There is some music that jumps out at you from the speakers and instantly overwhelms you to the point of wanting to crawl under the nearest solid object for protection. But in the case the debut E.P. from Liverpool band All We Are it almost creeps up behind you, bewitching you with it's lo-fi qualities and multi layered harmonies.
Said harmonies open up the EP on I Fantasise, a mellow yetpropulsivemelancholic ode to loneliness that revels in it's multi-layered production yet hits it's best when the guit... read more »
When Doctor Frankenstein created his monster in Mary Shelley's famous book it wentdisastrouslywrong. Another Doctor who creates freaks from body parts, the self professed modern day Victor Frankenstein, is Doctor Victor Freakinstyle, an artist whose work is delightful and thought provoking in equal measure. I tracked him down to his laboratory but finding his creations on guard duty our conversation had to continue by other avenues. I hence present an interview with the one they call Doctor Victor Freaki... read more »
Remember thoseomnibuseditions of books and magazines that used to come out?Just to see how popular this could be we're piloting a digest of the previous months events on the site. Please take a look at all the exciting things that happened over the course of 29 days and if you like it let us know!Digest//February 2012 >Reviews:
Mango Shank//The Hungry Monsters Musical Feast:'Some music comes to you via radio. Some music is thrown at you from the stage of a smoky club in the middle of some far flung city... read more »
It's now one week since Threshold 2012 wrapped itself up and hid away in it's rather clean and polished corner with the left over programs and lots of beer...Threshold 2012 Interview//Some Say Nothing
...And following our three day marathon at the festival where we lost weight and decided that the Threshold diet is the one to follow and developed blisters from so much walking we checked our voice recorders and found some interviews that time didn't allow us to transcribe. We present therefore the first ... read more »
Threshold's second day under the humble roof of Camp and Furnace brought yet more action on the first full day of music, theatre, pop up performances, animal hats and much more besides. With another two venues on the list today there was a greater distance to roam and more variety of entertainment.Review//Threshold Festival Day Two
Upon my arrival at the ever buzzing Camp and Furnace I noticed a multitude of craft stalls filling the lobby and main stage area and in a room as (literally) dotty as it is a... read more »
The opening day of Threshold 2012's festivities was full of surprises and from Flash Mobs to installations to zombies and more there was truly everything.In fact, my carefully planned model of things to see and do went out of the proverbial fenetre as faces old and new were bumped into, roads crossed between venues , a myriad of bands glimpsed frequently and last but not least zombies avoided artfully. But let's start at thebeginning...A Wander Around Threshold Festival 2012//Day One
The festival experi... read more »
If you weren't already aware - and we can't believe you're not alreadyquiveringin anticipation - Threshold Festival is on it's way soon. Friday 10th of February to 12th of February in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle is where it's at if you're creative, love music, arttheateror just want a guaranteed exciting and genuinelyunpredictabletime. In related news we will also be there creating the festivals official blog, with reviews, diaries, photos, film and whatever else that can be converted todigitalcomes our ... read more »
Something is in the air and it seems the plucky underdogs have returned with a festival in The Baltic Triangle!Coming Soon//Threshold 2012.
Were you at Threshold 2011? If you were - and we definitely were! - You'll know that it was a whirlwind of activity, flitting from band to band, stage to stage, beverage to beverage, lift to lift, gallery to gallery and much more besides. I'd go as far to say that if you weren't there you missed something special. Following the closure of last years venue CUC there ... read more »