Category : Live review

Declan McKenna @ LUU 24/10/2017

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Deep in the caverns of Leeds University Union on a gloomy Tuesday evening, a magical moment was happening. There was something incredibly moving about the sea of glitter-clad, bright-eyed young faces hanging on every word of Declan Mckenna, particularly during powerful hit ‘Paracetamol.’ This newcomer has gained a vast and … Read More

Coasts @ The Chapel 32/10/2017

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There’s an unrivalled electricity and intimacy in the tiny Chapel; the ‘them and us’ barrier crumbles and the sense that you’re all just in it for a good time is in the air. And, what a good time it was. Although the church venue may have lost its religious roots, … Read More

Weezer @ 02 Academy 23/10/2017

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Goodbye, Weezer. On Monday night, against the backdrop of a 7ft illuminated ‘W’, a cape, sceptre and crown clad River Cuomo approached the mic to perform ‘King of the World’. All I could think was “Jesus, these guys are lame.” It has been, and evidently still is, this all-embracing nerdiness … Read More

Dream Wife @ The Wardrobe 18/10/2017

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I can easily say that Dream Wife on 18th October at The Wardrobe was the most fun I have ever had at a gig. Dream Wife were supported by The Boxing and Dead Naked Hippies who both did a good job of getting the audience warmed up, ready for the … Read More

Public Service Broadcasting @ O2 Academy, 19/10

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Public Service Broadcasting, with their genre-bending sound that blends historical archives and music, and self-confessed position as “middle-class Londoners”, create a show unlike anything I’ve ever witnessed before. Short, fast-paced clips flicker on and off the screens at the side of the stage, showing coal-miners, their families and the wider … Read More

Arcane Roots @ Key Club, 17/10

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Arcane Roots are, perhaps, a band who have something for everyone. The crowd that descend upon the Key Club tonight appear to represent this perfectly; heavy enough to draw in metalheads, complex enough to draw in hipsters, and yet still accessible enough to draw in mostly anyone else. This Autumn … Read More

Lorde @ Birmingham O2 Academy

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“The room was alive and was filled with so much colour and community.” I don’t think I’ve ever waited in a queue as long as I had for Lorde. But I’ll tell you now, it was worth it. She spread such emotion, energy and excitement throughout every member of the … Read More

Abandoman @ The Wardrobe

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Despite having supported Ed Sheeran, winning the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 2010, and appearing on popular TV shows such as 8 out of 10 cats, Abandoman are a two-piece you have probably never heard of. This is because their show is formed of improvised musical songs … Read More

Laurel Halo @ Headrow House

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Laurel Halo, the Berlin-based experimentalist, is arguably one of the most enigmatic women in electronic music right now. Released in July of this year, her third album ‘Dust’ is an all-encompassing piece of art, showcasing her individuality as well as alluding towards her Detroit-techno influences. A purple glow ensues Halo, … Read More