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LIVE REVIEW: KATY J PEARSON – CLWB IFOR BACH 27/09/2022

A riff raff ensemble; part antiques roadshow part first night out made for an eclectic crowd all here to admire the genius that is Katy J Pearson. Speedboat started the night to an already full and boisterous crowd. The duo took complete advantage of this, harnessing that energy and putting on a show that didn’t […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Lauran Hibberd Clwb Ifor Bach 22/09/22

Cardiff’s youth were out in full attendance to bear witness to an exciting and refreshing array of talent. Viji opened proceedings with their moody, Lo- fi indie. Drum led grooves were in high supply as the Austrian Brazilian Vanilla Jenner sauntered around the stage with pnash. A great gig opener for those eager and wanting […]

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REVIEW: DJO – DECIDE

Strangers Things star Joe Keery returns with his DJO moniker to bring us another selection of alt nostalgic hits in his latest album ‘DECIDE’. DJO’s debut ‘twenty twenty’ saw the multi talented Keery delve into 80s synth laden sugary pop. Hits such as ‘Roddy’ and ‘Chateau’ displayed a real talent and ability to construct swirling,atmospheric […]

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Live Review: Coach Party, Seagoth, Jimmy’s Liverpool, 8/9/2022.

When my future grandchildren ask me, ‘Grandad, where were you when you heard that Queen Elizabeth had died?’ I can confidently reply, ‘On my way to see Coach Party‘s headline spot at Jimmy’s in Liverpool’. To paraphrase Orwell ‘All gigs are memorable, but some gigs are more memorable than others’. This was one of those […]

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REVIEW: I Love You Jennifer B – Jockstrap

How do you begin to describe Jockstrap? The duo who met in the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2016 have left critics and fans alike intrigued since their arrival. Each release seemingly diametrically opposed to what’s come before. ‘Neon’ gets the album underway in magnificent fashion. It’s a dingy,dredging track that never […]

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Preview: Live at Leeds, 15/10/2022 – various venues.

Along with Neighbourhood in Manchester and Sound City in Liverpool, Live at Leeds is one of my favourite city centre festivals and has now become an annual cross-Pennines pilgrimage. The quality of the emerging artists on show is always first rate. Headlining the larger spaces like the O2 Academy and Stylus will be Pale Waves, […]

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LIVE: FEET @ CLWB IFOR BACH

English weather definitely traipsed its way across the bridge on Sunday evening just in time for the commute to watch FEET at Clwb Ifor Bach. Sopping wet and squeezing into an intimate venue doesn’t sound like a smart decision or a fun time but this couldn’t have been more untrue Punk rock upstarts Bad Shout […]

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LIVE: Arcade Fire – Utilita Arena, Birmingham

This was an experience unlike any other. The decision of whether to attend presented a moral quandary. The journey to the gig was filled with a constant refreshing of social media to see if a support act would fill the gap vacated by Feist, whilst also wincingly checking to see if the show had been […]

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Review: ‘How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?’ – The Amazons

Reading rock outfit The Amazons return this year with their 3rd record ‘How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?’. The four piece burst onto the scene with their emphatic and boisterous guitar rock which helped quickly amass a loyal fanbase; leading them to becoming a festival staple worldwide. The Amazons haven’t strayed away […]

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Courteeners announce landmark headline return to Heaton Park to celebrate 15th Anniversary of St Jude

Ready to define yet another unforgettable summer, Courteeners have announced details of a landmark headline show at Manchester’s famed Heaton Park – returning on Friday 9th June 2023 to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their seminal debut album ‘St Jude’ in the city where it all began. A trailblazing force in modern guitar music, Courteeners […]