Author Archives: Fran Welch

About Fran Welch

I'm musically inept- my only option left is to endlessly rant about other beautiful human beings making tuneful noise. hmu for the latest indie bands and a cracking playlist

James Bay LIVE @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen 20.2.14

Arriving 4 hours early for Mr Bay’s gig we searched Hoxton for an appealing restaurant and quite frankly I thought I’d died and gone to hipster heaven. We opted for an American diner to kick-start the night, which complemented James…

EP REVIEW: Alex Bay ‘Daylight’

Alex Bay opens his latest EP with a cracker. ‘Nobody like you’ is brimming with energy and Tennessee guitar riffs echo his husky voice. Alex, or as I believe, Jack Sparrow’s doppelganger is a 24 year old from Hitchin, Hertfordshire….

Amber Run LIVE @ KOKO 17.11.13 (A Mothers Review!)

The postcard might be from Nottingham but this 5-piece band consists of Buckinghamshire gents. Their music is soft and alluring and makes me proud of my hometown talent but to really put these boys to the test I left my…

Catfish & The Bottlemen LIVE @ KOKO 03.01.14

Walking onstage to a screaming crowd, Catfish and the Bottlemen leave no time before launching into their single, “Rango”: an obvious crowd pleaser. This song, one that was written about that age-old problem of escaping small town life for something…