Reviews

The Wonder Stuff – LIVE in Nottingham

The Wonder Stuff take the stage. Miles Hunt smiling as ever, wearing a black shirt with a red necktie, guitar slung just about as low as possible, with violinist Erica Nockalls wearing a stunning red dress. Bassist Mick McCarthy looks…

Imagine Dragons & The Good Natured – LIVE

Liverpool o2 Academy 4th April 2013 Having heard The Good Natured songs on record but never actually seen them live I was apprehensive going into see the support band for the evening. Electro synth pop can be difficult to pull…

PEACE ‘IN LOVE’ – Album Review

I have to admit to being quite a hard act to please when it comes to receiving a new record and taking to it straight away. It normally takes my suspicious ears a good few listens before they allow something…

Johnny Marr – LIVE 02 Academy Liverpool

“What’s the point in encores anymore?” I stated to my mate at the end of Johnny’s Marr’s set, knowing he would be back on in a couple of minutes to play some crowd favourites. We agreed they’re a bit obvious…

The Strypes – LIVE!

As you will probably be aware, The Strypes are a four piece 60s infused RnB band from Cavan in Ireland with an average of 15. They have recently been signed to Mercury records and have had the likes of Noel…

The Courteeners – Live in Birmingham

The Manchester based band came to Birmingham as part of their tour for their newly released album “Anna” and what a fantastic gig this was. It all started off with the atmosphere outside pre concert was amazing. People from all…

Lee “Scratch” Perry @ Erics Liverpool

Perry has been described in thousands of articles throughout his illustrious career which goes back all the way to the 1950’s and includes winning a Grammy. In every single article there are mountains of different superlatives used, and rightly so,…

Jake Bugg Live @ Newcastle O2 Academy

  The Star Inn, an hour before Jake Bugg is to take the stage at Newcastle’s 02 Academy, is filling up with mods complete in their Parka’s and Weller haircuts. It’s clear that fans of Oasis and Arctic Monkeys like are here…

Tim Burgess Live @ Newcastle University

Upon discovering the line-up of 90’s icon Tim Burgess’ solo venture, little persuasion was needed to venture down to the revamped basement of Newcastle University on an excessively cold Wednesday night. A backline containing Charlatans guitarist Mark Collins and Primal…

Hot Chip – Brixton Academy

I think I’ve just got Hot Chip. Since they became mainstream with the 2006 album ‘The warning’ I always had them down as some sort of also rans without anything really to back it up. My notions were completely incorrect…