Live Reviews

The Cribs @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 16/05/2017
Only the best albums get an anniversary tour. You know, those albums that will become a future symbol of a generation, genre or subculture, like some ...more
Ducktails @ The Lexington, London, 12/05/2017
The Lexington is an intimate little upstairs venue (appended to a bigger downstairs pub), very much on the fringes of both the central metropolis and ...more
Welcome To My City @ 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff, 12/05/2017
I must confess: tonight's headliner is someone I like on both a musical and personal level, and probably the first friend I ever made on the songwrit...more
Protoje and The Indiggnation @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 10/05/2017
With a career spanning 12 years, Protoje has brought reggae into the mainstream. His modern blend of reggae dub and dancehall, influenced by the rap a...more
Women in Music: Girls I Rate #GetHeard
Do you know that only 16% of songwriters and producers signed up to PRS for Music are women? Well, I didn't until I went to this event. Girls I Rate ...more
Idestroy, Jennings Couch, Kamino @ The Stag & Hounds, Bristol, 28/4/2017
I have to admit that this is my second Idestroy gig. Last time, however, my friend was depping for their bassist Becky, who was watching from the side...more
Palace @ Thekla, Bristol, 19/04/2017
The long-awaited debut album released by Palace late last year, So Long Forever, firmly rip curled the band into the indie sphere. Since their initial...more
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