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65daysofstatic at Koko | Live review

65daysofstatic at Koko
LIVE REVIEW

65daysofstatic played inside a packed KOKO, completely sold out and full of devoted fans yesterday. The band celebrated the tenth anniversary of their first record The Fall of Math with a two-hour long performance divided in two parts: [read more]

Ivy & Gold EP launch at the Sebright Arms: like London Grammar without the attitude

Ivy & Gold EP launch at the Sebright Arms: like London Grammar without the attitude

Arriving half an hour late to a bustling East end pub to interview Ivy & Gold, the electro-pop two-piece hailed as “the next London Grammar”, the visual comparison between each outfit’s lead vocalist is strikingly apparent. With [read more]

Bombay Bicycle Club at Mercury Prize Sessions | Live review

Bombay Bicycle Club at Mercury Prize Sessions
LIVE REVIEW

Inside the renowned Hospital Club in Covent Garden, yesterday Wednesday 26th March the Barclaycard Mercury Prize hosted a remarkable three-act live set. The opportunity to see Drenge, Broken Bells and Bombay Bicycle Club in the same [read more]

Katy B at Koko | Live review

Katy B at Koko
LIVE REVIEW

There was a lot of anticipation for this gig from her fans back on home turf. Katy B didn’t disappoint with a strong bold entrance, in full flow with her dancing troops. Starting with the punchy Hot Like Fire, flowing into 5am, and [read more]

Dan Croll at Scala | Live review

Dan Croll at Scala
LIVE REVIEW

With Dan Croll having only released his debut album Sweet Disarray two weeks ago, it was a little surprising to see the Scala packed out to the extent it was. Even more surprising was the fact that pretty much everyone there seemed to [read more]

Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield | Album review

Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield
ALBUM REVIEW

With all the familiarity of their first three albums – striking vocals, mellow yet cheerful descants and illustrative lyrical content – Tokyo Police Club’s newest nine-track addition Forcefield struggles to offer something [read more]

Amber Run at Oslo | Live review

Amber Run at Oslo
LIVE REVIEW

With their fourth and fifth ever gigs at Reading and Leeds festival, a signing to label RCA and a firm alliance with Radio 1 barely a year after their conception, it’s safe to say things are going exceptionally well for Amber Run and [read more]

Heather Nova at Union Chapel | Live review

Heather Nova at Union Chapel
LIVE REVIEW

Union Chapel provides a suitably intimate setting for Heather Nova, whose last album – 2011’s  300 Days at Sea - was pretty much the antithesis of the stadium-ready, new folk music of mainstream and arguably more insincere acts [read more]

The Soul Rebels at Brooklyn Bowl | Live review

The Soul Rebels at Brooklyn Bowl
LIVE REVIEW

It is rare in the city of indie music and skinny jeans to find a show with the soul of New Orleans. Innocuously nestled amid the Nandos and Starbucks of the O2 Arena is Brooklyn Bowl, the London branch of a good ole’ American franchise, [read more]

Foster the People at Troxy | Live review

Foster the People at Troxy
LIVE REVIEW

You probably remember Californian indietronica boys Foster the People for their viral hit Pumped Up Kicks back in 2010, which has since became something of a cult classic and clocked up over 130 million views on YouTube. It’s been [read more]

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