RETROSPECTIVE: Adorable, Bush Hall, London. 1st November 2019. Better to Fade In than Fade Away: Lost guitar greats briefly return for a fleeting night of celebration.

“We never did get to set the world alight, but we got as far as striking the match.” – Pete Fijalkowski, Adorable. With hindsight, what an absolute mindfuck it must have been for anyone lucky enough to kick around on the roster of the legendary Creation Records in the early 1990s. Forget how things turned Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Cassia / Alfie Neale / Make Friends. Thekla, Bristol, 26th October 2019. The boat rocks to the sounds of Manchester’s afro-indie marvels.

  Some live tickets are destined from the start to be great ones. The emergence of Cassia has without doubt been one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of the year. Joined by Brighton’s rising star Alfie Neale and new local favourites Make Friends, and crammed on to a hot, sweaty and packed-out Thekla, Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Amber Run with support from Stereo Honey — A match made in heaven in Exeter’s Lemongrove. 16.10.2019.

“The entire [Stereo Honey] set was hauntingly atmospheric” Opening the night Stereo Honey, who were well received judging by the pockets of the crowd singing along to every beautifully crooned word flying gracefully, almost transcendentally from lead singer Pete Restrick’s throat. It would be amiss to assume that there was anyone left by the end Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: Larkins / STITCH / Abandon Ship! The Anvil, Bournemouth, 18.10.19. Manchester’s rising stars bring their euphoric brand of indie-pop to the South Coast

Despite its usual rock ethos, it was an unashamedly eclectic treble-bill laid on for a packed assembly at Bournemouth’s basement venue The Anvil on Friday, reflected in the show being sold out well in advance of the night. Indie-pop rising stars Larkins were the main draw for a largely youthful crowd, but it is always Continue Reading

PHOTOSTORY: Will Young Came Out of his Cage and he’s Doing Just Fine in the Brighton Centre.

After focusing on his award winning podcast and and acting career we were pleasantly shocked to hear that Will Young would be releasing a album in 2019 which led naturally to a tour. Will Young found fame battling it out on the 2001 reality TV show Pop Idol where the show became about 2 stars: Continue Reading