Esco Williams

Oxjam Takeover – Previewed


This Saturday sees the Oxjam Liverpool Takeover rock up at Camp and Furnace, with more than 20 artists in tow… Wander down to the Baltic Triangle’s Camp and Furnace this Saturday and you’ll...

Static Gallery, courtesy Thom Isom

Indie Anonymous


Liverpool has a lot of things to shout about, but our alternative club scene isn’t one of them…  For our money, right now, Liverpool is culturally and creatively a very exciting place to...

Rhys Chatham, A Crimson Grail, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, image courtesy The Double Negative

Biennial 2012: Rhys Chatham & Andrew Ellis in conversation


Before the UK premier performance of A Crimson Grail back in September, we sat Samizdat’s Andrew Ellis down with legendary composer, Rhys Chatham… For the launch of Liverpool Biennial 2012, Rhys Chatham, legendary...

Artist of the Month: Katie Craven (detail, painting)

Psychedelia: through the prism of contemporary art


With Liverpool Psych Fest on the horizon, Amy Jones looks at psychedelia’s journey into the world of cutting edge technology and contemporary art … The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia has got us...

Andrew Ellis (l) and Rhys Chatham (r)

Biennial 2012: A Crimson Grail – Rhys Chatham in conversation


Ahead of the UK premier performance of A Crimson Grail, Andrew Ellis speaks to the man behind it all, Rhys Chatham… This evening, Rhys Chatham, legendary minimalist composer and spearhead of the New York...

Sleepy Sun

Sleepy Sun @ the Kazimier – Reviewed


A wet Tuesday night gig is the unlikely stage to – eventually – feel the warm glow of a sleepy sun… Yes it was a wet Tuesday night with autumn definitely starting to...

Jethro Fox. Image courtesy The Double Negative 2012

Jethro Fox – Blinding Light?


We caught up with Jethro Fox to talk about influences, new single Blinding Light, and that BBC 6 Lamacq session… A few months ago, Jethro Fox had yet to play his first gig....

Holy Other

Holy Other – Reviewed and Revealed


Rachael Jones took a step into the unknown in search of Holy Other… Hosted by Liverpool Music Week and those cool cats known as Deep Hedonia, the trifecta of Fort Romeau, Vessel and...

Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music

The Big Interview: Lauren Laverne


We spoke to BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne about indie-pop stardom, her debut novel and what she really thinks about today’s bands…  Lauren Laverne first came to public – and our...