Dave Rowlinson


Beyond Clueless with Live Score by Summer Camp // Live Review

Like the map Janice gives Cady in Mean Girls, Summer Camp’s soundtrack guides you through the film’s first-day nerves,

LiStening Now // May 31st

The best new music this week, collected into one handy playlist. May 2014. Track of the Week: 1987 - Michelle

The Pizza Underground // Live Review

We went to check out the Pizza Underground launching Pizza shop 'Yard Sale Pizza' in Clapton and it was insane.

Gruff Rhys // Live Review

It’s time for a far wider recognition of Gruff Rhys' incredible talent, his live show a night to savour and treasure; bubbling over with warmth, wit and ingenuity

Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots // Album Review

The disbelief, ire and spiky rage with which Damon used to kick back against inertia seems to have been replaced by an exhausted resignation

Stephen Malkmus // Live Review

You’ve got to feel for Malkmus a bit; he knows what we want, we want the songs that rhyme “venison” and “Tennyson”

Summer Camp // Live Review

The Summer Camp live show always does everything great shows do; all the uplifting bits, all the heartbreak bits and all the bits that make your feet move.

Dim Peaks – Time of Joy // Album Review

In these Rayna James inspired times - with flannel shirts and broad Texan accents firmly back on the agenda - a re-imagining of what we once, half-embarrassed, called Alt.Country seems way overdue.

Live Review // James Holden

Corsica Studios - 15/6/13 I'll admit I didn't catch all of James Holden's set to celebrate the release of his glorious new album, The Inheritors....

Review // Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record

Merge // June 4th ‘Last Summer’, the 2011 solo debut born amidst the hiatus/combustion of Fiery Furnaces, remained puzzlingly undiscovered by the record-downloading public. This...

Review // Wampire – Curiosity

Wampire - Curiosity Polyvinyl Records // May 14th If ‘Curiosity’ is a welding job of big-hitting indierock influences from the other side of The Atlantic, it’s...

Reviews // Guards – In Guards We Trust

Guards - In Guards We Trust Partisan Records // April 29th On the face of it - and boy, is it ever a pretty face -...

Review // Rhye – Woman

Rhye Woman Polydor // March 4th  People are going to hear this, and they’re going to say 'dinner party', they’re going to say this is the...

Live Review // Amateur Best

Amateur Best Rough Trade East // February 8thNestled deep within the Rough Trade store, Amateur Best's Joe Flory makes light of the slightly incongruous habitat...

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