Live Reviews

Alvvays @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 16/02/2018
Bursting onto the scene in 2014, Alvvays' self-titled debut received critical acclaim across the board, striking the right balance between indie and ...more
Sean McGowan, Ida Mae, Will Varley @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 08/02/18
In the 9 years since I first graced this beautiful city, I’m ashamed to say this is my first visit to The Trinity Centre, ahead of Will Varley head...more
Cosmo Pyke @ The Garage, London, 31/01/2018
We should have anticipated this. A sold-out show for Cosmo Pyke - a Brit School-trained musician/model/skateboarder, yet to break the 20-year mark of ...more
Blanco White @ Hoxton Square Bar and Grill, London, 12/12/2017
In a room that's as jampacked and stiflingly hot as the (severely delayed) Central Line train I've just left, Blanco White still sends a chill down my...more
Pictish Trail @ Crofter’s Rights, Bristol, 06/12/2017
As the soothing warbles and space-like blues profuse from the Crofter’s Rights back room to start Pictish Trail’s performance, you can’t help bu...more
Frigs, Wolf Parade @ Thekla, Bristol, 18/11/2017
What a night for it. The skies open and a downpour starts just as we're due to leave the house to witness Wolf Parade's return to Bristol. Trudging to...more
Alpines, Goldfrapp @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 09/11/2017
It says a lot about a band when they can sell-out a 2,000 capacity venue at a whopping £32.50 a ticket. Are these really the times we’re living in...more
The future of music? Songwriting droids and the growth of streaming…
I recently took a trip to the Old Truman Brewery on London's Brick Lane to explore We Are Robots 2017, a four-day festival asking one, deceptively c...more
Restavrant, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 02/11/2017
It's been a while since this writer visited Bristol's O2 Academy, but tonight it's covered in a familiar coat of shadows and musk. The turnout for San...more
The Horrors @ Bierkeller, Bristol, 25/10/2017
Few venues manage to live up to the mystique of the Bierkeller. Lying deep in the underbelly of central Bristol, it could easily be confused as the lo...more