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James – La Petite Mort | Album review

James – La Petite Mort
ALBUM REVIEW

Despite James not currently being the most established group in the mainstream, they possess a quality that many other rock-orientated bands fail to acquire: an indisputably distinct sound. In a society where bands have the potential to [read more]

Clean Bandit – New Eyes | Album review

Clean Bandit – New Eyes
ALBUM REVIEW

Mixing classical instruments and melodies with electro and dance music is a risky venture, but four-piece band Clean Bandit seem to have it down to an art. The band include bass guitar, keyboards, cello, drums and violin in their [read more]

Sara Bareilles at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review

Sara Bareilles at Islington Assembly Hall
LIVE REVIEW

Grumbling piano, thrashing chords and a collective shriek from the heaving audience welcome Sara Bareilles and her band on to the Assembly Hall’s majestic stage. It’s been seven years since Bareilles stormed the charts with her hit [read more]

Martin and Eliza Carthy – The Moral of the Elephant | Album review

Martin and Eliza Carthy – The Moral of the Elephant
ALBUM REVIEW

The first recorded collaboration between influential folk musician Martin Carthy and his daughter, twice nominee of the Mercury prize for UK album of the year, Eliza Carthy, more than lives up to the promise of their accomplished stage [read more]

Paolo Nutini at the Roundhouse | Live review

Paolo Nutini at the Roundhouse
LIVE REVIEW

From his family chip shop beginnings, the boy from Paisley has come a long way. Now, aged just 27, it’s strange just how long he has been on the scene, which is coming on almost ten years now. During this time he has released just [read more]

Jonathan Wilson at Village Underground | Live review

Jonathan Wilson at Village Underground
LIVE REVIEW

There is something to be said for a genuinely unique intimate London venue: Shoreditch’s Village Underground can definitely boast of having these two sought-after qualities. The huge stone walls and deep narrow audience space make the [read more]

Only Real at Ace Hotel | Live review

Only Real at Ace Hotel
LIVE REVIEW

A self-proclaimed “baby music for babies” maker on his Facebook page, Only Real – whose real name is Niall Galvin – is an up-and-coming young musician from London. Prior to his gig at Field Day on Saturday, he played with his band [read more]

Baby Strange at Camden Barfly | Live review

Baby Strange at Camden Barfly
LIVE REVIEW

Influences fly off the tongue when talking about Baby Strange. The Clash’s jangling reverb guitars and choral shouts mix with the raw power of early The Stooges and the speed and intensity of Ramones. In fact, when the Glaswegian trio [read more]

Beaty Heart at Rough Trade East | Live review

Beaty Heart at Rough Trade East
LIVE REVIEW

When Beaty Heart, originating from Goldsmiths, University of London, enter the Rough Trade East stage they immediately dress their surroundings with palm trees and exotic flowers just by playing their sunny tunes. The set is playful, with [read more]

UKGarage Chronicle at Wembley Arena | Live Review

UKGarage Chronicle at Wembley Arena
LIVE REVIEW

Saturday night at Wembley saw two huge events: Froche vs Groves and the UKG Chronicle. The UKGarage Chronicle is a collection of old school garage artists who for a night have come back on to the stage to revive their 90s hits. For those [read more]

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