Live Reviews

Beacons Festival 2014 @ Skipton, 07/08/2014 – 10/08/2014
Many of us are constantly seeking to escape from the mundane nature of British weather. We excitedly wait for the summer to arrive, eager to capitalis...more
Elephant Stone – The Three Poisons
There is a point during Elephant Stone’s “Child of Nature” where the backing vocals of a nameless woman echo the minor scale downturn of Danny E...more
Cambridge Folk Festival 2014 @ Cherry Hinton Hall, 31/07/2014 – 3/08/2014
It may not be as big as Glastonbury or as hip as Latitude, but as it turns 50, it's clear that Cambridge Folk Festival is doing something right. A com...more
WOMAD 2014 @ Charlton Park, Malmesbury, 24/07/14 – 27/07/14
Following several years of solid headline performances from the likes of Robert Plant to Rodrigo Y Gabriela, I must admit I felt trepidation alongs...more
Farmfestival 2014 @ Somerset, 01/08/2014 – 02/08/2014
The promise of freshly pressed cider, organic produce and ample in the way of up-and-coming music: this is Farmfestival 2014, a Somerset based event ...more
Kiran Leonard @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 29/07/2014
Kiran Leonard has his work cut out for him. Upgraded from the snug Old Bookshop in Bedminster to the relative expanse of The Louisiana; not only do th...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