Rival Sons Plant Roots And Go Feral In Brixton

Rival Sons Plant Roots And Go Feral In Brixton

I feel a little sorry for openers The Last Internationale as they have the early shift just 10 minutes after doors opened. Nevertheless the New Yorkers are sensational in front of a gathering audience with a four-number set. This band are easy on the eye: Delila Paz...

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Of Monsters And Men Spread Joy At Eventim Apollo

Of Monsters And Men Spread Joy At Eventim Apollo

Of Monsters And Men are about so much more than songs with irresistible “la-la-la” choruses, impossibly sunny melodies, kooky lyrics about pet dragonflies and talking trees, and sudden jubilant outbursts of “hey!”. Of Monsters And Men are about spreading joy. For 90...

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The Cult Build A Sonic Temple In Hammersmith

The Cult Build A Sonic Temple In Hammersmith

Sonic Temple isn’t just The Cult’s highest-charting album (#3 in the UK, #10 in the US). It’s the one that gave them three bonafide Top 40 hits that they still play almost every night. It’s the one that saw them double down on the all-out rock approach of predecessor...

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Martin Harley: Blues In The Chapel

Martin Harley: Blues In The Chapel

Martin Harley is probably Woking’s third most famous guitar player. Whist Paul Weller is almost certainly taking top billing (though primarily as a result of his singer/songwriter credentials) and Rick Parfitt certainly knew how to bang out a chord, it’s Harley who...

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All The World’s A Fair: Womad 2019

All The World’s A Fair: Womad 2019

Womad is a big part of our family. We’ve been going since the now grown-up kids were small, not every year but most, starting off the summer holidays on the first weekend after school broke up. Now it’s become a weekend where the whole family comes together, relaxes...

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Puddle Of Mudd Sizzle On The Hottest Of Hot Days

Puddle Of Mudd Sizzle On The Hottest Of Hot Days

On the hottest day in England since records began, I had a sweaty, heavy post-grunge gig at the Islington Assembly in North London to attend, with a nice hot journey to and from the venue on the Northern ‘furnace” Line to boot. That’s the negatives out of the way....

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