Live Reviews

Jaako Eino Kalevi @ The Courtyard, London, 19/06/15
You can be the most talented, virtuosic musician in the world, but in the realms of pop music at least, there is a certain magic or chemistry, or magi...more
Parklife 2015 @ Manchester, 06-07/06/15
“All the people, so many people” - 140,000, to be exact, as we pull up to Heaton Park, overwhelmed by the stifling crowds ahead of us. We wander a...more
Field Day 2015 @ London, 06-07/06/2015
The ninth edition of Field Day promises to be the best yet. Ever since the first event, way back in the heady halcyon days of 2007, the festival has c...more
East India Youth @ The Exchange, Bristol, 02/06/15
When East India Youth played Bristol last year, sound problems plagued his set. Tonight’s performance unfortunately falls foul of similar issues. Th...more
Lionface, Du Blonde @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 06/06/2015
Before headline act Du Blonde even approaches the mic tonight at The Louisiana, there’s a fear Beth Jeans Houghton may have been upstaged. Her new p...more
Mudhoney @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 31/05/15
On the back wall of the O2 Academy's main stage, the word 'Mudhoney' is dimly lit, written in a font that resembles the monuments of Stonehenge. A c...more
Primavera Sound 2015 @ Barcelona, 28-30/05/2015
For those accustomed to the British festival paradigm: Primavera Sound can be something of a unsettling experience. There's no massive feeling of a ce...more
Sun Kil Moon @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 31/05/15
On the eve of his seventh full-length release as Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek slouches onto the Colston Hall stage to conclude the venue’s three-day c...more
Fucked Up @ Exchange, Bristol, 24/05/2015
A misleading title of sorts, Fucked Up’s music may be aggressive, but as far as the hardcore scene is concerned they’re one of the friendliest ba...more
Swans @ The Marble Factory, Bristol, 20/05/15
Outside the Marble Factory this evening there are signs saying: "This evening’s show will be loud! Earplugs available at the bar." The man behind m...more