By Leanne Cook On Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Sound of the week – Purity Ring

Megan James and Corin Roddick are the Canadian twosome that play under the moniker of Purity Ring. They formed in Montreal in 2010, after Roddick started experimenting with more electronic sounds whilst they were More...

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By Leanne Cook On Monday, November 19th, 2012

Sound of the Week – Paper Aeroplanes

Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn are the nostalgic Welsh duo that is Paper Aeroplanes. Formed in 2009 in the depths of West Wales, both had previously played in their own bands of others sorts before coming together More...

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By Leanne Cook On Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Paper Aeroplanes – gig review

The Shipping Forecast has been home to many a night of music. Whether it be house music, rock music or indie music, the place is always electric. The same goes for a night filled of acoustic music, candles and just More...

By Leanne Cook On Monday, November 5th, 2012

Sound of the week – Mystery Jets

How much can you really expect from a band originally named the Misery Jets? The answer – a lot. Originally formed in the early nineties when front man Blaine Harrison was only 12, the band have filled the last More...

By Leanne Cook On Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Sound of the week – Cold Specks

‘Sound of the week’ is a new music column which will provide an introduction to various musicians. Tune in every Monday to catch the latest installment.  Cold Specks is the moniker under which hides More...

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By Leanne Cook On Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Music: is sharing really caring?

The question: why should people buy music when you can share it so easily? With illegal downloading, YouTube and your housemates amazing iTunes collection – why does anyone pay for their music? Personally, I’ve More...

By Leanne Cook On Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Is Liverpool heading for musical silence?

With Liverpool’s music venues closing left, right and centre, you can’t help but wonder where on earth bands are going to play. With a musical heritage like the one we have, there are high expectations of what More...

By Leanne Cook On Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Music on adverts: quick cash or long term reputation?

Take a second to think about the last song that you heard on an advertisement. More than likely it was a non-descript, faintly rhythmic accompaniment to an out-of-work celebrity swishing her hair around for L’Oreal’s More...