Tagged: Review

Car Seat Headrest Review – SWX

➤  25 May, 2018, 13:00 | by:

There are many things about the music industry that don’t make sense right now (2018) (Post Malone, for example) – a year in which seemingly every music critic and their mother gets a kick out of smugly...

Cosmic Ninja, Madcap and UK:ID Review – The Louisiana

➤  14 May, 2018, 20:00 | by:

Photo: Igor Tylek Photography If there’s a better way to spend a Thursday night than jumping around at a triple headliner covering a spectrum of electronic rock, drum and bass and hip hop, I’m yet to hear...

Skating Polly – The Make It All Show

➤  11 May, 2018, 19:30 | by:

Following their 2016 release The Big Fit, Skating Polly are back with another ferocious full-length record, The Make It All Show. Initially starting out as a multi-instrumental two-piece, they have now enlisted Kelli’s brother – Kurtis Mayo...

Run Logan Run – The Delicate Balance of Terror

➤  7 May, 2018, 18:32 | by:

Photo: Paul Blakemore Having first seen Run Logan Run play in The Crypt last year in a set that brought me about as close to a religious experience as I’m probably ever going to get, I was...

Hippo – Hippo EP

➤  7 May, 2018, 18:00 | by:

Three-piece intergalactic electro jazz outfit Hippo have been taking Bristol’s jazz scene by storm. A heavily rooted jazz sound soaked in electronic havoc with dashes of delightful prog, Hippo are paving the way for the galvanisation of...

Skindred Review + Photoset – O2 Academy Bristol

➤  30 April, 2018, 22:00 | by:

Photos: Mediaembargo If you came here for some soothing soundscapes then you had better leave in a hurry. A sold out crowd was already heaving for opener Danko Jones. Well worn road hogs, Danko Jones are a...

Spectres Review – Rough Trade Bristol

➤  30 April, 2018, 20:30 | by:

Since the release of their second album Condition, it’s been a quiet year for Spectres. This is easy to forgive however, as half of the band also run Howling Owl Records, which recently hosted an incredible New...

Fenne Lily Review + Photoset – Thekla

➤  22 April, 2018, 10:00 | by:

Photos: Lee Ramsey Fenne Lily has had a pretty busy and exciting year to say the least. From supporting Dodie on tour to releasing her debut album On Hold. She shows no signs of slowing down –...

Last Hyena Review – The Crofter’s Rights

➤  19 April, 2018, 22:01 | by:

A star studded line-up featuring five of Bristol’s most experimental math rock bands? Who said Monday nights were dull eh? It was set to be an emotional night as it was the departure of Last Hyena’s bassist...

Bryde – Like An Island

➤  13 April, 2018, 19:30 | by:

Sometimes you hear an album so outstanding, so breathtaking, that you struggle for a moment to work out exactly what you’ve just experienced. I’ve just had one of those moments – welcome to the world of Bryde....

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

➤  13 April, 2018, 12:00 | by:

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...

Hinds – I Don’t Run

➤  11 April, 2018, 21:00 | by:

Any doubts about the ‘second album’ curse for Hinds are all shoved aside with the immediate opening double of ‘The Club’ and ‘Soberland’; all the elements that made us fall in love with Hinds on Leave Me...

MØ Review – O2 Academy Bristol

➤  10 April, 2018, 21:00 | by:

‘Fearless’ would be the word to describe MØ this evening as she dominates the O2 Academy stage in Bristol on the last night of her UK tour. The rising pop star’s career thus us has been exhilarating;...

Goat Girl – Goat Girl

➤  7 April, 2018, 13:30 | by:

Photo: Holly Whitaker In the past few years, South London has spawned a resurgence of post-punk and garage rock bands, with the likes of Fat White Family, Shame and HMLTD bringing the scene to (inter)national attention. Four-piece...

Fenne Lily – On Hold

➤  6 April, 2018, 12:00 | by:

This album cannot be appreciated at a low volume or absorbed fully within the first listen. I have to admit that it washed over me somewhat the first time round; but despite its solo-styled core there is...