Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Mogwai ‘Rave Tapes’

Since their 1997 debut ‘Young Team’, Mogwai have always been a band who strive to push the limits of what rock music can be. Their dynamic sound effortlessly transforms tranquil atmospheres into mind melting noise and fierce guitar riffs. 2008’s…

Tracks Of The Week: 20.01.14

With a rather deceptive name, Girl Band, are four guys from Dublin who deliver a delightfully chaotic cacophony of sound. Latest single, ‘Lawman’, provides us with a rare fusion of post-punk meets death-disco; an excitable, high-hat heavy blast of youthful…

ALBUM REVIEW: Temples ‘Sun Structures’

Psychedlia takes a huge leap… well, not forward. That wouldn’t be very psychedelic. But a leap upwards, around and in between a rainbow-coloured solar flare with ‘Sun Structures’; the debut home-made album from Temples. Recorded in the box room of…

Amber Run LIVE @ KOKO 17.11.13 (A Mothers Review!)

The postcard might be from Nottingham but this 5-piece band consists of Buckinghamshire gents. Their music is soft and alluring and makes me proud of my hometown talent but to really put these boys to the test I left my…

ALBUM REVIEW: The Rifles ‘None The Wiser’

Oasis’ memorable lyric “you gotta make it happen” was certainly noted by four  lads from Chingford known The Rifles. The Rifles draw influence from, in their own words “Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, some Clash, The Jam as well as music…

James Arthur LIVE @ Sheffield City Hall 13.01.14

When James Arthur asks the audience if there are any Mums in the audience tonight, even he seems surprised at the amount of screams. “Any Grandmas?” he asks, which gets a loud enough cheer, while a few Dads give a…

Tracks Of The Week 13.01.13

Delivering a refreshing take on traditional blues with evident passion and skill, trio Howlin’ Circus are a pretty exciting addition to the thriving North London music scene. Having bonded over a love of all things rock n roll, the band…

The 1975 LIVE @ Brixton Academy 11.01.14

Arriving at London’s infamous Brixton Academy (a favourite venue of mine), I knew that I was going to witness something special. Having been to all three of The 1975’s sold out London residency it’s fair to say they certainly saved…

This Feeling @ Queen of Hoxton 11.1.14

Rock n Roll club night, ‘This Feeling’ has played host to many a party up and down the country over the years with line ups showcasing the very best of up and coming talent under the watchful eye of already…