Tagged: Review

Rae Morris – Someone Out There

➤  15 February, 2018, 21:00 | by:

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...

Son Lux – Brighter Wounds

➤  11 February, 2018, 16:00 | by:

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 | by:

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...

Wasuremono – Something Left Behind

➤  31 January, 2018, 18:00 | by:

Wasuremono were always good but until the astonishing injection of pop sensibility that made their 2016 EP, Kaboom really take off, with regular airplay of the tracks ‘Cuddling’ and ‘Alligator’, few were able to appreciate how good....

Elder Island Review + Photoset – Thekla

➤  29 January, 2018, 18:00 | by:

Photos: Lee Ramsey Experimental pop that holds a deeper connection; it’s been an exciting journey thus far for Bristol three-piece Elder Island and one we’ve had the pleasure of seeing many times live. From their spellbinding headline...

Django Django Review + Photoset – Rough Trade Bristol

➤  28 January, 2018, 20:00 | by:

Photos: Si Morgan Armed with a cafe, bar and live performance space, the newly opened Rough Trade shop in Bristol City Centre is the perfect place for music lovers. As I enter, I immediately feel the urge...

Tune-Yards – I can feel you creep into my private life

➤  28 January, 2018, 16:00 | by:

One of those records where you pretty much know what you are getting simply from the title; I can feel you creep into my private life is definitely an album of its time, and one very much...

Wand Review – The Louisiana

➤  28 January, 2018, 15:30 | by:

According to their website, the capacity for the Louisiana is a relatively-modest 140 people – a figure that would appear impossible upon viewing the empty upstairs live room before a gig. But, low and behold, tonight’s sold-out...

The Go! Team Review – Rough Trade Bristol

➤  24 January, 2018, 18:00 | by:

The tail end of 2017 saw the closure of one of Bristol’s most loved record shops, Rise. My first ever visit to Rise was on Record Store Day when I was 17, having travelled 80 miles and...

Dream Wife – Self-titled

➤  22 January, 2018, 12:00 | by:

A wise Sojourner Truth once said – “If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, together women ought to be able to turn it right side up...

LEECHES – Watusi EP

➤  12 January, 2018, 10:00 | by:

Photo: Rowen Allen In recent years, the British music press have rather unfairly declared guitar music (rock, indie etc.) to be dead, as there is a notable lack of new bands signing to major labels, headlining festivals...

Feelgood Experiment – Self-titled EP

➤  4 December, 2017, 20:00 | by:

Jazz music can have a tendency to become overblown, noodly nonsense for aficionados only. However, it can also be a wonderful mix of rhythms and melodies that beguile and subconsciously move the listener. Bristol outfit Feelgood Experiment...

Ardyn – Bloom EP

➤  3 December, 2017, 14:45 | by:

The new EP from Ardyn pulls together the last three releases alongside the title track ‘Bloom’. It starts with ‘Throwing Stones’; the opening synth pokes of which could quite easily be the beginning of a Christmas song...

China Bowls – The Way

➤  2 December, 2017, 11:00 | by:

There’s been many gems that have stood out over the last 12 months; singer-songwriter China Bowls certainty comes to mind following her musical success thus far. Since signing to Saffron Records, its been a exhilarating journey which...

Lucy Rose Review – Engine Rooms

➤  30 November, 2017, 20:00 | by:

Never have I had so many things go wrong at once as I did trying to get to tonight’s show. After parking and arriving at the wrong venue, I then take two wrong turns and end up...