Author: Lily Blakeney-Edwards

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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whenyoung @ The Deaf Institute | Gig Review

Indie-pop band whenyoung graced the stage of the Deaf Institute in Manchester on Sunday, as part of their latest UK tour. Kitted in their signature primary colours, the Irish trio, consisting of vocalist/bassist Aoife Power, guitarist Niall Burns and drummer Andrew Flood began the night with their song ‘Pretty Pure’, a lively soon-to-be indie classic.  The opening of the gig proved to be a strong one, with the first track getting the crowd instantly moving, and settling everyone in for a night of live music. The band was quick to follow their infectious opener with ‘Heaven on Earth’, a...

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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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