Author: Geoffrey Head

Bryde – Like An Island

➤   13 April, 2018, 19:30

Sometimes you hear an album so outstanding, so breathtaking, that you struggle for a moment to work out exactly what you’ve just experienced. I’ve just had one of those moments – welcome to the world of Bryde....

Anne-Marie Sanderson – Book Songs Volume 1

➤   4 April, 2018, 12:00

Anne-Marie Sanderson is a modern folk singer, now based in her native Cumbria. She’s an avid and eclectic reader, and from six modern novels come six extraordinary tone poems not slavishly based on the books but influenced...

Crystal Balloon – People EP

➤   28 March, 2018, 19:00

In the 18 months since Crystal Balloon’s first EP, Hurricane there’s been a few changes, both in personnel and in style. They have a new permanent bass player, Charlie Molyneux to mesh with drummer and original member...

Echoic Review – Exchange

➤   7 March, 2018, 20:00

Photo: Geoffrey Head Apparently, the memo about the snow having cleared didn’t reach the music-loving public of Bristol in time, because on this pleasantly mild but rather damp Sunday evening, there’s metaphorical tumbleweed blowing across the floor...

Wasuremono – Something Left Behind

➤   31 January, 2018, 18:00

Wasuremono were always good but until the astonishing injection of pop sensibility that made their 2016 EP, Kaboom really take off, with regular airplay of the tracks ‘Cuddling’ and ‘Alligator’, few were able to appreciate how good....

Marika Hackman Review – Thekla

➤   25 November, 2017, 18:30

Photo: Geoffrey Head There are some gigs you walk out of so happy, so energised, so vigorous that you get the impression that nothing the world can throw at you really matters. This was such a gig....

Meadowlark Review – The Louisiana

➤   16 October, 2017, 20:00

Photo: Geoffrey Head I’ve been living with Meadowlark’s superb debut album, Postcards, since July immediately after I’d read Ed Dyer’s review at Tap the Feed. It’s a remarkable body of work. When you hear an album this...

Marika Hackman – I’m Not Your Man

➤   7 June, 2017, 21:00

The merits, and perils, of artists changing horses midstream would create a very long discussion indeed – or you could just end the discussion abruptly by citing the example of the brilliant Paula Cole, who’s never produced...

Lewis & Leigh Review – The Golden Lion

➤   25 February, 2017, 20:00

Photo: Geoffrey Head Lewis & Leigh are on something of a roll at the moment. Their stunning debut album Ghost has just won Best Album at the Americana Music Association UK awards and the track, ‘The 4.19’...

Estrons Review – The Crofters Rights

➤   19 February, 2017, 17:00

Photo: Geoffrey Head I travel a long way to see my music and sometimes, crawling along through yet another motorway diversion I think to myself “Is it all worth it?” Then I see a gig like this...

Estrons Preview – The Crofters Rights

➤   11 February, 2017, 14:11

Cardiff outfit Estrons have had a tremendous last year or so. The release of their EP Whoever She Was, was preceded by a series of sizzling singles all supported with some jaw-dropping videos, of which ‘Make A...

Lola Colt Review – The Exchange

➤   15 July, 2016, 17:00

If I could choose only one word to describe this wonderful performance by Lola Colt, that word would be “pulsating”. There’s 6 members in this band, so you’d expect the sound to be full but when the...

Crystal Balloon – Hurricane EP

➤   10 July, 2016, 14:00

The first time I heard Jack Stanton play guitar, he was adding beautiful electric shapes to the primarily acoustic sounds of Light Falls Forward, embellishing their lovely music from his place in the background with skill and...

The Vim Dicta on ‘psychogroove’, touring and more

➤   8 July, 2016, 09:00

Photo: Eric Casioppo Original members Cori Elliott (vocals/bass) and Matt Tunney (guitar/vocals) formed The Vim Dicta in late 2011 and were joined by Chris Infusino (drums and percussion) in June 2013. They have been touring the UK since February this year...

Laura Stevenson Review – The Frog and Fiddle

➤   5 June, 2016, 15:30

An artist I’ve long waited to see is in town tonight, and thanks to the combined inspiration and efforts of joint promoters We Are 138 and The Cheltenham Underground, Laura Stevenson, all the way from New York City,...