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Elmo And The Styx, Be Fool. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

If you have experienced life pretty much looking down on people, judging people by the way they speak, dress, dream, then it has been a waste, there is no hope for your humanity, there is no desire left in you except that of wanting more of the same. To expect deference from those to whom you might have deigned inferior, to look them in the eye and say “And who are you again?” despite having known them for years, to expect faith when you have removed all hope, it does not make you someone’s better, it just means you are nothing but someone’s Fool.

The Emily Askew Band, Alchemy. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

There is nothing bass metal about The Emily Askew Band, yet everything they have put down for their debut album, Alchemy, has the feeling of having a magic spell weaved around it, of succumbing to the incantations of the ancients and the charms of a dream summoned; the guild of sorcerers would have a gruelling time trying to match what is placed down in these scrolls and notes.

ME And Deboe, The End. Single Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

It is never The End, there is always something that pulls you back, a memory that keeps the person in your mind, a certain word, a phrase, a recall during the night that makes you smile, go red with embarrassment or perhaps have you reaching out for a hand that is not there anymore.

If I Smile Today.

If I smile today, it is not for you,

it is a memory, perhaps recovered

and drawn from dust,

from an afternoon

spent on Petit Bot or

learning from history

about Cornwall or Guernsey,

about the beach rock pools holding

life, a child sized cricket bat in hand,

a small plastic ball, with holes in,

sending in your mind

the Australians back to the pavilion;

I will smile because it is expected

but should I smile your way,

don’t be offended, it is not for you.

Robert Plant To Come To Liverpool As Part Of Autumn Tour.

Robert Plant’s new album, Carry Fire, will be released October 13th on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. Carry Fire, his eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014’s acclaimed Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar, was produced by Robert at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire with additional recordings at Real World and Rockfield studios

In support of the new album, Robert Plant will be touring the U.K. and will also be coming to Liverpool‘s Olympia on November 25th.

Villy Raze, Gig Review. 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Whichever city you go to, whichever small town you might find yourself in overnight or which village you could be transported to, there will always be a group of people ready to defend the Punk lifestyle, the ethic and the music, it is a right that anybody with good sense will do; even forty years after the emergence and apparent overnight death knell, the sound of the genre, crossed over, played around with and seeping into other varieties, never truly dies.

The Dark Tower. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Franz Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Haysbert, Katheryn Winnick, Nicholas Pauling, Michael Barbieri, Jose Zuniga Eva Kaminsky, Robbie McLean, Karl Thaning.

The world is not always as we see it, there are millions of possibilities at play every day that we do not realise or refuse to witness what can be outside of our sphere of existence. It is a premise that has been used over and over again to great effect, that time, that the ability to see beyond is one of great intrigue and one that Stephen King has used to great effect for over 40 years as one of the pre-eminent writers of the 20th and 21st Century.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Eloide Yung, Salma Hayek, Tsuwayuki Saotome, Richard E. Grant, Gary Oldman, Rod Hallett, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Michael Gor, Barry Atsma, Kirsty Mitchell, Tine Joustra, Sam Hazeldine, Joaquim de Almeida, Georgie Glen, Dijarn Campbell.


The Joke That Grew Into A Poem.

It is not

that well known

but during World War Two


took on German division

single handed…

not as easy

as you might think,

I am fairly useless at maths

and throw in

translating it into

another language,


I won’t give the answer away;

I won’t

die Teilung.

Don’t Buy Your Children A Map.


don’t buy your children a map

of the world, an atlas,

and pin it up on upon their pristine painted wall,

the one you debated over duck egg and random

sunflower corn,

don’t let them see a plan

of a country far away, memorise

the city streets via an A to Z

and learn facts of towns

and villages that hold dark

enticing secrets, places of interest,


do not let your children

write an old fashioned letter

or talk via electronic media