Live Reviews

Muse Strip Back To Basics For Hammersmith Apollo Show

Muse Strip Back To Basics For Hammersmith Apollo Show

British Stadium rock trio Muse brought it all to the first of two nights at the comparatively tiny Hammersmith Apollo in support of War Child and Médecins Sans Frontières and their current and on-going humanitarian work in Ukraine. The Devon-hailing group, more often seen amongst themed oversized props at stadium headline shows or topping the bill at any festival around the world went without the theatrics for a stripped-back run-through of hits, rarities and cuts from their forthcoming ninth studio album Will Of The People.

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Florence + The Machine Take Over Drury Lane

Florence + The Machine Take Over Drury Lane

After a two and half year gap from live performances due to the pandemic, it seemed only right that Florence + The Machine's first London show since blowing up Hyde Park as part of BST 2019 should take place in the rather intimate confines of Dury Lane's Theatre...

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Marika Hackman Live: Silence Is Golden

Marika Hackman Live: Silence Is Golden

March 2020. Coronavirus fever is gripping the nation. The shelves are bare of thermometers, anti-bac liquids and lavatory paper. Images have begun circulating on social media of commuters on the bus wearing buckets over their heads. There is talk restrictions may be...

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Cage The Elephant Unleashed At Alexandra Palace

Cage The Elephant Unleashed At Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace boasts the largest sole standing capacity of any music venue in London. It’s also got a great view of the capital from out front. At about this point, I run out of positive things to say about it. Built in the 1800’s, it might look incredibly grand,...

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Beans On Toast A Gig Within A Gig.

Beans On Toast A Gig Within A Gig.

Beans On Toast opened the second leg of his UK tour on a blustery and drizzly Friday night at Chalk in Brighton, newly refurbished and expanded from its days as The Haunt.The gig opened with Matt Millership better known as Tensheds performing a solo show. His keyboard...

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La Roux Wraps Supervision Up In Fabric

La Roux Wraps Supervision Up In Fabric

With five years between each of her three albums, it’s easy to paint Elly Jackson – aka La Roux – with a brush coloured in her massive breakthrough hits. But as Jackson will tell you, as she does at tonight’s show at London club institution Fabric, she absolutely...

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The Blues Is Safe In The Hands Of Connor Selby

The Blues Is Safe In The Hands Of Connor Selby

Connor Selby must have been absolutely thrilled when he awoke the morning following his gig at the Tuesday Night Music Club, in Coulsdon, to discover that he had been nominated in two categories of the 2020 UK Blues Awards; Emerging Artist Of The Year and the Jules...

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Reign In Punk: 10 Hours With Electric Umbrella

Reign In Punk: 10 Hours With Electric Umbrella

  Masterminded by Tom Waters, former double-bassist with Psychobilly maestros the Zipheads, this punk all-dayer held at the Horn in St. Albans was held in order to raise funds for a wonderful charity called Electric Umbrella. The charity works with adults with...

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Temples Bring Hot Motion To Shepherds Bush

Temples Bring Hot Motion To Shepherds Bush

I’ve got a car with a little button that changes the way it behaves - from ‘Sport’ at one end through ‘Comfort’, to ‘Eco’ at the other. Drive it on either of the extremes and you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s two different vehicles. I’m reminded of the little button...

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The Darts, A Grand Slam At Hackney Empire

The Darts, A Grand Slam At Hackney Empire

First off, let's not spread confusion. We're going to talk about The Darts, the crazy girl quartet from Phoenix, Arizona. We're not going to talk about Darts, the nine-piece British '70s doo-wop band. Or the sport. Especially not the sport. The Darts are well...

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Lili Trifilio

Beach Bunny’s Lili Trifilio Heads To Camden

Lili Trifilio of Chicago-based outfit Beach Bunny has announced a one-off solo headline show at London's Camden...
James Bay @ Hammersmith Apollo (Kalpesh Patel)

James Bay Takes A Leap

Hitchin-hailing, multi-platinum, singer-songwriter and guitarist James Bay has announced his long-awaited third studio...
Larkin Poe @ Islington Assembly Hall (Kalpesh Patel)

Larkin Poe Cast A Bad Spell

Larkin Poe – the GRAMMY Award-nominated duo that consists of Georgia-bred, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist...
The Luka State - Rob Blackham

The Luka State Won’t Let You Bring Us Down With Latest Single

Having made a ferocious statement of intent with the supercharged single Oxygen Thief, The Luka State today ignite a...
Paolo Nutini

Paolo Nutini Returns With New Music And Live Shows

Scottish musician Paolo Nutini has announced a UK and European tour to accompany his recently announced fourth studio...

Sinkhole – The Dynamic Return of Keith M Thomson

Keith M Thomson, frontman and songwriter for the rollickingly enjoyable cult favourites The Penny Black Remedy, is...
Muse Strip Back To Basics For Hammersmith Apollo Show

Muse Strip Back To Basics For Hammersmith Apollo Show

British Stadium rock trio Muse brought it all to the first of two nights at the comparatively tiny Hammersmith Apollo in support of War Child and Médecins Sans Frontières and their current and on-going humanitarian work in Ukraine. The Devon-hailing group, more often seen amongst themed oversized props at stadium headline shows or topping the bill at any festival around the world went without the theatrics for a stripped-back run-through of hits, rarities and cuts from their forthcoming ninth studio album Will Of The People.

Paolo Nutini

Paolo Nutini Announces Run of Intimate Shows

After a massive seven-year break from touring in England, Scottish pop-rocker Paolo Nutini has announced a run of...
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