Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
As bees die in their millions. As earthquakes shatter temples. As aftershocks plunder ruins. As millennia old cultural artifacts are razed and obliter...more
Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
Hot Chip (pronounced “hot sheep” in France) have made a reputation on delivering groove-driven music laid over lead singer Alexis Taylor’s cont...more
Nick Mulvey @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 25/03/2015
Softly spoken, Nick Mulvey wends his way gently to the front of a sold out O2 stage. He opens his 2015 account to Bristol with "Ailsa Craig", a song t...more
Laura Marling – Short Movie
Laura Marling is a horse in search of a warrior. This is her first bad move. Horses should stick to searching for oats and merrily cantering around fi...more
The Body & Thou – You, Whom I Have Always Hated
This album is unbelievably hard to listen to. It’s being touted as the “heaviest album” ever made. There can’t be more than ten people with an...more
Eyes For Gertrude – Residential Bliss
Residential Bliss is the “long awaited” debut by folk-duo Eyes for Gertrude. It’s an album of songs about things out of reach, of songs about ...more
Interview: Bill Ryder Jones
For those attuned to such things in the South, it used to be a great source of amusement that regardless of their quality, all Northern cultural expor...more
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 04/12/2014
Rodrigo y Gabriela (or ‘Rod and Gab’ to those who like their Mexican one syllable east end) are masters of irony. They’ve become immensely succe...more
Wild Smiles – Always Tomorrow
The news is this; nice young boys from Winchester reject lifestyle advocated by late capitalist consumer based economy, and form band to impress lead ...more
J. Mascis – Tied to a Star
In 1965, the ‘voice of a generation’ Bob Dylan upset the shared set of assumptions placed upon his angular shoulders by the various bearded men an...more