ROCKAWAY BEACH // LIVE REVIEW

"What better way to kick off 2019?" David Brooks reviews Rockaway Beach festival...

Cate Le Bon // Live Review

Without her usual jagged guitar and driving rhythm section, Le Bon’s voice becomes centre-focus. Read our review from her live show at Kings Place.

Gigs of the Year // 2018

2018: the year that changed the way we look at live shows. We take a look back at some of our favourite live performances from David Byrne, Christine & The Queens, Janelle Monáe and more. 

Charlotte Gainsbourg // Live Review

We went to see Charlotte Gainsbourg at KOKO on 11th December.

The Good, The Bad & The Queen // Live Review

"The band salute the crowd and as we leave the Dad’s Army theme drifts from the speakers. Another moment of weird confusion. It seems perfect for 2018." We went to see The Good, Te Bad & The Queen at EartH, Hackney.

Yung Lean // Live Review

We went to see 22 year old Swedish rapper and black metal aficionado, Yung Lean, at O2 Academy Brixton.

Novelist + Ray BLK // Live Review

Christmas lights were made cool this year with four in store performances on Oxford Street from the likes of Ray BLK, Novelist, Kara Marni and more.

Jon Hopkins // Live Review

We went to see Jon Hopkin's sold out show at O2 Academy Brixton, a fitting victory lap for the artist after releasing his first album in five years.

Simple Things // Festival Review

Much like the accompanying artwork by Peruvian artist Jonathan Castro, Simple Things is a warping, future-facing prismatic beast. As always, both halves of Simple Things were impressively curated this year, but the daytime schedule was garbled in the best of ways.

Big Zuu // Live Review

Big Zuu might be in the infancy of his music career but with his sold out show and his new residency on BBC 1Xtra, there is no doubt that his talent is slowly pushing him toward the forefront of UK music.

Khruangbin // Live Review

We witnessed the spacey and sultry three-piece Khruangbin in Camden’s Roundhouse for their biggest UK headline show to date.

Maribou State // Live Review

Maribou State bring their fresh new live performance back to London for the first time in two years and manage to sell out The Roundhouse with their return to stage.

IDLES // Live Review

We went to see one of the UK's most exciting emerging acts, IDLES at O2 Kentish Town Forum.

Rex Orange County // Live Review

We went to see the 20-year-old artist, Rex Orange County at Hammersmith Apollo.

Why? // Live Review

We went to see Why? Alopecia 10 Year Anniversary Tour at London, Electric Ballroom 

Masego // Live Review

In front of a full, probably oversold, Shephard’s Bush Empire, Jamaican-American Masego brought his TrapHouseJazz to an excited and anticipating crowd.

Janelle Monáe // Live Review

We went to see the queen Janelle Monáe at The Roundhouse, London on 11th September 2018.

St Vincent // Live Review

St Vincent is completely mesmerising at her Cadogan Hall piano show.

YARD: Open Air Club // Review

YARD: Open Air Club returned to Motion, one of the UK's best clubs, for its second successive year with a huge day of dancing in the sunshine, courtesy of some of the finest house and techno selectors.

Green Man Festival 2018 // Review

Re-live this year's amazing Green Man Festival.

Lost Village 2018 // Review

As we wave farewell to Festival Number 6 - joining Secret Garden Party on the scrapheap – it’s a great time time for a newcomer to help fill a boutique-shaped gap in the British festival circuit. Enter Lost Village.

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