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Gianna Lauren at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen | Live review

Gianna Lauren at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
LIVE REVIEW

“I’m Gianna Lauren and I’m from Canada”, the Halifax songstress gracefully introduced herself, standing alone and armed with nothing but an electric guitar on the stage of the humble Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. [read more]

JAWS at The Garage | Live review

JAWS at The Garage
LIVE REVIEW

Indie pop band JAWS are riding high on the back of the September 15th release of their first studio album Be Slowly on the Rattlepop label. The album marks an industrious couple of years; two EPs and four hit singles, including the hugely [read more]

iTunes Festival 2014: Elbow at Roundhouse | Live review

iTunes Festival 2014: Elbow at Roundhouse
LIVE REVIEW

A cross-section of a band’s fanbase can sometimes be a good indicator of the genre they generally belong in and the kind of sound they’ll produce. Tonight at a packed out Roundhouse in Camden the floor and stalls are jammed with mainly [read more]

Walking On Cars at Electrowerkz | Live review

Walking On Cars at Electrowerkz
LIVE REVIEW

On a seemingly uneventful side street in Angel is Electrowerkz, a fairly small den and the venue for the indie-rock band Walking On Cars’ sold-out performance. The Irish band formed in 2010, and recently supported The Script in [read more]

Broken Records at The Lexington | Live review

Broken Records at The Lexington
LIVE REVIEW

It seems to be very fashionable nowadays for modern music acts to pack out their stage with as many members of possible; long gone are the days of a tight-knit three-piece, with acts like Mumford & Sons and Arcade Fire ruling the [read more]

The Graveltones at Underworld | Live review

The Graveltones at Underworld
LIVE REVIEW

The band’s name describes their sound very well: they are a heavy blues-rock act comprising of just two members, Jimmy O on guitar and vocals and Mikey Sorbello on the drums. Tonight, Underworld in Camden is packed out and Jimmy bounces [read more]

XFM X-Posure: Joseph Coward and Kiran Leonard at the Barfly | Live review

XFM X-Posure: Joseph Coward and Kiran Leonard at the Barfly
LIVE REVIEW

John Kennedy of XFM brings the philosophy of his show X-Posure (on XFM Monday to Thursday,from 10pm to 1am), to regular gigs at Camden’s Barfly, aiming to showcase the best in new music, recorded live for later consumption by his [read more]

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Rough Trade East | Live review

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Rough Trade East
LIVE REVIEW

Though the bank holiday downpour turning Brick Lane into a small river is quintessentially British, New York’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart remain a perfect fit with the interior of Rough Trade East, shrine to early indie that it [read more]

Bear in Heaven – Time Is Over One Day Old | Album review

Bear in Heaven – Time Is Over One Day Old
ALBUM REVIEW

Bear in Heaven are Jon Philpot, Adam Wills and Joe Stickney from Brooklyn. Although the members have changed since they first formed back in 2003, their dazed rock music is still the same, which may please some and dismay others. Upon [read more]

Extreme at the Forum | Live review

Extreme at the Forum
LIVE REVIEW

A sticky-floored Forum played host to one-time rock stars Extreme, performing their most successful album Extreme II: Pornograffiti in full, much to the delight of the packed house. Considering Pornograffiti was released almost 25 years [read more]

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