Reviews

Swim deep LIVE @ KOKO, Camden 17.2.14

Swim Deep are one of the most recent indie groups to hail from Birmingham’s B- town scene, the foothold of bands such as Peace and Jaws. Their debut album, Where the Heaven Are We, released last year, may have failed…

Tracks Of The Week 17.02.14

Hailing from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Nic Armstrong now resides in Austin, TX, composing his eclectic range of alternative rock and roll. Currently finalising the arrangements of five years’ worth of compositions, a taster of the first bit of new material for quite…

Cage The Elephant LIVE @ Electric Ballroom 17.2.14

By the enthusiastic queuing outside, it was clear from the outset that this was to be a gig for genuine fans; this only became clearer inside, when the majority of conversations seemed to be a competition of who’s seen Cage…

The Strypes LIVE @ Birmingham Institute 16.2.14

Standing outside in the freezing cold, amongst a line that stretched the full length of the road leading to the Birmingham Institute Library, it was clear that the venue was about to witness a full capacity, tightly packed audience. Becoming…

Album Review: Simone Felice ‘Strangers’

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect of Simone Felice. Initially curious of the folky, country genre as a whole, I listened to his album ‘Strangers’ and was pleasantly surprised. This is in no way my usual style or taste…

Phoenix LIVE at Brixton Academy 12.02.14

As I arrive at my local venue, I am greeted by something wonderful: Bipolar Sunshine opening for fabulous French new wave superstars, Phoenix. As a captivating wave of energy flows through the air amongst the Corinthian columns and high ceilings…