FRAGILE BY THE LAST CLOUDS – ANDY PEGGS

If one sequence of songs were to arrive right now, pretty much capturing how things are, the way we feel, it would be this one. Fragile is a 5 song EP served up to us by Matthew Schott and Al Quarterman’s The Last Clouds. This is electronic but not synthetic, a real human experience built […]

LOCKDOWN ROUNDUP: 29/04/20:

We take another look at what’s been going on musically around the city and surrounding areas during these horrible times. PLEASE stay safe. IMAGE BY @SHITCHESTER WITH THANKS. THE MODERN SOCIETY RELEASE SINGLE ‘LIQUID LOVE’: The Modern Society are a young band from Cheshire. Aged between 17 and 19 years old and formed by school […]

ADVANCED PREVIEW: TULIPS FOR MY ROSE BY MATTHEW LOUGHLIN-DAY:

I’m absolutely chuffed to bits to be able to bring you an exclusive advanced listen of ‘Tulips For My Rose’, the lead single from the debut album by Matthew Loughlin-Day. Matthew can usually be found helming the adventures of Liverpool’s premier Gyspy Scouse Surf band The Shipbuilders. However, this period of lockdown has meant that […]

LOCKDOWN ROUNDUP:

Here’s a few things that caught my attention this week musically from around the city.  Featured Image by @SHITCHESTER.  CLEAR CRYSTAL VIEW BY SHEM SHARPLES: Like Speak Louder by Campfire Social before it, this album preview track certainly embeds itself into the soundtrack of an era I’ll never forget. In my opinion of Shem’s work […]

COLTRANE BY TIM CHAPMAN:

Ex Daymons singer-songwriter Tim Chapman dropped the ridiculously catchy ‘Coltrane’ onto soundcloud last week. The tracks opens the journey with some infectious keys from Bean Rule and a wonderfully simple jazz beat before building into a massive sounding indie anthem. Tim’s voice continues to sound epic, hitting somewhere between Albarn & Costello with his instantly […]

SPEAK LOUDER BY CAMPFIRE SOCIAL:

For me It’s bringing a bit of light to some dark times for us all. The whole release has come together through a real DIY endeavour and the video is a fantastic piece of Gonzo filmmaking from Thom Hyndman. Well worth a look Si Jones, Mai 68 Records A glimmer of sunshine cracked through the […]

SWORD SWINGING ROBOT AT inFEST 2020:

For those who weren’t aware, some of the regional music scene came together a couple of weeks ago to put on one of the first online music festivals during the current lockdown. We managed to get 12 hours of quality local musicianship streamed to a facebook event page and it went ridiculously smooth considering we […]

WARRING ELEMENTS BY DISCONNECTED SOULS:

Hailing from Chester, UK, Disconnected Souls take their inspiration from numerous genres and combine ideas to create something dramatic, atmospheric and unique. With each member bringing a diverse range of musical interests to the table, the resulting sound encompasses a wide variety of instrumental and vocal styles. The band have just finished their debut EP, […]

inFEST 2020: BRINGING COMMUNITY TOGETHER IN ISOLATION:

The local grassroots scene and myself have come together to bring you a day of live performance, exclusive content and a celebration in the form of a virtual music festival on facebook. Don’t worry if you’re not a facebooker, all the action will be available on a dedicated feed on here as well. inFEST 2020 […]

MUSICAL THINGS TO BUZZ OFF IN CHESTER:

So here we are. I’m currently holed up, off work, awaiting some tests, it’s fucking raining and we’re all going to die from a shit beer disease, if the climate doesn’t get us first. But enough with the pleasantries, let’s all attempt to, at least fake a smile, as I have a look at stuff […]