Live Reviews

Glass Animals @ Thekla, Bristol, 15/10/2014
This young band from Oxford have enjoyed a surge of success recently: airplay on BBC 6 Music, endorsement from Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood, and thei...more
Andrew Jackson Jihad @ Exchange, Bristol, 06/10/14
The hallmarks of a great gig don’t just come down to a band’s performance; atmosphere, venue and fan base are all pivotal in making a show truly u...more
Fear of Men @ Concrete, London, 02/10/2014
Concrete’s an odd venue. It’s down some stairs, underneath a semi-trendy pizza restaurant in semi-trendy Shoreditch. Difficult to find if, say, yo...more
SBTRKT @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 03/10/2014
SBTRKT is the brainchild of London’s Aaron Jerome and over the last three years, he's become one of the UK’s most recognisable producers. Famously...more
Ólöf Arnalds @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 01/10/2014
Ólöf Arnalds is another Icelandic gem whose charisma and quirks speak through her eyes and music. Cousin to neo-classical composer Olafur Arnalds,...more
Cosmo Sheldrake, Sylvan Esso @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 03/10/14
I’ll admit that this date has been marked in my calendar for quite some time. Since discovering Sylvan Esso through their single “Coffee”, revie...more
The Horrors @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 01/10/2014
"Blinded by the Light" is not a song by The Horrors. It is however a song that sets the tone for the Southend five-piece as they open their show at...more
Wheatus @ Thekla, Bristol, 29/09/2014
Every so often a song becomes the anthem of its era. It might not be everyone's favourite or even a particularly good song, but some weird hojo works ...more
Lionface @ Motion, Bristol, 03/10/2014
Situated outside the normal confines of Bristol city centre, the imposing sprawl of Motion isn’t an obvious choice for a new live venue. Tonight how...more
The Wanton Bishops @ Red Bull Studios, London, 16/09/2014
This is one music reviewer who is not ashamed to clamour for an encore. And clamour I do – the raw power of The Wanton Bishops' unique brand of gara...more