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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. 


In their new Camden home, the 2019 edition of Mirrors was an undisputed success... 

Giant Swan // Live Review

"When the duo are bathed in a piercing red glow, we catch glimpses of a hellish landscape, Harry and Robin as the demonic conductors" - we review Giant Swan's mighty live show.

Self Esteem // Live Review

Self Esteem is a truly charismatic, ingenious talent and her live shows are a testament to this, as evidenced by her performance at Electric...

MadGibbs // Live Review

"Their live shows showcase an undeniable chemistry, both personally and professionally, between Madlib’s slick beats and Gibb’s raw talent" - we review MadGibb

Weyes Blood // Live Review

"the climax of ‘Movies’ is immense, the transition from stately poise to unbridled joy so well-judged", Wilf Skinner reviews Weyes Blood's spellbinding performance

Deerhunter // Live Review

"Cox is in particularly fine form tonight - although admittedly when isn't he?" - we caught Deerhunter's much-anticipated return to the capital.

Chromatics // Live Review

Playing their first London show in six years, Chromatics further perpetuated their enigmatic reputation with a striking display of their expertly crafted sonic and...

Slowthai // Live Review

slowthai brought his 'Bet Ya a £5er' tour to Brixton Academy on October 18th and proved exactly why he's such a singular force to...

Holly Herndon // Live Review

Holly Herndon brought the critically-acclaimed and visionary PROTO to the Barbican last Wednesday for a sublimely unique audiovisual experience. At its core, Holly Herndon’s live...

Suzanne Ciani // Live Review

The audience's rapture is broken only once when a low battery sign appears on the projector - we caught pioneering modular-synth artist Suzanne Ciani live.

Ty Segall // Live Review

Come, ‘You Make the Sun Fry’ in a room so sweaty even the windows were gasping for air" - Al Mills caught Ty Segall at Oval Space on 12th October.


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Marika Hackman // Live Review

“It’s never gonna be like it was before” she expresses on ‘send my love’. And that can only be a good thing. - Tom Curtis reviews Marika Hackman's show.

Alex Cameron // Live Review

Al Cam made a mighty return to play London earlier this week, we headed down to catch him in action at Electric Brixton. “We got...

Altın Gün // Live Review

Amsterdam's Altın Gün brought their kaleidoscopic Turkish psych-folk fusion to XOYO on September 11th; we caught their impressive sold-out debut UK show. After their twenty-minute...

Oh Sees // Live Review

Last week Oh Sees returned to The Troxy, having brought Castlemania to the venue last year. We headed down on Friday 6th to witness their...

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.

Nils Frahm // Live Review

Kicking off a beautifully sunny August bank holiday weekend, German composer Nils Frahm returned to London to perform at The Hydra's bank holiday series...


Safe yet unpredictable, intimate yet vast, Lowlands is a gem still largely untouched by punters outside of Holland.

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