Live Reviews

Twist And Shake With The Detroit Cobras In Chelsea

Anyone with a bit of knowledge about London and its surroundings probably does not expect to find a concert venue under a football ground in Chelsea. However, last Sunday, we went to Stamford Bridge to watch a rock'n'roll show at the amazing venue Under The Bridge....

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Hooverphonic Is A True Celebration Of Genres

It feels like the start of a school performance. The layout of wooden chairs, the fog machine, even the smell of the Islington Assembly Hall are reminiscent of the years when the youthfully talented would perform in front of their overly proud parents - camcorders in...

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The Sheepdogs Are All Breeds Of Rock N’ Roll

Canadian quintet The Sheepdogs are an eclectic bunch. Visually they sit somewhere between 1970s Lynyrd Skynyrd and a Clint Eastwood western. Musically they offer a fun, modern twist to the classic southern rock of The Allman Bros. Yet, similarities aside, if there’s...

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Greta Van Fleet Carry You Back Where You Come From

Elton John famously buys every new album released each week. So he’s got a pretty good idea of the new music that’s out there. He’s not half bad at spotting fresh talent, either: Ed Sheeran, Rag’n’Bone Man, and next-big-thing Anne-Marie are just some of the artists...

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Melancholic Hymns Ring Out From Arcane Roots

When Arcane Roots announced that they will be playing at Sheffield’s iconic Leadmill as part of their UK tour, a big fat cross quickly went up in my calendar – this was one show not to miss. And boy, did the trio from London deliver on the night. The perfect...

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The Fratellis Have A Sweet Time @ Kentish Town Forum

The Fratellis have been a band I’ve always admired. They seem to have released album after album and I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed every one of those songs. Their upbeat tempo can get you out of a rut and leave you feeling in a great mood. Whistle For The Choir was...

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Uncaged : A Tale Of Brix & The Extricated At 100 Club

  Well-known for their exciting cinematographic and musical events, Rock & Roll Cinema inaugurated the start of their new festival : Soundscreen Music and Film Festival. Taking place in different venues across London from March 21st to March 28th, the first event was...

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Bay Breathes New Life Live @ The Electric Brixton

He was the UK’s favourite pop artist of 2015. He was adored for his long hair, his sexually alluring voice and (of course) ‘the hat’. But the James Bay that was, was no longer. Adamant to change his identity, Bay has, for the past few years, focused on an evolutionary...

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Elbow Fill The O2 With Warmth And Joy

Arenas like The O2 are built for one purpose: to pack in as many people as safely possible. Comfort, atmosphere, and certainly a sense of intimacy aren’t exactly high on the checklist. So musicians capable of selling a small town’s worth of tickets a night have to...

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Natalie Imbruglia Delights Union Chapel

When a 22-year-old Natalie Imbruglia broke onto the music scene in 1997 following her departure from hit Australian daytime soap Neighbours, the UK set their expectations firmly in the Kylie camp. But as big a hit as her debut single Torn was, Imbruglia’s style was...

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Dirty Sister Stir Up Water Rats

Showcase nights that throw together different groups of musicians spanning a mix of styles are always fun to go along to, opening your ears to a range of talent. And so tonight we bounced from the rocking tones of Doctor Da Vinci to the growling screams of metalers...

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Extreme Get The Funk Out Live At Brixton Academy

Extreme formed an essential part of the soundtrack to my youth. Their debut album may have looked (and let’s be honest here) sounded like an offering from a formulaic late eighties hair metal band, but with the release of Pornograffitti and III Sides To Every Story,...

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JW Jones Raises The Temperature @ London’s Borderline

JW Jones is an award-winning Canadian blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has released eight studio albums, performed in 19 countries, toured four continents, and played with legends like Buddy Guy, Canned Heat, and Red Hot Chili Peppers phenomenon Chad Smith....

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