Author Archives: Jason Holmes

Introducing: Du Bellows

This band has been given the thumbs up by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin who said of them “there is a cosmic counterpoint alive and well here”, and when you hear them live for the first time you’ll know whereof…

Ones To Watch: Pronto Mama

It seems that only north of Watford and up where the air is cleaner – and perhaps a little purer owing to an absence of the cultural miasma of the London bubble – can makers of music like Glaswegian six-piece…

EP: Ladies’ Darts Night ‘Tragedies, Comedies & Histories’

Rating: Ahead of their Manchester EP launch on 31st March, Gigslutz’ Jason Holmes reviews the second offering from North Manchester five piece Ladies’ Darts Night. With the opener, ‘Shopkeeper’, something gothic and uniquely of North Manchester invades this record, the…

ALBUM: Temples – ‘Volcano’

The androgyny of Bolan is there, the otherworldly, wan countenances too, gazes seeking distant horizons and the answers to questions long ago asked by hipless, hapless pop stars, but this record is no retread of the musical past.

LIVE: Omar @ Kamio, London 01.02.17

Downstairs mid gig at Kamio on Wednesday night where sweat pearled on brows and coats were swiftly removed, the space grew finite, the walls of the Rivington Street club seeming to hem people into a tighter mass with ears and…

LIVE: Little Barrie – Oslo Hackney, 14.12.16

Rating: The trio known as Little Barrie, comprising Barrie Cadogan (guitar and vocals), Lewis Wharton (bass) and Virgil Howe (drums) took to the stage last night upstairs at Oslo in Hackney, the occasion the final gig of their UK tour which…