Live Reviews

Mary Spender @ The Lantern, Bristol, 09/02/2017
It’s only February, and already Mary Spender has had one hell of a year. The self-made singer-songwriter is well loved by her fan base thanks to her...more
Big Thief, Mega Bog @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 03/02/2017
We start this experience, and it really is an experience, with an interview that sets the tone for Big Thief's performance, but there will more on th...more
The Invisible, Daddy G, Ghostpoet @ The Spiegeltent, Bristol, 22/12/2016
With the ever-increasing arrival of Christmas, comes the Christmas Spiegeltent in Bristol! No self-respecting city is without some kind of wooden sha...more
12 Days of Christmas: Low Get Eerie with their 1999 Christmas EP
For most people, getting in the mood for Christmas comprises having a mince pie and putting some decorations up; for this bunch of melancholic music l...more
Sky Smeed, Tensheds, Beans On Toast @ Thekla, Bristol, 8/12/2016
Self-proclaimed drunk folk pioneer Beans On Toast brings his inimitably shambolic live act to Bristol’s Thekla with plenty of new material in tow. ...more
Smerz, Shura @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 07/12/2016
Shura, the synth pop star from Manchester, has more YouTube views on her "Touch" music video than Ferris Bueller’s had days off (that’s 27 million...more
Ed Harcourt, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 19/11/2016
Throughout this rollicking, megawatt performance, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats offer a textbook study on turning one-man downbeat folk in...more
Gregory Alan Isakov, Passenger @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 23/11/2016
Four years on from billion-view mega hit "Let Her Go", Passenger delivers a live performance of character and humour. His wide range of material sho...more
Julia Holter @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 20/11/2016
There is a good reason why Julia Holter’s fourth album Have You In My Wilderness topped all of the albums of the year lists in 2015. A very good re...more
Gengahr @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 23/11/2016
Gengahr have certainly been busy since releasing their debut album, A Dream Outside, last year. The London quartet have had a full festival season, ...more