Bella Union rarely put a foot wrong – so it’s good to see their impressive track record continue with new signings MONEY. And yes, they’re from Manchester. Everyone who’s a bit good these days seems to be. Interesting, that. Check out their new song/video here, then go buy your tickets. This’ll be one of those [...]
Support the support – for that’s where you’ll see many of the city’s best, and hardest working bands doing the circuit. Plus, you get more bang for your buck, and stay one step ahead of that fickle parabolic curve of cool. “Oh yeah, Knapsack? I saw them when they were supporting Archers of Loaf back [...]
With their wide-screen sonic templates and Seattle grit, some say Shabazz Palaces represent the bright new future of hip-hop. We say they’re this good because they ain’t forgotten their history. The collective is the work of Palaceer Lazaro, aka Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler of Grammy-winning NYC troupe Digable Planets. Their rhymes and beats owe as much [...]
If you’ve not seen this piercing and powerful documentary, we strongly suggest you head over to FACT this Thursday. Shot over five years, the film documents a village and its fight against illegal Jewish settlers on the West Bank. It was a struggle (or, more correctly, it is a struggle) that involved assaults and atrocities, [...]
We’ll be revisiting this again, but for now it’s enough to say we’re officially excited about Designival: the grudge match. Actually, that’s not what it’s called. But there is a spicy undercurrent to this hotly anticipated festival, heading to Camp and Furnace in November. For it pitches together two designers from very different worlds: Iconic [...]
Some bands effortlessly push all our endorphin buttons. Bastille is one. The south London project headed by Dan Snow is now a fully fledged band, mixing Miike Snow-esque production chops with industrial beats and twitches, the result is beautiful, highly polished pop that lies somewhere between the skitter of Django Django and the glitter of [...]
Liverpool’s most engaging gallery, Dot Art, is bringing back its autumn tutorials again this season. Inspired by the Biennial? Time to get your watercolours out again? Dot Art’s brilliant 10 week evening course in Life Drawing, beginner to expert, returns on Tuesday 9th October, along with monthly Tuesday afternoon sessions, starting on October 16th, which [...]
Trestles frontman Alan O’Hare is an only child. That’s often a precursor for spoiled brats with too many Power Rangers. But, thankfully, O’Hare’s turned it into bruised and beautiful introspection on his latest musical project. Together with the sublime fiddle playing from Laura McKinaly his new set of songs are quietly moving meditations on love, [...]
Whimsical ditties and lyrics of the ‘nah, nah, nah, something…something…dreaming’ variety will always find a soft spot in our cold, hard hearts. So check out Sue Denim, bringing her bicycle to town next week. Hooks, harmonies, cycle clips and a severe, glossy bob. Again, she’s pushing all our buttons. Denim manufactured Robots In Disguise when [...]
Anyone see that mesmerising documentary, Searching for Sugar Man – tracing the elusive career of Rodriguez: a hero in South Africa, and the greatest Rock’n’Roll star that never was? Well, you don’t have to search too hard, because the mysterious, captivating singer songwriter (thanks to the film’s deserved success) is coming to Liverpool. Discovered in [...]
When a Norwegian born At The Drive In fan meets a likeminded set of spiky folk fans, you’re looking at a band ticking all the right boxes, right now. Welcome Dry The River.
What are you doing next weekend? How about entering a surreal, fairytale world, complete with a groaning table of the finest foods and wines, accompanied by minstrels and performers, for a dinner party with a dark and delicious twist…
Don’t look back in anger, celebrate the fag end of the 90s in style, at the Waxxx End of Summer party, at Camp and Furnace this month.
A full day of all that’s great in Liverpool (and around) right now: it’s exactly what a taster of Threshold should look like, and it’s coming our way this month…
How best to honour the oeuvre of the man they once called Symbol? Do it in tiny, tasty mouthfuls. We think the great man would approve.
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