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Kodaline “In a perfect World” – Album Review

Irish suppliers of Anthemic Pop, Kodaline, started their musical career as 21 Demands back in 2005. A change of name in 2011 seemed to herald a new success for the Dublin quartet leading to a nomination for the BBC’s ‘Sound…

Sky Ferreira LIVE @ The Scala 27.6.13

It gets off to a rocky start tonight. Mistaking support act Gabriel Bruce for Gabrielle Bruce, I envisaged a sweet, female acoustic guitarist. What I got, however, was a slightly terrifying grown man with vocals so low he’d give Leonard…

Elissa Franceschi – Devoid of Rue EP review

Following the success of her album, Into The Light and last years performance at the Olympics, Elissa Franceschi is back with a five track EP, Devoid of Rue. The EP starts strongly with, All These Days, the first sentence really sets precedence for the…

Gigslutz Interview: Mari Lane meets TRIPWIRES

I arrive at the notorious Camden Barfly excited to see Reading four-piece, Tripwires – a band who, despite having been together since school, are just releasing their debut album, ‘Spacehopper’.  Sitting on the rather well-worn sofas in the bar, I…

The Strypes LIVE @ 02 Academy, Islington 21.6.13

I was under the impression that I was going to be blown away by The Strypes. Everyone from Elton John to Noel Gallagher is positively tripping over themselves to sing the band’s praises. Yes, they are obviously talented, but I…

Jaguar Skills LIVE @ KOKO 22.6.13

It’s time to spill some home truths. I’ve never thought much of DJ’s. Partly to blame is my own ignorance, partly to blame is witnessing Paris Hilton’s various attempts behind the decks – performances that threw out the question ‘how…

Kanye West “Yeezus” – Album Review

Breaking bread with hip-hop’s statesman Time and time again articles are written about ‘the state of hip-hop’, seamlessly regurgitating disillusionment and spite in the face of an ever-changing genre that never seems to satisfy critics and fans. Hip-hop is a…