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Album Review: The Raft releases the shimmering and dreamy album ‘Summerheads and Winter Beds’

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SHE LEFT the big, big vistas of her native Bergen, Norway, and relocated to Liverpool in order to study; found she really liked it by the Mersey, decided to stick around, and soon found that songs were flowing. It’s been quite the journey from university to rising alt.folk talent for Sara Wolff, whose duvet-day summation …

The consistently elegant and ethereal beauty of The Raft shines brightly in the new album ‘Summerheads and Winter Beds’: a collection of shimmering incandescent tracks that burn brightly. And we know, that which burns brightly lasts half as long: the album is over before you know it and you just want it to keep going …

TAKING on the all the glorious, skinny, wasted rock’n’roll tradition of the Stooges, the New York Dolls, early Manics, and throwing open a mascara and glam-riffing portal in the centre of their home city, Liverpool, Generation, the brainchild of brothers James and Dean Carne have just dropped their second mint into the fizzy drink of …

Centripetal Force (North America) and Cardinal Fuzz (UK/Europe) last week released the latest LP from Mugstar, Graft, the follow up album to their much-lauded live collaboration with Can’s Damo Suzuki released earlier this year. Mugstar have been hurtling through the sonic multiverse since 2003 and have left an extensive discography in their wake. Early on, …

JAMES and Dean Carne, the Liverpudlian ‘brothers sin’, grew up on a diet of fine funk and soul, but both had a eureka moment when they fell for the less subtle seductions of the brilliance and the sleaze and greatness of the rawk. They formed Generation in their late teens, building up a reputation by …

AS THE rain starts to wrap us in autumn, at least Liverpudlian sextet Red Rum Club are here to bring a little thoughtful pop sunshine. Today they’ve dropped a video for “The Elevation”, a sweet brass-led groove about a fractious relationship in the WhatsApp age: when you get no reply even after “the ticks go …

STONE: solid, unyielding, hard.  It’s pretty much the perfect name for the Liverpudlian band that have picked up a dazzled DJ fan in the shape of Radio One’s Jack Saunders, who’s championed them all through the crawl-those-walls caging of the Covid lockdown.  But they’re back or rather, they’re unleashed; they’re full-on and they’re ready to …

SOMETIMES it’s just absolutely the right time for a band. Sometimes, that band exists as a fully formed notion; and it just needs to step out into the physical world.  This is the case, I’d venture, with Liverpool duo King Hannah, who’ve announced their official arrival at the musical ball with their debut offering, the …

YEAH, you think you’ve got moves, Christopher Walken? The star of Deerhunter and so many other Hollywood classics, who revealed he had an absolute line on owning the dancefloor in the video for Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon Of Choice“, has got some serious Liverpudlian landlord competition coming at him thanks to Red Rum Club. The Merseyside …

THEY get absolutely bloody everywhere, these Coral boys. Turn your back for so much as a second and another one of them has stepped out from beneath the psychedelic skirts of the main band to bring you their own personal set of finely crafted tunes. Drummer Ian Skelly brought us his second, Drifter’s Skyline, just …