Local Author Matthew Jacobson reflects on a long, long day in Liverpool

Local Author Matthew Jacobson reflects on a long, long day in Liverpool

“With your standards so high and your spirits so low.“  The end of the journey was in sight as a delightful darkness was etched into the wallpaper of the sky. Nighttime was on its way as I was on my way home. The bus approached my stop with a swagger and arrogance and seemed somewhat annoyed […]

Interview with Liverpool based Illustrator Molly Cotterill

Interview with Illustrator Molly Cotterill

Matt Jacobson interviews Molly Cotterill, 28, a Liverpool based illustrator. “It wasn’t until the first lockdown I realised I could make something of myself with illustration”. When did you first have an interest in illustration?  I’ve always considered myself creative but it wasn’t until a few years ago I found myself falling in love with illustration. […]

Matt Jacobson interviews singer/songwriter Alan O’Hare

Matt Jacobson interviews singer/songwriter Alan O'Hare

“It’s playing songs to people in a room that continues to be the thing I need in my life”.  Only Child have announced their second featured song from their fourth album due out later this year. I interviewed scouse singer / songwriter Alan O’Hare about the new single, And The Band Played On, Lockdown Life and the future […]

Matt Jacobson interviews Seafoam Green about their new album ‘Martins Garden’

Matt Jacobson interviews Seafoam Green

Explore Liverpool music writer, Matt Jacobson interviews Seafoam Green about their new album ‘Martins Garden’, lockdown life and playing live in the future. Seafoam Green’s upcoming long player – ‘Martin’s Garden’ – is the band’s second studio record. Their debut was a collaboration with Rich Robinson, of the Black Crowes. And once again, Seafoam Green are collaborating […]

“Testing Testing, Rock n Roll”

“Testing Testing, Rock n Roll”

Explore Liverpool Music Writer Matt Jacobson reflects on the recent Sefton Park Test Concert. Sefton Park recently provided hope and promise and over the last year both have been in short supply. The recent test concert at Sefton Park seems a lifetime ago already, but the memories are fresh and vivid. The event provided much […]

Local Author Matt Jacobson reflects on a warm summer evening in Liverpool

Local Author Matt Jacobson reflects on a warm summer evening in Liverpool

“The shadows of trees, they reach to me.“ The summer evening was closing in as I was heading out. The daytime desire to avoid the sun by staying indoors had become dangerous as the day progressed. The summer had sneakily seeped a stream of obscene warm air through windows and truly succeeded in smothering my […]

Local Author, Matt Jacobson reflects on a trip to the beach

Local Author, Matt Jacobson reflects on a trip to the beach

“The dream becomes sand in my hands”   It was a day when there was no air to spare and there was no intention to stay indoors.  As soon as the day broke, I knew I wanted something from somewhere as the day was inviting and I was invited to join in and to play a part. […]

Local Author, Matt Jacobson reflects on a walk to Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter

Local Author, Matt Jacobson reflects on a walk to Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter

“Save a seat for the pop star” The weekend ‘walk of promise’ to Hope Street was fully planned in the mind and the journey began well from my home in South Liverpool. But on the edge of town, engineering and roadworks halted my progress and added unwanted journey time to my destination, the Georgian Quarter. […]

Why is the last mile the hardest mile?

Why is the last mile the hardest mile?

Local Author, Matthew Jacobson reflects on a Friday night train journey back home to Liverpool. There were no questions to be asked, no debate and no letter of complaint required. Friday night was officially over. And I was happy the nighttime had been so clear to cut all of its ties with the day. It […]