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Reptile Youth at the Shacklewell Arms | Live review

Reptile Youth at the Shacklewell Arms
LIVE REVIEW

Punk rock shows never got old, they evolved, and in turn proved to us that it isn’t just about aggression, frustration, and fast-paced grunginess of sound, all in a sweat pit of a venue. There is room for expansion and branching out, and [read more]

Howler at Hackney Oslo | Live review

Howler at Hackney Oslo
LIVE REVIEW

Around this time three years ago, Howler were seemingly the darlings of the UK indie scene, having just released their debut EP This One’s Different, leading them to be named the third best new band of 2011 by NME. Lead singer Jordan [read more]

Quilt at Rough Trade East | Live review

Quilt at Rough Trade East
LIVE REVIEW

The hippies are back! Together with Tame Impala and Connan Mockasin, Quilt represent the top of this new psych-rock wave that has come back into fashion in the last four years. All over the world, from Brooklyn to Perth, there is a [read more]

Australian rockers Monks of Mellonwah release debut album Turn the People

Australian rockers Monks of Mellonwah release debut album Turn the People

Australian band Monks of Mellonwah released their debut album Turn the People last week – a very artistic take on alternative music, featuring both self-production and work by producers such as Keith Olsen, who worked with Grateful [read more]

Dinosaur Pile-Up at Scala | Live review

Dinosaur Pile-Up at Scala
LIVE REVIEW

Formed in 2007, Yorkshire boys Dinosaur Pile-Up have been supporting the likes of Feeder, Cage The Elephant and most recently You Me At Six – but tonight, fans have gathered at The Scala for the King Kong inspired trio’s biggest [read more]

The Strypes at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review

The Strypes at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
LIVE REVIEW

On the third stop of their first UK headlining tour, it’s impossible to imagine the dynamic amalgamation of genres, high energy and clean-cut style this four-piece rhythm, blues and rock n roll band bring to the stage, but The [read more]

Josh Kumra at the Borderline | Live review

Josh Kumra at the Borderline
LIVE REVIEW

Josh Kumra is a perfect pop product: he is young, charming, handsome, and he writes decent soulful pop songs. At Sony/RCA, someone must be very happy about Kumra. Inside the Borderline in Soho, a real temple in terms of folk and rock [read more]

Kaiser Chiefs at Scala | Live review

Kaiser Chiefs at Scala
LIVE REVIEW

Ricky Wilson may have hit the big time on the BBC, but there was no sign of Kylie or Sir Tom tonight as Kaiser Chiefs marked the release of their new album Education, Education, Education & War with a sold-out set at Scala. Everywhere [read more]

Frank Turner at the O2 Arena | Live review

Frank Turner at the O2 Arena
LIVE REVIEW

Former Million Dead vocalist and star of the London Olympics opening ceremony, Frank Turner has had a sensational year following the release of his fifth studio album Tape Deck Heart  in April and a sold-out tour of the UK with his trusty [read more]

The Family Rain at the Garage | Live review

The Family Rain at the Garage
LIVE REVIEW

In a venue that reeks of a now 20-something’s adolescence, in which the stage is oddly juxtaposed next to the gentlemen’s toilets, door gaping, the audience of pre-pubescent moshers and painfully on-trend Islingtonites awaits the [read more]

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