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

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News: China Crisis Announce First Ever Tour to Australia/New Zealand

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Track: Manic Street Preachers – Liverpool Revisited

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In anticipation of the release of the new Manic Street Preachers album ‘Resistance is Futile’ on 13 April 2018, the Manics have released a classic track entitled ‘Liverpool Revisited’, which is about the Hillsborough Justice Campaign efforts to get some legal accountability for the death of 96 supporters in the 1989 stadium crush in Sheffield. …

Wrong Festival have announced the full line up for the unmissable second outing of the veritable odd ball rock gathering. The event set to take place on 28th April at Liverpool Docklands has already sold out of early bird tickets, with £20 discounted advance tickets on sale now. Cult Cardiff band Future of the Left …

Compiled by the team behind previous Cherry Red box sets (Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream, Millions Like Us, Action Time Vision and Manchester North Of England, the forthcoming release see Liverpool get its turn with this 5 cd deluxe set featuring some of the best from 76-88. Music has always been a …

Liverpudlian Phil Wilson, the genius behind The Raft, is scarily prolific, having released a series of three rather epic EPs over the last six months (see previous reviews here). And what is even more astounding is the quality never suffers: these are a series of brilliant indie pop jingle jangle classics that manages to merge …

I recently enthusiastically reviewed a double EP from Liverpool’s Phil Wilson recording under the name The Raft, noting the sparkling production and glorious brightness of the songs. The prolific Wilson is back with a brilliant double single release, but this time with the ethereal voice of Claire O’Neill taking the fore. Her dreamy vocals add …

‘I Wanna Be’ is the debut track from Liverpool based Songwriter-Producer Kova aka Reece Cairns. Its out via Electronic House label Duo-Tone, and follows his remix of Eleanor’s All I want, which also dropped via the same label. Its a departure for Cairns, who, during his time stdying at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, …

Day Two dawns for Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, and the bleary eyed and the fresh faced alike assemble early at the Baltic Triangle to begin to absorb what is certain to be an interesting day. Opening the District stage are Manchester’s Purple Heart Parade. Back to a five piece after recent personnel changes, the …

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia has become known as the festival to be at for anyone interested in psychedelia, as well as being famed for touting some lesser known acts from complimenting genres. This years festival is set to be no exception, a feast for all the senses is in store. Thing’s kick off early …

One of the best synth bands of the eighties, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), are back with a new single and video “The Punishment of Luxury” in anticipation of their album of the same name due out on 1 September 2017. As I have often written before, creativity does not have a use-by date, …

After a thankfully brief period where it seems like the pop punk genre has been populated by lesser bands hitting the charts with a more pop focused version of the genre, it’s bands like WSTR (from Liverpool, UK) that can get things back on track to what it actually means to be successfully classed as …