15/03/2013
Team Upitup

Upitup Are 10!

Next week sees underground electronic label Upitup Records celebrate a decade swimming against the tide… In a city dominated by guitar music, it’s heartening that with passion and talent, a group of electronic...

08/03/2013
Joan as Policewoman

My Gurl: Subverting Rock

On International Women’s Day, we thought it only fitting to celebrate some of our favourite female artists, playlist style…  Historically, women in pop and rock are generally only allowed to play one of...

11/02/2013
Lou Reed's Transformer era

Glam! Rock

With Tate Liverpool’s Glam! exhibition having just opened, Amy Jones takes a look at the songs that helped define a scene… Friday saw Tate Liverpool’s new exhibition Glam! The Performance of Style open...

25/01/2013
Laurel Halo's Quarantine

Imagination and discovery

Julian Shepherd on wrestling with the perfect playlist to inspire creativity, and ending up ‘all about the party’… For me, music is the thing that keeps my life glistening with diamond-studded edging. It...

18/01/2013
The Joy Formidable

On The Horizon: Gigs Coming This Way

Itching to see what gigs will make up the next few months? Here’s a playlist featuring our pick of some of the best… If you’re anything like us, you’ll have spent the first...

14/01/2013
Laura Mvula

Sounds of 2013?

The BBC announce their ‘most promising new music acts’ of 2013. We ask: is it simply a look at the new wave of new beige? So here we are again, picking out the...

31/10/2012
halloween_web

Playlist #24: Happy Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en – far too commercialised these days, eh? Console yourself with a playlist very much in the spirit of things… It’s that time again, when even more sirens can be heard outside of...

17/10/2012
Andrew "Tiny" Wood from Ultrasound

Playlist #23: The Beautiful Ones

It was the scene that helped define and produce a generation of musicians, so why is Britpop such a dirty word? When Ultrasound imploded in 1999, so too did Britpop’s last great hope....

28/09/2012
Cat Power, AKA Chan Marshall

Playlist #22: Cat Power and Me

Marc Hall takes a personal – at times painful – journey through the Cat Power canon… There’s something about Chan Marshall AKA Cat Power. Of the hundreds of musical performances I’ve seen over...