Tag Archives: london

Erlend Øye and La Comitiva @ Bush Hall 14th and 15th October, 2018

What do you do when an artist who plays infrequently in the UK decides to rock up for two nights in London with his new band? A band you know a little about but who border on a level of world music fusion that is outside of your comfort level?  You trust your instincts, you […]

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Robert Glasper Experiment for Somerset House on 11th July, 2017

  Robert Glasper has done something very few modern jazz musicians have managed to do, become a crossover brand, with a musical appeal nearly as universal as pizza. Instantly recognisable for his distinct sounds and musical imprints. Robert has over the years kept true to himself as an artist whilst constantly experimenting with sounds, genres and redefining […]

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Depeche Mode @ London Olympic Stadium, 3rd June 2017

Depeche Mode

I was going to start with the negatives, get them out of the way and then proceed with the good stuff: the parts of last night’s Depeche Mode homecoming gig that really mattered; the parts that made it memorable and powerful. And as I sit this morning, watching London continue to rush by me, any […]

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Nails @ Birthdays, London – 26th June 2014

In 2014 there are plenty of bands pushing the boundaries and the limits when it comes to extreme music but few have managed to match the furious fusion of hardcore, D-Beat, grindcore and death metal found in the music of California four-piece, Nails. Having recently signed to Nuclear Blast, and with consistent critical acclaim, this […]

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Kathleen Edwards + Peter Bruntnell @ Bush Hall, London – 6th December 2012

Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards has slowly but surely been building a reputation as one of the most consistently impressive artists of the past decade, helped along nicely by last year’s Bon Iver-produced Voyageur album, and she’s over on our shores for three stripped back shows, concluding with an appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties, curated by […]

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Eddie Vedder & Glen Hansard @ Hammersmith Apollo, London – 30th July 2012

As the original frontman of one of the planet’s most popular rock bands, who have recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, you’d think Eddie Vedder might appreciate some time off in between filling arenas with Pearl Jam. Yet here he is, filling venues as a solo artist (this is the first of two sold out nights […]

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Album Review – The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time

So, rumours of The Twilight Sad producing an album containing eleven versions of  “The Love Cats” have proved to be […]

Alcuna Wilds + The Courtesy Group for Actress and Bishop

January 31st see the return to the UK of Dutch/UK Trip-Rock band ALCUNA WILDS, much likened to Portishead, who we […]

Clutch @ o2 Academy, 22nd December 2018

Thank the lawd it’s not snowing. Having had numerous wintertime gigs nobbled by the road-wrecking sky-dandruff several times before, I […]

Nile Rodgers and CHIC @ Arena Birmingham, 16 December 2018

Having sold more than 500 million records in his time, there are few musicians on the planet to have achieved […]

Madness @ Arena Birmingham, 15 December 2018

Formed in 1976 Madness have survived a break up, a change of direction and a Margaret Thatcher inspired sitcom written […]

Bury Tomorrow +36 Crazyfists + Cane Hill @ o2 Institute, 12 December 2018

Cane Hill came onstage to an already packed out 02 Institute main room; the largely mixed demographic audience arriving early […]