Reviews

Arthur Beatrice LIVE @ Cargo – 11th December 2013

There’s a lot to be said for a band that purposely evades the hype they attracted from their critically acclaimed debut single ‘Midland’. Choosing creative perfection over press adoration, Arthur Beatrice retreated to their studio to further hone their production…

Mode Moderne ‘Occult Delight’ ALBUM REVIEW

The great indie-gothic revival has never really taken off, despite Joy Division’s continued influence underlying on the output of many bands (and even more Topman T-shirts). While the heavy baritone/bass mix could be heard on debuts – White Lies as…

Primal Scream LIVE @ Brixton Academy 11.12.13

On a bitterly cold Wednesday evening, Brixton Academy was the venue for Primal Scream to strut their stuff. They’re a band older than myself and could probably be forgiven for resting on the laurels somewhat. Based on the strength of…

Haim LIVE @ HMV Forum 09.12.13

Saint Raymond – aka Callum Burrows – is tonight’s opener. Tipped as the next Jake Bugg, the 18 year old from Nottingham has been earmarked for big things. Against a backdrop of meaningful and often morose lyrics, his catchy and…

Primal Scream LIVE @ Brixton Academy 11.12.13

It’s impossible to offer an impartial and honest review of Primal Scream when my love for this band is unconditional and so personal. When I saw Bobby Gillespie’s pink suit on the Pyramid Stage last June, I honestly thought I…

Basement Jaxx LIVE @ Brixton Academy 6.12.13

They were once an unstoppable force in the world of dance music but it’s no secret that Basement Jaxx have inevitably been overtaken in the progressive House race by other duos with a little more currency (cough, Disclosure). However, Felix…

Paul Orwell ‘Like I Did Before’ EP Review

So here we are again, being transported away, back in time to an almost psychedelic, 60’s. After the release of ‘Little Reason’ around 2 months ago it was with great anticipation that I first heard Paul Orwell’s new EP, ‘Like I…

Tracks Of The Week 06.12.13

One of my favourite new bands of 2013, Radkey, have now released a follow up to their second EP, with a fantastic new video which features phenomenal footage of their recent UK tour (which I was pretty gutted to miss)….