Tagged: Review

Jackson – Push Through EP

➤  13 August, 2017, 19:30 | by:

Jackson is the stage name of multi-instrumentalist Jack Baldus, a project which he rather impressively writes music and lyrics for his experimental jazz band. He’s a classically trained pianist, who has mastered a diverse range of classical...

Ghostpoet – Dark Days & Canapes

➤  13 August, 2017, 19:00 | by:

The title, Dark Days & Canapes, the fourth album from Ghostpoet, says it all – firmly hitting the current UK mood of frustration, anger and despair square in the eyes. It is not a record for the faint...

Farmfest 2017 Review – Saturday

➤  9 August, 2017, 21:00 | by:

Photo: Mustafa Mirreh Today at Farmfest was a wellies day. The rain had made its presence known and ensured we didn’t forget as the hours went by. In The Big Blue with our morning burgers, hog roasts...

Farmfest 2017 Review – Friday

➤  6 August, 2017, 17:20 | by:

Photo: Mustafa Mirreh Rolling into its 12th year, Farmfest has started to attract bigger names with each passing summer. It was fair to say that the atmosphere on Gilcombe Farm this year was electric with expectation upon...

Oro Swimming Hour – Penrose Winoa

➤  20 July, 2017, 16:30 | by:

Penrose Winoa, the debut album from Oro Swimming hour (Oliver Wilde and Lucky Shivers’ Nicholas Stevenson) is a charming yet gloomy slice of inspired lo-fi pop. The half-minute long “Cardinal” opens with mid-tempo acoustic guitar chords and...

Lucy Rose – Something’s Changing

➤  13 July, 2017, 21:00 | by:

At first glance, Lucy Rose can come across as another Laura Marling-like singer-songwriter, an illusion that is initially reinforced with the graceful, gossamer thin opening to her new album Something’s Changing. Of course, first impressions can be...

Lambhorn – Cascade

➤  13 July, 2017, 21:00 | by:

The response generated by instrumental music is always interesting – in a live setting music without vocals and lyrics can often be hard to latch on to, lacking some of the immediate hooks that voices and words...

Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder

➤  10 July, 2017, 21:00 | by:

Broken Social Scene have been somewhat illusive for the last seven years with various members, which now expand to 19, working on other projects. The Toronto based collective which began, at its core, as an instrumental duo...

Manic Street Preachers Review – Bristol Sounds

➤  3 July, 2017, 11:08 | by:

Photo: Lee Ramsey Bristol Sounds 2017 took over Loyd’s Amphitheatre for an incredible four days of talent. Alongside the likes of Bonobo and Craig David, Thursday night heard the usual roll and clunk of teenage skateboarders replaced...

Pond Review – Thekla

➤  30 June, 2017, 09:00 | by:

It seems that Australian psyche-rock 5-piece Pond have brought the weather with them to Thekla in more ways than one. Firstly, the famous boat’s hull must be about 50 degrees inside due to the pounding sun that...

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...