Reviews

LIVE: Liverpool Sound City, Friday 02.05.14

Despite being out of breath for the majority of the two days I spent at Liverpool Sound City I had a considerably great time! It was surreal to see members of my favourite bands wandering around the streets of Liverpool…

LIVE: Liverpool Sound City, Thursday 01.05.14

I know very little about Liverpool, having been there only once, so upon arrival on Thursday I instantly got lost.  This moment of light panic subsided once I turned the corner onto Seel Street; the nucleus of Liverpool Sound City,…

ALBUM REVIEW: Lykke Li ‘I Never Learn’

The third part of a trilogy can often be the trickiest to produce. It’s the lasting memory, the final impression of everything that has come before it and the full stop to a three-part story. Sultry Swedish songstress Lykke Li…

EP REVIEW: Circles ‘Gonna Get To You’

If you were to mix The Beatles and The Black Keys you’d uncover a bluesy, fresh sound that would be the epitome of British guitar music. Circles, hailing from Birmingham, have worked their inspirations in such a way that their…

ALBUM REVIEW: Broken Records

Broken Records return with their third album offering since 2010’s ‘Let Me Come Home’. Weights & Pulleys is an album of two halves, of night and day which fans of The National will most probably be playing on repeat in…

ALBUM REVIEW: Damon Albarn ‘Everyday Robots’

Upon receiving his special NME Award for Innovation in February, Damon Albarn spoke of the ‘world before the internet’ which existed at Blur’s inception. How times have changed technologically since the first of his countless musical ventures, a fact he…

ALBUM REVIEW: The Horrors ‘Luminous’

The Horrors have, so far, managed to completely transform their sound from album to album, starting off with the haunted-house garage rock of 2007’s ‘Strange House’ to the smoother neo-psychedelic sound of 2011’s ‘Skying’ with the harsher and darker shoegaze album ‘Primary Colours’ from…

Shakka LIVE @ Barfly, Camden 28.4.14

Following a fantastic year that has seen the Notting Hill alternative R&B singer-songwriter feature on huge tracks with both Wretch 32 and Show N Prove, it was time for Shakka to step into the limelight and make a name for…