Tagged: Review

Meadowlark – Postcards

➤  24 June, 2017, 20:00 | by:

Debut album Postcards, from Bristol duo Meadowlark has been eagerly anticipated to say the least, and it couldn’t be better timed, bringing a fresh summer breeze of musical lushness as the days are warming and evenings getting...

Marika Hackman – I’m Not Your Man

➤  7 June, 2017, 21:00 | by:

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...

Port Erin – Ocean Grey

➤  4 June, 2017, 14:44 | by:

I was fortunate enough to sit in on a recent BBC Intro West interview with Port Erin frontman, Reuben Myles Tyghe. A few hours beforehand, the band were on stage at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton....

Amber Arcades – Cannonball EP

➤  4 June, 2017, 14:27 | by:

To all intents and purposes, Amber Arcades is Dutch multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter Annelote De Graaf, (a former aide at the UN war crimes tribunals no less) and a selection of session musicians and guests. This, the...

Dot to Dot Festival 2017 Review + Photoset

➤  3 June, 2017, 13:00 | by:

The words #WeStandTogether hold close to many following the terrible events that happened in Manchester, and despite the rush of emotions as we walk down to Thekla, we remain in high spirits as the Bristol edition of...

Skunk Anansie Review + Photoset – O2 Academy

➤  31 May, 2017, 21:00 | by:

Photos: Lee Ramsey On one of the hottest days of 2017 so far, I find myself packed into Bristol’s O2 Academy along with an equally excited crowd to see Skunk Anansie. Skunk Anansie have never shied away...

Cousin Kula Review + Photoset – The Gallimaufry

➤  30 May, 2017, 13:24 | by:

Photos: Lee Ramsey Bristol psych pop group Cousin Kula lit up the stage at the Gallimaufry to mark the occasion of their new single ‘What You Know’. Starting off with some exciting guitar work and vocals, they...

Wilsen Review – Thekla

➤  20 May, 2017, 14:30 | by:

This could very well be our shortest gig attendance let alone shortest gig review, but when we heard that Brooklyn based band Wilsen are stopping by Bristol on their UK tour, we couldn’t pass up on the...

Flamingods Review – The Lantern

➤  20 May, 2017, 13:20 | by:

There are few small venues in Bristol with such an unbelievably high ceiling or English mansion-type vibe to the room. Passing through the main entrance, over the soft granite flooring and brushed chrome décor; your tickets are...

Tamu Massif – Bala EP

➤  10 May, 2017, 18:40 | by:

Coupled with recent singles, and the release of his debut EP Alba, Bristol artist Tamu Massif has clocked an impressive one million streams on Spotify. The follow-up Bala, out this Friday via Chiverin, continues the personal and contemplative...

Milo’s Planes – Individual Development Plan

➤  10 May, 2017, 13:00 | by:

Have you ever been thrown into the grips of a messy mosh pit? Well, Milo’s Planes’ third album, Individual Development Plan, is as close as a record could get to replicate the chaotic, disorientating and incredibly liberating...

Plastic Mermaids Review – Exchange

➤  4 May, 2017, 20:00 | by:

The size of the Exchange and the kit they’ve fitted it with I’ve found can create two particular types of experience. The first, is that of standing directly behind a jet engine until you’re slowly shredded to...

Natalie Holmes – Calm Places EP

➤  3 May, 2017, 17:30 | by:

One of the best musical triumphs of recent years has been the diversification and modernisation of folk music. A new generation of artists have grasped the traditions, sounds and soul of the genre; broken, transformed and added...

Sleeptalking – Oh Isn’t It Strange? EP

➤  20 April, 2017, 09:53 | by:

A quick scroll through Sleeptalking’s social media feed would give you the impression that they were a tribute to 70’s rock ‘n’ roll and all its excesses, or even that you were stuck in a Life on...

Future Islands – The Far Field

➤  14 April, 2017, 11:00 | by:

It’s been a long road for Baltimore outfit Future Islands, a band who have been releasing music for the last 10 years. The Far Field is their 5th album in that time, a period they have used...