Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Lomax gets a good seeing to by Overspill

Saturday night 28th Jan the Lomax played host to the mighty Overspill.

Downstairs at the Lomax filled up quickly, drinks were flowing, anticipation was mounting.  This gig was Bassist Adam Knox first 'home' gig and everyone had turned up to show their support.  When the lads hit the stage the atmosphere was electric. The 'mob like' crowd were ready for anything.

They kicked off under the bright lights of the Lomax stage, with the heavy riffs of 'My Peeling Skin'. "Turn down the lights that burn my peeling skin" The crowd sang (or rather chanted) back at the top of their lungs in sync with front man Nick, bouncing in time to Vince's mental drumming.
The crowd was already rocking when the guys burst into to 'Heavy Smoker' a massive crowd favourite. Being in the crowd was certainly not for the faint hearted. The mosh pit was insane and there was even a welcomed stage invasion which only seemed to spur the band on.  We later learned this was a "Welcome to the band" for Adam by the self proclaimed mosh pit leader David Brown.

Finished another amazing set with 'Run For Your Life', Nick approaches the front of the stages and took a greatly enjoyed mobbing by the fans. What more can I say, it was a hell of gig!

The guys were extremely grateful to all that showed up and if you want to catch the guys gigging near you be sure to check out their links below.

Twitter  @overspillmusic

See you next time in the mosh pit x

Friday, 13 January 2012


Friday night 6th of January Camden's famous Dublin Castle played host to Liverpool's very own Overspill.

The venue itself is great, very welcoming and the back room is a perfect size for creating that intimate feeling for gigs. The stage however was a bit on the small side, with barely enough room for the band, amps, kit, pedal boards and egos.

The lads kicked the set off with crowd favourite 'Heavy Smoker'. Its hard, fast tempo together with front man Nick's strong, gravelly voice and hooker fucking lyrics never fail to get the crowd bouncing. A superb set list tonight including the immense 'Pills For The Pain' and my personal favourite 'Anaesthetized', this has the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end.

This gig was new bass player Adam Knox debut, he was cool, calm and never missed a note.  A debut gig to an away crowd wasn't going to be easy, but he blew us away. An awesome performance from them all, I can only imagine what's to come at his home crowd debut, Saturday 28th January at Liverpool Lomax.

Those of you attending the Lomax gig are in for a treat and a surprise or two. I am saying no more than that!

See you all in the mosh pit!

Twitter: @overspillmusic

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


A new breath of life for the Liverpool music scene!

After the sad demise of The Masque Theatre it's great news to hear the re-birth of The Lomax. I am told they intend to drop the 'The' but being scouse I imagine this won't happen ;)

A massive congratulations to Frank (Talk2Frank) and Carl on their joint venture, taking over the Lomax and in time giving the music scene in Liverpool a real good kick up the arse.  In a city so full of talent, love and passion for music it's great to see a venue with a good ethic when it comes to giving bands a chance to show us their stuff!

Frank says: “I don’t believe in bands having to persuade people to come down and pay four quid on the door to fill a quota. We want the best up-and-coming acts here playing to a packed house.”

With Lomax and Erics re-opening the future looks bright for the live music scene in a city that is legendary for its music. We mustn't loose this! So I wish Lomax all the luck for the future and urge you all to get your arses down there and show your support. A great night is guaranteed, brilliant atmosphere and the chance to watch some really great up-and-coming bands.

Thursday & Sunday - Acoustic/Open mic Nights (Downstairs)
Friday & Saturday - Band Nights (Upstairs)
For more info -
Twitter - @talk2f