Live Reviews

The Flaming Lips @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 13/08/2017
2017 has been the year of The Flaming Lips. With all the other worldly chaos going on, they have unleashed new album Oczy Mlody and staged enormous fe...more
Secret Garden Party 2017 @ Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, 20-23/07/2017
I’m stumbling through a staff camping field at about 10pm on Friday night, with the first bit of time to stop and think in a few days.  24 hours in...more
Farmfest 2017 @ Bruton, Somerset, 29-30/07/2017
Mud, mud, mud and more mud. The week had already seen the downfall of Truck and Y Not Festival because of the weather. Other events have survived – ...more
Truck Festival 2017 @ Steventon, Oxfordshire, 21-23/07/2017
It was the illustrious Fleetwood Mac that first claimed, "Thunder only happens when it’s raining." Truck Festival 2017 stood testament to this, wit...more
Latitude Festival @ Henham Park, Suffolk, 12-15/07/2017
Arriving at a festival in style is not always an easy feat. Thankfully I’ve got friends in all the right places, and we make our way to Latitude Fes...more
Bluedot Festival 2017 @ Jodrell Bank, Manchester, 22-24/07/2017
For a two-year-old festival sponsored by renowned unicorn murderers Amazon, Bluedot Festival 2017 at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire boasts both an extraordina...more
2000trees 2017 @ Upcote Farm, Withington, 06-08/07/2017
If you went down to the woods last weekend you were in for a nice surprise… Okay, so it might provide the irresistible basis of childish nursery rhy...more
Blissfields 2017 @ Vicarage Farm, Hampshire, 06-08/07/2017
The sun is burning. Cowed by recent experience, we've loaded up the car with rainy day camping equipment and all manner of comfort-keeping non-essenti...more
The Avalanches @ Motion, Bristol, 20/06/2017
Simple Things never fail to get a great booking. Earlier this year they secured Todd Terje for a funky performance at Motion, and now they’ve only g...more
Fossette, Himalayas, Glass Caves @ Undertone, Cardiff, 19/06/2017
If you're a fan of anything like Arctic Monkeys, then you would have been just as wild as my best friend and I at this gig. On one of the hottest days...more