REVIEWS

Hyde And Beast – Keep Moving
Although there are great swathes of bands breathing life into 80s indie at the moment, there has been a distinct lack of musicians daring to take on t...more
Empty Pools – Liberation Prayers EP
Empty Pools are an alt-rock band from the musical hot-pot that is Bristol. They've emerged from a burgeoning indie scene that carries its late-80s and...more
The John Steel Singers – Everything’s a Thread
The John Steel Singers have been knocking around since 2007, and have already become legends in their native Australia, with a beautifully energetic s...more
Monomyth – Saturnalia Regalia!
With their atmospheric bar permanently set to a sobering high, Monomyth are a four-piece Halifax harbinger of their own exclusively labelled ‘janglo...more
Dandy Warhols @ Anson Rooms, Bristol, 08/07/2014
A lot of people are willing to part with £16.50 to hear a band play a four-minute song they know. Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls was asked what he ...more
Hamell On Trial @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 08/07/2014
I sometimes go to gigs without really knowing what to expect. Tonight is one of those occasions. I’ve heard a fair bit about Ed Hamell, also known ...more
2000Trees 2014 @ Gloucestershire, 10/07/2014 – 13/07/2014
For this reviewer, 2000Trees begins and ends with an explosion of sound: one is wanted, the other not so much, but fortunately not indicative of the f...more
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart @ Scala, London, 03/07/14
Kip Berman is a surprisingly big dude. I mean, you hear the guy sing and you assume he might be a little short, average at best. But damn, he's a big ...more
Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
The twin personalities of edgy Australian songwriter Sia, masquerading simultaneously as both the glitzy pop icon writing for top ten artists, and the...more
Ginger and the Ghost – Call Up the Whales EP
Ginger and the Ghost are an Australian two-piece made up of Missy and Daniel, both of whom describe themselves as visual artists as well as musicians...more
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