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Native Dancer @ Rich Mix...

by AdamTait on 24 May 2016

A teacher once imparted this shiny nugget of knowledge to me: complexities might make something more impressive, but they also it more likely to go...
Father John Misty @ The...

by EdwardClibbens on 23 May 2016

Generally speaking, The Roundhouse, for all its impressive new-ness, is a rather soulless venue. All clean, crisp and lacking in atmosphere. I’ve...
Alice Phoebe Lou @ Rough Trade...

by AdamTait on 22 May 2016

Some performers impress with startling displays of bombast. Towering introductions and vocal trickery and the irresistible pull of rhythmic...
A teacher once imparted this shiny nugget of knowledge to me: complexities might make something more impressive, but they also it more likely to go wrong. Most buskers don't...
Generally speaking, The Roundhouse, for all its impressive new-ness, is a rather soulless venue. All clean, crisp and lacking in atmosphere. I’ve only ever seen one band...
Some performers impress with startling displays of bombast. Towering introductions and vocal trickery and the irresistible pull of rhythmic manipulation. Others - like Alice...
Having headlined the Barrowland Ballroom last November, why then are local boys / heroes The LaFontaines supporting The Summer Set at the somewhat smaller Glaswegian venue that...
There was a moment part way through which encapsulated the euphoria of Calexico’s first gig at the Barbican since 2003. With the crowd already in raptures at the Tex-Mex heavy...

Calexico @ The Barbican, London - 25/04/2016

by AlexJackson on 28 April 2016

Who listens to Animal Collective these days? That's not a dig - it's an honest question. One I asked myself walking towards Stepney's Troxy past sirens and kebab shops Tuesday...
As I emailed to enquire about the stage times for Black Mountain’s show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom, I could not have foreseen the glee I would take from the reply; which...
“Where is the show?” “The Hydro.” “Really? I thought it was the ABC.” This short conversation on the afternoon of CHVRCHES’ phenomenal(ly large, at least)...

CHVRCHES @ The Hydro, Glasgow – 02/04/2016

by Kyle McCormick on 04 April 2016

When I discovered October Drift a couple of weeks ago, they quickly established themselves as the best new band I’ve heard this year. In a world flooded with tedious guitar...
Brixton’s Electric was alive with bristling Portuguese musical pride on Saturday. The rammed venue buzzed with anticipation. National flags were waved. All this in eager...
Your chances of seeing The National or Beirut in surrounds as snug as Hackney’s Oslo are, in all fairness, slim. But LNZNDRF, the band made of members of both groups,...

LNZNDRF @ Oslo, London, 19/02/16

by AdamTait on 24 February 2016

On a sodden night of lashing rain and general grimness in London, a concise, polished and fleetingly experimental set from Austin five-piece Shearwater was just what the intrepid...
Not long ago, Foals were a bunch of slightly nerdy blokes playing technically complex ‘math rock’, all whilst facing each other at introverted angles on stage. Now, as they...

Foals @ SSE Wembley Arena, London - 16/02/16

by EdwardClibbens on 19 February 2016

Lissie is a bit of an odd prospect... Equal parts effortlessly cool Stevie Nicks (with a far less horrible voice (yes I went there)) wannabe and actually rather un-cool...

Lissie @ Kentish Town Forum, London - 15/02/2016

by EdwardClibbens on 17 February 2016

After a brief period of "living under a rock", Nina Nesbitt has returned with an updated sound and attitude, playing three UK dates to promote the release of her new 'Modern...

Nina Nesbitt @ King Tut's, Glasgow - 28/01/2016

by Kyle McCormick on 01 February 2016

S4M TV
S4M TV // Jake Evans - 'Glorious'

by AdamTait on 23 February 2016

S4m TV // Mod Sun - 'Shoot 'Em Down'

by AdamTait on 12 February 2016

S4m TV // Blitzen Trapper - 'Mystery And...

by AdamTait on 08 February 2016

S4M TV // Nina Nesbitt - 'Chewing Gum'

by Kyle McCormick on 18 January 2016

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