Reviews

Drowners LIVE @ The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch 26.2.14

“I’m pretty unconvinced, but my girlfriend made us come so yeah…” The anonymous man standing stage left’s comment goes a long way in describing the type of crowd that’s packed out the iconic upstairs room of The Old Blue Last…

Black Onassis LIVE @ Bodega Club, Nottingham 25.02.14

Nottingham’s Bodega Club is a small venue – there’s no escaping that. What does assist in escapism, however, are the images projected throughout the equal measures rock and electronic music that make up Black Onassis’ show. Less a generic gig,…

ALBUM REVIEW: Metronomy ‘Love Letters’

“What’s your zodiac sign?” “I’m Aquarius” were the 2 tweets that ended the long silence from Metronomy in autumn last year. Their fourth album ‘Love Letters’ hasn’t gone far from their previous material but they’ve evolved and delved deeper into creating…

Jake Bugg LIVE @ Edinburgh Corn Exchange 22.2.4

A couple of years back a friend posted a link on Facebook and declared “this guy is gonna be the next big thing”! My initial thought was “heard that one before” but I proceeded to click-on the link and was…

George Ezra LIVE @ The Cluny, Newcastle, 23.2.14

The Cluny is one of Newcastle’s most loved small venues, not to mention the possibility of it being simply the most troublesome venue to locate in the city.  Tucked away in the heart of Newcastle, this prestigious venue has had…

EP REVIEW: Major Lazer ‘Apocalypse Soon’

There’s always been something delightfully over the top about Major Lazer. From the album art depicting a giant cartoon Jamaican commando with a machine gun arm to the colorful Dancehall concoctions served up by producer Diplo. Major Lazer’s debut release,…

Morain LIVE @ The Garage, Highbury 20.2.14

Upstairs at London’s Garage; a dreary Friday evening. Surprisingly empty for such a small venue, probably a crowd mainly made up of friends and family of the bands. Considering this is the end of a week-long tour for Morain and…

Jake Bugg LIVE @ Royal Albert Hall, 21.02.14

The Royal Albert Hall. Grand, historic, bordering on palatial – there are few other venues that can match it for scale. Playing here also lends a certain sense of durability, of being taken seriously as an artist; let’s face it,…