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SXSW2016

I love Austin. It’s a relaxed city with a great love of music. This was my third visit to SXSW and this …

Primavera Sound 2015

I’ve always wanted to visit Barcelona, so Primavera seemed to give me a good reason to visit. Everyone I’ve spoken to about …

Taman Shud

I’d tried to catch Taman Shud last year. I’d seen a video of one of their performance on Facebook and loved the …

SXSW Music 2013

SXSW Music doesn’t officially start until the Tuesday and even then it’s only really a few locations playing music. But with so …

Chantel McGregor and Mordecai

A double up evening at the Forum Hertfordshire. Blues evening in the Attic and Metal in the Auditorium. So I bounced between …

Rhythms of the World 2011

Joan Ov Arc Skip Macdonald C W Stoneking Oi Va Voi Oi Va Voi Moishe’s Bagel Jim Moray Kanda Bongo Man Kanda …

SXSW Music 2011

It’s a few weeks since I returned from SXSW and thought I’d take some time to reflect on SXSW. I’ve reviewed SXSWi …

Sing Ye From the Hillsides II

My second encounter with British Sea Power in the space of a week was their three day mini festival ‘Sing Ye From …

Therapy?

Therapy? are one of those ‘nearly bands’. When I was a Uni in the early 90s, their ‘Shortsharpshock EP’ followed by the …

Rhythms of the World 2009

Dealers – ‘Cost’ The Dealers – ‘Pick a bale of cotton’ The Dealers – Wondering Etran Finataw Rebel Control Photos from the …