Reviews

ALBUM: Beck – ‘Morning Phase’

Musical chameleon Beck Hansen has returned with a new album, a companion piece to a much cherished earlier work; however, those of you longing for a return to the lo-fi growl of Mellow Gold (Slacker Beck) or an heir to the experimental…

Superfood LIVE @ Oslo, Hackney 19.2.14

Superfood bring their promising Britpop renaissance to London The name Superfood could hardly have been more befitting of the venue – Hackney’s newly opened Oslo may have been hosting a gig in this instance, but it is equally a bustling…

ALBUM REVIEW: Neneh Cherry ‘Blank Project’

Neneh Cherry has come a long way since her debut ‘Raw Like Sushi’, released 25 years ago this coming May. Far from her post punk roots that she seeded in The Slits, it fused together R&B, funk, and dance while…

Swim deep LIVE @ KOKO, Camden 17.2.14

Swim Deep are one of the most recent indie groups to hail from Birmingham’s B- town scene, the foothold of bands such as Peace and Jaws. Their debut album, Where the Heaven Are We, released last year, may have failed…

Tracks Of The Week 17.02.14

Hailing from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Nic Armstrong now resides in Austin, TX, composing his eclectic range of alternative rock and roll. Currently finalising the arrangements of five years’ worth of compositions, a taster of the first bit of new material for quite…

Cage The Elephant LIVE @ Electric Ballroom 17.2.14

By the enthusiastic queuing outside, it was clear from the outset that this was to be a gig for genuine fans; this only became clearer inside, when the majority of conversations seemed to be a competition of who’s seen Cage…

The Strypes LIVE @ Birmingham Institute 16.2.14

Standing outside in the freezing cold, amongst a line that stretched the full length of the road leading to the Birmingham Institute Library, it was clear that the venue was about to witness a full capacity, tightly packed audience. Becoming…