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My Review of 2015

This year, I got to even more gigs than ever before, 183 in total. I managed three full festivals, The Great Escape, …

Field Day 2015 (Sunday)

Over the last few years Field Day’s had some interesting line ups. This year’s featured the Savages and I’ve not seen them …

Torres at Rough Trade

She was my highlight of Primavera Sound and tonight she was playing Rough Trade East. Again, it was a great set. Just …

The Coathangers

The Coathangers were one of my highlights of SXSW2013. They rarely tour Europe so I wanted to catch this performance. It was …

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 …

The Great Escape 2015

Last year was my first Great Escape. As it billed itself as Europe’s SXSW, I went to the festival with high expectations. …

Record Store Day

It was Record Store Day and although there were some interesting gigs at various stores, I also knew they would be busy. …

Wolf Alice

I rang my parents the weekend after the Wolf Alice gig and they had been looking at my Flickr stream (they cyber-stalk …

Nadine Shah at Rough Trade

Lovely, but short gig at Rough Trade from Nadine Shah in support of her new album, Fast Food. It was a mixture …

March Review

A really busy month. 18 different gigs, including a random gig in Edinburgh, a weekend photographing Daylight Music, and several nights at …

Mourn

After spending most of the week at the Shacklewell, I’d been persuaded to head to Birthdays to check out a Spanish band, …

Honeyblood at the Oslo

After last night’s dip. Back on more conventional territory with another NME Award show. This time Honeyblood at the Oslo Opening the …

Peace and Thurston Moore

Two gigs tonight, starting the evening with another trip to Rough Trade for a performance by Peace. I’d seen Peace at SXSW, …

Dolomite Minor at Electrowekz

Another NME show and another reminder of why I need to start saving for SXSW next year (maybe less gigs would help? …

January Summary

A cold January of mostly decent new music. Unfortunately, I  was unable to get to three gigs, so I’ll have to catch …

My Review of 2014

This year, even more gigs – 140 to be precise. Helped largely by regular visits to Daylight Music at the Union Chapel. …

My Top Albums of 2014

A quick run down of my favourite albums of 2014. A New Nature, Esben and the Witch To Be Kind, Swans In …

Jack White at the O2

I’ve seen Jack White a few times in the last few years. I think he’s good value for money, but I did …

Four gigs, one day

One of those days when I decided to pack the gigs in. Staring midday at Daylight Music, with it’s usual eclectic mix …