Reviews

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…

David Lynch – “The Big Dream” Album Review

When David Lynch announced back in 2010 that he would release his first album, ‘Crazy Clown Time’ the following year at the ripe age of 65, there was a fair degree of surprise. That’s no discredit to older musicians; one…

Jurassic 5 LIVE @ Brixton Academy

Jurassic 5 broke many hearts when they broke up in 2007, ten years after releasing their first record. They released 4 studio albums over ten years, and this year, at Coachella festival, they reunited. Those of us without enough pennies…

Bruce Springsteen LIVE @ Wembley Stadium 15.6.13

When my younger brother was born, the last of the parents’ children, my dad cunningly, premeditated to name him after his musical darling, signing his name with an addition to what he and my mother had discussed, ‘Bruce’. It is…

Tegan And Sara LIVE @ The Institute, Birmingham 12.6.13

Canadian pop duo Tegan And Sara are finally, 14 years after self-releasing their first album ‘Under Feet Like Ours’ in 1999, experiencing welcome and deserved mainstream recognition on the back of their seventh record ‘Heartthrob’ which came out earlier this…

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…