Tagged: Review

Swimming Girls Review – Exchange

➤  12 June, 2019, 19:39 | by:

It’s ‘Girls Night’ in Bristol on Monday. While the Spice Girls battle through a monsoon over at Ashton Gate, down at Old Market Street’s Exchange a few hundred people are tucked into the comparatively warm and dry...

IOTA – My Enemy

➤  11 June, 2019, 22:00 | by:

After a year and a half of relentless gigging with no recorded music to their name, Bristol’s indie rockers IOTA have finally released their debut single ‘My Enemy’. This strident critique of life in a society ‘brainwashed’...

Camden Rocks Festival Review + Photoset

➤  8 June, 2019, 12:08 | by:

Photos: Aryan Jafri Gathering the best up and coming as well as established artists, Camden Rocks took over Camden this weekend as fans flocked from venue to venue to watch their favourite bands perform. The Collier kicked...

Some Bodies Review – The Crofter’s Rights

➤  8 June, 2019, 11:04 | by:

Photo: Phil Smithies If you’re one for watching indie films, sipping white wine whilst munching on fish finger sandwiches, and having profound conversations about Tolstoy with strangers on a night out, chances are you’ll like Some Bodies....

Damian Marley Review + Photoset – O2 Academy Bristol

➤  5 June, 2019, 21:54 | by:

Photos: Mediaembargo I may have started listening to Damian “Jr Gong” Marley’s music ten years ago, but the wait for him to get on stage on Saturday night lingered for what just felt as long. Fidgety attendees...

Tunes in the Dunes Review

➤  31 May, 2019, 21:45 | by:

Photo: Tunes in the Dunes Growing up, Perranporth was my family’s yearly holiday destination. Crammed into our rusting camper van, we’d camp for a week in the local sites, and come rain or shine, we’d spend hours...

Love Saves The Day Review

➤  31 May, 2019, 20:30 | by:

Photo: Love Saves The Day Excitement bounced through the young student crowd as we trekked the outskirts of the Love Saves The Day (LSTD) site, bottles of cider and wine being passed around in an alcohol topping...

Dot to Dot Festival 2019 Review + Photoset

➤  31 May, 2019, 19:30 | by:

Photos: Lee Ramsey With a stacked lineup and a reputation for breaking some of the biggest acts around today, Dot to Dot Festival was always going to be special, and this year’s event didn’t disappoint. With the...

Kikagaku Moyo Review – The Lanes

➤  24 May, 2019, 10:08 | by:

Embarking on a lengthy world tour that seems to have spanned the years between their last visit to Bristol (2017), Japan’s hottest psych-rock outfit Kikagaku Moyo shows no signs of slowing down. Currently in the midst of...

The National – I Am Easy To Find

➤  24 May, 2019, 09:40 | by:

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 | by:

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,...

Flamingods Review – Exchange

➤  13 May, 2019, 19:11 | by:

Photo: Ali Al Sharji Touring in the wake of their recent release Levitation on Moshi Moshi Records, energetic four piece Flamingods had since become a five piece band. With support in the form of a DJ set...

Ajay Srivastav – Karmic Blues

➤  12 May, 2019, 15:17 | by:

Fusion music isn’t a new phenomenon. Beatles lovers will certainly be familiar with it and more recently the genre defying Sheila Chandra brought musical influences from India and South-East Asia into sharp focus. But surely nobody has...

Juniore Review – Rough Trade Bristol

➤  6 May, 2019, 14:41 | by:

‘Ah well, OK’, or ‘whatever’ is what the French expression and new Juniore track ‘Ah bah d’accord’ means, as explained by band singer-songwriter Anna Jean at their Rough Trade Bristol performance. Ice cool nonchalance was clearly on...

Ishmael Ensemble Review – Rough Trade Bristol

➤  6 May, 2019, 14:09 | by:

My pre-gig routine normally consists of checking the set times, wolfing down some food and cycling down to the venue. In this case, I didn’t check the set times till much later on and was surprised to...