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Saturday 30th May 2015


Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony | Album review

Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony

Catfish and the Bottlemen sound older than they are in more ways than one. Frontman Van McCann was named by his Van Morrison-adoring parents in honour of their hero; while his voice doesn’t quite have the honeyed lustre of The Belfast [read more]

Jessie J, George Ezra and James Bay to headline Somerset House Summer Series 2015

Jessie J, George Ezra and James Bay to headline Somerset House Summer Series 2015

Set in one of London’s most iconic landmarks, Summer Series at Somerset House returns this year for 11 nights from 9th – 19th July 2015. London’s intimate live music festival will play host to a typically diverse and [read more]

Idlewild at the Roundhouse | Live review

Idlewild at the Roundhouse

As the Google listing for their website proudly and plainly proclaims, Idlewild are a band from Scotland. The broguish quality to the chorus generated by the audience packing the Roundhouse to its geodesic rafters could fool one into [read more]

The Script at O2 Arena | Live review

The Script at O2 Arena

Opening the concert with Paint the Town Green, lead singer Danny O’Donoghue walks with determination through the crowd into the arena, surrounded by an army of glowing green flags and pumping his fist in the air to the beat. With St [read more]

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday | Album review

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday

Standing on your own two feet after conquering the world in one of Britain’s most iconic bands is no mean feat, yet this is something that Noel Gallagher seems to have taken in his stride. His debut solo self-titled album conquered the [read more]

Laura Welsh at Elektrowerkz | Live review

Laura Welsh at Elektrowerkz

With the likes of Banks, FKA Twigs, and even Florence Welch, there seems to be a rise of delicate young flowers flexing their formidable R&B chops and re-shaping pop music. Laura Welsh is ready to take her place amongst these powerful [read more]

Little Comets at Koko | Live review

Little Comets at Koko

It’s always special to see the next generation come up through the weeds. That’s exactly what happened last night at Koko in Camden, with Geordie three-piece Little Comets taking to the stage for the pleasure of the packed-out crowd. [read more]

Tor Miller at Servant Jazz Quarters | Live review

Tor Miller at Servant Jazz Quarters

Tucked away on a side street off Dalston’s Kingsland High Street, New York singer/songwriter Tor Miller romances an intimate crowd in the cosy Servant Jazz Quarters – a single black piano adorning the stage, a hushed crowd waiting [read more]

Kodaline – Coming Up for Air | Album review

Kodaline – Coming Up for Air

Kodaline’s 2013 debut, In A Perfect World, had enough crowd-pleasing, romantic sing-alongs to launch a cruise liner, and the band won themselves legions of fans who were swept up in the catchy hooks and memorable [read more]

Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors | Album review

Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors

Imagine Dragons’ folklore tells of hours playing in casinos devoid of natural light, to drunk and indifferent slot-machine zombies. It’s an admirable place to have come from to where they stand now – with a platinum album, a [read more]

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