An Irishman now living in Berlin, AS Fanning’s roots shine through, from his morbid, often harrowing descriptions of his hometown to the strong Iri...more
6 years ago, Valley Queen's Natalie Carole left her home in Little Rock, Arkansas to make the 1,500-mile trip to Los Angeles in pursuit of her passio...more
Leeds’ dark, psychedelic pop trio The Boxing are carving out an entirely different path to many of their contemporaries, and in the process helping ...more
At the height of last summer - that woozy July that ushered in May's tenure, heat that withered the pound like grapes on a vine - the Guardian publi...more
You may have noticed that we've recently developed an obsession with Joshua Burnside's music. Or make that, we're in the middle of revisiting an obses...more
“I wish it had happened a little quicker and earlier, but you know…” Matthew Woodley breaks into laughter. We’ve been discussing his band, Pla...more
Maturing gracefully with Justin Townes Earle’s Kids in the Street
Crescent are pure lo-fi on Resin Pockets
Sea Pinks recall sunnier times on Watercourse
Darren Hayman’s Thankful Villages Volume 2 is delightful
Vök @ The Louisiana, Bristol 19/05/2017
Dreamy, ambient music has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. Elements of synth and bass transpire over floaty melodies, makin...more
Luke Sital-Singh @ The Lantern, Colston Hall, Bristol 20/05/17
The last time I visited Colston Hall was for a King Creosote gig before Christmas, so I thought I knew what to expect when I was asked to review Luke ...more
The Cribs @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 16/05/2017
Only the best albums get an anniversary tour. You know, those albums that will become a future symbol of a generation, genre or subculture, like some ...more
Ducktails @ The Lexington, London, 12/05/2017
The Lexington is an intimate little upstairs venue (appended to a bigger downstairs pub), very much on the fringes of both the central metropolis and ...more