Reviews

Jay Z LIVE @ Manchester Arena 3.10.13

Without a doubt, this man is one the biggest name in hip hop and one of the biggest in music today.  A career spanning almost 20 years, 12 albums, numerous collaborations, billions of dollars in net worth, gets to touch…

Storms and Hares LIVE @ Koko, Camden 4.10.13

Freshers Week. Two words guaranteed to strike terror into the hearts of the god-fearing (and a fair few heaths as well). So it was with some trepidation that I set off for Koko on a balmy October Friday. Storms are…

Liam Fray LIVE @ The Scala, Kings Cross

Scala is the latest venue on the solo, acoustic tour of The Courteeners head honcho Liam Fray. A man who upholds the characteristics of the long line of front men from Manchester embodying everything the likes of Morrissey, Brown and…

Stubborn Heart LIVE @ Electrowe​rkz 3.10.13

All in black Luca Santucci paces across the stage, restlessly rubbing his face and hands together, in what can only be interpreted as nerve induced behaviour.  “Excited is not the word” he tells us, smiling at familiar faces in the…

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week 04.10.13

With stupendous, pounding drums, heavy riffs and intensely raw vocals, Royal Blood’s second single ‘Out Of The Black’ is a colossal rock and roll anthem that excites and invigorates. With just Benjii Talent and Mike Kerr making up the band,…

HAIM ‘Days Are Gone’ – Album Review

As we all most likely know by now, Haim are a gorgeous California all-girl rock/pop three-piece, made up of sisters Danielle, Alana and Este Haim.  Following a successful Summer festy schedule, including a Pyramid Stage slot at Glasto, they have…

Santiago Street Machine ‘Spark’ – ALBUM REVIEW

Formed in Manchester, Santiago Street Machine (SSM) are a three piece outfit that combine bass, drum, synth and vocal to create something altogether good. SSM stated their intent from the starting gun with their first single, Noisemaker, released in 2011….

The Wailers LIVE @ Indigo 02, 30.9.13

Having insisted on playing reggae in the office all day on Monday (which may have worn thin with some) I was in the zone when I set off to North Greenwich, though it did feel slightly incongruous arriving at the…