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Mika: O2 Shepherds Bush, London – live photo review

Mika O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London 10th November 2019 Shepherds Bush Empire was completely dazzled by Mika's sold-out stunner of a rainbow-themed show. Naomi Dryden-Smith was there...

Iggy Pop: Barbican Hall, London – live review

Iggy Pop Barbican Hall, London 21st November 2019 Iggy Pop performs his latest album, Free, as part of the London EFG Jazz Festival and throws a riotous...

Mick Ronson – Only After Dark – album review

Mick Ronson - Only After Dark Cherry Red 4CD/DL Released 29th November 2019 The complete Mainman recordings by virtuoso guitarist Mick Ronson, including the albums Slaughter On 10th...

Bat For Lashes: Albert Hall, Manchester – live review

Bat For Lashes Albert Hall, Manchester Nov 24th 2019 Cazz Blase (words) and Melanie Smith (photos) take another trip to Albert Hall, to witness the welcome...

The Lovely Basement: Just Because You Can – album review

Album Review  The Lovely Basement: Just Because You Can  (Breaking Down) CD / DL   Out now 8/10 Bristol band of 'Velvets go bossa-nova country' dabblers make exceptional Sunday afternoon...

Marcus Hamblett – Detritus – album review

Instrumental wizard Marcus Hamblett is back with his second solo release, Detritus, after 2015’s much lauded LP Concrete.

Friends Again – Trapped And Unwrapped – album review

Friends Again - Trapped And Unwrapped Cherry Red 2CD/DL Released 29th November 2019 Expanded 2 disc reissue of the Glasgow pop band's sole album, with a whole raft...

The King Khan Experience – Turkey Ride: album review

THE KING KHAN EXPERIENCE TURKEY RIDE Khannibalism / Ernest Jenning Record Co. LP / DL Out now!   Canadian garage chameleon releases a mixed bag solo record which sheds a...

My Life Story: Trades Club, Hebden Bridge – live review

My Life Story Trades Club, Hebden Bridge Saturday 23 November 2019 Paul Clarke watches a master showman at work, as My Life Story plug their first album...

Trupa Trupa – Glory – Single & Video Premiere

Trupa Trupa release standout track from their album Of The Sun, Glory. Premiere of the video by internationally renowned videographer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. 

Declan Welsh & The Decadent West: Cheaply Bought Expensively Sold – album review

Declan Wesh & The Decadent West bring out their debut album, Cheaply Bought Expensively Sold.

Spearmint: Are You From the Future? – album review

Spearmint – Are You From the Future? (hitBACK) DL/CD/Ltd LP Out Now Spearmint return with an album that reveals itself as a late contender for the end of...





Melanie Martinez: O2 Apollo, Manchester – live photo review

Melanie Martinez - The K-12 world tour O2 Apollo, Manchester 5th December 2019 Photographer Melanie Smith went...

IDLES: Manchester Academy – live review

IDLES Manchester Academy 4th December 2019 As a decade of political turmoil and despair staggers drunkenly towards...

Def Robot: Def: I Cult – album review

Wayne AF Carey is handed back the baton from Ged Babey and Neil Hodge to get his around album fuckin' six in as many months.

Tony Joe White: Swamp Music – album review

This 3LP set collects alternate takes and rare tracks from the early days of Tony Joe White's career on Monument Records, with updated design and artwork, plus a lengthy essay within its gatefold sleeve.

100 Unhip Albums That We Should Learn To Love: Ian Moss – Book Review

Book Review 100 Unhip Albums -That We Should Learn To Love- Ian Moss     ...