Author: Michael Dornan

Wye Oak Review – The Louisiana

➤   23 August, 2018, 20:20

This was a gig worth waiting for – a decade of gutsy creativity and outgrowing genre labels has allowed Wye Oak to build a body of work as substantial as the gargantuan hardwood they’re named after. Some...

Wye Oak Preview – The Louisiana

➤   5 August, 2018, 13:36

This is possibly the best time in history to see the definition-eluding duo. Between shows at the Hollywood Bowl and Green Man Festival, Wye Oak are bringing to Bristol their complex, layered synthephilia with an undeniable pop...

Chaouche – Safe

➤   11 June, 2018, 21:45

Photo: Andre Pattenden Some artists’ work can be summed up in a conversation about their greatest hits, or specialist subjects. But the work of fewer artists – Björk, Grimes, Carter Burwell, maybe – demands to be spoken...

Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

➤   13 April, 2018, 12:00

If there’s a narrative around this absurdly underrated band, it goes something like this – the 21st century’s electric guitar hero, Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), gains fans for expressive and muscular playing, then vexes them cruelly on...

Rae Morris – Someone Out There

➤   15 February, 2018, 21:00

Should pop be a dirty word? Never, especially when forceful simplicity and a limited vocabulary can produce transcendent classics (e.g. Kylie, Abba, even Bieber). Singer Rae Morris expresses herself creatively in the purest form of pop and for...