arcade State – Guest Reviewer Paula Cairns

Sent to us from Bolton – The Shed Project/DDE’s/Northern Revelation- The Phoenix Club

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If you've ever been in a band and wanted to do a gig, what were your plans? Somewhere small and local? Was it difficult to even get a gig? How about getting anyone to come along to watch? Family and friends probably will attend but paying punters? Yeah, tricky isn't it! Well, if you're in … Continue reading Sent to us from Bolton – The Shed Project/DDE’s/Northern Revelation- The Phoenix Club

Album Review – Hardwicke Circus – The Borderland

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What if after I had told you 18 months ago that when I set up this blog to write about cool music, cool people and cool things that I would be reviewing an album that at times reminded this writer of New Model Army, Crusty Rockers The Levellers you would of raised an eye brow … Continue reading Album Review – Hardwicke Circus – The Borderland

Album Review – Lyon Tide – Beginnings of Ends

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Lyon Tide are a new band hailing from the West Midlands – The threesome met at art class whilst at college. Comparing themselves to the likes of Snow Patrol, Massive Attack and New Order they have released a couple of singles Blind and Closure and Beginnings of an Ends is their debut album. The album … Continue reading Album Review – Lyon Tide – Beginnings of Ends

From Reading with Love – Via Belfast – Album Reviews – The Coronations and Mirror Pictures

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So in this disposable life we are living now, does anyone listen to albums anymore? In full? Yeah Tim's listening party and the like have brought back the interest in the LP and certainly vinyl sales have increased as well, but overall do we sit down and make the effort? Well I do, as I'm … Continue reading From Reading with Love – Via Belfast – Album Reviews – The Coronations and Mirror Pictures