Tag : Emma Dutton

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

In The Middle with Matt Maltese

1 year ago / 0 comments

Based in South London, 20 year old singer Matt Maltese has been rising slowly through the ranks since 2015 with his distinctive rich vocals and melancholy piano melodies. With an album and several EPs under his belt, this year has proved to be his most successful; opening for the Maccabees … Read More

Matt Maltese to play Oporto, 7/11

1 year ago / 0 comments

It’s the final night on earth… Donald Trump and Theresa May have just pressed the Big Red Button… before slinking into the bedroom. This scene, horrifying and humorous in equal measure, was the inspiration for Matt Maltese’s sleazy ballad ’As the World Caves in’, and the outcome demonstrates the artist’s … Read More

Abandoman @ The Wardrobe

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Single Review: Love Anyone Else by SUGARHOUSE

2 years ago / 0 comments

The squeak of the hinge as the case opens. The ka-thunk as the cassette locks into place. The whiny scratch as you rewind. These are the sounds of the cassette revival. Sad Club Records, an independent label specialising in the humble old cassette, presents the debut release from SUGARHOUSE. At … Read More

Julia Jacklin @ Headrow House, 28/02/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Guardian described Julia Jacklin’s album as  “one of those albums that will slowly creep into the affections of a large number of people”. The journalist’s predictions came to fruition: four months later and Jacklin sold out Headrow House. And it’s very easy to see why. Everything about the gig … Read More

Dutch Uncles @ The Wardrobe, 3/3/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

Going to a Dutch Uncles gig is like admiring a piece of concept art. No one quite understands it – but that’s ok. The whole evening it felt as if the band were teetering on the edge of their performance, as if the music could escape from their hands at … Read More

Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles

2 years ago / 0 comments

Despite having the distinctive Dutch Uncles sound, that is, erratic, urgent rhythms, unusual dissonances, opaque and surreal lyrics, Big Balloon places electric guitar at the forefront of the soundscape. After ex-guitarist Daniel ‘Sped’ Spedding left the band, lead singer Duncan Wallis stated that the they wanted “to make the most … Read More

Boxed In @ Belgrave Music Hall, 06/02/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

It was a dark and drizzly night. In the warmth of Belgrave, a crowd stood under the tantalising red and blue lights anticipating the arrival of Boxed In. Minutes later, moving its way along the walls, fiercely agitating the scanty flame of life in the hearts of the audience, the … Read More