Reviews

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…

Frankie & The Heartstrings – 100 Club London

Converse have been putting on a load of free competition gigs over the last few months and we were lucky enough to invited down to the legendary 100 club to see Sunderland’s finest Frankie & The Heartstrings. This was the…

The Smoke Fairies – Kings College London

The Smoke Fairies have been making some pretty good mates lately. They recently became the first UK band to release a record on Jack Whites new label. Jack was into them that much he ended up producing their single and also jumping…

Richard Hawley – Brixton Academy

I suppose I’ll have to admit to being a bit of a bandwagon jumper when it comes to Richard Hawley. He had previously slipped under my radar until is latest, and most successful, Mercury nominated record was released, the brilliant…

Graham Coxon – Oxjam launch, Dalston 24.9.12

Oxjam has been up and running and gaining momentum since 2004. Now in its 8th year it has gone from a one off event, to having over 3000 gigs taking place and over 750,000 people attending. All the events are…

1-2-3-4 Festival Shoreditch

1-2-3-4 Festival continues to grow every year. Now in it’s fifth year it continues to get bigger each time around and is fastly becoming one the best small festivals in London. So while some of the Gigslutz team were sunning…