Live Reviews


Mumford & Sons – Winter Fair, Trafalgar Square 02/12/2009

With their album now propping up most best of ’09 lists and two headline shows at Shepherds Bush Empire nearly sold out this could be the last time we’re lucky enough to see Mumford & Sons such an intimate setting.

The Leisure Society, Erland and the Carnival @ Glee Club, Birmingham 23/11/2009

Whilst ‘The Sleeper’ is one of my favourite albums of 2009, The Leisure Society is showcased at their best live – breathing extra vigour into beautifully crafted songs and allowing their playful side to show through

The Big Pink @ The Electric Ballroom, Camden 15/10/2009

When The Big Pink make it to the stage , there is hardly room to manoeuvre your pint to your lips and the level of expectation couldn’t be any higher

My Tiger My Timing @ The Legion, London 15/10/2009

Playing for a rather small, yet dedicated crowd, The New Cross based quintet (bounced off) with a “quick and cheerful” performance, which paraded their electronic pop songs at the Old Street venue. Trekking all the way from Brooklyn, New York, indie-alternative rock support-act “The Ambassadors” and “The Vanguard”, played their shoes off with a likeable [...]

The Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Hoxton Bar and Grill, London 22/09/2009

The Phenomenal Handclap Band are living the rose-tinted, paisley-patterned dream. On the back of their debut album they’ve had subversive dance floor success with single release ’15-20’, a track that you can’t help but get your wriggle on to. The album has some flat-out massive tunes aboard, the best of which emulate some great funk [...]

Exlovers @ The Lexington, London 22/09/09

Enjoy exlovers while you can. They are a very good band with the potential to be a fantastic one.

Magnolia Electric Company – ICA, London 07/09/2009

The Magnolia Electric Co cut a fine figure, suited and booted for the occasion of their headline show.

Bastila @ Proud Galleries, Camden 05/08/09

Despite the echoing, distant sound in the sound engineer’s nightmare that is Proud, they have the room in thrall with its beauty.

My Tiger My Timing @ Cargo, 31/07/09

Combining electro synth with hints of reggae and steel pans, tune after tune made the crowd dance until it dropped.

Dinosaur Pile Up @ The Water Rats, Kings Cross 30/07/2009

These lads have been guzzling down Foo Fighters and Nirvana with a funnel for a straw and supping burning petrol as a chaser