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..."

LIVE: Jo Rose – The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch 04.02.15

After making his mark on Manchester’s music scene over the last few years with an authentic take on Anglo-American nu-folk, Jo Rose finished 2014 with a “soft release” of his debut album, Spurs, and a support slot for First Aid Kit’s European…

ALBUM: The Districts ‘A Flourish And A Spoil’

Rating: The Districts released their debut album, Telephone, in 2012, although those who heard their name bantered around in 2014 can be forgiven for assuming that last years self titled EP was the band’s first recorded effort. Following sell-out shows…

ALBUM (OF THE WEEK): Archive ‘Restriction’

The Band: London collective Archive celebrate two decades together with the release of Ritual, their tenth studio album. Sounds Like: Arcade Fire covering a Massive Attack / London Grammar mash-up. The Album: Restriction is an elective collection from the currently 12-piece collective,…

The Best Gigs of 2014 – Part 1

Kate Bush’s Hammersmith Apollo residency… Prince’s small, almost-secret shows… Metallica’s controversial headlining slot at Glastonbury… To say 2014 has been a memorable one for big gigs by huge names would be an understatement, but at Gigslutz our reviewers prefer shows that are…

Foxes LIVE @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 09.12.14

Rating: Foxes finds herself in the same pop bracket as Little Boots and Marina & The Diamonds; a little more leftfield than the likes of Lily Allen but still respected by adults of a certain age that openly prefer “pop”…

ALBUM REVIEW: Take That ‘III’

Rating: Pop favouring number bods may be keen to know that III, Take That’s first album as a trio, is also the fourth since their nine year hiatus came to an end back in 2005 (before which they’d only recorded…

Temples LIVE @ The Forum, London 03.12.14

Rating: What a difference a few months away and a trip to American makes. Last time Temples toured the UK the four members were enough to recreate their trippy, ‘60s-drenched debut Sun Structures (Rough Trade’s Album Of The Year) in…