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 ...

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...

Live Review: Homeshake at Manchester Academy 2

Homeshake, the Canadian lo-fi, solo-project of Peter Sagar were met by adoring fans at Manchester Academy, all there to experience in-person Sagar's laid-back production mingled with his soulful melodies. Sa...

Live Review: Only the Poets at Dingwalls, Camden

With upbeat and carefree songs and a youthful, energetic stage persona, Only the Poets, captured the 500-strong crowd at Camden’s Dingwalls. The show started with a speech by novelist and activist James Bald...

Live Review: Anna Calvi at The Roundhouse, London

From the mesmeric lighting with stark contrasting colours, to the instrumentation bolstering her art-rock discography, Anna Calvi performed a highly memorable set reeling off her latest album, Hunter. Commenci...

Live Review: Matt Corby at O2 Forum Kentish Town

Australian singer and multi instrumentalist Matt Corby walked out on the Kentish Town stage for the second time on his incredibly anticipated ‘Rainbow Valley’ tour - which has been long-awaited by fans.  Wit...