Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Ziggy Marley ‘Fly Rasta’

Fly Rasta, released on the 14th April, is the fifth studio album from reggae-legend Bob Marley’s eldest son; Ziggy Marley. Known not just for his music, Ziggy is a true philanthropist; having worked with the United Nations, as well as…

ALBUM REVIEW: Pixies ‘Indie Cindy’

Pixies are back. There have been rumblings for some time – the odd festival here, an EP there – but the comeback has not been without its issues. The legend that is Kim Deal has departed, as has Kim Mk2…

Modern Faces LIVE @ Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline 12/4/14

The sheer volume of people approaching the Alhambra Theatre was reminsicent of the atmosphere around the Glasgow Barrowland prior to a gig. On entering the venue initial thoughts about the scale of this gig being bigger than imagined were immediately…

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…

Simone Felice LIVE @ The Bush Hall 10.04.14

Preceded by two magnificent shows from the underrated Birmingham-based Nick Drake-like Dan Whitehouse, and David Ford´s Tom Waits-obsessed dark atmospheres, it seemed like New York raconteur Simone Felice would have a tough night surpassing his opening acts. But the founding…

Billy Bragg: Live At The Union Chapel (DVD)

It has been more than 70 years since Woody Guthrie changed the direction of popular music when he used the singing voice, an acoustic guitar, and his sanity as a weapon to spread a mindset that slammed injustice and the…

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…