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

SINGLE REVIEW Alfie Neale – White Gates: Released 01.03.19. Is the sky even the limit to Alfie Neale’s ambitions?’

The arrival of White Gates continues what has proven to be a very busy 2019 so far for Alfie Neale. Hot on the heels of one of this year’s first and so far finest releases, Tongue Tied, the Brighton-based songwriter-producer’s quality shows no sign of slipping, with this release a further choice cut from his Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Alfie Neale: Tongue Tied released 11.1.2019

If Alfie Neale’s previous well-received release Liquor Dreams saw him in the realms of the otherworldly, Tongue Tied is a no less beguiling journey through life’s harsher realities. Alternating between stardust-speckled balladry and head-nodding groove, like a life-affirming pulse in the temple, Tongue Tied is the most promising work yet from the Brighton-based prodigy.   Neale Continue Reading