Live Reviews

Crooks, Glassjaw, Coheed and Cambria @ Student Union, Cardiff, 31/01/16
Tonight’s bill brings back vivid memories of the DIY scene of the early 2000s, Coheed and Cambria and Glassjaw being two of its most successful alum...more
Drenge, Bloc Party @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 01/02/2016
To our shame - and though we’ve kept relatively up to date with the band’s career - it’s been 10 years since we last saw Bloc Party play live. W...more
TIGERCUB, Dilly Dally @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 26/01/2016
Taking on the UK live circuit for the first time, Toronto punk band Dilly Dally are in high spirits. They’ve just made a feature appearance on the n...more
Idlewild @ Anson Rooms, Bristol, 12/12/2015
It’s been over 15 years since Idlewild played this venue and a lot has changed in that time. Frontman Roddy has en...more
Marina and the Diamonds @ Limelight 1, Belfast, 01/12/2015
If I were to summarise tonight’s Marina and the Diamonds show, I’d need just 7 words: how is Marina Diamandis not playing arenas? She’s got the ...more
Xylaroo, Matt Berry and The Maypoles @ The Fleece, Bristol, 06/12/2015
When dealing with actors dabbling in music careers, there is no spectrum of quality. Your Ryan Goslings and Zooey Deschanels are proficient creatives ...more
Courtney Barnett @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 04/12/15
Despite the unreasonably early start, as I walk into Bristol’s O2 Academy to watch Courtney Barnett, I’m surprised at how packed out the venue is....more
Chelsea Wolfe @ The Fleece, Bristol, 29/11/15
Chelsea Wolfe suffers from stage fright. Like countless great musicians before her, wrestling with the sickly apprehension that can arise before takin...more
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man Presents @ Brixton Jamm, London, 26/11/2015
Rory Graham (Mr Rag ‘n’ Bone Man) again beats the well-worn path from Brighton to Brixton Jamm, the former not-quite-halfway coaching house betwe...more
Ghostpoet @ Marble Factory, Bristol, 23/11/2015
It’s a cold and miserable Monday night, but that hasn't stopped a big crowd coming out to see Ghostpoet(ry) in Motion… Well, The Marble Factory....more