January 2009 Archives
Legendary British singer songwriter John Martyn has died aged 60.
Swedish duo The Deer Tracks rework a well-worn blueprint to devastating effect as a couple of old favourites make a return to the Getintothis jukebox.
Hardly a quiet one.
The last time Friendly Fires came to Liverpool resulted in a blood bath at Korova. This time round, they've Glasvegas, Florence & The Machine and White Lies joining them on the Shockwaves NME Award Tour - Vicky Anderson says bring on the carnage.
Fleet Foxes continue to dazzle while new kids Sky Larkin bring sunshine and cheer to Liza Williams' Getintothis jukebox.
NME & Guardian music correspondent Stephen Kelly sits in at Franz Ferdinand's first play back of new album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand and delivers his exclusive verdict for Getintothis.
Sunday I did my back in.
Back, back, back. The Getintothis recommender is refuelled and kicking off with a flurry of absolute corkers. And for those of you that don't like words, just look at the pretty picture at the top - it works wonders for hangovers.
The Zutons have been dropped by their record label.
The indie labels depression deepens as landlords aim to bag their stock while head honchos tell em to repress CDs. Happy New Year indeed!
So, what did you get for Christmas? I got a bath mat.
While everyone's quick to flag up what's hot in 2009, Getintothis takes a moment longer to reflect on the other ups and downs from an eventful - and particularly hectic - year of music and culture in Liverpool and beyond.