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Monday 30th March 2015


Bjork – Vulnicura | Album review

Bjork – Vulnicura

Bjork’s new album sees Icelandic meet Venezuelan in the singer’s collaboration with young producer Arca, who has worked with FKA Twigs and Kanye West, as well as releasing his own album and EPs of futuristic beats. He is more [read more]

One Night Only at The Borderline | Live review

One Night Only at The Borderline

The Borderline is packed tonight. Really packed, can’t-even-get-to-the toilet packed. It’s no surprise, seeing as indie-pop darlings One Night Only are taking to the stage. The band will be familiar to many for their string of [read more]

Ennio Morricone at the O2 Arena | Live review

Ennio Morricone at the O2 Arena

The legend, the maestro… every epithet given to Ennio Morricone evokes a sense of eminence and profound admiration. In the film-scoring industry the impact of his compositions is the equivalent of the Renaissance; he envisaged [read more]

2.54 at Dingwalls | Live review

2.54 at Dingwalls

Going by 2.54’s slick image and flawless studio tracks, you could be mistaken for thinking they are just another manufactured alt-pop band. However, live, the quartet have a powerful rawness that exposes a hidden backbone to their [read more]

NME Awards Show: Happyness at Birthdays | Live review

NME Awards Show: Happyness at Birthdays

Critically acclaimed as a slacker rock, “jangle-gaze” three-piece, Happyness follow in the tradition of acts breaking from a British sound. The release of their debut album Weird Little Birthday, marked at Birthdays in Dalston [read more]

Amber Run at Dingwalls | Live review

Amber Run at Dingwalls

In deepest, darkest Camden last night something was stirring. Many braved the cold, filling Dingwalls with post-adolescent enthusiasm, to witness a live performance by indie-pop band Amber Run. Were we watching the next Kodaline evolve? [read more]

FutureofWhat – Pro Dreams | Album review

FutureofWhat – Pro Dreams

Pro Dreams is a surprising album that’s much more than what it appears to be. It’s a solid and escapist offering from the relatively new band FutureofWhat. The slow dreamy pace of this debut album lulls the listener into a [read more]

Florrie at the Borderline | Live review

Florrie at the Borderline

Indie-pop princess Florrie made a triumphant return to the London live scene last night, just a few weeks after the release of her latest single, Too Young to Remember. Florrie’s musical journey has been a long one: she’s [read more]

Kosheen at Koko | Live review

Kosheen at Koko

You may know Kosheen from their (by now old-school) 2001 hits Hide U and Catch; last night they made a triumphant return to performing live at Koko. The band played a mixture of old and newer stuff (appropriately for a band whose [read more]

Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho | Album review

Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho

Fall Out Boy have always written anthems. American Beauty/American Psycho is no different, with each stand-out track able to hold its own. Patrick Stump’s voice has a vulnerability to it that is heartfelt and pure, which is what [read more]

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