Author: Dillon Eastoe

The National – I Am Easy To Find

➤   24 May, 2019, 09:40

Having graced the Grammys and conquered the pyramid stage with 2017’s Sleep Well Beast, The National had planned to take a break. According to the band, there was little appetite to record new music. A chance encounter...

Manic Street Preachers Review – The Forum, Bath

➤   19 May, 2019, 11:00

Following recent celebrations of two of their defining albums The Holy Bible and Everything Must Go, this year sees Welsh national treasures Manic Street Preachers run the rule over their mega-selling 1999 record This Is My Truth,...

Tacocat – This Mess is a Place

➤   17 May, 2019, 20:00

Photo: Helen Moga Tacocat’s fourth album This Mess is a Place (and first on the legendary Sub Pop label) was born in the anxiety of post-2016 America, where open bigotry is presidential and minorities are under increasingly...

Festival Preview: Dot to Dot Festival 2019

➤   13 May, 2019, 19:38

As if another three-day bank holiday weekend wasn’t enough to put you in a good mood, Dot to Dot Festival is once again taking over Bristol’s city centre on Saturday 25th May. With sets from established acts,...

The Xcerts Review – The Fleece

➤   20 April, 2019, 16:16

Having rode the lush, open road rock of last year’s Hold On To Your Heart as far as it will carry them, The Xcerts are wrapping things up with a final headline tour, coinciding with an EP...

Lucy Rose Review – St George’s Bristol

➤   20 April, 2019, 15:06

Following the release of her daring album No Words Left last month, Warwickshire songwriter Lucy Rose has been celebrating with a tour of intimate seated venues across the UK. Back at Bristol’s St George’s Church, the setting...

Laura Gibson Review – The Louisiana

➤   6 March, 2019, 19:32

A veteran of the Oregon folk scene, singer-songwriter Laura Gibson packs a few hundred fans into the cramped confines of The Louisiana for an evening of intimate acoustic songs. Having released the fantastic Goners late last year,...

The Japanese House Review – Rough Trade Bristol

➤   3 March, 2019, 15:30

After releasing four EPs via label Dirty Hit over the past year, on Friday (1st March) Amber Bain aka The Japanese House finally unveiled her debut full-length Good at Falling. It’s a swirling piece of emotionally open...

Brian Fallon Review – Komedia

➤   2 March, 2019, 15:37

After a triumphant round of summer reunion shows with his old outfit The Gaslight Anthem, New Jersey’s Brian Fallon is back in the UK with his intimate ‘Songs from the Hymnal’ tour. Taking in theatres and churches,...

The Joy Formidable Review – The Fleece

➤   24 February, 2019, 16:14

Returning from an Autumn tour criss-crossing the United States in both headline shows and slaying stadiums with Foo Fighters, The Joy Formidable cram into Bristol’s classic music venue, The Fleece for their first show in the city...