Geoff Cowart

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Lightning Bolt // Live Review

their live show is more about raw power than their finesse as studio songwriters, as the Brians exchanged shredded riffs and double-time fills to the delight of the sweaty, heaving masses. 

Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage – Bad Wiring // Album Review

While his tunes may appear shambolic, feisty and disjointed, they’re much more like three-minute masterpieces than mere doodles.

Lightning Bolt – Sonic Citadel // Album Review

Their sonic tomfoolery reaches a critical point on their seventh album, striking a newfound balance between scary precision and terrifying power. It’s a potent mix.

Wish You Were Here // Venues

We get the latest lowdown on London's venues featuring The Backstreet, Werkhaus, Magazine London, Potemkin Theatre and more.

Efterklang – Altid Sammen // Album Review

There’s not a bum note to be found in these superbly played and recorded nine songs.

Flaming Lips // Live Review

Twenty years later, the Lips returned to Brixton’s O2 Academy on Saturday night to revisit the album that broke them out of critical obscurity - Geoff Cowart reviews The Flaming Lips' show.

Föllakzoid – I // Album Review

Their approach is both blissfully elegant and intriguing as each of the four songs unfold.

Brian Eno – Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks // Album Review

This seismic anniversary prompted veteran music-maker Brian Eno to revisit his flawless Apollo soundtrack and create an album’s worth of new material. He needn’t have bothered – Apollo was already regarded as an ambient masterpiece.

Venues // Wish You Were Here

Our monthly round up of the big, the bad and best news in club closures, openings and renovations around the capital. This month featuring the Borderline, Stour Space, Total Refreshment Centre and more. 

Hey Colossus // Interview

We catch up with the multitude of things the always brilliant Hey Colossus are up to

Venues // Wish You Were Here

Our monthly round up of the big and the bad news in club closures, openings and renovations around the capital. 

The Comet Is Coming // Album Review

Can this album deliver on its promise to ‘answer universal questions with universal truths’ as its promotional guff claims? Perhaps not. But it’s certainly a damn fun ride along the way

Gum Takes Tooth – Arrow // Album Review

The duo have created a wild landscape where you forget where you’ve been and can’t see where you’re going.

Swervedriver – Future Ruins // Album Review

Sadly, Swervedriver 2.0 won’t trouble their status as criminally overlooked indie behemoths of the early 90s.

The Messthetics // Interview

We caught up with Lally from The Messthetics ahead of their two London dates to find out more about the band and how they decided to cover a Sonny Sharrock tune...

Venues // Wish You Were Here

Independent venues across London are getting the new year started with a bang as they team up for a week of gigs and parties, whilst other venues get prepped for growth, change and on-going challenges. 

Objekt – Cocoon Crush // Album Review

Repeated spins reveal its tricked-out geekery, with moments of harsh distortion or woozy keys both charming in equal measure.

Venues // Wish You Were Here

Our monthly round up of the biggest and the bad news in club closures, openings and renovations around the capital.

Knife Knights – 1 Time Mirage // Album Review

Yet it's their 11 tunes that cut the deepest with their spellbinding fusion of rap, blessed funk and tough soul.

Szun Waves – New Hymn To Freedom // Album Review

Abbott provides the brooding sonic ballast with his synthesizers, while Wyllie and Pike thoughtfully duck and dive around each other.

Venues // Wish you were here

Stop the press! London has an amazing new music venue. And strangely, the old cinema was lying empty just beneath our noses for decades.

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