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Slaves at The Dalston Victoria | Live review

Slaves at The Dalston Victoria
LIVE REVIEW

Think punk is dead? Then you’ve yet to meet Slaves. The British punk-garage duo have been in receipt of increasing attention after touring with Jamie T and Biffy Clyro and making their TV debut on Later…with Jools Holland. Only [read more]

Bellowhead at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review

Bellowhead at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
LIVE REVIEW

One of Bellowhead’s many achievements during their decade as an award-winning traditional folk act is the brewing and branding of their own ale. Entitled Bellowhead (Hedonism), the manufacturer Potbelly Brewery describes it as: [read more]

Oscar and the Wolf at Electrowerkz | Live review

Oscar and the Wolf at Electrowerkz
LIVE REVIEW

Electrowerkz is renowned for hosting some of the most exciting, rising young electronic artists – and tonight was no exception. Hailing from Belgium, electro-pop band Oscar and the Wolf have already opened for some huge acts such as [read more]

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo at St James’s Church | Live review

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo at St James’s Church
LIVE REVIEW

Say what you will: concerts in churches are almost universally awful. Beautiful setting and decent acoustics aside, in any other venue the generally obscured viewing, uncomfortable pews, and limit of one lavatory per gender would devastate [read more]

Owlle at Notting Hill Arts Club | Live review

Owlle at Notting Hill Arts Club
LIVE REVIEW

Owlle (real name, appropriately, France Picoulet) is a 28-year-old musician from la République française who performs under the feminised word Owlle (pronounced Owl) because she believes she has a close spiritual connection with [read more]

Cash+David at Birthdays | Live review

Cash+David at Birthdays
LIVE REVIEW

Londoners by nature, electro-pop duo Cash+David took to the stage at Birthdays last night with the confidence of political tyrants, yet the energy and heart of two musical soulmates with assured city swagger. Two of the band’s older [read more]

Freddie Dickson at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen | Live review

Freddie Dickson at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
LIVE REVIEW

Playing his final gig of the year at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 25-year-old Londoner Freddie Dickson looks every inch the next star-in-waiting. He has just started recording his debut album, released two critically-acclaimed EPs [read more]

Girlpool and Scott Matthews at Rough Trade West | Live review

Girlpool and Scott Matthews at Rough Trade West
LIVE REVIEW

Rough Trade West hosted Girlpool and Scott Matthews this week, as part of their regular in-store gig series. The space demands stripped back shows as they take place on the very intimate store floor. This worked out well for Girlpool, a [read more]

Blues Pills at The Dome | Live review

Blues Pills at The Dome
LIVE REVIEW

Music lovers wanting to relive one of rock music’s many heydays are increasingly spoilt for choice as venues are flooded by young bands who wear their ageing influences on their sleeves. Blues Pills – a Swedish-French-American quartet [read more]

Zola Jesus at KOKO | Live review

Zola Jesus at KOKO
LIVE REVIEW

KOKO had the feel of an after-work city bar on Tuesday, with a noticeably large number of balding heads and suit jackets dotted amongst the crowd. Despite the 14+ entry policy on the door, the average age inside must have been a lot [read more]

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