Iggy Pop (L) and Danny Fields (R) by Brigid Berlin

Danny Fields, Viv Albertine & Jane Weaver @ Liverpool Sound City 2015

24/05/2015

Violence, death and dogged determination: Laura Robertson charts the meteoric rise and fall (and rise again) of three industry pioneers at this year’s Sound City conference… A welcome addition to Friday’s conference line-up saw an...

Dave Pichilingi and crowd, GIT Awards 2015, image courtesy Keith Ainsworth

GIT Awards 2015 — Reviewed

09/04/2015

Worth shouting about: Joshua Potts finds a distinct lack of scepticism and a great deal of energy and invention at this year’s Merseyside music award… Many things stand out from Saturday’s gathering of...

GoGo Penguin

Liverpool International Jazz Fest — Our Highlights

25/02/2015

With jazz infiltrating and influencing contemporary genres — everything from psychedelia to electronica — what better moment to celebrate its diversity, says Christopher Brown… There was an almost depressing number of shrugged shoulders when the Mercury Music...

Ji Liu 2015

“In the composer’s mind, all the emotional feelings are hidden between the notes”: Ji Liu

05/02/2015

A fashionista, a breakdancer… and an internationally acclaimed pianist and composer? Jennifer Tsai meets a young musician trying to work out who he is whilst soaring the heights of fame… On a cold...

Philip Jeck, Vinyl Requiem (video still)

Surreal And Optimistic: Philip Jeck’s Vinyl Requiem Replayed

08/10/2014

What do 180 Dansette record players have to say about future forms of music and art? Alastair Dunn on a surreal composition that, 21 years on, still has something progressive to say about the spirit of creativity… The...

Kepla

Laptops Vs Guitars: Towards A New Performance Aesthetic

04/09/2014

How do electronic musicians navigate the tricky sphere of live performance? David Tate talks exclusively to artist Kepla about ‘boring’ laptop shows, utilising technology, and winning over sceptical audiences… In spite of its growing ubiquity, there still remains...

Scroobius Pip

The Big Interview: Scroobius Pip

12/08/2014

Edinburgh Fringe, illegal downloads and rejecting Shakespeare: Chris Carr spends some time with Scroobius Pip… Over the last few years, Scroobius Pip has made a point of releasing special items on his birthday....

Stealing Sheep (c) Tate Liverpool_web.jpeg

Stealing Sheep: Blueprint for Success

18/07/2014

Prepare yourself for a weekend celebrating art, music, dance and performance across Liverpool. Getting proceedings underway with a bang, the Blueprint Festival welcomes indie-folk darlings, Stealing Sheep to the party… Tate Collective’s Sumuyya...

Anton Newcombe, Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Big Interview: Anton Newcombe

10/07/2014

With one foot on stage ahead of a show in Dublin and with a Liverpool show this coming Saturday, The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s frontman Anton Newcombe talks to Joseph Viney about his affinity for...

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