Tag : gig review

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

Kele Okereke @ Chapel

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The beauty of a venue like Church really lies in its acoustics. The high, vaulted walls are really designed to make even the smallest sounds fill the room, providing you know how to work the space, and no-one does this better than ex-Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke. It’s a small … 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

London Grammar @ 02 Academy, 18/10

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London Grammar are the epitome of Indie Pop and Hannah Reid’s voice is something to behold. Having never listened to their music to the concert, I clearly set my expectations for the band far too low Hannah opened the show with just her vocals, and the rest of the venue … Read More

Gary Numan @ O2 Academy Brixton

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The widespread influence of Gary Numan in modern music is perhaps best illustrated by the variety of genres played over the house sound system as throngs of fans fill the Brixton Academy on Saturday night; these include airy synth-pop, haunting goth rock and pounding industrial metal. Whilst other bands may … Read More

Dizzee Rascal @ 02 Academy

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Dubbed as a ‘kingpin’ of Grime, the acclaimed Dizzee Rascal brought a raucous and energetic set to the 02 Academy as part of his Raskit tour, aiming to promote his album of the same name. Dizzee kicked off the set with ‘Space’, an acute and lyrically charged single from Raskit … Read More