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LIVE: Dotan – The Borderline 26.03.15

Not enough is said about the incredible talents of Dotan Harpenau, or just Dotan to his growing following, but that all looks set to change after his spellbinding performance at The Borderline on Thursday night. Seemingly appearing out of nowhere,…

ALBUM: Benjamin Clementine ‘At Least For Now’

Rating: A cloaked figure, nimble fingers and bare feet sits in front of his piano. Surrounded by the watchful eyes of Sir Paul McCartney and Alex Turner, his captivating performance transfixes the entire audience in silent reverie. It was this…

LIVE: The Orb – Oslo Hackney, London 13.03.05

On Friday night, crammed into a darkened upstairs room in the intimate venue of London’s Oslo, both older Gen X’s and fresher faced millennials combined to loose themselves in appreciation for the original underground sound. Prior to the release of their already-acclaimed ‘History of The…

LIVE: Prides – Heaven, London 12.02.15

There could be no better venue for a night out with Glaswegian trio Prides than under the arches in London’s own Heaven, the world’s most famous gay club. If the name fits… And what a night it was. Supporters Model…

LIVE: Saint Raymond – KOKO, London 10.02.15

From Madonna’s first ever UK show in October 1983 to Prince’s surprise show on February 2nd 2015, the stars have lined-up to play a venue as prestigious as KOKO, and this was the turn of Nottingham’s Saint Raymond. The 19-year-old singer-songwriter…

ALBUM: Sweet Tooth ‘Everybody Wants To Be In Love’

Rating: The independent London-based band Sweet Tooth truly separate themselves from the crowd with their unusual and enveloping sound. Described as “cinematic”, they do not boast a genre-title commonly heard or referred to. To sum it up, one should imagine…

EP Review: Freddy Cass – ‘In Session at the Joint’

I’m often very skeptical about new singer-songwriters; surely there can only be so many capable of bringing something fresh? Clearly, there’s still stuff to be done, as St. Albans-based Freddy Cass proves. As well as a BBC Introducing session, Cass…

Interview: Beans on Toast

Drawing towards the end of one of his most exciting years yet, we spoke to Beans on Toast (aka Jay McAllister) before he closed his UK tour at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. Slightly bedraggled from the rain, I’m quizzed mercilessly by…

Bombay Bicycle Club LIVE @ Earls Court, London 13.12.14

Rating: “To say religious experience would understate it” Elbow’s Guy Garvey (Fan Club President) says, “A life peak” Rick Edwards tells us. Always the jovial band, Bombay Bicycle Club have made a spoof of some famous fans (and future Prime…