“…It’s for late night drives and sleepless nights. Cross The Verge is an accomplished portrait of solitude; poetic and thoughtful rather than depressing…”
Beans on Toast returned for more delicious play on word performances, fuelled by an outlaw aesthetic and a belief that everything would be better if we all loved a little more.
“The crowd in the small room above a Manchester pub drank in each trusty chord and sang each hopeful lyric with the familiarity and fierce loyalty of old friends.”
“On a night of highlights, the first and last songs were exceptional. The set started with an cappella rendition of the song that started it all, Applewood Road, and ended with the beautifully bittersweet I’m Not Afraid Anymore on piano and guitar.”
“…the crowd listened in awed silence as Varley’s political poetry filled the room.”
“The sense of something special was palpable”
“3 Doors Down played like their lives depended on it.”
“The album is all at once ambient, anxious and achingly beautiful.”
“…there’s something unmistakable and inimitable about a Skinny Lister live show; all shanty singalongs, flailing limbs and endless grins.”
Hardy and Drinkwater’s serious and searing performances were balanced by the warm, endearing relationship between the two. We’re lucky they found each other.