Reviews

Solar Year – “Waverly” – Album Review

Is there any other country on the planet currently producing such consistently forward thinking electronica as Canada? With the release of their stunningly atmospheric debut LP Waverly, Solar Year continue to blaze the trail currently being furrowed by compatriots Doldrums,…

Annie Eve LIVE @ KOKO 19.6.13

The crowd who gathered at Koko last night was mostly made up of edgy 18-25 year olds, with much better taste than I had at their age. I was there to see Annie Eve, who should be a household name before…

Glasvegas LIVE @ XOYO 20.6.13

“I wanna send these photos to my mum. She’s forgotten what I look like!” jokes Glasvegas frontman James Allan as he joins fans and smiles for a few photos on Cowper Street pre-gig. We certainly expected an intimate performance tonight,…

Tripwires – ‘Spacehopper’ Album Review

Although the title, ‘Spacehopper’, may evoke images of bopping about the garden on a giant, orange ball, it turns out that Tripwires gave their debut album this name purely because they liked the word for its own sake and comedic…

Peaches LIVE @ Meltdown Festival

This year Meltdown Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary in style with an iconic artist and musician as its guest curator; Yoko Ono has developed a unique programme of music and events that showcase some of her favourite artists and influences. Tonight…

David Lynch – “The Big Dream” Album Review

When David Lynch announced back in 2010 that he would release his first album, ‘Crazy Clown Time’ the following year at the ripe age of 65, there was a fair degree of surprise. That’s no discredit to older musicians; one…

Jurassic 5 LIVE @ Brixton Academy

Jurassic 5 broke many hearts when they broke up in 2007, ten years after releasing their first record. They released 4 studio albums over ten years, and this year, at Coachella festival, they reunited. Those of us without enough pennies…

Bruce Springsteen LIVE @ Wembley Stadium 15.6.13

When my younger brother was born, the last of the parents’ children, my dad cunningly, premeditated to name him after his musical darling, signing his name with an addition to what he and my mother had discussed, ‘Bruce’. It is…

Tegan And Sara LIVE @ The Institute, Birmingham 12.6.13

Canadian pop duo Tegan And Sara are finally, 14 years after self-releasing their first album ‘Under Feet Like Ours’ in 1999, experiencing welcome and deserved mainstream recognition on the back of their seventh record ‘Heartthrob’ which came out earlier this…