Live Reviews

Awesome Tapes From Africa Showcase @ Colston Hall, Bristol 12/10/2016
Awesome Tapes From Africa has an amazing back story. Brian Shimkovitz, the founding member, was living in Ghana when he began to collect cassette tape...more
Klara, Clare Maguire @ The Lantern, Bristol, 04/10/2016
Since bursting onto the scene in 2010 as the subject of a high profile, multi-label bidding war, Claire Maguire’s career has stumbled somewhat, with...more
Natalie McCool @ The Waiting Room, London, 28/09/2016
It's very easy to miss The Waiting Room, if you're not entirely sure what you're looking for. I manage to walk past it three times before actually fin...more
Money, Ardyn, Wild Beasts @ Motion, Bristol 28/09/16
Wild Beasts have had a good summer. Their fifth album, Boy King, was released in August with a number of festival performances to go with it, includin...more
GIRLI, Oscar @ The Louisiana, Bristol 23/09/2016
Bedroom producer, Oscar, embarks on his first headline tour around the UK this month, with support coming from London rapper, GIRLI. The two colourful...more
Siv Jakobsen, Benjamin Francis Leftwich @ Islington Assembly Hall, London, 22/09/2016
This is the first time I've seen Benjamin Francis Leftwich live, despite having been a fan for years. And after hearing the second album After the Rai...more
DIIV @ Thekla, Bristol 22/09/2016
Continuing Thekla’s amazing run of gigs this month is DIIV. The New York City band has had an air of mystery of late, with their European tour being...more
Deap Vally @ Thekla, Bristol 15/09/2016
Deap Vally head to Thekla this evening for the first gig of their huge tour around the UK, Europe and America. They’ve been pretty busy recently rec...more
PUP @ The Dome, London, 09/09/16
It should be said that I am not expecting to 'love' this gig. Heavy punk rock was never a genre I was particularly invested in, but I knew people goin...more
The Cribs @ Komedia, Bath, 02/09/2016
Having never played in Bath across their 14-year-long career, The Cribs make amends tonight with a set full of old favourites and new cuts that remind...more