Live Reviews

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
Blissfields 2014 @ Hampshire, 03/07/2014 – 06/07/2014
A sea of cars stretches as far as the eye can see. In the other direction, tents and gazebos swamp what was, hours before, an empty field. Blissfields...more
Sky Larkin @ Birthdays, London, 20/06/14
Sky Larkin are up against it tonight. The sun has been pounding down on the streets of London all day, and the young and pretty are spilling out of ba...more
Isle of Wight Festival 2014 @ Isle of Wight, 12/06/2014 – 15/06/2014
With wellies at the ready and a waterproof at the waist, what a double-edged sword it is to discover that not only is the Isle of Wight in direct 30 d...more
The Polyphonic Spree @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol, 10/06/2014
A truly unique stage show is a rare thing to achieve. Of the few artists who have managed it, The Polyphonic Spree do it with an enchanting mix of fl...more
The Cadbury Sisters @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 12/06/2014
The Louisiana is packed. This kind of statement is usually reserved for artists who have toured the country to find similar success. They're high-fly...more
Primavera Sound 2014 @ Barcelona, 28/05/2014 – 31/05/2014
In theory, there is a festival. But I haven’t seen it yet. Instead a vast series of allegedly-linked car parks, purporting to be one unified ‘parc...more