Author Archives: Melissa Svensen

About Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie

Superfood W/ Dumb LIVE @ The Social, London 22.7.14

After a somewhat disastrous first attempt in a run of four free gigs, Superfood took to The Social for their second – this time, successful – attempt. For an 18+ event, the audience seemed suspiciously not 18. Those who were…

Darlia LIVE @ Sebright Arms, London 16.06.14

Rating: Darlia (from the two times I’ve seen them) have a tendency to play in venues far too small for the sound they, and their choice of support bands, choose. This, however, is no bad thing; the size of the…

ALBUM REVIEW: Paolo Nutini ‘Caustic Love’

I don’t think I have ever rushed to my laptop so fast as I did upon finding out Paolo Nutini’s new album ‘Caustic Love’ was streaming on iTunes. After being leaked online (boo!) the wisest thing to do was make…

British Sea Power LIVE @ KOKO, Camden

Making my way from Camden Town station to Koko, I’m bombarded by touts selling tickets for tonight’s show – British Sea Power. Arriving at Koko I found a security guard hopelessly trying to explain to a confused old man that…

Hard Daze Night LIVE @ The Borderline, 08.04.14

Enter the Borderline for Blastbeat’s ‘Hard Daze Night’ and the room is filled with sharply dressed young musicians, parents, friends, and, unsurprisingly after seeing the talent, an abundance of excited fans. The whole evening screamed “Rock n roll”; calm and…

Morain – ‘Worlds Apart’ EP Review

Following the success of their last EP – 2012’s ‘Are We Lost?’ – Wakefield four-piece, Morain, now give us their latest EP, ‘Worlds Apart’. The strength of this creation shows that the year and a half spent lapping up their new…

Gigslutz Interview: Morain

On the last day of their tour supporting Alexander, and just 3 days before the release of their new single Who Would’ve Known, Melissa Svenson caught up with Morain at The Garage to discuss touring, growing fan-bases and somewhat questionable influences……

Morain LIVE @ The Garage, Highbury 20.2.14

Upstairs at London’s Garage; a dreary Friday evening. Surprisingly empty for such a small venue, probably a crowd mainly made up of friends and family of the bands. Considering this is the end of a week-long tour for Morain and…

Cage The Elephant LIVE @ Electric Ballroom 17.2.14

By the enthusiastic queuing outside, it was clear from the outset that this was to be a gig for genuine fans; this only became clearer inside, when the majority of conversations seemed to be a competition of who’s seen Cage…