GIG REVIEW: Whether playing ‘Popular Music’ or giving us a ‘Picture Of Good Health’ LIFE prove they are exactly what we need right now. Supports Night Flowers & Bird Shoes- Bournemouth

After a big year and an even bigger album LIFE set out on an extensive set of tour dates to cement themselves as one of the UK’s premier live acts. To compliment the Bournemouth date LIFE were placed aside tour support Night Flowers and local legends Bird Shoes. With over 5 years history as the Continue Reading

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

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

GIG REVIEW: White Denim with Support Boy Azooga; “[White Denim,] What A Fucking Band” The Perfect Heckle From a Jubilant Crowd Member.

For many including Underscore Part 3 the announcement of White Denim with support from Boy Azooga felt as close to a double headline gig that you’re going to find for a venue of its size so it’s without surprise that Portsmouth’s hotspot the Wedgewood Rooms had sold out in advance.   By the time Boy Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Hey Colossus at Portsmouth The Loft.

With interest in their new album Four Bibles running high including a BBC 6 Music Session for Marc Riley just a week prior to this date yet again Southsea promoters Calamity Cratediggers and Honeymooner have brought the most exciting bands to the South West enticing London’s Hey Colossus to The Loft. The aptly dark, snug and Continue Reading