Category: Music

Live Review: The Original Rudeboys @ Birmingham O2 Academy 3, 10/07/13

Original by name and definitely by nature, the Dublin hip-hop/Indie trio of Neddy (rapper), Rob (vocals and guitar) and Walshy (ukulele) have a difference about them that makes them stand out – and it definitely works. Currently out on their...

/ 16th July 2013

Feature: A Whistle-stop Review of Glastonbury Festival 2013

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts has been going for over 40 years now, and with a line-up that – this year – boasted The Rolling Stones amongst its headliners, it very much came back from its 2012 hiatus with...

/ 12th July 2013

Live Review: The Killers @ Wembley Stadium, London, 22/06/2013

Reeling off a list of greats to grace the stage at Wembley in a specially written song for the occasion, Brandon Flowers exclaims the next line with pride: “After tonight, they’re gonna put another name on that list!” It’s taken...

/ 4th July 2013

From the Archive: Live Review – Biffy Clyro @ LG Arena, Birmingham, 21/03/2013

  With the release of their sixth studio album, Opposites, Biffy Clyro had some rather large expectations lying at their feet for their UK and European tour. And considering the rough ride including addiction and miscarriages recently, the band pulled...

/ 19th June 2013

Review: Stooshe – ‘London With the Lights On (Deluxe Edition)’

When we think of girl-bands, we tend to think of a group of ladies in their early 20s crooning about their love lives whilst battling with each other for the role of lead vocalist (think Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls...

/ 7th June 2013

Feature Band: Young Kato

Indie-pop music seems to come and go so quickly. It’s filled with forgettable bands and mediocre singles, so it’s nice to find a band like Young Kato who are producing super-tight and fresh tracks. The six-piece group – hailing from Cheltenham – have...

/ 5th June 2013

Review: The National – ‘Trouble Will Find Me’

Atmosphere. Emotion. Raw feeling. The National are a shortcut to emotion. They leave you feeling empty and used – but absolutely thrilled about it. You get a feeling of turmoil, of regret, of lost times and nostalgia. And it’s so present, so...

/ 23rd May 2013

Review: Frank Turner – ‘Tape Deck Heart’

Frank Turner is, put simply, one of the most predominant artists within his genre currently making music. His last album, England Keep My Bones, was one of the best received albums of 2011, and so his follow-up Tape Deck Heart had a lot to live...

/ 2nd May 2013

Festival News: The Rolling Stones set to headline Glastonbury 2013

Organisers have confirmed that The Rolling Stones will be one of three headliners for the 2013 Glastonbury festival, alongside Mumford and Sons and the Arctic Monkeys. Mick Jagger tweeted: “Can’t wait to play Glastonbury. I have my wellies and my...

/ 29th March 2013

Review: Bastille – ‘Bad Blood’

Every now and then a band comes along who are branded “the next big thing”, and Bastille was the band slapped with these buzz words at the end of last year. Lead singer Dan Smith – who is also the...

/ 28th March 2013