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Monday 20th April 2015


The Districts – A Flourish and a Spoil | Album review

The Districts – A Flourish and a Spoil

The Districts are a four-piece band from Lititz, Pennsylvania, formed while all the members were still in high school. Now on their second album, they are all still under 21. The album’s first track, 4th and Roebling, evokes [read more]

Nikki Lane – All or Nothin’ | Album review

Nikki Lane – All or Nothin’

South Carolina’s Nikki Lane is Dan Auerbach’s protégé, which immediately marks her out as worth a listen. The Black Keys guitarist, singer and producer takes producing credits on her second album – and you can hear it. [read more]

NME Awards Show: Darlia at The Garage | Live review

NME Awards Show: Darlia at The Garage

Darlia played a heavy set to a boisterous audience at The Garage, Islington last week. Hailing from Blackpool, and in the midst of a UK tour promoting upcoming album Petals, the band played a series of crowd-pleasers that made for a [read more]

Gaz Coombes – Matador | Album review

Gaz Coombes – Matador

The artfully hirsute former Supergrass frontman offers up his second solo album in Matador, which features the truly lovely single 20/20, an exemplary slice of dream indie. It probably deserves more than the just under 20,000 plays it [read more]

NME Awards 2015 at Brixton Academy

NME Awards 2015 at Brixton Academy

One of the best things about the NME awards, and the ethos of NME in general, is their eternal support for great musicians throughout their careers. From nostalgic filler music to the recognition of legendary artists and their [read more]

Twin Peaks at 100 Club | Live review

Twin Peaks at 100 Club

Twin Peaks’ particular brand of garage punk/power pop is reminiscent of Pixies and The Strokes with a little dash of Supergrass thrown in for good measure, but they’re not simply mimics. Taking the best of each, they’ve doused it [read more]

Rae Morris – Unguarded | Album review

Rae Morris – Unguarded

Rae Morris catapults into today’s music scene with a cracking offering that is sure to impress critics and listeners alike. Opening her splendid album is Skin, which has a lovely dash of atmospheric pop that can be classified as both [read more]

Brandi Carlile at Union Chapel | Live review

Brandi Carlile at Union Chapel

With a mixture of old and new songs, Brandi Carlile took us on a journey of feeling, foot-tapping and laughter at Union Chapel in Islington this week.  The beautiful candle-lit interior, combined with Carlile’s stunning a capella, set [read more]

Gorgon City at the Roundhouse | Live review

Gorgon City at the Roundhouse

Widely acclaimed dance-duo Gorgon City, consisting of producers Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott, is breaking out of obscurity with this February’s UK, US and EU Sirens tour. Tonight’s performance at the Roundhouse in Camden sets the [read more]

Rae Morris at the Electric Brixton | Live review

Rae Morris at the Electric Brixton

21-year-old singer-songwriter Rae Morris has been causing some excited murmurs with her debut album, Unguarded. It has picked up a crop of four-star reviews, and comments online have gone as far as to call her a “English [read more]

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