Live Reviews

Holy Holy Bowie @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 15/04/2017
Bowie lives, of course. No individual who made such a long-term contribution to the glitter industry can be allowed to die. It was Ziggy that died in ...more
Jens Lekman @ Oval Space, London, 29/03/2017
Jens Lekman's reputation is as one of the great musical storytellers of this century. Over the course of his career, he’s invited us to share in hi...more
Sampha @ O2 Academy, Bristol 28/03/2017
The soulful delicacy of Sampha has reached a beautiful pinnacle with his debut album, Process. The honesty of his lyricism paired with his warm vocal ...more
François & the Atlas Mountains @ Moth Club, London, 27/03/2017
The eponymous François Marry is growing down, and it’s a wonderful thing to behold. Once a touring member of indiepop royalty Camera Obscura, he wo...more
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, Cherrystones @ Louisiana, Bristol, 03/03/2017
Liminality takes musical form with Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation. They’ve supported the likes of GOAT as well as Les Big Byrd and previously bagged...more
Brasstronaut, Stornoway @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 28/02/2017
It was a joyously sad experience watching folk darlings Stornoway this evening. This lovely bunch of talented musos have made some wonderfully uplift...more
The Dears, Plants and Animals @ The Fleece, Bristol, 25/02/17
If you don't follow my album reviews with the same religious zeal that Paul Nuttall followed Liverpool's 1989 FA Cup run, you may not be aware that I...more
Fufanu @ Louisiana, Bristol, 21/02/2017
Iceland has often been fruitful for quirky and introspective musicians. There’s Björk, Sigur Rós and Dream Wife all brandished with their own dist...more
Pinegrove, Lomelda @ The Fleece, Bristol, 21/02/2017
Pinegrove really delivered the goods in 2016, releasing album Cardinal via Run for Cover Records. It energetically captures the trials and tribulati...more
Cabbage @ Thekla, Bristol, 18/02/2017
Having fully recovered from National Cabbage Day yesterday (if you missed it, save the date for next year) Cabbage hit up the Thekla stage tonight. Th...more