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Wednesday 28th January 2015


Hookworms – The Hum | Album review

Hookworms – The Hum

The standard cliché for any musical artist is that the second album is always underwhelming and seldom satisfies the lofty expectations set by the first. Bucking this pitfall, Hookworms – a five-piece psychedelic/noise-rock band from [read more]

Arslan Novrasli: Discovering the Tar at Central Hall Westminster | Live review

Arslan Novrasli: Discovering the Tar at Central Hall Westminster

As Arslan Novrasli fans line up outside Central Hall before his concert on 27th November, a woman in the queue surveys the crowd and remarks that it’s “very cosmopolitan”. The audience is indeed diverse: men wearing jeans stand among [read more]

Morcheeba at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review

Morcheeba at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

The music of Morcheeba, the 90s-era trip-hop trio, is not for everyone. But perhaps that is the point. Onto their eighth studio album (the second offering since their 2003 trial separation), the British group draw an age-varied crowd, [read more]

-We-Are-Z- at Tooting Tram & Social | Live review

-We-Are-Z- at Tooting Tram & Social

The Tooting Tram & Social is a classic Victorian-era tram shed that has been dragged from obsolescence – as these things routinely are – and given a second life through its conversion into a lively and attractive South [read more]

Fink at Koko | Live review

Fink at Koko

While you may not be able to name one of Fink’s tracks, we guarantee you’ll almost certainly have heard their music. The British band, fronted by Finn Greenhall, are essentially the musical champions of US television, having [read more]

Seafret at The Islington | Live review

Seafret at The Islington

Fresh off the back of their debut EP Give Me Something, acoustic duo Seafret sell out their first London headline show at The Islington. After recently breaking onto the Radio One BBC Introducing playlist, the little-known Bridlington [read more]

Bernhoft at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review

Bernhoft at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Bernhoft brings an impressive collection of loop boards and effects pedals to the stage at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, skilfully displaying his talent with the sequencing equipment (as well as with the [read more]

Little Dragon at the O2 Academy Brixton | Live review

Little Dragon at the O2 Academy Brixton

Little Dragon frontwoman Yukimi Nagano glows from top to bottom, but she might as well be in silhouette, with only her form picked out in neon under blacklight. Behind Nagano, her three almost-familial bandmates, Erik Bodin, Fredrik Wallin [read more]

Temples – Sun Restructured | Album review

Temples – Sun Restructured

At the dawn of the music calendar, psychedelic rock awakened from its antecedent glories in the transcendence of British band Temples. Their debut album Sun Structures was a commercial triumph that bought psychedelic vibes to the [read more]

Nickelback – No Fixed Address | Album review

Nickelback – No Fixed Address

Nickelback are the band that you just love to hate. It’s irrelevant whether that loathing is a result of Chad Kroeger’s irritatingly gruff voice, or the fact that he’s potentially the worst frontman to ever grace the rock [read more]

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