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Saturday 23rd May 2015


Mew at the Roundhouse | Live review

Mew at the Roundhouse

The critical success of Mew’s latest album, +-, has propelled them into the spotlight of late, and it is this success that has led them to headline the Roundhouse in Camden, the band’s biggest UK performance to date. The Danish [read more]

Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect | Album review

Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect

After launching his solo career in 2010, Brandon Flowers, lead vocalist of The Killers, finally releases his second studio album The Desired Effect, produced by Ariel Rechtshaid. The album opens with the instantly upbeat, light-hearted [read more]

The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird Is Home | Album review

The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

The Tallest Man on Earth, aka singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, has grown in stature in the five years since breakthrough album The Wild Hunt – and a stint as Bon Iver’s tour support – introduced the charismatic 32-year-old to [read more]

Brandon Flowers at Brixton Academy | Live review

Brandon Flowers at Brixton Academy

Entering the stage with his new album’s opening track Dreams Come True, wearing a signature glittery sequin jacket, Brandon Flowers is a star, with or without The Killers. Flowers brings perfect pop to the Brixton Academy, delving [read more]

Wilder Mind by Mumford and Sons | Album review

Wilder Mind by Mumford and Sons

The gentlemen of Mumford and Sons have aged gracefully, with hints of their folky roots still present, but no longer defining them. This is their third studio album, and it clearly explores their musical development. Their sound was always [read more]

Ten albums you cannot miss this month – May 2015

Ten albums you cannot miss this month – May 2015

Best Coast – California Nights Los Angeles indie-surf pop outfit Best Coast first impressed back in 2010 with their critically acclaimed debut album Crazy For You, followed swiftly by the critically divided The Only Place in 2012. [read more]

Laura Doggett at XOYO | Live review

Laura Doggett at XOYO

Tonight’s concert at XOYO is completely sold out, and as soon as Laura Doggett takes to the stage, it’s obvious why. The dream-pop songstress has been making a name for herself recently, with a track featured on the latest [read more]

Sunset Sons at Scala | Live review

Sunset Sons at Scala

Indie-rock band Sunset Sons played King’s Cross’ venue Scala last night, where the four members performed a quality set to a packed-out room. Despite their British and Australian nationality, the group have their roots in the [read more]

Eaves at Sebright Arms | Live review

Eaves at Sebright Arms

Lead singer and guitarist Joseph Lyons (better known as Eaves) and his band bring their international tour to the authentic and rustic pub Sebright Arms in Bethnal Green, hidden away behind the main road. After revealing several demos [read more]

Tracey Thorn – Songs from The Falling | Album review

Tracey Thorn – Songs from The Falling

Tracey Thorn is an English singer-songwriter best known as one half of disbanded duo Everything But the Girl. Now attempting to become an established solo artist, she has been trusted with crafting the soundtrack to Maisie Williams’ [read more]

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