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

SINGLE REVIEW: Temptress – Paradise. London duo make a welcome return, dropping their quietly effervescent new single.

  London outfit Temptress are back and continuing to carve out a name for themselves as purveyors of their own brand of R&B-flecked alt-pop. The duo has created some fine releases already this year with Secret and previous single Naked, which earnt praise over the summer. “[Paradise is] a song which floats with optimistic possibilities; Continue Reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Citadel; The Festival Who Self-Proclaims It’s ‘The Ultimate Summer Sunday’. Citadel, With Your Line Up We have to Agree!

Citadel festival is back for its 6th year, still featuring the inimitably indie Communion record label, and its lineup is ludicrously good.  Headlined by the arena-gracing Catfish and the Bottlemen, in the beautiful Gunnersbury Park, it features the lofty likes of Bear’s Den and Bastille; of Banfi and Balcony; of Bittersweet and Boyoca. And those Continue Reading