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The Kooks : Live Review

The Ritz, Wednesday 7th May 2014



Three years since their last release, ‘Junk of the Heart’, the Kooks are set to return with their new album, ‘Listen’, due on September 1. Already released track, ‘Down’, … Read on

By: Emma Storey on 13/05/2014. Tags: the kooks, the ritz

The Twilight Sad ‘Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’ : Live Review

Deaf Institute, Friday 2nd May 2014



James Graham is an inspiring figure. Clearly pursuing an art form he loves, this evening he addresses the audience mid-set with watery eyes and stuttering voice, offering thanks and … Read on

By: Daniel Lawrence on 12/05/2014. Tags: Deaf Institute, fourteen autumns & fifteen winters, the twilight sad, twilight sad

Shonen Knife: Live Review

The Ruby Lounge, Wednesday 30th April 2014



April started by rewinding to 1994 when Therapy? rejuvenated “Troublegum” and ended by slipping even further back to 1991 with the Japanese pop-punk trio who supported Nirvana on their … Read on

By: Billy Hell on 09/05/2014. Tags: billy hell, shonen knife, the ruby lounge

Pure X ‘Angel’ : Album Review

Fat Possum Records



The third album from Austin, TX natives Pure X marks yet another transformation by the mellowed-out psych outfit. Recruiting synth player Tommy Davidson, the band have recorded as a … Read on

By: Adam Willerton on 06/05/2014. Tags: angel, Fat Possum, pure x

Bob Log III: Live Review

The Ruby Lounge, Thursday 24th April 2014



“N. Senada’s (Bavarian Composer -1907-1993) ”Theory of Obscurity” states that an artist can only produce pure art when the expectations and influences of the outside world are not taken … Read on

By: Chester Whelks on 01/05/2014. Tags: bob log III, chester whelks

Tokyo Police Club : Live Review

The Ruby Lounge, Sunday 30th March 2014



As Tokyo Police Club take the stage at the Ruby Lounge, their first show here in a few years since their excellent album Champ was released, the excitement in … Read on

By: Ian Breen on 26/04/2014. Tags: the ruby lounge, tokyo police club

EMA ‘The Future’s Void’ : Album Review




Erika M. Anderson – or EMA as she prefers to be known – seemed to emerge fully formed in 2011 with her debut album ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’ among … Read on

By: Jack Prescott on 16/04/2014. Tags: EMA, matador, The Future's Void

Tokyo Police Club ‘Forcefield’ : Album Review

Memphis Industries



It’s been a few years since they released their truly excellent album “Champ”, which didn’t stray too far from the mould of their debut album “Elephant Shell” but definitely … Read on

By: Ian Breen on 11/04/2014. Tags: forecefield, Memphis Industries, tokyo police club

Bombay Bicycle Club : Live Review

Thursday 20th March 2014



What a place, this Albert Hall. Strange that we should be so indebted to a small local pub chain for returning to us a building of this beauty, and … Read on

By: Jacob Morrison on 25/03/2014. Tags: albert hall, bombay bicycle club

The Notwist : Live Review

The Deaf Institute, Saturday 15th March 2014



“Has anybody seen the movie Crank 2 with Jason Statham? I never want to show my kids that movie. It’s just the most sexist, racist piece of… uh… yeah. … Read on

By: Luke Bather on 20/03/2014. Tags: Deaf Institute, the Deaf institute, the notwist