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 […]

INTRODUCING SHEMBOID:

I’m Invisible Now, Only You Can See Me by Shemboid Shemboid is the artistic alter ego of respected Chester singer/songwriter Shem Sharples and was active from 2004 to 2015. The concept was very experimental in nature and forms a bit of a missing link between Shem’s wild DIY garage days with cult Chester band Rev […]

A REWORK BY JOHNNY DIAMOND:

Local DJ and musician Johnny Diamond dropped a rework this week, whose origins started a massive 37 years ago. We asked the big man to give us the beans on this remarkable slice of contemporary rock:  “…Yeah mate. The Track “I’ll Just Think (To Myself) was written in 1983 by myself and the bass guitarist […]

SHEMBOID LIVE AT THE HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE, LEEDS:

I’m extremely proud and humbled to announce that Schott’s List will be releasing the whole Shemboid back catalogue over the next couple of years through our small label. For those of you who don’t know, Shemboid is an artistic alter ego of local musician Shem Sharples.  It’s well documented what a big fan I am […]

HOT TAPE RECORDING BY ANDY PEGGS:

Hot Tape Recording is new collection of modular musical genius by producer and local electronica champion Andy Peggs. The album is available to download from his bandcamp site on a generous ‘pay what you want’ policy.  We asked the Only Human co-founder where the title and inspiration for the release came from: “Hot Tape Recording […]

BREAKING: YAMMERER ANNOUNCE NEW EP:

The Liverpool band Yammerer release “Reality Escape Resort” on Chester label Restless Bear Records on the 22nd of November. The EP will be available on vinyl, cassette, digital download and across all major streaming services. The first three tracks of this E.P are an account of the causes of suffering; delusion, aversion & attachment. The […]

OCTOBERBEST: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION:

I’ve always been a fan of autumn from a local musical perspective. After years of long summers watching, at best, reasonable Chester music festivals and extremely limited music releases, the scene always kicks in as soon as the dew hits the grass and the flies thankfully fuck off. But in six years of casting an […]

NEXUS 13: CATCHING UP WITH JIM AL:

We sat down with Jim Al, one of the event organisers of NEXUS to discuss the philosophy behind the hugely successful techno nights and their 13th event, which is taking place at The Saddle Inn on the 6th of December. “Hi Jim. So it’s incredible to think it’s been 12 Nexus events up to now. […]

SONIC TRIP PROJECT MEETS SUNHAIR:

Sonic Trip Project dropped something a little bit special last week. The psychedelic space rockers, fronted by local lead guitarist, Vince Cory, have released a double live CD with renowned label Sunhair Music . This is an absolutely remarkable journey as an album, clocking in at the mammoth 2 hour mark as a piece of […]