Bluedot Festival 2017 @ Jodrell Bank, Manchester, 22-24/07/2017
For a two-year-old festival sponsored by renowned unicorn murderers Amazon, Bluedot Festival 2017 at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire boasts both an extraordina...more
Interview: Elder Island on set lists, drunk fans, and why they love Spotify
Elder Island's bassist, Luke Thornton, is sat nursing his second Guinness in Dublin Airport, after travelling to Ireland to see Radiohead the night be...more
Holy Holy Bowie @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 15/04/2017
Bowie lives, of course. No individual who made such a long-term contribution to the glitter industry can be allowed to die. It was Ziggy that died in ...more
Elephant Stone deliver poetic emancipation on Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools is the third release from Canadian indie doyennes Elephant Stone, and reveals a band experimenting with floral, marine sounds in an al...more
Metronomy get sexy on Summer 08
Summer 08. What a lifetime ago. Metronomy released Nights Out that year; a “half arsed concept album” about “crap nights out." Where Nights Out ...more
The Zen Hussies crack out bon mots for The Charm Account
To release an album of dance songs without using any electric bass is monstrously perverse in this era. But then The Zen Hussies are, thank goodness. ...more
Bryan Ferry @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 05/10/2015
Bryan Ferry (or “Frying Beret” as Lester Bangs’ clumsy attempt at a Gallic insult has it from Carburettor Dung) has got a staying power that’s...more
Green Man 2015 @ Glanusk Estate, 20 – 23/08/2015
Despite only being in its teens, Green Man has already built up a reputation as an intimate gem of a festival, seated delightfully in the valleys and ...more
Ones to Watch at Green Man 2015
Festival season is slowly being put to bed for another year, but Green Man 2015 still has a few words to say before it goes gently into the dark night...more
Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
As bees die in their millions. As earthquakes shatter temples. As aftershocks plunder ruins. As millennia old cultural artifacts are razed and obliter...more