Live Reviews

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
Ibibio Sound Machine @ The Scala, London, 23/10/2017
There can be few words more terrifying to the purists among us than ‘fusion’. Be it in fashion, food or music, there’s something unsavoury, or e...more
Mura Masa ft Bonzai and Fliss @ 02 Academy, Bristol, 18/10/2017
A Perspex keyboard stand sits affront the O2 stage surrounded by a drum kit, guitar, drum pad, more keyboards, you name it. In most cases, you’d ass...more
Blaenavon, Alt-J @ Weston Super Mare, 08/09/2017
Weston Super Mare pier: a lengthy tome to the celebration of the great British seaside holiday and the unlikely final date for Mercury Prize 2017 nomi...more
The Smyths @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 22/09/2017
The term 'tribute act' is a powerful one. For some, it sends cringing shivers down the spine with crippling fervor. For others, it evokes a silly sens...more
Kenilworth Arts Festival 2017 @ Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, 17/09/2017
Located to the south of Coventry, Kenilworth is a small town most notable for its 12th Century castle and surrounding parkland. This beautiful scenery...more
Saffron Records 2nd Birthday Party @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol, 14/09/2017
Music and cake are always a great combination. Saffron Records '2nd Birthday Party is a brilliant example of how collaboration is at the heart of the ...more
Bestival 2017 @ Lulworth Estate, Dorset, 07-10/09/2017
I’m pretty sure everyone would agree - from Rob Da Bank to the artists that performed, and not forgetting the wonderful punters, staff and stall hol...more