Reviews

Phoneys And The Freaks LIVE @ The Black Heart, Camden

Tonight newly formed rock n roll club night ‘Lonely Hearts Club’ play host to a legend of the Brit pop scene. Somewhat overshadowed by the force of nature that is the Gallagher brothers Paul Arthurs, better known as Bonehead, was…

The Orwells LIVE @ Hare & Hounds, Birmingham 20.2.14

“Haven’t you heard?” asks Mario Cuomo, with a devilish glint in his eye, “Rock ‘n’ roll is dead.” Apparently all those US dates with Arctic Monkeys earlier this month didn’t teach him anything. Or perhaps it’s Alex Turner who skipped…

EP REVIEW: Embrace ‘Refugees’

It’s been a while since we heard from Embrace; eight years to be precise.  Things started stirring with a secret show last year, followed by Facebook announcements that work had begun on the band’s sixth studio album. This self-titled long-player…

ALBUM: Beck – ‘Morning Phase’

Musical chameleon Beck Hansen has returned with a new album, a companion piece to a much cherished earlier work; however, those of you longing for a return to the lo-fi growl of Mellow Gold (Slacker Beck) or an heir to the experimental…

Superfood LIVE @ Oslo, Hackney 19.2.14

Superfood bring their promising Britpop renaissance to London The name Superfood could hardly have been more befitting of the venue – Hackney’s newly opened Oslo may have been hosting a gig in this instance, but it is equally a bustling…

ALBUM REVIEW: Neneh Cherry ‘Blank Project’

Neneh Cherry has come a long way since her debut ‘Raw Like Sushi’, released 25 years ago this coming May. Far from her post punk roots that she seeded in The Slits, it fused together R&B, funk, and dance while…

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…