Live Reviews

LIVE: Fontaines DC – Manchester Academy 07.10.2021

Rating: The rise of Dublin’s Fontaines DC has been nothing short of extraordinary. From the John Cooper Clarke tinged joy of 2019’s, ‘Dogrel’, to last year’s dark introspective Holy Bible-esque, ‘A Heroes Death’, their stock has continued to rise into…

LIVE: The Orielles – The White Hotel 26.09.2021

Rating: The Orielles storm into Salford’s, ‘White Hotel’ to deliver a blistering set of psych-pop bangers. With a raucous energy and ferocity, The Orielles style their way out of this pandemic landscape and return to the throne of being one…

REVIEW: LUMP – Gorilla 31/08/2021

Rating: LUMP, the collaborative project between Tunng’s Mike Lindsay and Laura Marling, return to the road. Coming off the release of their latest release, ‘Animal’ they took to the stage at Manchester’s Gorilla, showcasing their unique brand of avant-guard dream-pop,…

LIVE: Sam Fender @ Birmingham 02 Academy 25.08.21

Review and photography by Jonathan Taylor Instagram: jonathantaylorphotography The O2 Academy in Birmingham is somewhat predictably at full capacity. A crowd spanning the generations are out in their numbers, ready for a night of live music. As the house lights…

LIVE: 110 Above Festival 12-15 August 2021

Review by Jonathan Taylor Instagram: @jonathantaylorphotography After a prolonged leave of absence from gigs and festivals, 100 Above Festival located deep within the Leicestershire countryside was the perfect starting point to kick start a return to live music. The home…

REVIEW: Standon Calling 2021 – We Are Family!

Photos in this feature by We Are Here And Now. As Sister Sledge took to the stage belting out their classic ‘We Are Family’ they managed to nail our festival vibe for the weekend. For not only was this a party,…

REVIEW: Paul Weller – live at the Barbican 2021

REVIEW: Paul Weller – live at the Barbican 2021

This middle weekend of May 2021 is turning into some sort of Paul Weller explosion! Friday saw the release of Fat Pop on Polydor Records, widely regarded as yet another master stroke in the Modfathers vastly lauded musical adventures, we…

LIVE: The Streets – EartH London

Rating: Streamed live from EartH, London, The Streets showcase their budget-busting performance. Raw, fearless and full of that classic Streets charm, Mike Skinner and co may have produced the most enjoyable and enthralling livestreamed event yet. Opening the set is…