Liz Medhurst

WRITER
Liz Medhurst has been involved with MetalTalk almost from the very beginning, when most of round here was still fields, seeing it grow into the premier UK website for all things rock and Metal.


Liz was Deputy Editor from 2015 to 2020, overseeing the publishing of the news sections as well as writing features, album reviews and live gig reporting. Liz was also the host and producer of You Spin Me Round, the innovative album review show broadcast on MetalTalk Radio.

After an obsession with ELO and Lindisfarne in the late 70s, her first live gig was Diamond Head in 1980, thus beginning a lifelong love of NWOBHM. Liz also discovered a passion for the blues, the more overdriven, dirty, heavy, and psychedelic, the better.

With a huge portfolio of work behind her, Liz still loves all aspects of music writing (apart from the deadlines) and is partial to a good festival. She’s not allowed in circle pits anymore, though.

Interview: Connor Selby, Smooth And Solid Purveyor Of Classy Blues

Interview: Connor Selby, award-winning blues artist making music scene waves. About to embark on dates with Joanne Shaw Taylor, we wanted to find out more. Interview: @liz_medhurst @connorjamesselby @joanneshawtaylor @mascotlabelgroup

Cats In Space / The Love Affair Continues In Islington

Live Gig Review: Islington Assembly Hall. Cats In Space Deliver Out-of-This-World Rock. A Stellar Performance Not to Be Missed! Thank Bastet for Cats In Space. Words: @liz_medhurst Photography: @rock_pixs @catsinspaceband @islington_ah

Marillion Rock The Roundhouse In A Night Of Magic

Gig Review: Marillion rocks The Roundhouse in London. A career-spanning setlist and stunning lighting, embraces the magic of their sold-out European tour. Words: @liz_medhurst Photography: @robert_sutton_photography @roundhouseldn @marillionofficial

On This Day: 2016 – Opeth Provide Deliverance At Wembley

On This Day: Saturday 20th November 2016. Opeth - A Mesmerising Performance at SSE Wembley Arena: A Night of Sorcery, Damnation, and Deliverance. Words: @liz_medhurst @officialopeth

The Winery Dogs and Jared James Nichols – Thrilling Power Trios

An unforgettable night of blues and Prog Metal! KK's Steel Mill. Witness the incredible finger-picking skills of Jared James Nichols and The Winery Dogs. Words: @liz_medhurst Photography: @inglisnomad @thewinerydogs @jaredjamesnichols @kkssteelmill

Adrenaline-fueled blues rock swagger of The Commoners and Troy Redfern

The adrenaline-fueled blues rock swagger of The Commoners on co-headline UK tour with Troy Redfern. Sumptuous musicianship packed into a small Bristol venue. Words and Photography: @hutchie224 @thecommonersto @troyredfern @louisiana.bristol

ARCHIVE / Interview With Phil Campbell, The Temperance Movement

ARCHIVE - August 2013. Discover the talented blues rock band taking the music industry by storm! Read the MetalTalk interview with lead singer Phil Campbell of The Temperance Movement.

Pearl Handled Revolver: Interview And Gig Review, Cambridge Rock Festival 2014

ARCHIVE: Pearl Handled Revolver, a heavy blues psychedelia band that enchants audiences with their sexy grooves and dirty riffs. Report from Cambridge Rock Festival 2014

Connor Selby / Quality debut album suggests huge potential ahead

Album Review - Connor Selby - Connor Selby, Deluxe Edition (Provogue). This thoroughly solid album performed at this standard hints at huge potential ahead. Words: @liz_medhurst @connorjamesselby @provogue_records

Cats In Space show Reading an out-of-this-world experience

Live Review - Cats In Space - Matt Mitchell & the Coldhearts - SUB89 Reading - 26 October 2022. The intensity of the performance positively sparkled with stardust. Photo: @rock_pixs @cats_in_space_rock_band @mmitchellmusic @liz_medhurst

Liz Medhurst

WRITER
Liz Medhurst has been involved with MetalTalk almost from the very beginning, when most of round here was still fields, seeing it grow into the premier UK website for all things rock and Metal.


Liz was Deputy Editor from 2015 to 2020, overseeing the publishing of the news sections as well as writing features, album reviews and live gig reporting. Liz was also the host and producer of You Spin Me Round, the innovative album review show broadcast on MetalTalk Radio.

After an obsession with ELO and Lindisfarne in the late 70s, her first live gig was Diamond Head in 1980, thus beginning a lifelong love of NWOBHM. Liz also discovered a passion for the blues, the more overdriven, dirty, heavy, and psychedelic, the better.

With a huge portfolio of work behind her, Liz still loves all aspects of music writing (apart from the deadlines) and is partial to a good festival. She’s not allowed in circle pits anymore, though.

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