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Chantal Claret at Barfly | Live review

Chantal Claret at Barfly

Hosted in the Barfly in Camden, and tucked away in the dimly-lit top room of the venue with her closest fans in attendance, Chantal Claret gave a performance as full-bodied and atmospherically intoxicating as her tipple of a namesake. [read more]

Mapei at Cargo | Live review

Mapei at Cargo

Having sprung to prominence since her single Don’t Wait went viral last October, it’s about time that Mapei’s distinctive sound made the leap across the pond. Wednesday night saw the young musician make her UK debut against the aptly [read more]

Lust for Youth at Rough Trade East | Live review

Lust for Youth at Rough Trade East

Swedish duo Lust for Youth mix frozen, melancholic landscapes (recalling Joy Division and New Order) with some warm chill tunes (think Air France or Tough Alliance). The result is a pleasant soundwhere pseudo-disco beats are shaken with [read more]

Ron Pope at Oslo Hackney | Live review

Ron Pope at Oslo Hackney

Best known for hit single Drop in the Ocean, which after featuring on The Vampire Diaries and 90210 has gained the Atlanta musician a devoted following of young female fans, Ron Pope takes to the Oslo’s stage to perform a “small, fun [read more]

Lissie at Union Chapel | Live review

Lissie at Union Chapel

Under a backdrop of gorgeous stained glass and stone, Lissie’s look is unimposing: a plain white T-shirt, blue jeans and ankle high boots do little to give away the Californian’s angelic voice. Running straight on stage and into her [read more]

Cody Simpson at IndigO2 | Live review

Cody Simpson at IndigO2

As the stage crew prep the equipment, blue neon lights dance over the expectant crowd. Camera phone flashes are going off and the screams of the fans are never more than a few seconds apart. Unsurprisingly, the audience is made up almost [read more]

The Antlers – Familiars | Album review

The Antlers – Familiars

In this day, it is truly hard to find a band that captures even as essence of rock, so it is a great pleasure that this is what is produced from The Antlers’ new album, Familiars. Opening track, Palace sets the overall tone that is [read more]

The Jezabels at Oslo Hackney | Live review

The Jezabels at Oslo Hackney

Through a bright mass of neon lights and deafening drums, indie four-piece The Jezabels enter the stage, a bristling crowd waiting expectantly beneath them. Since their formation in 2007 their alternative rock has carved them out a cult [read more]

The Carnabys at the Barfly | Live review

The Carnabys at the Barfly

Richmond band The Carnabys won the London leg of the Battle of the Bands competition and has since been praised all over the Internet. They are now gaining a big following through frequent live shows, with a recent European summer tour and [read more]

Bernhoft – Islander | Album review

Bernhoft – Islander

Silver-tongued Norwegian singer Bernhoft has just released his third studio album, Islander. Devotees of Soul are most certainly in for a treat with this new release, which has an added contemporary twist.  If you’re not familiar [read more]

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