Author: Lily Blakeney-Edwards

Duendita | Gig Review

Within the cosy setting of Seal Street’s Phase One Records, New-York based artist Duendita graced the stage on Friday, when she made her Liverpool debut, supporting JMSN on his UK tour. Having released her latest album ‘direct lines to My Creator’ earlier this year, the young singer is certainly turning heads, and as she dives into her set, it’s not hard to see why this talented artist is on the rise. “This is so chill, I’m loving it!” the young singer smiles, before kicking off the night with her song ‘pray’, a beat-heavy, yet relaxed track depicting the artist’s life...

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Bad Sounds | Interview and Review

The night of their Liverpool debut, 5-piece band ‘Bad Sounds’ sit in a bustling dressing room pre-performance, seeming completely at ease. Brothers Ewan and Callum Merrett, the duo at the centre of the group, reflect on how their tour has been so far, “Tour’s been wicked!” Ewan grins, “We’ve always got along with our support acts, but we’ve not known them prior, so there’s always been a slight awkwardness at first. But this time we all know each other, so it feels like there’s a big gang of us, instead of small groups which is really nice.” This closeness...

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Cher – Dancing Queen | Album Review

In what may be the most unexpected release of the year, the queen of pop, Cher, has made yet another comeback, this time covering songs by the beloved band, ABBA. After her standout role in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the singer has released a 10-track album full of the Swedish band’s classics, and while nobody may have asked for it, the upbeat, cheesy and surprising poignant album can almost be considered a necessity. The album starts out strong, with two of the bands biggest classics, ‘Dancing Queen’ and “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’. With this...

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Jorja Smith @ Albert Hall | Gig Preview

Described as ‘the smoky new voice in UK soul,’ Jorja Smith is set to take to the stage in October, following the announcement of her UK tour. Having taken home the BRITs Critics’ Choice award earlier this year, the young singer has announced a string of performances in cities throughout the country, including a stop in Manchester, where she will perform at Albert Hall on the 10th and 11th October. The 21-year-old artist, who has worked with household names such as Drake and Stormzy, is set to start the tour in Norwich and end in London, before travelling to America in...

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Gentleman’s Dub Club | Interview

With their engaging sound, and unmatchable energy, Gentleman’s Dub Club is a band like no other. Founded while studying in Leeds, the nine-member group’s unusual blend of ska, reggae and dub is truly unique. The band is renowned for their infectious performances, and I was lucky enough to catch up with members Toby and Jonathan, and ask a few questions while they prepare for their upcoming UK tour: You’ve have performed in so many amazing cities, how do you find Liverpool and its crowds? It’s always a unique experience playing in Liverpool, we have performed all over the city...

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