Reviews

Jagwar Ma “Howlin” – Album Review

As a proud Englishman, I have to say I am confused. Australian dance-rock outfit Jagwar Ma have delivered one of the best debut albums of 2013 and it has tripped some synapses, crossed wires in my brain and left me…

THE VIEW – Live @ The Borderline, W1

‘The View, The View, The View are on fire!’ shout hoards of fans as the Scottish indie-rockers take to the stage. And they are right – The View are hot tonight at The Borderline, putting on a roaring, energy-fuelled show….

Findlay / Miles Kane: LIVE @ Dingwalls, Camden

Within the confines of Dingwalls, Camden Town, the Motown and Northern Soul classics beneath the dimmed red lighting set the scene perfectly for what is to come and the shady intimate venue is ideal for two artists that do not…

Liz Lawrence LIVE @ The Windmill, Brixton

It’s Sunday night and I’m venturing to The Windmill in Brixton, a well known backstreet gig venue which is closely guarded by its rooftop patrolling dogs.  Don’t let this put you off, The Windmill is a great place.  It welcomes…

Beady Eye – “BE” Album Review

The language of press releases is often unforgiving, sometimes deliberately obfuscating and always littered with well-worn phrases that never really signify anything of the sound you will hear when the music plays out of your speakers. If a record is…

Sweet Baboo – Live @ St Pancras Old Church

Tonight the St Pancras Old Church is handing out wine but this isn’t holy wine, it’s boxed and we’re here to see Sweet Baboo.  The crowd is a wonderful mixture of father and son duos, ageing music nerds and mid-30s…

Depeche Mode: Live @ O2 Arena 29.5.13

ODE TO THE MODE There’s a full house at the O2 tonight. That’s 20,000 Depeche disciples stood before a nonagan shaped screen and a stage thinly veiled in a purple haze. They’re a testament to how electro ages not and…

QOTSA Album Review – Like Clockwork

BANG ON TIME A drunken hit-man is still deadly. He may sway a little and his feet will look unsure but rest assured he will take you out using nothing more than the toe-nail clippers in your bathroom. Only the…