Tagged: Review

Pale Waves – My Mind Makes Noises

➤  13 September, 2018, 20:00 | by:

Top five in the BBC Sound of 2018, featured in ones to watch lists (including ours) and a promising debut EP under their belts; Pales Waves goth rock attire but heart-swelling pop songs have caught many people’s attention...

Dilly Dally – Heaven

➤  11 September, 2018, 11:00 | by:

Canadian alt-rock-grunge gurus Dilly Dally are back and are fiercer than ever with their gritty second album Heaven. Their previous album Sore was released 3 years ago – I swear the time between album releases feels much...

We Are Leif – Breathe

➤  10 September, 2018, 11:00 | by:

Jazz can sometimes be seen as a dirty word in the world of popular music, elitist and complex and generally just difficult to get your ears round. But then, it turns out, Jazz is the perfect base...

Texas Review – O2 Academy Bristol

➤  10 September, 2018, 10:34 | by:

35 years ago I was just discovering music through my Dad’s copy of Hunky Dory, Top of the Pops (on a Thursday night) and a well worn cassette of Queen’s Greatest Hits. Somewhere around 400 miles north...

The Downs Festival Review + Photoset

➤  8 September, 2018, 13:06 | by:

Photos: Mediaembargo Now in its third year, The Downs Festival promised a day rammed full of music, debate and comedy whilst overlooking the stunning Avon Gorge on 2 September. On the Avon stage, Roots Reggae, classic dub...

The Lasting Days Review – The Crofter’s Rights

➤  6 September, 2018, 22:00 | by:

Photo: Tom Sparey After 10 years of memorable performances around Bristol and beyond, indie/americana outfit The Lasting Days took to The Crofters Rights to mark the release of their fifth record, Typography. After opening in an unconventional...

Her’s Review – Rough Trade Bristol

➤  3 September, 2018, 11:47 | by:

A Her’s gig is never anything short of a good boogie – glistening tunes and a Pierce Brosnan cardboard cutout. The duo known as Audun Laading and Stephen Fitzpatrick have been killing it this year, with countless...

Green Man Festival 2018 Review + Photoset

➤  28 August, 2018, 20:01 | by:

Photos: Lee Ramsey Green Man Festival advertises family level friendliness, so I took my dad along. Coaxed to his first music festival by one hundred Welsh beers and welcomed on Thursday evening by one hundred Welsh voices,...

IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

➤  27 August, 2018, 10:00 | by:

New record Joy As An Act Of Resistance has the difficult task of following the alarmingly powerful milestone that Brutalism was. IDLES have changed along the way and this current music shows a distinct evolution but it...

Festival Review: ArcTanGent

➤  23 August, 2018, 20:30 | by:

Photo: Carl Battams Photographer If you had to describe ArcTanGent in three words, it could only be: cold, drizzly, and intense. Math rock fans found themselves in good company, with an array of incredibly complex and technical...

Wye Oak Review – The Louisiana

➤  23 August, 2018, 20:20 | by:

This was a gig worth waiting for – a decade of gutsy creativity and outgrowing genre labels has allowed Wye Oak to build a body of work as substantial as the gargantuan hardwood they’re named after. Some...

Menace Beach – Black Rainbow Sound

➤  20 August, 2018, 11:00 | by:

With the release of their debut, Ratworld, in 2016, Menace Beach – consisting of full-time members Liza Violet and Ryan Needham – made a name for themselves in the Leeds DIY scene, brushing shoulders with peers Hookworms,...

Interpol – Marauder

➤  17 August, 2018, 12:30 | by:

Its been some time since Interpol have released any material and even longer since they wrote anything new. However, Marauder sees them return with quite the hoorah. There is a confident swagger to this record from the...

Her’s – Invitation to Her’s

➤  16 August, 2018, 11:30 | by:

After taking a trip through a technicolour asteroid belt and orbiting a planet drenched in 80’s grooves; the 11-track-jangle-pop odyssey that is Her’s debut album has finally landed. Invitation to Her’s is a follow-up from the duo’s...

Our Girl – Stranger Today

➤  15 August, 2018, 12:00 | by:

Brighton born (but London living) Our Girl is a name that continues to gain voice. Since the release of their EP Normally in 2016, the trio have been touring venues across the UK and drawing attention at...