Scroobius Pip

The Big Interview: Scroobius Pip


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


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


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...

Africa Oyé 2014 courtesy Pete Goodbody @p3dro

In Pictures: Africa Oyé 2014


Pete Goodbody shares with us his photographic highlights from the UK’s largest, free African music festival… Africa Oyé attracted record crowds in Liverpool’s Sefton Park this year; partly because of the weather, but it...

Immix Ensemble launch at the Bluecoat, Liverpool (Images courtesy Wes Storey)

Breathing New Life Into Experimental Practice — Immix Ensemble


Launching with Ex Easter Island Head and composer Joseph Hillyard, Jon Davies finds a new ensemble loaded with openness and charm…  Although Liverpool’s performing music calendar can never be accused of a lack of...

Sounds From the Other City, returns on Bank Holiday Sunday 4th May

No Lists, No Diaries, No Apps Required: Sounds From The Other City Festival


Activists? Techno in a parish church? Unpronounceable band names? Robert Cutforth considers the joys of Greater Manchester’s most bonkers festival… I have been to Salford exactly three times and always by accident. I suppose that’s...

Space // Sound at the Bluecoat (c) Nata Moraru and Deep Hedonia

Turning Drawing On Its Head: SPACE//SOUND


Maja Lorkowska takes a line for a walk with a group of innovative sound artists… Arts and music promoters Deep Hedonia and artist-focused free sheet Drawing Paper recently got together to bring us a...

Kraftwerk: Uncovered A Future Past, Liverpool Philharmonic

Kraftwerk Uncovered: A Future Past


Nathan Richardson expects a tribute to Kraftwerk and instead discovers an evening of roaring, mesmeric experimentation… “What’s past is Prologue” — William Shakespeare. It is perhaps not much of an icebreaker when Icebreaker, the 12-piece...

Dean Blunt

“A near hallucinatory occurrence”: Dean Blunt at Blade Factory


Our live art critic C James Fagan witnesses this solo artist’s sensational (and terrifying) blend of music and performance art… Where does all this begin? At the invitation to write about the upcoming...