Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies

Playlist: Happy Birthday Antipop Records

Like your music fast and dirty? As Antipop celebrates 5 years of fist-pumping gigs and DIY releases, we ask them to make a special birthday playlist… Hi Antipop! How and why did you...

Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip

Playlist: Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip

“The world don’t revolve around you, but it should”: Chris Carr’s musical heroes are on tour and it’s the perfect excuse for a playlist… Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip have moulded a...

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, interior (image via wiki)

Playlist: Cathedral Soundwalk

Plug in your earphones and let Anthony Ellis takes you on a special ‘sound walk’ along Hope Street… Being from Manchester, I’ve always said that Liverpool has three things, amongst others, that Cottonopolis...

Spaced Out: The Very Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner

Playlist: Sounds of Science Fiction

Ahead of FACT’s new science fiction inspired exhibition, C James Fagan listens to the skies… Science fiction and music have had quite a flirty relationship over the years. Musicians draw inspiration from the...

Warpaint (image courtesy The Guardian)

Playlist: 10 Best Spring Gigs

Toby Hood compiles a mixtape of his favourite tracks from the best of this Spring’s touring indie musicians… With recent high winds and flooding, it might be hard to see the dawn of...

Damon Albarn, Bobby Womack

Playlist: Bobby Womack, Soul Man

Ahead of his live performance at Liverpool Philharmonic this Sunday, we look at soul legend Bobby Womack’s greatest hits… Bobby Womack is, by any account, an industry legend. With collaborators including Aretha Franklin,...

Songs To Play At The End Of The World

Playlist: Songs To Play At The End Of The World

After 12 years of quality programming, All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival (as we knew it) is no more, and it feels like The End Of The World… This weekend is the last ever UK...

Burt Bacharach

Playlist: The (un-ironic) Joy of Easy Listening

When somebody mentions Easy Listening, what is your reaction? If it’s to cringe, consider yourself off our Christmas list…  For some time now, the only way to properly appreciate the genre we term...

Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia

Playlist: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia

The second Liverpool Psych Fest is almost upon us. We’ve got the playlist to get you in the mood… As DJ Bernie Connor noted in his piece in the Guardian Guide last Saturday,...