Reviews

Charlotte Gainsbourg overhauls grief in Rest
Whether it’s learning to speak in tongues, deft nursery rhyme interpolations, or the wrath of Dasein underpinning deathly encounters that offset the...more
Frigs, Wolf Parade @ Thekla, Bristol, 18/11/2017
What a night for it. The skies open and a downpour starts just as we're due to leave the house to witness Wolf Parade's return to Bristol. Trudging to...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
Hüsker Dü’s Savage Young Dü in a flow chart
Well, this is a fairly cut and dry operation, as far as reviews go. There's not really even that much need for an intermediary between you and the rec...more
Sleigh Bells run out of experimental steam on Kid Kruschev
Back in 2010, Sleigh Bells were a delightful breath of fresh air. The restrained aloofness of Alexis Krauss’ glacial vocal style was the perfect foi...more
The future of music? Songwriting droids and the growth of streaming…
I recently took a trip to the Old Truman Brewery on London's Brick Lane to explore We Are Robots 2017, a four-day festival asking one, deceptively c...more
Restavrant, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 02/11/2017
It's been a while since this writer visited Bristol's O2 Academy, but tonight it's covered in a familiar coat of shadows and musk. The turnout for San...more
Red Kite don’t always connect with Racquet
What does a musician have to say? What is their reason for creating music in the first place? What is it about their art that makes it necessary for t...more
The Horrors @ Bierkeller, Bristol, 25/10/2017
Few venues manage to live up to the mystique of the Bierkeller. Lying deep in the underbelly of central Bristol, it could easily be confused as the lo...more
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