Live Review: Arlo Parks at Headrow House, Leeds

Bringing tales of heartbreak and hope to Headrow House on her first headline tour, 19-year-old Arlo Parks proved to be both a trail blazing musician and a poignant poet for the new decade. Bounding on to s...

Live Review: Fontaines D.C. at Sheffield, The Leadmill

Sombrely strolling onto the stage to Dean Martin’s ‘My Rifle, My Pony and Me’, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. ooze surety and control, and after a few subtle nods they burst into first track ‘Hurricane Laughter’. The ...
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Live Review: King Nun at Kentish Town Forum

If there is anything to learn from watching King Nun live, it is that their legs bear no boundaries, given that two members managed at least 40 high kicks in the space of an hour - one while dressed in a suit a...

Live Review: Honeyblood at Kendal

On the final leg of the No Drama tour, Stina Tweeddale and her touring "drama queens" served up one hell of a sonic banquet for the modest crowd in Kendal. Now the solo project of Edinburgh native Tweeddale, Ho...

Live Review: Sea Girls at Live at Leeds

On first hearing about Sea Girls, you could be forgiven for dismissing them as another indie band with four white boys and some guitars. However, their Live at Leeds performance proves why there is still plenty...

Live Review: Kate Tempest at Live at Leeds

Kate Tempest had been informed just hours before the set, that a friend had died. She made this clear in a short address to the Leeds crowd before beginning. And while it was uncomfortable to watch as Tempest f...

Live Review: Sundara Karma at O2 Academy, Brixton

Brixton marked the final night of Sundara Karma’s April tour – and what a night it was. All five members took to the stage but no-one could take their eyes off Oscar "Lulu" Pollock. The lead singer donned padde...

Live Review: Hot Chip at Gorilla, Manchester

I get my hand stamped and head into the main room of Gorilla. Queuing up for a drink, I earwig the conversation behind me: “How did you even manage to get these tickets?” “I know - it literally sold out i...
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Live Review: IDLES at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Following from their high energy debut Brutalism, it was last year’s sophomore release Joy as an Act of Resistance from IDLES which really propelled the five-piece. Making several album-of-the-year lists (but m...

Live Review: The Japanese House at Sheffield, Plug

After the release of the impressive debut album Good at Falling on thriving indie label Dirty Hit, The Japanese House took to the stage at Plug, Sheffield as part of their biggest tour to date. Coming out to...