Live Reviews

REVIEW: Download Festival 2024

REVIEW: Download Festival 2024

Willy Wonka missed a trick. His river of chocolate was not the perfect recipe for making a luxurious smooth brown paste. Throw in a couple days of hard rain to fresh green acres of fields in the middle of Leicestershire,…

REVIEW: Pet Shop Boys Birmingham 8.6.24

REVIEW: Pet Shop Boys Birmingham 8.6.24

Hanging around lamp posts late at night has often been an occupation met with risk, ambiguity and certain sense of not knowing what’s going to happen next. Bring synth pop legends Pet Shop Boys into this aquation and you’ll probably…

LIVE REVIEW: Ocean Colour Scene Leicester O2 17.5.24

LIVE REVIEW: Ocean Colour Scene Leicester O2 17.5.24

Birmingham’s finest exponents of Jumpin’ Jack Flash grooves, Bless The Weather folk and Ticket To Ride pop triumphantly returned to the live circuit on a warm Friday night at Leicester’s 02. 60’s songstress PP Arnold opens proceedings with her unmistakable,…

LIVE REVIEW: Paul Weller Leicester 9.4.24

LIVE REVIEW: Paul Weller Leicester 9.4.24

Search the meaning of the word aging brings up these phrases; crumbling, declining, fading, fermenting, mellowing, slumping, stale and waning. Whilst this might describe ancient trees decaying through millenniums of misuse and misguided care, slowing down or taking a breather…

LIVE REVIEW: Depeche Mode Birmingham 24.1.24

LIVE REVIEW: Depeche Mode Birmingham 24.1.24

Belesduna Depeche Mode boys, Dave Gahan and Martin L Gore, are embarking on their latest extensive world tour on the back of 15th album Memento Mori. Celebrated in many quarters as their best long player in many years, this jaw…

LIVE: DMA’S @ Rock City, Nottingham 7.12.23

Review and Photography by Jonathan Taylor Instagram: jonathantaylorphotography Following the release of their 4th studio album, ‘How Many Dreams?’ DMA’S make a welcomed return to British soil and round up a busy year with a 10 date UK tour. We…