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Empress Of @ MOTH Club,...

by AdamTait on 20 June 2016

The relationship between and artist and a venue can be an interesting one. At times they can seem an ideal pairing, their suitability for each other...
Jonathan Wilson @ Union...

by EdwardClibbens on 14 June 2016

The Union Chapel is the perfect location for almost anything, but it seems particularly well-suited to an acoustic set by the wonderfully referential...
Deftones @ SSE Wembley Arena,...

by EdwardClibbens on 08 June 2016

Deftones are unique in that they’re the only band to have truly survived and outgrown nu-metal. Linkin Park have got progressively worse, System of...
The relationship between and artist and a venue can be an interesting one. At times they can seem an ideal pairing, their suitability for each other lifting the performance and...

Empress Of @ MOTH Club, London, 14/06/16

by AdamTait on 20 June 2016

The Union Chapel is the perfect location for almost anything, but it seems particularly well-suited to an acoustic set by the wonderfully referential Jonathan Wilson. Despite being...
Deftones are unique in that they’re the only band to have truly survived and outgrown nu-metal. Linkin Park have got progressively worse, System of a Down have reformed but...

Deftones @ SSE Wembley Arena, London - 03/06/2016

by EdwardClibbens on 08 June 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 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...
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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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