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Mexrrissey: Mexico Goes Morrissey at the Barbican | Live review

Mexrrissey: Mexico Goes Morrissey at the Barbican
LIVE REVIEW

As the Ladysmith Black Mambazo song says, “music knows no boundaries”. Still, it may come as a surprise to many to learn that Morrissey has a large and passionately devoted following in Mexico. Camilo Lara, the producer and [read more]

Echosmith at Heaven | Live review

Echosmith at Heaven
LIVE REVIEW

Echosmith have released several covers of popular songs over the past couple of years, but now with a full album under their belt and a solid band of supporters, the four siblings are really coming into their own.  Taking to the stage at [read more]

The Skints at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review

The Skints at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
LIVE REVIEW

“It’s an honour to be here” announces Joshua Waters Rudge, guitarist of The Skints, and it’s clear the sentiment is genuine. A band that started off as a group of East London punks, playing in squats and social [read more]

Circa Waves at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review

Circa Waves at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
LIVE REVIEW

Circa Waves have a vigorous indie feel, but seem to have slightly missed the boat. Although their songs are melodically catchy and perfect for mainstream radio play, there’s also a sense that if they had been around during the heyday of [read more]

July Talk at the Old Blue Last | Live review

July Talk at the Old Blue Last
LIVE REVIEW

Canadian band July Talk are on a great run of tour dates; after a successful show at SXSW, they’ve crossed the pond to Europe and onto a sold-out show at the Old Blue Last in London. Their bluesy and alternative rock makes for a grungy [read more]

Carl Barat and The Jackals at Scala | Live review

Carl Barat and The Jackals at Scala
LIVE REVIEW

With the triumphant comeback gigs of The Libertines in the last few years and upcoming festival appearances this summer, it would have been easy for Carl Barat to take a break from other projects. But he can’t seem to keep away from [read more]

Mounties at XOYO | Live review

Mounties at XOYO
LIVE REVIEW

The concept of the supergroup was first carved into the slate of rock history during the British blues explosion of the 60s, led by bands such as Cream and Blind Faith. Fitting, then, that Mounties (from Canada, naturally) have chosen [read more]

Balthazar at Oslo | Live review

Balthazar at Oslo
LIVE REVIEW

A sweltering Hackney night welcomed Belgian band Balthazar to the stage at Oslo as part of their European tour. This lively venue right by Hackney Central station is spot on for these types of gigs, building an expectant, close crowd. [read more]

Hello Terry Riley at the Barbican | Live review

Hello Terry Riley at the Barbican
LIVE REVIEW

In Hello Terry Riley at the Barbican, the influence of Terry Riley on contemporary music is explored and celebrated in honour of his 80th birthday. James Holden takes to the stage to perform beside Luke Abbott, along with Young [read more]

In Hindsight at the Forum | Live review

In Hindsight at the Forum
LIVE REVIEW

London seems the most fitting location for three-piece band In Hindsight to hold the finale of their five-city tour, before they head back to their home town of Nottingham. The band is famous for an excellent rapport with its fans, [read more]

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