Reviews

Parklife 2017 @ Manchester, 10-11/06/2017
"I lived here for three years, you know," I drunkenly tell the third bartender that evening. The Canadian, stood next to me, looks unimpressed. I left...more
Tycho @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 08/06/2017
The Trinity Centre has always been highly regarded for its sound quality, with infamous hall amplification and impressive sound system. It makes a fit...more
alt-J’s Relaxer is a weirdly wonderful head-scratcher
The tears flow as alt-J’s “3WW” plays through to its delicate, wistful end. I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for the classic piano love song...more
Beat It: Katie Sky, Wasuremono, Phoenix Club, Sam Brockington @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 05/06/2017
Accompanying me to this gig are three hard-to-impress women. I'll refer to them as: 'Miss Musical', 'Miss Masters' (of Psychology) and 'Miss Math'. I...more
Primavera Sound 2017 @ Barcelona, 31/05-04/06
Sunday evening, 3.30am. By rights, we should all be in bed by now, lunch packed and undercrackers laid out ready for the next day. Instead, a fellow j...more
Field Day 2017 @ London, 03/06/2017
Field Day 2017 have certainly pulled out all the stops this year. Squeezing a jam-packed line-up into one day with no less of the talent makes for a m...more
Marika Hackman and the Power of Influences
London-based Marika Hackman has always worn her influences on her sleeve, with Syd Barrett leading the pack. His psych folk can be heard on her debut...more
Francobollo, Our Girl, Marika Hackman @ Heaven, London, 01/06/2017
Stepping into the iconic Heaven in the heart of London’s Charing Cross, it's hard to reconcile how Marika Hackman's eerie, haunting acoustic sound ...more
Dot to Dot 2017 @ Bristol, 27/05/2017
Man, Dot to Dot was weird this year. If you weren't tearing your shirt off on stage, tossing crutches over bridges, screaming at the audience to shut ...more
Political turmoil meets its match on Noga Erez’s Off the Radar
The connection between music and politics has been seen in many cultures throughout history. Whether overlooked, disadvantaged or plainly disengaged, ...more
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