Live Reviews

Ramble On: Ramblin’ Man Fair 2018

Over the weekend of 30 June/1 July, the leafy environs of Mote Park in Maidstone opened its doors once more to the fourth annual Ramblin’ Man Fair. To say that preparations for this years’ event were a little troublesome wouldn’t do justice to the term. Firstly, the...

Queens Of The Stone Age Reign Over Finsbury Park

“The point is to come together and make a night you'll never remember,” Josh Homme announces during Queens Of The Stone Age’s headline set at Finsbury Park. Counting the number of raised pint cups that greet his every word, temporary amnesia’s certainly a possibility....

Death Cab For Cutie Follow Scala Into The Dark

Death Cab For Cutie Follow Scala Into The Dark

In 2018 Pacific Northwesterners Death Cab For Cutie celebrate the 10th anniversary of #1 record Narrow Stairs, the group’s follow-up to seminal major-label debut album Plans but they also release ninth studio album Thank You For Today, dropping 17th August. The Ben...

HAIM Have Got Something To Tell You, London

HAIM Have Got Something To Tell You, London

Friday night saw a small pilgrimage of epic proportions up a North London hill with throngs totalling 10,000. The leg work was not only rewarded with stunning views across the city and the impressive Alexandra Palace at the top, but the ultimate prize, HAIM bringing...

NOFX Puts The Party In Politics Live At Brixton Academy

NOFX Puts The Party In Politics Live At Brixton Academy

Tell me London, what’s not to like about a band who arrive on stage to a recording of Richard O’Brien’s The Time Warp just so they can play along?  A band whose lead singer has determined a dress to be the most comfortable on-stage attire without a political statement...

Yes Featuring ARW Live At Newcastle City Hall: Yes!

Yes Featuring ARW Live At Newcastle City Hall: Yes!

Sweet or salt? Crunchy or smooth? There’s currently two versions of the band Yes. Like popcorn and peanut butter, they’re kind of the same and yet completely different. Like popcorn and peanut butter, opinions on which is best/most authentic tend to be polarised and...

TLC Take No Scrubs At Mighty Hoopla

TLC Take No Scrubs At Mighty Hoopla

Seeing TLC live has been on the bucket list for a long time. Mighty Hoopla 2018 at Brockwell Park presented that opportunity. The women were headlining their first ever UK festival. Only their 2nd UK date ever, the first being May 2017, we eagerly awaited their...

The The 2018 Comeback Special Tour

The The 2018 Comeback Special Tour

“You have to find your way back to creativity”, said Matt Johnson in last year’s documentary The Inertia Variations, in light of having finally completed and performed (for a live radio broadcast) his first The The song in some 15 years. The extraordinary film,...