Live Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: Ocean Colour Scene Leicester O2 17.5.24

LIVE REVIEW: Ocean Colour Scene Leicester O2 17.5.24

Birmingham’s finest exponents of Jumpin’ Jack Flash grooves, Bless The Weather folk and Ticket To Ride pop triumphantly returned to the live circuit on a warm Friday night at Leicester’s 02. 60’s songstress PP Arnold opens proceedings with her unmistakable,…

LIVE REVIEW: Paul Weller Leicester 9.4.24

LIVE REVIEW: Paul Weller Leicester 9.4.24

Search the meaning of the word aging brings up these phrases; crumbling, declining, fading, fermenting, mellowing, slumping, stale and waning. Whilst this might describe ancient trees decaying through millenniums of misuse and misguided care, slowing down or taking a breather…

LIVE REVIEW: Depeche Mode Birmingham 24.1.24

LIVE REVIEW: Depeche Mode Birmingham 24.1.24

Belesduna Depeche Mode boys, Dave Gahan and Martin L Gore, are embarking on their latest extensive world tour on the back of 15th album Memento Mori. Celebrated in many quarters as their best long player in many years, this jaw…

LIVE: DMA’S @ Rock City, Nottingham 7.12.23

Review and Photography by Jonathan Taylor Instagram: jonathantaylorphotography Following the release of their 4th studio album, ‘How Many Dreams?’ DMA’S make a welcomed return to British soil and round up a busy year with a 10 date UK tour. We…

LIVE: The Charlatans @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall 8.12.23

Review and images by Jonathan Taylor         Instagram: jonathantaylorphotography To celebrate a remarkable musical career spanning more than 3 decades, 90’s indie royalty The Charlatans take to the road for a 12 date UK tour. Tonight, in Wolverhampton the crowd is…

REVIEW: The Orielles – Brudenell Social Club

Rating: There are perhaps no other band around at the minute that have shown musical development and growth quite like The Orielles. Since the release of the Halifax trio’s debut LP, ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ all the way through to last…

REVIEW: Blink 182 Birmingham Utilita Arena 14.10.23

REVIEW: Blink 182 Birmingham Utilita Arena 14.10.23

With a combined age of 145, Blink 182, last night at Birmingham’s Utilita Area, played like a trio with a quarter of that age. Feisty, pure energy with enough punk attitude to equal The Clash, The Ramones and Nirvana, yesterday…