By the end, it feels as if The Growlers have played the 1,700 capacity Roundhouse as effortlessly as they would to ten people in a small dive bar, which is perhaps how their brooding pop songs work best.
"to get the sold-out crowd fully on board, they stroll into a verse-chorus of Gwen Stefani's 'Hollaback' before seamlessly running into the aforementioned 'Rollerskate'" - Gurr live at The Lexington last week.
"It’s rich, expansive pop that feels an exciting place to be" - Poliça live at Village Underground earlier this week.
CTM Festival returned to Berlin for another unmissable edition showcasing mind-bending music and art.
"The nine-piece band provided both shimmering vocal harmonies and tight, jazzy grooves, making the venue feel more like a New Orleans’ nightclub than somewhere in wintry, rainy London."
"A band who have firmly positioned themselves in London’s pioneering post-punk scene, Ghum are gradually creeping up the pecking order of must-see bands in the capital, and last night’s sell-out proved why"
"The result is a symbiotic audio-visual installation, transporting the audience into an eighties sci-fi novel" - Maddie Wrench reviews Robert Henke's AV show at the Barbican.
For his live performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall last Sunday, Djrum leant into the blissful and delicate sides to his greatly expansive sound. As last...
"Sega Bodega thrives in defying expectations, and if the new songs were anything to go by, there’s plenty more in store from this disruptive pop visionary"
KOKOKO! are a truly joyous force to behold live, and they certainly proved this and then some at Fabric end of last month. Fabric. It's...
An artist who very much does things on his own terms and with a dynamic prowess, as evidenced by his show, we caught Bakar...
"With featured artists Shane Eagle, Tomi Agape, and Amaarae all coming on stage to join a victorious looking Santi who asked the crowd to go crazy for this one, mosh pits were formed and gun fingers were skanked" - we review Santi's debut London show.
We went down for the shock tactics of SKYND's first headline show.
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...
"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 is a truly charismatic, ingenious talent and her live shows are a testament to this, as evidenced by her performance at Electric...
"Their live shows showcase an undeniable chemistry, both personally and professionally, between Madlib’s slick beats and Gibb’s raw talent" - we review MadGibb
"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
"Cox is in particularly fine form tonight - although admittedly when isn't he?" - we caught Deerhunter's much-anticipated return to the capital.
Playing their first London show in six years, Chromatics further perpetuated their enigmatic reputation with a striking display of their expertly crafted sonic and...