Meet The Mono LPs

Championed by BBC Introducing’s Dave Monks, having recorded a sell-out live gig at the Cavern Club for the BBC’s Live Lounge sessions, The Mono LPs are considered one of Liverpool’s bright young prospects. The band will be releasing their next single Emilia on the May 4 with a new video in tow and burlesque style launch night atContinue reading “Meet The Mono LPs”

On Stage: The Sooty Show (2015 Tour)

What better way to get the family Easter break underway than a trip to St David’s Hall to see The Sooty Show? I wasn’t unfamiliar with this family friendly experience having already taken two of my children to see the little yellow bear, his friends Soo, Sweep, Butch, Ramsbottom and straight-man and presenter Richard CadellContinue reading “On Stage: The Sooty Show (2015 Tour)”

In Concert: Solid Silver 60s Show – 30th Anniversary, St David’s Hall

Andy Howells goes back to the 60s for an evening of classic hits performed by PP Arnold, Chris Farlowe, The Merseybeats, Mike Pender and Billy J Kramer.

DVD Review: The Drop

If like me, you missed The Drop when it originally hit cinema screens last year, then this is your chance to finally catch this gritty crime drama on DVD and Blu-ray. The story follows Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) an apparent underdog lonely bartender at Cousin Marv’s; a neighbourhood bar in Brooklyn. Bob’s cousin, the eponymous Marv (JamesContinue reading “DVD Review: The Drop”

CD Review: Meghan Trainor – Title

Try as you can to avoid it , some pop is almost too infectious to ignore. Meghan Trainor had already been riding high in th US charts  before her singles started to scratch the surface in the UK  and as Lips Are Movin’ and All About That Bass have proved, she is certainly more thanContinue reading “CD Review: Meghan Trainor – Title”

CD Review: Ratworld by Menace Beach

Ratworld is Leeds combo Menace Beach guitar-psyche fuelled debut. Harkening back to the days when indie music really was indie Ratworld is energetic loud and slightly out of phase but all the brilliant for it. Time for the great pretenders to move over, Drop Outs is among one of the many album highlights. A version ofContinue reading “CD Review: Ratworld by Menace Beach”

Review: Robot Wars 2015, Newport Centre

New episodes of Robot Wars may have been off our TV screens for 14 years but as the audiences gathered at Newport Centre for the beginning of the 2015 tour there was evidence that the live show inspired by the series has a life of its own. The Robot Wars 2015 tour commenced here inContinue reading “Review: Robot Wars 2015, Newport Centre”

Meet The Band: Purple

Texan trio Purple make a welcome return to these shores for a run of shows including Bristol Louisiana on March 29 alongside Demob Happy. Having cemented their live reputation on their inaugural visit late last year, the band follow a series of European dates with their first UK shows of 2015 in support of forthcomingContinue reading “Meet The Band: Purple”

Bringing Major Damage To Robot Wars Live Show – John Findlay Interview

This weekend the thrills and spills of Robot Wars return to Newport as this years tour launches at Newport Centre. Earlier this week technical director John Findlay spoke to Andy Howells about this years live show. John’s association with Robot Wars goes back some 16 years when he began building and competing robots in theContinue reading “Bringing Major Damage To Robot Wars Live Show – John Findlay Interview”

Meet The Band: Demob Happy

Brighton’s finest new purveyors of raucous, off-kilter garage rock, Demob Happy follow their triumphant 2014 debut single Succubus with powerful new cut, Young & Numb, due for release later this year via the bands own Milk Parlour records. Fusing their natural affinity to relentless chord-thrashing with a fondness for melodic undertone and bold dynamic shifts, YoungContinue reading “Meet The Band: Demob Happy”

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