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

Tom Vamos, Magnet Shield. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

In life, there are so few things you can count upon to stay true to their original purpose or their standpoint and ethic; fluidity is a virtue but so is being able to stand tall and counter argue with passion why some are going off course and heading into the unknown, without a map, without a torch and without hope.

Villy Raze, Ignite. Single Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Light the fuse and stand well back, do not be tempted to return to item without having read the manual, for once Villy Raze is lit, there is no holding him back and it is a pleasure to see the rocket cascade in a different set of colours in his new single Ignite.

Small Talk.

I don’t feel comfortable

in the small talk,

it comes out

the wrong,

unhelpful, inconsequential

and full of near sighted opinions

that are

immovable, restricted

and deaf.

Give me

the big conversation, one of


one that can be easily followed

and can create


loud voices of agreement

or of argument

but in which thankfully never comes

down to

asking someone

just how much their house

is worth

Bob Leslie, Land And Sea. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

There is the ballad, the sense of purity in which a person declares love and affection for another soul, but knowing full well it could be thrown back in their face, that the embarrassment of opening up is only countered by the weight of possible disappointment.

Two Ways Home, Closest Stranger. E.P. Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Sometimes it isn’t the person that is next to your side fighting the same battles as you that is the person you confide an idea, a plan or a dream in, for any person who is that deeply entrenched in your life might find it difficult to understand that the way you see the world is not quite the way they view it, that there is more than one way home.