Live Reviews


The Great Escape – Brighton, Day One

Fish and Chips and kiss me quick hats aside, Brighton’s annual piss up by the sea, The Great Escape, has been steadily growing in stature over the years. Touted as Europe’s SXSW, it’s has become a haven for fans and new bands alike, as well as accommodating all those ‘industry’ types in the conference centre. [...]

Turning Point Festival – The Roundhouse, London 8-10 May

On paper this is a super exciting event: the Roundhouse, a proper music venue in North London, hosting a festival that pans fashion, workshops, live music, circus acts, dancing. The whole event has been planned by a collective of young people with an aim to highlighting the capabilities of young people, in spite of the [...]

Violens @ Heaven, London, 08 May 2009

The setting is gay super club Heaven, a curious venue for an indie rockout? Well, no. Since being taken over by the Mama Group, the venue has been putting that immense sound system and stage to good use, having stuck some very decent gigs in the calendar, with Little Boots, Passion Pit, Dreadzone all coming [...]

Orphans and Vandals @ Bloody Awful Poetry, London, 23 April 2009

If 2009 is the year of bleepy indie-disco music, then those of a more artistic disposition may be feeling a little left out. Already this year the Noisettes seem set to conquer the charts with their mastery of repetition and simple harmonies, yet poor old poet of the people Pete Doherty, doesn’t seem to be [...]

Wintermute, The Screening, The Author @ 229, London 22 April 2009

When you go to review a gig and the only people in the crowd are the bands and their friends, you can’t help but think what am I’m doing here? However, in my experience, these nights can either go one of two ways, either the bands are incredibly underrated or they’ve managed to get hold [...]

The Gaslight Anthem @ Shepherds Bush Empire, London 08/02/09

It could not have been a more fitting venue for Brian Fallon and his fellow New Jersey band mates, to make their next step toward music’s upper echelons. A quick glance along the wall of the first floor bar reveals some of the past and present greats, who too have graced the stage. It is [...]

The Brute Chorus Live Album Recording @ The Roundhouse, London

Recording an album can be a lengthy and expensive task. Just Look at the millions wasted by record companies throughout the years. It took 13 million dollars and 14 years for the mediocre return of Axl Rose to come to light, and an astounding 30 million dollars was spent on Michael Jackson’s album Invincible. Production [...]

Thursday 31/01/08 Pete and the Pirates, The More Assured @ New Slang, Kingston

Rowdy students necking gallons of snakebite and comparing plimsolls and skinny jeans combinations might not seem like your average music fan’s idea of a night out. However nestling quietly in the suburbs of London, is Kingston upon Thames biggest weekly Indie night New Slang. It’s far from your average student night, for a start your [...]