Live Reviews

Purple, Broncho @ The Exchange, Bristol, 20/11/2014
Hanna Brewer is a firecracker. The sound engineer knows it, her band knows it, and now, the audience knows it too. The drummer of Texan trio Purple oc...more
Ema Sierra, Marika Hackman @ The Birdcage, Bristol, 16/11/2014
Over the course of the past few years, Marika Hackman’s performances have become so vast and varied the singer songwriter has already covered all fo...more
Ben Frost @ Thekla, Bristol, 11/11/14
Given Thekla’s harsh acoustics and metallic build, it’s easy to be sceptical about how tonight’s performance will sound. Ben Frost has been wo...more
Jamie T @ O2 Academy Bristol, 30/10/2014
Jamie T is back after a five-year break, and his first stop is the O2 Academy, Bristol. A rowdy crowd of predominantly male attendees fill the floor b...more
Real Estate @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 29/10/2014
As Real Estate launch into a set which has marathon written all over from the first note, it strikes me that in concert they’re not dissimilar to ...more
Hookworms @ Start the Bus, Bristol, 30/10/14
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Start the Bus this packed out. Bristol’s go-to hipster hub can barely contain the legion of young 20-somethin...more
Thumpers, Klaxons @ Thekla, Bristol, 31/10/2014
It’s Halloween and Thekla is full to the brim, but it’s not clubbers eager to scare and scream their way into the night that packs out the Bristol...more
Sophie Jamieson, Pale Seas @ Start the Bus, Bristol, 22/10/2014
Over the last few years, Southampton has played home to some of the UK's strongest alternative artists, ranging from hardcore heroes Kerouac to folk...more
Marika Hackman @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 27/10/2014
One day in the not too distant future, Marika Hackman will take to the stage to rapturous applause. Tonight at Bristol venue the Trinity Centre, she...more
Simple Things 2014 @ Bristol, 25/10/2014
Now in its fourth year, Simple Things Festival has become a highlight on Bristol’s music calendar. Boasting local acts alongside established interna...more