Author: Lily Blakeney-Edwards

Radio 6 Festival @ Liverpool Olympia | Gig Review

Liverpool became the hub for music-lovers everywhere last weekend, as the Radio 6 Festival took over the city for a 3-day event that promised to showcase the very best of alternative music. The festival took over in some of Liverpool’s most iconic venues, with Saturday’s celebrations coming to a head at Liverpool Olympia. The night ensured a diverse range of talent, from the brightest of upcoming artists, to already established music giants, and as the crowds made their way into the venue, it seemed that everyone was hungry for a night of live performance. The night was kicked off...

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AJ Tracey @ Albert Hall | Gig Review

A refusal to be boxed in to one genre has been a star player in the career of West London’s AJ Tracey, and it almost came to a fault when he brought the versatility of his self-titled debut album to Manchester’s Albert Hall. A surprisingly solid opening hour from UK trap artist Yung Fume preceded Tracey, who took Manchester on a short and dizzying journey from grime to laidback Afro-Swing to swaggering trap. “Vibe” was the word of the day for Tracey, seamlessly transitioning the crowd from the frenzied jumping of Fume’s set to the swaying of his album...

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The Sphinx Album Roundup | February 2019

With the Grammys out of the way, we here at the Sphinx have been diving, head first into 2019’s new album releases, unburdened by awards chatter, and the exhausting cultural discourse of last year. As a result, we’ve been able to dig up some of the most promising of this month’s releases. This month includes the latest album from a notorious jazz saxophonist, the ever-changing works of a beloved indie group, and the latest offering from adored rock giants. Chris Potter – Circuits (Daniel Marx – Music Editor) It is a pretty rare occurrence these days that someone will...

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Calva Louise @ Phase ONE | Interview and Review

As they first take to the stage, the riotous energy of punk band Calva Louise seems almost a world away from the friendly trio I spoke on the phone with a few days prior. Consisting of vocalist and guitarist Jess Eastwood, drummer Ben Parker and bassist Alizon Taho, the band’s electric stage presence is apparent as soon as they start their set, and it doesn’t seem to be the only night in their tour that’s started off with a bang. “We just played Newcastle and Glasgow, and they’ve been full of people jumping around and having fun, it’s been...

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Five Summer Festivals You Might Have Missed

While it may have seemed like only yesterday we were celebrating the start of 2019, it already seems like the summer holidays are looming, with  summer festivals across the UK releasing their ever-awaited lineups. But between the early-bird releases, and the not-so-student-friendly prices, it can be hard to know which of the seemingly thousands of festival is sure to give you a bang for your buck. So, here at The Sphinx, we’ve put together a list of festivals, you may not have come across, but you’ll be sure not to miss. End Of The Road Held in the beautiful...

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