Live Reviews

Manic Street Preachers @ Roundhouse, London, 17/12/14
Twenty year anniversary gigs. Playing classic albums in their entirety gigs. They’re ten a penny these days. [Insert 90s band] plays [insert cult cl...more
The Human League @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 15/12/14
You can’t help but feel apprehensive at the thought of catching a legendary group decades after their peak. When it comes to the 80s, The Human Lea...more
Personal Best, Muncie Girls, Laura Stevenson @ The Exchange, Bristol, 14/12/2014
Something strange has happened over the course of the past eight months. When we last saw New York singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson perform in Bristo...more
Prawn, Gnarwolves @ The Fleece, Bristol, 02/12/2014
They say all good things come in threes, and the fact Gnarwolves are a trio upholds that tradition. I’ve also always found three b’s to be true ...more
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 04/12/2014
Rodrigo y Gabriela (or ‘Rod and Gab’ to those who like their Mexican one syllable east end) are masters of irony. They’ve become immensely succe...more
Basement Jaxx @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 01/12/2014
As one of Britain’s biggest dance acts of the noughties, with two BRIT Awards under their belt, Basement Jaxx infected the airwaves for years with...more
Whales in Cubicles @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 27/11/2014
The Louisiana is crammed full with mods. It’s not your average crowd for Whales in Cubicles, the act we’ve come to see tonight. The London based f...more
Why We Love, Racing Glaciers, Coasts @ The Fleece, Bristol, 23/11/2014
Like a constant snowball rolling down a hill, Coasts have followed their path to success at an impeccable speed. They’ve already picked up praise fr...more
Purple, Broncho @ The Exchange, Bristol, 20/11/2014
Hanna Brewer is a firecracker. The sound engineer knows it, her band knows it, and now, the audience knows it too. The drummer of Texan trio Purple oc...more
Ema Sierra, Marika Hackman @ The Birdcage, Bristol, 16/11/2014
Over the course of the past few years, Marika Hackman’s performances have become so vast and varied the singer songwriter has already covered all fo...more