Live Reviews

Sunflower Bean @ Thekla, Bristol, 03/04/2018
There’s nothing quite like those first pangs of spring; the lighter evenings, the blue sky, emerging floral scenes. What a fitting tribute to the we...more
Young Fathers @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 22/03/2018
You know you’re at the best gig in Bristol on any given night when Big Jeff makes an appearance. It’s an even better one still when Bristol legend...more
Kelela @ SWX, Bristol, 23/02/2018
Kelela is every bit the superstar. Sporting a baggy white dress, spotlight zoned on her, she solitarily struts onto the SWX stage in Bristol. Before e...more
Alvvays @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 16/02/2018
Bursting onto the scene in 2014, Alvvays' self-titled debut received critical acclaim across the board, striking the right balance between indie and ...more
Sean McGowan, Ida Mae, Will Varley @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 08/02/18
In the 9 years since I first graced this beautiful city, I’m ashamed to say this is my first visit to The Trinity Centre, ahead of Will Varley head...more
Cosmo Pyke @ The Garage, London, 31/01/2018
We should have anticipated this. A sold-out show for Cosmo Pyke - a Brit School-trained musician/model/skateboarder, yet to break the 20-year mark of ...more
Blanco White @ Hoxton Square Bar and Grill, London, 12/12/2017
In a room that's as jampacked and stiflingly hot as the (severely delayed) Central Line train I've just left, Blanco White still sends a chill down my...more
Pictish Trail @ Crofter’s Rights, Bristol, 06/12/2017
As the soothing warbles and space-like blues profuse from the Crofter’s Rights back room to start Pictish Trail’s performance, you can’t help bu...more
Frigs, Wolf Parade @ Thekla, Bristol, 18/11/2017
What a night for it. The skies open and a downpour starts just as we're due to leave the house to witness Wolf Parade's return to Bristol. Trudging to...more
Alpines, Goldfrapp @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 09/11/2017
It says a lot about a band when they can sell-out a 2,000 capacity venue at a whopping £32.50 a ticket. Are these really the times we’re living in...more