Live Reviews

LIVE: The Charlatans @ 02 Academy, Birmingham 27.11.21

Review and images by Jonathan Taylor         Instagram; jonathantaylorphotography To celebrate the release of their album “A Head Full of Ideas”, which is a career spanning best of record that encapsulates their remarkable musical career since the 1990’s, The Charlatans take…

LIVE REVIEW: Paul Weller – Sheffield Octagon 27.11.21

Whilst our world reverberates to sullen claxons from poisonous political ministers and legions of their venomous followers are blinkered to real afflictions of working class noblemen/women, tribes who follow an altogether groovier and sharper than ever Pastor called Paul Weller…

LIVE: DMA’S @ Victoria Warehouse, Manchester 1/11/21

Review and Photography by Jonathan Taylor Instagram: jonathantaylorphotography After the release of their critically acclaimed third album ‘The Glow’ in 2020, DMA’S plans to travel to UK shores to tour the album grounded to a halt due to the global…

LIVE: Fontaines DC – Manchester Academy 07.10.2021

Rating: The rise of Dublin’s Fontaines DC has been nothing short of extraordinary. From the John Cooper Clarke tinged joy of 2019’s, ‘Dogrel’, to last year’s dark introspective Holy Bible-esque, ‘A Heroes Death’, their stock has continued to rise into…

LIVE: The Orielles – The White Hotel 26.09.2021

Rating: The Orielles storm into Salford’s, ‘White Hotel’ to deliver a blistering set of psych-pop bangers. With a raucous energy and ferocity, The Orielles style their way out of this pandemic landscape and return to the throne of being one…

REVIEW: LUMP – Gorilla 31/08/2021

Rating: LUMP, the collaborative project between Tunng’s Mike Lindsay and Laura Marling, return to the road. Coming off the release of their latest release, ‘Animal’ they took to the stage at Manchester’s Gorilla, showcasing their unique brand of avant-guard dream-pop,…

LIVE: Sam Fender @ Birmingham 02 Academy 25.08.21

Review and photography by Jonathan Taylor Instagram: jonathantaylorphotography The O2 Academy in Birmingham is somewhat predictably at full capacity. A crowd spanning the generations are out in their numbers, ready for a night of live music. As the house lights…

LIVE: 110 Above Festival 12-15 August 2021

Review by Jonathan Taylor Instagram: @jonathantaylorphotography After a prolonged leave of absence from gigs and festivals, 100 Above Festival located deep within the Leicestershire countryside was the perfect starting point to kick start a return to live music. The home…

REVIEW: Standon Calling 2021 – We Are Family!

Photos in this feature by We Are Here And Now. As Sister Sledge took to the stage belting out their classic ‘We Are Family’ they managed to nail our festival vibe for the weekend. For not only was this a party,…