Reviews

Sigur Rós ‘Kveikur’ – Album Review

The Sigur Rós crusade started in 1994 in Reykjavik with messers, Jónsi Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Águst Ævar Gunnarsson. From the outset, the band have consistently imposed a unique style of atmospheric sounds and ambient music that would make the…

Cattle & Cane LIVE @ Village Underground, Shoreditch

The Village Underground was the venue of choice for the headline band Half Moon Run, an industrial looking building with overwhelmingly high ceilings and exposed walls, very Shoreditch cool but undoubtedly a total bitch to sound check in. I was…

Daughn Gibson ‘Me Moan’ – Album Review

Daughn Gibson’s second album ‘Me Moan’ is a refreshing catalogue of folk-like story telling set to subterranean layering of guitar twanging, electronic sounds and erm… bagpipes. Following on from ‘All Hell’ the former trucker expands with 11 eclectic tracks ranging…

Jagwar Ma LIVE @ XOYO

In the three weeks that Jagwar Ma’s gig at XOYO was delayed by, a lot has gone in their favour. They have been showered with praise from the Gallagher brothers and received rave reviews about their debut album Howlin’. They…

Laura Marling – LIVE Secret Cinema gig

On arrival at the Grand Eagle Hotel I am swiftly greeted by my hosts for the evening – Mr and Mrs Undine. Feeling a little overwhelmed, having never attended a Secret Cinema event, I look around to see an array…

Maya Jane Coles ‘Comfort’ – Ablum Review

After winning best newcomer of the year at the 2011 Ibiza DJ awards as well as ranking at number 9 on Resident Advisor’s 2011 “DJ Poll”, it is understandable that the weeks preceding the release of Maya Jane Coles’ well…

Kodaline “In a perfect World” – Album Review

Irish suppliers of Anthemic Pop, Kodaline, started their musical career as 21 Demands back in 2005. A change of name in 2011 seemed to herald a new success for the Dublin quartet leading to a nomination for the BBC’s ‘Sound…