Reviews

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
Waxahatchee makes her voice heard on Out in the Storm
There’s a pivotal scene that closes out the first season of Spaced, the cult TV debut of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright, in which...more
Basement Revolver and the importance of character narratives
"Tree Trunks", "Mountains", "Bread and Wine"... With one exception, the titles on the new Agatha EP from Basement Revolver set the perfect scene of...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
Broken Social Scene make a triumphant return with Hug of Thunder
Back in 2001, some Canadian band called Broken Social Scene put out a strange record called Feel Good Lost. A mostly instrumental affair that meanders...more
Public Service Broadcasting elegantly engineer Every Valley
There are three ways in which you can judge Every Valley, the latest record from quaint art rock trio Public Service Broadcasting. Centred around the ...more
Breakfast Muff prove DIY credentials with Eurgh!
Breakfast Muff emerge fully formed from the Glasgow DIY scene, albeit with Eilidh McMillan of Cardiff's Joanna Gruesome in their midst, with their th...more
Peter Perrett’s triumph at the last chance saloon
"Don't call it a comeback/I've been here for years". So said LL Cool J, in perhaps one of the best humblebrags ever put to audio. But how do you make...more
The Coathangers bring punk diversity to Parasite EP
What does punk rock mean in 2017? It's not that straightforward a question. We've already seen a multitude of interpretations, from the more musically...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
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