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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…

KT Tunstall LIVE @ Islington Academy Hall 20.6.13

After four albums, numerous awards and over a decade since she started, KT Tunstall is still able to sell out shows. She treated fans to a special intimate show at Islington’s Academy Hall, where she not only played through her…

Solar Year – “Waverly” – Album Review

Is there any other country on the planet currently producing such consistently forward thinking electronica as Canada? With the release of their stunningly atmospheric debut LP Waverly, Solar Year continue to blaze the trail currently being furrowed by compatriots Doldrums,…

Annie Eve LIVE @ KOKO 19.6.13

The crowd who gathered at Koko last night was mostly made up of edgy 18-25 year olds, with much better taste than I had at their age. I was there to see Annie Eve, who should be a household name before…

Gigslutz Interview: Connor Mullins meets The Strypes

Backstage at the Evolution Festival on Newcastle’s Quayside, there are a number of radio stations queuing up to speak to Ireland’s latest rock ‘n’ roll saviours. With an energetic live set playing a selection of covers, as well as original…

Wilderness Festival 2013 – Preview

A trip to Wilderness festival this summer promises a whole world of festival fantasy, unlike anything else on offer, in what has become a huge and competitive market. Wilderness offers a unique combination of a maddeningly beautiful setting (think wild…