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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Riding A Wave With Love Fame Tragedy At Heaven

Riding A Wave With Love Fame Tragedy At Heaven

Liverpudlian Matthew Murphy, best known for his lead vocals in three-piece The Wombats, brings his new solo venture Love Fame Tragedy to London’s Heaven for a packed out show full of new music. The crowd are raring to go after two wonderful warm ups from Halifax-based...

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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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