Reviews

Drenge LIVE @ The Black Heart, Camden 5.9.13

So it’s Thursday night and one of my favourite nights of the week to be out in London and Camden town especially being a mecca not only for the music but for the sheer number of legendary venues on offer….

London Grammar ‘If You Wait’ – ALBUM REVIEW

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ll have heard of London Grammar. You’ll have seen their name on the festival bills, and (if the 1,000,000+ hits on YouTube are to be believed) you’ll probably…

Gigslutz Tracks of The Week – 06.09.13

Yorkshire four piece, Laurel Canyons, deliver quintessentially American sounding songs which is appropriate, really, given that the band are named after an area of Los Angeles. With youthful energy and vigour, Jake Cope and co power through rocky Americana, but…

Babyshambles LIVE @ 02 Acedemy Newcastle 5.9.13

Pete Doherty.  What’s he all about then these days? As Sick Boy from Trainspotting might have said, “Had it, Lorst it”. Once a hero of mine his slow demise over the years has been both tragic and embarrassing. With that…

Splashh – ‘Comfort’ ALBUM REVIEW

Drawn together from around the world and today based in Hackney, Splashh certainly look set to live up to their name, their first few singles creating a few ripples and waves in 2012, the band are now ready to take…

Babyshambles – Sequel to the Prequel – ALBUM REVIEW

“Babyshambles aren’t back, this band has always been here”, so says Pete Doherty following the release of Sequel to the Prequel, the band’s third studio album which comes six years after Shotter’s Nation. In the intervening years between albums Doherty…

Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’ – ALBUM REVIEW

For many the Arctic Monkeys will always be that skinny bunch of teenagers singing about girls on a dance floor. Indeed the video for their debut single beautifully captures the very essence of what it’s like to be young and…

Nine Inch Nails: ‘Hesitation Marks’ – album review

Nine Inch Nails have held a special place in my heart since my mid-teens, when unnecessary, self-indulgent feelings of self-pity and social awkwardness were rife, and music was my best friend; a time when Trent’s pained voice, and The Downward…

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club LIVE @ 02 Academy Newcastle

What ever happened to my rock’n’roll?  I enjoyed myself tonight. That’s the entire point isn’t? Of Life? To enjoy those moments that take you away from the painful realities of existence. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club did that for me tonight….