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..."

Gigslutz Interview: DEXTERS

For those who favour their rock ‘n’ roll rough, ready and sprinked with hints of the legends; meet Dexters. The East London five-piece (Frontman Tom, guitarists Chris & Ben, bass player Jamie and Chris on drums) formed in 2011,  during…

Exit Calm LIVE @ The Duchess, York 28.1.13

Even the best of optimists would have struggled to put a positive spin on the crowd turn-out for Exit Calm at The Duchess in York (28th January). For many egotistical rock stars it might have put a downer on the…

Gigslutz Interview: JOHN BUTLER TRIO

Australia’s John Butler Trio release their sixth studio album, ‘Flesh And Blood’, next week. While they’re huge back home (with #1 albums and ARIA awards – like BRITs but Australian…), it’s more of a cult following over here, with smaller…

ALBUM REVIEW: Temples ‘Sun Structures’

Psychedlia takes a huge leap… well, not forward. That wouldn’t be very psychedelic. But a leap upwards, around and in between a rainbow-coloured solar flare with ‘Sun Structures’; the debut home-made album from Temples. Recorded in the box room of…

James Arthur LIVE @ Sheffield City Hall 13.01.14

When James Arthur asks the audience if there are any Mums in the audience tonight, even he seems surprised at the amount of screams. “Any Grandmas?” he asks, which gets a loud enough cheer, while a few Dads give a…

ALBUM REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen ‘High Hopes’

“Don’t you know these days you pay for everything?” is the build up to the chorus of ‘High Hopes’, the title track of Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album, which is rather ironic considering that it can be streamed for free…

The New Mendicants ‘Into The Lime’ ALBUM REVIEW

Over a decade in the making; The New Mendicants (made up of Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake with ex and current Pernice Brothers members Mike Belitsky and Joe Pernice) follow this summer’s Australia EP with Into The Lime; a ten-track collection…

Mode Moderne ‘Occult Delight’ ALBUM REVIEW

The great indie-gothic revival has never really taken off, despite Joy Division’s continued influence underlying on the output of many bands (and even more Topman T-shirts). While the heavy baritone/bass mix could be heard on debuts – White Lies as…