Fickle Friends – The Rainbow, Birmingham

Uplifting Brighton quintet Fickle Friends have proven themselves to be one of the most hard working in the UK for 2016. Performing a mammoth run of dates with a selection of hotly tipped acts including Clean...

Daughter – The Institute, Birmingham

It appears things have come full circle in a manner regarding my following of Daughter as I stand in Digbeth's crowded Institute. I inadvertently saw the band perform on an autumn night back in 2011...

Florence + the Machine – Genting Arena, Birmingham

Florence + the Machine have come incredibly far in a short time from their performance at the second capital's ramshackle O2 academy with tour companions The xx. Tonight they headline the Genting Arena for a...

Review: Green Man Festival

The unassuming Green Man Festival has achieved a large amount in its twelve year career. Now the most prolific music event in Wales, through positive support from the government and it's fiercely loyal...

Review: Latitude Festival

As I walk beneath the celestial glowing lights of the Faraway Forest and make my way to the idyllic lake running through Henham Park, there is an indescribable mixture of comfort, emotion and frenetic...

Review: Parklife 2015

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, fast becoming Manchester's most prolific event Parklife took place over the weekend and we were lucky enough to absorb the action across both days. As 70,000 patrons eagerly...
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Ryn Weaver – Notting Hill Arts Club, London

On Wednesday evening, Turks followed a bustling crowd inside the cosy Notting Hill Arts Club for a sold out celebration of the latest alt-pop vixen to emerge with her own brand of spooky electro tinged...
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Little May – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

Australian female trio Little May have been creating whimsical pop/folk/indie since their incarnation and it accumulated in a luxurious, cathartic self titled EP in 2014. To promote this release and to create...

Slaves – The Institute, Birmingham

Ahead of the release of the second album 'Are You Satisfied?' in the coming week, Tunbridge Wells duo Slaves are currently doing the rounds on the UK circuit to showcase upcoming material along with previous...
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San Fermin – Jazz Cafe, London

Brooklyn baroque pop eight piece San Fermin descended on London Town on Monday evening to demonstrate their creativity and surpassable musicianship as a unit. Following the release of their sophomore release...

Say Lou Lou – Heaven, London

The atmosphere at Say Lou Lou's UK album launch gig was one of complete curiosity. The sister duo have been on the spectrum of notice for over a year now and have played a handful of dates in the UK as well as...

Marika Hackman – The Rainbow, Birmingham

Since the beginning of 2015, the blogosphere had been set alight by Marika Hackman's mournful alt-folk. Having first released an extensive EP in 2013, she followed it up with the sublime 'We Slept At Last'...

Glass Animals – The Kazimier, Liverpool

Although there were no palm trees present on the final night of Glass Animals' UK tour, the band successfully transported Liverpool into their own psychedelic jungle. The secretive nature of the band's...

Ram Jam, Transmission at Albert Halls

I’ve always been slightly apprehensive when visiting the Albert Halls in Manchester; for starters it’s a venue that was originally designed as the Methodist Central Hall in 1910. We’d only just seen the...
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Jungle at The Ritz, Manchester

The psychedelic shimmery of Jungle’s self-titled debut LP on Richard Russell’s XL Records has infiltrated the UK chart market over the past six months, with considerable success. Jungle’s brazen,...

Jackmaster Tweak-A-Holic at XOYO

If you wanted a living-breathing example of the British’s continued love affair with all things left of centre, you probably needn’t look further than Jackmaster’s Tweak-A-Holic mix series; it’s about...
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Review: Notting Hill Carnival

Rain rain rain rain rain rain. That is the story of this years Notting Hill Carnival. Having attended the Carnival on both Sunday and Monday, there is too much to write about. Instead, here's a selection of...

Review: UV Festival

You may be looking at the ratings on the left thinking: "the lineup wasn't great, we probably shouldn't go next year". If that's your mindset about festivals as a whole - you're as ignorant and naive as the...

Review: Boomtown Fair

With it being one the very few festivals in the UK that can rival Glastonbury, BoomTown Fair's production value, theme and stage fare was a notch-up from 2013. Having had the nod to up the capacity, the...

Review: Eastern Electrics

Celebrating electronic music, Eastern Electrics invited just under 10,000 'boom-boom' seeking festival goers, a host of international dance music talent and - as is expected in England - frequent blemishes of...

Review: Tramlines Festival

With six years under its belt - Tramlines - Sheffield's inner-city music festival has now become a massive attraction. It's the only event of its kind in the UK and takes place in a city whose tight knit music...