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Ten Gigs That Made Me Love... (2022)

Liverpool - Ten Gigs That Made Me Love...

Andrew Twambley and Nick Pinto recall ten of the gigs that most inspired them especially at the infamous Eric's during their student years in the late 1970s in Liverpool.



Nul Telexes
Interview Nul Telexes - Interview

Darren Aston chats to new Liverpool-based indie/guitar duo Nul Telexes about their self-titled debut EP.

Ian Prowse
Interview Ian Prowse - Interview

Former frontman of Amsterdam and Pele and Liverpool-based solo artist Ian Prowse talks to Andrew Twambley about his recent tour in support of Elvis Costello, and the effect of COVID-19 on him and other musicians.

Paul Simpson
Interview Paul Simpson - Interview

Paul Simpson talks to John Clarkson about his forthcoming memoirs 'Incandescent', his post-punk group The Wild Swans and his memories of late 70's/early 80's Liverpool and its bands

Seafoam Green
Interview Seafoam Green - Interview

Dublin born, Liverpool based musician Dave O’Grady of Seafoam Green speaks with Carl Bookstein about the debut album 'Topanga Mansion'.

Thomas Lang
Interview Thomas Lang - Interview

Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Thomas Lang to John Clarkson about 'The German Alphabet', his first album in twenty years which combines electronica with jazz and John Barry/Ennio Morricone influences

Filter Distortion
Interview Filter Distortion - Interview

Harry Sherriff chats to Liverpool synth group Filter Distortion, who are about to release their debut album, 'Transition', initially as a vinyl only release

Bill Ryder-Jones
Interview Emily Hurd - Interview

Harry Sherriff talks to former Coral guitarist and Liverpool-based singer-songwriter and composer Bill Ryder-Jones about his musical career, recovery from agoraphobia and touring with the Arctic Monkeys

Aitch McRobbie
Interview Aitch McRobbie - Interview

Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to Liverpool-born and now Oxfordshire-based singer-songwriter Aitch McRobbie about her thirty years in the music business, working with artists such as Deep Purple's Jon Lord and Sam Brown and her debut solo album, 'Take Off Your Shoes'

Miles Kane
Interview Miles Kane - Interview

Marie Hazelwood and Harry Sherriff talk to critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Miles Kane at the Liverpool Music Awards about his award-winning second album, 'Don't Forget Who You Are'

Handsome Family
Interview Handsome Family - Interview

New Mexico husband-and-wife Americana duo the Handsome Family talk to Richard Lewis at a show in Liverpool about their critically acclaimed latest album 'Wilderness'

Billy J. Kramer
Interview Billy J. Kramer - Interview

Liverpool-born 60's icon Billy J. Kramer speaks to Lisa Torem about his first album in thirty years and campaign to elect his and the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Wicked Whispers
Interview Wicked Whispers - Interview

Richard Lewis chats to Mike Murphy, the singer-songwriter with psychedelic Liverpool-based band the Wicked Whispers, about his group's new EP, which was produced by White Stripes producer Liam Watson

The Big House
Interview Big House - Interview

Paul Molloy and Candie Payne from Liverpool-based folk/country duo the Big House talk to Richard Lewis about the inspiration behind their songs and their highly anticipated debut single

Interview Freq - Interview

Marie Hazelwood talks to young Liverpool-based rock and roll four piece FREQ about their forthcoming self-titled debut EP

Interview Bird - Interview

Atmospheric folk band Bird have won a considerable following in their hometown of Liverpool and the support of BBC 6Music. Richard Lewis talks to lead singer and songwriter Adele Emmas

Eva Petersen
Interview Eva Petersen - Interview

Marie Hazelwood chats to Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Eva Petersen about her infamous former band the Little Flames, and forthcoming debut solo album which she was written and recorded with Echo and the Bunnymen's Will Sergeant

Luke Fenlon
Interview Luke Fenlon - Interview

Pennyblackmusic photographer Marie Hazelwood speaks to 20 year old Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Luke Fenlon about his acoustic solo career and recording an EP in Guns 'n' Roses' Matt Sorum's back garden

Wild Swans
Interview Wild Swans - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Paul Simpson from Liverpool post-punk band the Wild Swans about his group's first album in twenty two years, 'The Coldest Winter For a Hundred Years'

Rialto Burns
Interview Rialto Burns - Interview

Richard Lewis talks to rising and much acclaimed young Liverpool-based guitar/electronic band the Rialto Burns about 'Learning to Fight', their forthcoming debut album

Icicle Works
Interview with Chris Layhe Icicle Works - Interview with Chris Layhe

Anthony Strutt chats to Chris Layhe, the bassist with 1980's Liverpool new wave band the Icicle Works about his years with the groupo, and what he has been doing since their 1988 break-up


Profile Folk/Country/Americana in Liverpool - Profile

Steve Kinrade profiles the growing Folk/Country/Americana scene in his native Liverpool.

Eileen Schaer
Interview Eileen Schaer - Interview

Liverpool-born and now Isle of Man-based painter Eileen Schaer chats to Owen Peters about her unusual paintings, her eclectic favourite musical acts and the influence of them on her art

Profile Cast - Profile

Gillian Fish reflects on the career of Britpop band Cast, whose four first albums are about to be re-rleased in double CD editions

Awaydays Miscellaneous - Awaydays

Anthony Middleton enjoys the post-punk soundtrack of 'Awaydays', a new film about late 70s Liverpool football hooligans and music fans, but finds it otherwise lacking grit and over stating its social commentary


Empire, Liverpool, 25/3/2024 Echo & The Bunnymen - Empire, Liverpool, 25/3/2024

Paul Clark watches a flawed but compelling set from Echo And The Bunnymen at a hometown gig at the Liverpool Empire.

Jacaranda Baltic, Liverpool, 6/4/2024 Libertines - Jacaranda Baltic, Liverpool, 6/4/2024

Amanda J Window watches indie band The Libertines take part in a Q and A and play a short set ar The Jacaranda Baltic n Liverpool as part of their launch tour for their new LP, ‘All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade’.

Night and Day, Manchester, 21/1/2024 Gustaffson  - Night and Day, Manchester, 21/1/2024

Amanda J Window watches and photographs Liverpool band Gustaffson play a blinder on a cold night in Manchester.

Royal Centre, Nottingham, 12/9/2023 Echo And The Bunnymen - Royal Centre, Nottingham, 12/9/2023

Dave Goodwin at the Royal Centre in Nottingham watches Echo and The Bunnymen with the help of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra play in a stunning set their 1984 fourth album 'Ocean Rain' in its entirety.

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 7/5/2023 James - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 7/5/2023

Dixie Ernill at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool watches James play an euphoric set with the aid of an orchestra and a gospel choir.

02 Academy 2, Liverpool, 26/11/2022 Ruts DC - 02 Academy 2, Liverpool, 26/11/2022

Richard Lewis catches punk band Ruts DC delivering an energetic set at Liverpool’s O2 Academy

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 6/2/2023 John Cale - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 6/2/2023

With photos by Andrew Twambley, Paul Kimber finds John Cale still breaking boundaries at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool.

Jimmy's, Liverpool, 30/6/2022 Dorothy Bird - Jimmy's, Liverpool, 30/6/2022

Steve Kinrade enjoys an emotionally rewarding and cathartic from German-born singer-songwriter Dorothy Bird at Jimmy's in Liverpool to promote her debut album, 'Belonging'.

Anfield, Liverpool, 9/6/2022 Rolling Stones - Anfield, Liverpool, 9/6/2022

At the opening UK date of their Sixty Tour, and their first visit to Liverpool in over fifty years, The Rolling Stones’ retain their title of The World’s Greatest Rock N’ Roll Band. Richard Lewis reviews

Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, 18/3/2022 After The Flood - Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, 18/3/2022

Steve Kinrade watches an excellent set from brooding progressive rock After The Flood, the project of composer and guitarist Neil Campbell, at the Capstone Theatre in Liverpool

Cavern Club, Liverpool, 27/3/2022 Peter Doherty and Frederic Lo - Cavern Club, Liverpool, 27/3/2022

Amanda J. Window watches and photographs Peter Doherty and and French musician and producer Frédéric Lo play an intimate gig at The Cavern Club in Liverpool to promote their new album ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry and Crime’.

(With Peak Low), Jacaranda, Liverpool, 23/3/2022 Garnetts - (With Peak Low), Jacaranda, Liverpool, 23/3/2022

Richard Lewis reviews Liverpool alt. rock quartet The Garnetts live on home turf at the legendary Jacaranda in Liverpool, supported by indie rockers Peak Low.

Olympia, Liverpool, 19/11/2021 Paul Weller - Olympia, Liverpool, 19/11/2021

On the road to promote new LP 'Fat Pop (Volume One)' and celebrate the anniversary of 1990s classic 'Stanley Road', Paul Weller shows no signs of slowing down on record or on stage at a capacity Liverpool Olympia. Richard Lewis reviews

Great British Venue and Beyond
1 Miscellaneous - 1

In the first part of this four part series, our writers and photographers will be reflecting upon and providing memories of great venues, past and present. Nicky Crewe, Andrew Twambley and Adrian Janes remember 60's club The Magic Village and 70's venues, Eric's in Liverpool and the London Rainbow.

Ben Ottewell
Leaf, Liverpool, 5/3/2020 Ben Ottewell - Leaf, Liverpool, 5/3/2020

Richard Lewis watches Gomez lead singer Ben Ottewell turn in an excellent solo performance at Leaf in Liverpool.

Happy Mondays
Mountford Hall, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, 6/12/2019 Happy Mondays - Mountford Hall, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, 6/12/2019

Richard Lewis enjoys a set of classic hits and more obscure early tracks from the Happy Mondays at the Liverpool date on what might be their last full-scale tour for a while.

Peter Doherty
Hangar 34, Liverpool, 27/1/2018 Peter Doherty - Hangar 34, Liverpool, 27/1/2018

Andy Gordon at Hangar 34 in Liverpool enjoys an improvised set from Libertines' and Babyshambles' Peter Doherty. Photos from Amanda J Window.

Emilio Pinchi
81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, 13/11/2018 Emilio Pinchi - 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool,  13/11/2018

Steve Kinrade waTches rising Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Emilio PInchi, superbly supported by White Little Lies and Lydiah, play an impressive home city gig to launch his new 'Holiday' EP.

Miles Kane
Hangar 34, Liverpool, 4/7/2018 Miles Kane - Hangar 34, Liverpool, 4/7/2018

At a homecoming gig for Miles Kane at new Liverpool venue Hangar 34, Harry Sherriff finds that, despite being poorly marketed, tracks from his soon to-be-released third solo album 'Coup De Grace' look highly promising.

(With Therapy?), 02 Academy, Liverpool, 6/3/2018 Stranglers - (With Therapy?), 02 Academy, Liverpool, 6/3/2018

Richard Lewis watches punk legends the Stranglers showcase their impressive live firepower at a full capacity, extremely hot O2 Academy in Liverpool with Northern Irish rockers Therapy? in support.


Liverpool Legends
It is What It isn't Liverpool Legends - It is What It isn't

Lisa Torem examines the 2012 debut album of the Liverpool Legends, the Beatles tribute band managed by George Harrison's sister Louise, which consists of entirely self-written material

Teardrop Explodes
Wilder Teardrop Explodes - Wilder

In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Jon Rogers reflects upon the chaotic making of Liverpool post-punks the Teardrop Explodes' 1981 second and final album 'Wilder', which is about to be released in a new double CD edition

Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Liverpool Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Liverpool

In our 'Re:View' column, in which our writers reflect on albums from the past, Fiona Hutchings examines Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 1986 second album, 'Liverpool', which split critics upon its release and has just been re-released in a double CD reissue


The Image That Made Me Weep Clash - The Image That Made Me Weep

In the first of our new series 'The Image That Made Me Weep', in which a different one of our writers or photographers will be reflecting on a favourite photograph, Andrew Twambley writes of a photo taken at a life-changing Clash gig he attended at the legendary Liverpool venue Eric's.

Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Liverpool-based writer Steve Kinrade writes of ten songs that sum up his love of music

Eva Petersen Eva Petersen - Eva Petersen

In the latest in our 'Photoscapes' series Marie Hazelwood photographs solo artist and former Little Flames front woman Eva Petersen in her native Liverpool

Rialto Burns, Fonetics and Gospel Rialto Burns - Rialto Burns, Fonetics and Gospel

Marie Hazlewoord photographs three bands, acclaimed post punks the Rialto Burns, rock three-piece Fonetiks and electronic duo Gospel at a show at the Shipping Forecast in their native Liverpool

Rialto Burns Rialto Burns - Rialto Burns

Maie Hazelwood photographs Liverpool indie rock/dance band the Rialto Burns at a show at the Moho in Manchester

Liverpool Sound City 1 Miscellaneous - Liverpool Sound City 1

In the first in a two part Photoscapes, Marie Hazelwood at the three day Liverpool Sound city festival photographs indie rock act the Rialto Burns and singer-songwriter Luke Fenton

Profile Miscellaneous - Profile

Liverpool-based early 80's band the Room featured Dave Jackson and Becky Stringer, who would go on to form Benny Profane. Anthony Strutt looks at their two LPs,'Indoor Fireworks' and 'In Evil Hour', which have recently been released with extra tracks

Ian McNabb
The Gentleman Adventurer Ian Mcnabb - The Gentleman Adventurer

'The Gentleman Adventurer' is Ian McNabb's 7th solo album, and is being self-released as an internet only release. Anthony Strutt examines a prolific record by one of Liverpool's "most important and under rated songwriters"


Photoscapes 1 White Lies - Photoscapes 1

In the first of two galleries Darren Aston photographs post-punk trio White Lies at a gig at Liverpool Grand Central Hall.

Photoscapes 2 White Lies - Photoscapes 2

Darren Aston in the second of two galleries photographs post-punk trio White Lies at a gig at Liverpool Grand Central Hall.

Photoscapes Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart - Photoscapes

Andrew Twambley photographs Jah Wobble and The Invaders of the Heart at a show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Photoscapes Miles Kane - Photoscapes

Marie Hazelwood photographs Miles Kane at an in-store gig to promote his recently released fourth album ‘Change The Show’ at record shop/venue Jacaranda Phase One in Liverpool.

Photoscapes Ian Prowse - Photoscapes

Andrew Twambley takes photographs of singer-songwriter Ian Prowse at a home town show at the Liverpool Academy.

Photoscapes 1 Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae - Photoscapes 1

Andrew Twambley in the first of two galleries at this year's Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae in Liverpool photographs Asian Dub Foundation, Don Letts and Jah Wobble and The Invaders of the Heart

Photoscapes 2 Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae - Photoscapes 2

Andrew Twambley in the second of two galleries taken at this year's Positive Vibration Festival in Liverpool photographs The Neville Staple band,. The Ruts, Tippa Irie and The Twinkle Brothers

Nul Telexes
Photoscapes Nul Telexes - Photoscapes

Darren Aston photographs new indie/electronic duo Nul Telexes on a photo shoot in Liverpool.

Kiefer Sutherland
Photoscapes Kiefer Sutherland - Photoscapes

Andrew Twambley photographs actor and now acclaimed country rock artist Kiefer Sutherland at a gig on a UK tour at the O2 Academy in Liverpool.

Kaiser Chiefs
Photoscapes Kaiser Chiefs - Photoscapes

Andrew Twambley photographs the Kaiser Chiefs at Mountford Hall at Liverpool University on their latest tour.

Tom Robinson
Photoscapes Tom Robinson - Photoscapes

Keith Ainsworth photographs Tom Robinson at a show in in Liverpool to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of his former group the Tom Robinson Band's debut album ‘Power in the Darkness’.

Jane Weaver
Photoscapes Jane Weaver - Photoscapes

Keith Ainsworth photographs experimental musician Jane Weaver at the Olympia in Liverpool.

Public Service Broadcasting
Photoscapes Public Service Broadcasting - Photoscapes

Keith Ainsworth takes photographs of prog rock act Public Service Broadcasting at the Olympia in Liverpool.

Red River Dialect
Photoscapes Red River Dialect - Photoscapes

Darren Aston photographs Cornish folk rock sextet Red River Dialect at a show in Liverpool in support of the Weather Station.

Richard Barbieri
Photoscapes Richard Barbieri - Photoscapes

Darren Aston photographs ex-Jaoan keyboardist Richard Barbieri at a solo gig in Liverpool.

Juanita Stein
Photoscapes Miscellaneous - Photoscapes

Darren Aston photographs Howling Bells front woman Juanita Stein at a solo gig in Liverpool.

Clean Cut KId
Photoscapes Clean Cut KId - Photoscapes

Darren Aston photographs rising indie pop quartet Clean Cut Kid at a homecoming gig at the O2 Academy in Liverpool

She Drew the Gun
Photoscapes She Drew the Gun - Photoscapes

Keith Ainsworth photographs Liverpool psychedelic pop band She Drew the Gun at the Deaf Institute in Manchester

Photoscapes Fall - Photoscapes

Darren Aston takes photographs of The Fall at the Arts Club in Liverpool on the 21st January

Human League
Photoscapes Human League - Photoscapes

Darren Aston photographs the Human League at a gig at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool

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