Author: James Wilkinson

Chuck Prophet Review – The Hen and Chicken

➤   6 October, 2018, 14:10

You may of not given it much thought beyond seeing John Lydon on those butter ads, but tonight gave us an answer of sorts to what happens when Punks grow old. They keep their heart emblazoned on...

Texas Review – O2 Academy Bristol

➤   10 September, 2018, 10:34

35 years ago I was just discovering music through my Dad’s copy of Hunky Dory, Top of the Pops (on a Thursday night) and a well worn cassette of Queen’s Greatest Hits. Somewhere around 400 miles north...

Texas Preview – O2 Academy Bristol

➤   19 August, 2018, 18:00

The inaugural Skyline Series has already seen some great shows from the like of Echo and the Bunnymen and Future Islands, despite venue issues. And now, another show is set to join the above ranks – Texas....

The Naked and Famous Review – Trinity Centre

➤   25 July, 2018, 19:21

Sometimes the old saying ‘less is more’ is apt and in the Trinity Centre tonight it could not be more so. The Naked and Famous gave us a concert that at times was spellbinding, uplifting and beguiling....

The Naked and Famous Preview – Trinity Centre

➤   8 July, 2018, 13:40

The was a time when it may of been feared that The Naked and Famous were going to be relegated to a all too common indie fate ‘Quite big early hit wonders’, rolling on the success of...

LUMP – LUMP

➤   11 June, 2018, 21:30

Let’s get the formalities over with (as you most likely know), LUMP is a collaboration between Laura Marling and Tunng’s Mike Lindsay. Opener ‘Late To The Flight’ bathes in graceful presence of space with a juxtaposition of close/far...

Skindred Review + Photoset – O2 Academy Bristol

➤   30 April, 2018, 22:00

Photos: Mediaembargo If you came here for some soothing soundscapes then you had better leave in a hurry. A sold out crowd was already heaving for opener Danko Jones. Well worn road hogs, Danko Jones are a...

Hinds – I Don’t Run

➤   11 April, 2018, 21:00

Any doubts about the ‘second album’ curse for Hinds are all shoved aside with the immediate opening double of ‘The Club’ and ‘Soberland’; all the elements that made us fall in love with Hinds on Leave Me...

Turbowolf – The Free Life

➤   17 March, 2018, 15:00

Let’s get straight to the point, this is Turbowolf. You are not here for a spew of Radio Beige mush. Let me repeat, this is T-u-r-b-o-w-o-l-f and you’re in for a loud, noisy and crazy good time....

Brian Fallon Review – SWX

➤   2 March, 2018, 13:30

What were you doing ten years ago? One thing I can distinctly remember is seeing The Gaslight Anthem for the first time a few roads down from tonight venue (SWX). Brian Fallon and The Gaslight were riding...

The Flux Capacitors – Courtesan

➤   16 February, 2018, 13:10

Of course it has to start with a snippet of Doc Brown, what more, even what less, would you expect from the fantastically furious The Flux Capacitors. ‘Melt’ does what it says on the tin via a...

Son Lux – Brighter Wounds

➤   11 February, 2018, 16:00

There are times when you can’t put your finger on why something works, it just does. ‘Forty Screams’ epitomises this ethos. It is ethereal without being discorporate. Shimmering and floating while riding on a Vangelis synth sliced...

Will Varley Review – Trinity Centre

➤   11 February, 2018, 14:20

Sometimes it’s worth making the effort to arrive at the gig early as you may catch someone as compelling as opener Sean McGowan. Armed with a well worn acoustic, a line of banter that if he wasn’t...

Will Varley Preview – Trinity Centre

➤   5 February, 2018, 21:00

So you’ve played the Albert Hall. Y’know that one, the one where Cream played, Last night of the Proms. The big one that’s posh but is always on the bucket list. Will Varley has been there, done...

SLONK – Losing My Mind On The Outside Of Everything EP

➤   25 November, 2017, 19:10

For his newest EP, Losing My Mind On The Outside Of Everything, SLONK literally closed his bedroom door for the weekend and stepped through his wardrobe to give us a delightful, raucous and infectious collection of songs. Clearly...