Category : Live review

Royal Blood rise to the Arena challenge, 17/11

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The dynamic duo that are Royal Blood hit the First Direct Arena to play to a huge and enthusiastic crowd. Their latest album, How Did We Get So Dark?, has elevated them to arena- filling popularity and they seem to be embracing this growth. Opening with ‘Lights Out’, Royal Blood … Read More

Bad Sounds bring their party to Brudenell, 15/11

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There was anything but bad sounds at Brudenell when this indie-funk band from Bath took over the Community Room on Wednesday night. Full of energy right from the start, if you weren’t there to dance then why were you even there? Fronted by brothers, Ewan and Callum Merrett, who came … Read More

Milky Chance @ Leeds University Stylus, 9/11

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“Are you okay? Are you alright? Are you having a good time?” It was on the 9th of November that Clemens Rehbein, lead vocalist of the indie-folk group Milky Chance, asked these at once sincere and imposing words. The trio, consisting of Rehbein, guitarist Antonio Greger and producer Philipp Dausch, from … Read More

Marika Hackman @ The Wardrobe, 17/11

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“I’m not your man”, Marika sings to the crowd during opening song ‘Good Intentions’, a lyric in keeping with the line-up of remarkable female vocalists and musicians that graced The Wardrobe’s stage last Friday. Soph Nathan of Our Girl kick-started the evening with a grungy lo-fi style reminiscent of Best … Read More

Trudy and the Romance @ The Lending Room, 15/11

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“Can I borrow your lighter please?” I rehearse. I really want to talk to Trudy and/or The Romance, and so I continued to practice this reliable ice-breaker before approaching. When I finally did stutter out my overly prepared line, it became embarrassingly clear to me how little I had to … Read More

Matt Maltese @ Oporto, 7/11

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Last week in our interview, I remember being taken aback when Matt Maltese said he didn’t feel super successful; but now I understand. As he confidently advanced through the crowd of twenty-somethings towards the stage in his signature dark brown mobster-esque suit, I considered how small the venue at Oporto … Read More

Julia Jacklin @ Belgrave Music Hall

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The only problem with seeing an artist play more than once, is that you can’t help but compare performances. Julia Jacklin graced Belgrave for the last round of gigs showcasing her stunning debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win, and having been enchanted by her performance of the album at … Read More

Manchester Orchestra @ Church, 23/10

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Manchester Orchestra have always been a band that defied genre definitions. Indie-rock, definitely, with elements of 00s emo and alternative, yet, the band are considerably more interesting than many of their counterparts in those scenes. With heart wrenching lyrics set amidst typical heavy riffs and drum patterns, Manchester Orchestra erupted … Read More