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Andrew McMahon at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review

Andrew McMahon at Islington Assembly Hall 
LIVE REVIEW

Andrew McMahon strides on stage and holds up a sign to rapturous cheers from the audience: first “Hello London”, and another “I’m Andrew”, then “This is my piano”. The Islington Assembly [read more]

King Charles at The Forum | Live review

King Charles at The Forum
LIVE REVIEW

King Charles hasn’t released any music since 2012. From the size of the crowd at The Forum in Kentish Town last night, you’d never have known. A new album is promised soon, finished just before the beginning of this epic 28-day [read more]

Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers | Album review

Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers
ALBUM REVIEW

Justin Townes Earle was born in Nashville, Tennessee, raised on a strict diet of country music. While the genre may not appeal to everyone outside the region, for Earle it planted a seed of talent that has swiftly developed as the years [read more]

The Levellers at Union Chapel | Live review

The Levellers at Union Chapel
LIVE REVIEW

In Islington’s biblical Union Chapel, The Levellers’ fans made a pilgrimage for an evening of film and live music: a documentary depicting the band’s musical trajectory, and an intimate acoustic gig. All to the delight of [read more]

The Charlatans – Modern Nature | Album review

The Charlatans – Modern Nature
ALBUM REVIEW

To be a flourishing indie band, you need to acquire three core virtues: a first-rate frontman, inventive ideas and a colossal amount of motivation. Fortunately, The Charlatans possess all three of these essential qualities, and with [read more]

The Unthanks – Mount the Air | Album review

The Unthanks – Mount the Air
ALBUM REVIEW

The Unthanks (formerly Rachel Unthank and the Winterset) are a traditional folk group who specialise in the music of their native Northumbria. The band is comprised of sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank and three others: Niopha Keegan, [read more]

Jape at Electrowerkz | Live review

Jape at Electrowerkz
LIVE REVIEW

Last, Irish electronic four-piece Jape played a knock-out show in the minimalist surroundings of Angel’s Electrowerkz. The crowd was almost entirely Irish – and they loved it. By the end of the night, the rave that started at the [read more]

Mike Pace and the Child Actors – Best Boy | Album review

Mike Pace and the Child Actors – Best Boy
ALBUM REVIEW

Best Boy as a whole is striking as an alternative collection, providing energy and a rock vibe from start to finish. With powerful vocals and commanding instrumentals, this album is definitely something that many will enjoy after the [read more]

Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love | Album review

Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
ALBUM REVIEW

After a hiatus of ten years, riot grrls Sleater-Kinney return for a taut ten songs, staying just over half an hour. The band formed in 1994 in Washington (their name derives from the road that one of their early practice spaces was [read more]

Victoria at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen | Live review

Victoria at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
LIVE REVIEW

With vocals distinctly similar to The Rocket Summer, matched with infectious, piano-powered hooks reminiscent of Something Corporate, one thing was for certain: Victoria was bound to get the people of Hoxton dancing. The set kicked off [read more]

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