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Josh Kumra at the Borderline | Live review

Josh Kumra at the Borderline
LIVE REVIEW

Josh Kumra is a perfect pop product: he is young, charming, handsome, and he writes decent soulful pop songs. At Sony/RCA, someone must be very happy about Kumra. Inside the Borderline in Soho, a real temple in terms of folk and rock [read more]

Kaiser Chiefs at Scala | Live review

Kaiser Chiefs at Scala
LIVE REVIEW

Ricky Wilson may have hit the big time on the BBC, but there was no sign of Kylie or Sir Tom tonight as Kaiser Chiefs marked the release of their new album Education, Education, Education & War with a sold-out set at Scala. Everywhere [read more]

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
LIVE REVIEW

On the last night of their European tour Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros took to the stage in their normal casual manner.  Sipping a bottle of rosé throughout, lead singer Alex Ebert was engaging and relaxed. Beautifully backed up [read more]

Poliça at Troxy | Live review

Poliça at Troxy
LIVE REVIEW

The famous feminist theorist Shulamith Firestone once wrote in her powerful Note from the First Year: “…women’s rights (liberation, if you prefer) has dynamite revolutionary potential…”. Meanwhile, Channy Leaneagh [read more]

Cheatahs at Birthdays | Live review

Cheatahs at Birthdays
LIVE REVIEW

The low ceiling beckons loud volume and deep echoes as Birthdays waits patiently for Cheatahs’ album launch. Cheatahs emerge modestly. The band pick up their instruments, quietly confident yet meek and understated with their stage [read more]

Frank Turner at the O2 Arena | Live review

Frank Turner at the O2 Arena
LIVE REVIEW

Former Million Dead vocalist and star of the London Olympics opening ceremony, Frank Turner has had a sensational year following the release of his fifth studio album Tape Deck Heart  in April and a sold-out tour of the UK with his trusty [read more]

The Family Rain at the Garage | Live review

The Family Rain at the Garage
LIVE REVIEW

In a venue that reeks of a now 20-something’s adolescence, in which the stage is oddly juxtaposed next to the gentlemen’s toilets, door gaping, the audience of pre-pubescent moshers and painfully on-trend Islingtonites awaits the [read more]

Vance Joy at Scala | Live review

Vance Joy at Scala
LIVE REVIEW

Vance Joy is a handsome man from Australia, with a band of nice, young guys alongside him. His music is somewhere between folk and country, with a lot of pop pasting everything. He played yesterday at Scala in front of a flirting and [read more]

Ron Pope at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review

Ron Pope at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
LIVE REVIEW

Dressed in black with long hair, Ron Pope seems like a cool guy. Known for his acoustic song A Drop in the Ocean, featured in The Vampire Diaries, he experienced a level of exposure many singer­-songwriters would kill for. Tonight is a [read more]

Chasing Grace at the Social | Live review

Chasing Grace at the Social
LIVE REVIEW

Little Portland Street’s The Social is packed to breaking point with ecstatic fans when Chasing Grace – aka Grace Ackerton and Phil Plested, performance arts graduates from Hertfordshire – boldly take up their positions. At [read more]

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