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Live Review: Hinds @ KOKO Camden

Live Review: Hinds @ KOKO Camden

Live: Hinds @ KOKO Camden They can’t sing, can barely play, and their debut album Leave Me Alone sounds like it was recorded down a phone line. And yet, Madrid based all female four-piece Hinds, are currently darlings of the mainstream music press and were nominated...

Live: Jess Glynne @ Brixton Academy

Live: Jess Glynne @ Brixton Academy

English soul-influenced popstress Jess Glynne played the second of two sold-out shows at London’s Brixton Academy in support of her debut album I Laugh When I Cry, both 5,000-strong shows reassuringly sold out. Bursting onto the scene in 2014 with hit single Right...

Live: Kula Shaker @ The Roundhouse

Live: Kula Shaker @ The Roundhouse

Live: Kula Shaker @ The Roundhouse Kula Shaker were to the nineties what Franz Ferdinand became in the noughties: a band with a wildly successful debut album followed by over-saturated press coverage followed by descent into obscurity - whilst everybody wondered...

Live Review: Cage The Elephant @ The Forum

Live Review: Cage The Elephant @ The Forum

I last saw Cage The Elephant stampede through a London venue in 2011. That time it was at The Garage. My lingering memory of this monstrously energetic show is that of singer Matt Shultz’s frenetic, wild abandon in crowd-surfing, at one point returning to the stage...

Live Review: Hozier @ Portsmouth Guildhall.

Live Review: Hozier @ Portsmouth Guildhall.

Live: Hozier @ Portsmouth Guildhall Listen to Hozier’s eponymously titled debut album a few times and you soon appreciate there’s a lot more to the 25 year-old from County Wicklow than a song that takes a pop at the Catholic Church. Andrew Hozier-Byrne is a truly...

Live: The Libertines, O2 Arena, London.

Live: The Libertines, O2 Arena, London.

The Libertines, O2 Arena, London. The word “great” is bestowed on a lot of bands these days, sometimes merited sometimes not.  It’s certainly a word that’s been pushed in the direction of the The Libertines, although for me there’s sometimes been a sense of the...

Live: Travis @ The Lexington.

Live: Travis @ The Lexington.

Live Review: Travis @ The Lexington. Travis are probably not the first band that springs to mind in 2016, but with their eight studio album, Everything at Once, set for release on the 29th April, the band are still exerting themselves on the music scene.  This week...

Festival: Bilbao BBK Live 2016

Festival: Bilbao BBK Live 2016

Back for it’s 11th year, Bilbao BBK Live returns in 2016 to welcome 40,000 revellers to the picturesque Basque Country for a weekend of incredible music. Taking place from 7 - 9 July the festival places an amazing lineup in front of a stunning backdrop of green...

Feature: Harry Pane. An Emerging Talent.

Feature: Harry Pane. An Emerging Talent.

Harry Pane Emerging Talent. Folk and Blues. Harry Pane is a folk/blues singer-songwriter living in East London and hailing from Brackley, Northamptonshire. With a soulful and emotive voice, he adds guitar riffs, plenty of slide-guitar action and a stomp board to the...

Live: Half Moon Run @ Koko

Live: Half Moon Run @ Koko

Half Moon Run @ Koko Montréal-based indie rock four-piece Half Moon Run brought their newly expanded set to Camden as they headlined Koko in support of sophomore studio album Sun Leans Me On, which was released just last Friday. For a band that came together via a...

Live: Rich Robinson @ The Jazz Cafe

Live: Rich Robinson @ The Jazz Cafe

Rich Robinson @ The Jazz Cafe. In the early 1990s, no self-respecting fan of good ole’ southern rock would be without a copy of The Black Crowes’ Shake Your Money Maker whizzing away in their CD player. Although the band never quite replicated the dynamic energy of...

Interview: White Reaper. Rising.

Interview: White Reaper. Rising.

Interview: White Reaper. Rising. It's been a big year for Louisville punk-rock quartet White Reaper who are made up of singer and guitarist Tony Esposito, Ryan Hater on keyboard, and twin brothers Sam Wilkerson on bass and Nick Wilkerson on drums. Barely out of their...