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Autoheart at the Sebright Arms | Live review

Autoheart at the Sebright Arms
LIVE REVIEW

Autoheart’s fizzing blend of sanguine piano, wrenching bass and lilting melodies burst with lightening force into the gloomy surroundings of the Sebright Arms. Five years on from their fledgling success under previous alias The Gadsdens [read more]

Public Enemy at Electric Brixton | Live Review

Public Enemy at Electric Brixton
LIVE REVIEW

Formed in 1982 in New York, Public Enemy have long been the fierce voice of dissidence in the hip-hop world. With a double album release in 2012, they’re currently touring the UK and we thought it damn essential to check out whether they [read more]

Arcade Fire at Earls Court | Live review

Arcade Fire at Earls Court
LIVE REVIEW

It’s New Zealand sensation Lorde who opens the evening at Earls Court. Her stage is minimalistic, just like her record. She’s there to sing, not to put on a show – that’s what you get and that’s all you need. [read more]

Chromeo at the Roundhouse | Live review

Chromeo at the Roundhouse
LIVE REVIEW

Dominique Young Unique opened Chromeo’s gig at the Roundhouse last night, and it has to be said that this young girl (born in 1991) has got real talent, despite her limited experience (the venue wasn’t right for the artist, [read more]

The Polyphonic Spree at Clapham Grand | Live review

The Polyphonic Spree at Clapham Grand
LIVE REVIEW

The Polyphonic Spree are a bit of an unusual creature when analysed in detail: the fact that they have a band members list, both past and present, as long as a spoilt child’s Christmas list makes them seem somewhat like the parents of [read more]

John Fullbright interview: Happiness, Okies and Grammys

John Fullbright interview: Happiness, Okies and Grammys

Americana singer/songwriter John Fullbright got a lot of attention for his debut album, with great reviews and nominations. Now he is back with follow-up Songs, and The Upcoming had the chance to chat with him about it and his life [read more]

John Fullbright at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review

John Fullbright at Islington Assembly Hall
LIVE REVIEW

The disco ball on the ceiling sprinkles its light dots over the expectant attendees in Islington Town Hall. The grand 1930s building with its art deco decoration was last night the backdrop to the London leg of Oklahoma musician John [read more]

Sharon Van Etten at Koko | Live review

Sharon Van Etten at Koko
LIVE REVIEW

“Please forgive me, I’m sick – I might have to blow my nose” declared Sharon Van Etten last night at Koko. The crowd felt instant empathy for her as she soldiered on. Set to the stunning backdrop of the old Camden Palace [read more]

Throwing Snow at Rough Trade East | Live review

Throwing Snow at Rough Trade East
LIVE REVIEW

Any apprehension of a gig without lyrics was instantly melted the moment Throwing Snow, aka Ross Tones, took to the stage and began his set. Tones, an astrophysics graduate, showcased his new album Mosaic last night at Rough Trade East [read more]

Hudson Taylor at Electric Ballroom | Live review

Hudson Taylor at Electric Ballroom
LIVE REVIEW

Some of us must not be up to date: when did Hudson Taylor become superstars? At least, that’s what it looked like last night at the Electric Ballroom, where the Irish duo played their biggest ever headline show so far. Brothers Harry and [read more]

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