Reviews

Jaguar Skills LIVE @ KOKO 22.6.13

It’s time to spill some home truths. I’ve never thought much of DJ’s. Partly to blame is my own ignorance, partly to blame is witnessing Paris Hilton’s various attempts behind the decks – performances that threw out the question ‘how…

Kanye West “Yeezus” – Album Review

Breaking bread with hip-hop’s statesman Time and time again articles are written about ‘the state of hip-hop’, seamlessly regurgitating disillusionment and spite in the face of an ever-changing genre that never seems to satisfy critics and fans. Hip-hop is a…

KT Tunstall LIVE @ Islington Academy Hall 20.6.13

After four albums, numerous awards and over a decade since she started, KT Tunstall is still able to sell out shows. She treated fans to a special intimate show at Islington’s Academy Hall, where she not only played through her…

Solar Year – “Waverly” – Album Review

Is there any other country on the planet currently producing such consistently forward thinking electronica as Canada? With the release of their stunningly atmospheric debut LP Waverly, Solar Year continue to blaze the trail currently being furrowed by compatriots Doldrums,…

Annie Eve LIVE @ KOKO 19.6.13

The crowd who gathered at Koko last night was mostly made up of edgy 18-25 year olds, with much better taste than I had at their age. I was there to see Annie Eve, who should be a household name before…

Glasvegas LIVE @ XOYO 20.6.13

“I wanna send these photos to my mum. She’s forgotten what I look like!” jokes Glasvegas frontman James Allan as he joins fans and smiles for a few photos on Cowper Street pre-gig. We certainly expected an intimate performance tonight,…

Tripwires – ‘Spacehopper’ Album Review

Although the title, ‘Spacehopper’, may evoke images of bopping about the garden on a giant, orange ball, it turns out that Tripwires gave their debut album this name purely because they liked the word for its own sake and comedic…

Peaches LIVE @ Meltdown Festival

This year Meltdown Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary in style with an iconic artist and musician as its guest curator; Yoko Ono has developed a unique programme of music and events that showcase some of her favourite artists and influences. Tonight…