Sean McGowan, Ida Mae, Will Varley @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 08/02/18
In the 9 years since I first graced this beautiful city, I’m ashamed to say this is my first visit to The Trinity Centre, ahead of Will Varley head...more
Graceland’s Maxie Gedge on cellos, Sebald and loving her job
When you see the word Graceland do you think of 50s rock'n'roll and sexy quiffs, or African sounds infused with tribal beats for Betty and Al? (If you...more
Will Varley pulls up a chair for Spirit of Minnie
Will Varley’s come a long way since the open mic London evenings of the early 00s; quite literally. Forget tour buses and first class flights. When ...more
Introducing: Aaron Taos
Brooklyn-based musician Aaron Taos has put out four singles so far this year, impressively uploading a new track to his Soundcloud account every three...more
Lucas Oswald casts a magical spell on Whet
Listening to Lucas Oswald’s latest album, it’s almost hard to believe he didn’t jump from the band ships of Shearwater and The Appleseed Cast ea...more
Alpines, Goldfrapp @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 09/11/2017
It says a lot about a band when they can sell-out a 2,000 capacity venue at a whopping £32.50 a ticket. Are these really the times we’re living in...more
Introducing: Graceland
Residing 100 miles northeast of London, where coastal birds hover and little else happens, is Norwich’s greatest musical export: Graceland. Sounding...more
Bestival 2017 @ Lulworth Estate, Dorset, 07-10/09/2017
I’m pretty sure everyone would agree - from Rob Da Bank to the artists that performed, and not forgetting the wonderful punters, staff and stall hol...more
Ones To Watch at Bestival 2017
As the festival season draws to a close, a new chapter in the flamboyant world of Bestival is about to begin. Born on the Isle of Wight, this year see...more
Living Body @ Gwdihw, Cardiff 17/08/2017
After a long day at the other office, I'm straight out the door and onto a Cardiff-bound train for Living Body's show at Gwdihw. With their ArcTanGent...more