Author Archives: Dan Bull

About Dan Bull

London. Likes: Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Prince Charles Cinema, Duran Duran Dislikes: Soreen, All-hits setlists, "I liked them before everyone else..."

ALBUM: Champs ‘VAMALA’

Rating: While one year between albums was once the norm, it seems that the speed with which people demand information has slowed down the writing and recording process, with surprise releases seemingly taking even longer to complete. On their second…

ALBUM: Marc Almond ‘The Velvet Trail’

Rating: When songwriter and producer Chris Braide heard Marc Almond was considering never releasing another album again, he made it his personal mission to change the former Soft Cell frontman’s mind. After e-mailing instrumental demos from LA to Almond, project…

LIVE: Spandau Ballet – The O2, London 17.03.15

There was a time when a Spandau Ballet reunion seemed less likely than a Smiths one, with court cases, bad blood and too much time passed since the band parted ways in 1990. Besides, those wanting to hear the hits…

LIVE: Clean Bandit – Alexandra Palace, London 14.03.15

With ‘Rather Be’, classical/dance crossover act Clean Bandit created a record breaking anthem. Not only did the Grammy Award winning, Jess Glynne featuring number become the most streamed track of 2014, it also became the fastest selling January single since Babylon Zoo’s…

PREMIERE: STARS ‘Trap Door’ (Video)

Following the release of their seventh LP, No One Is Lost, late last year, Canada’s STARS premiere the video for the album’s second release, ‘Trap Door’, exclusively on Gigslutz. The promo sees the band debating which track to record, before eventually choosing  the…

LIVE: Elbow – Hammersmith Apollo, London 12.02.15

Arriving onstage unfashionably early by a good two minutes, beers in hand and raising a cheers to the audience, Elbow begin their third and final night at Hammersmith Apollo (despite selling out arenas last year) without a bang, but with…