Live Reviews

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
George Glew, Jasmine, Billie Marten @ St Giles-in-the-fields, London, 29/10/2016
An 18th century Palladian edifice, St Giles-in-the-fields follows in the highly successful tradition of active churches opening the doors to live musi...more
Jorja Smith, NAO @ Motion, Bristol, 01/11/2016
With only the one album about, it’s amazing that Nao seems to be a household name already. The London singer’s discography only goes as far back a...more
Simple Things 2016 @ Bristol, 22/10/2016
Simple Things 2016 features at the end of a long run of successful UK music festivals this summer, all with an unusually diverse bill. Conversely, whi...more
Daughter @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 25/10/2016
Despite this only being the release of their second studio album, it feels like Daughter have been around forever. Whether it’s their matured vocal ...more
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, Goat @ SWX, Bristol, 19/10/2016
Does anyone really know anything about Goat, the nameless and faceless band? They’re from the Swedish commune of Korpilombolo, and create music that...more
Fog, Poliça @ Thekla, Bristol, 18/10/2016
Poliça’s mood-changing, shape-shifting dream pop expanded earlier this year with the release of new third album, United Crushers. On touring this l...more