Contributor Patrick Gunning
There’s both charm and potential to spare as Madrid’s Tomavistas battles the elements for its 2022 return
A la tercera va la vencida indeed.
May 25, 2022 11:51am
The 1975 continue breaking the mould at all-embracing O2 show
There’s a remarkable confidence in this effortless ability to pull it all together, in crafting a world inside The O2 that is unmistakably theirs.
February 26, 2020 11:22am
Declan McKenna brings a headrush of politics and glitter to Islington Assembly Hall in aid of War Child
Everything, for Declan McKenna - even the darkest moments - is a celebration.
February 14, 2020 4:15pm
Black Country, New Road hit full pomp at London’s Village Underground
Playing to a packed Village Underground in Shoreditch feels like a true moment of arrival.
February 5, 2020 2:20pm
The National round out 2019 with sold-out Brighton Centre date
There’s a sense their marathon is far from complete.
December 10, 2019 10:25am
Loyle Carner’s storytelling warms the hearts of a sold out Alexandra Palace
Everything from gospel choir to soul, laid-back jazz and old school hip hop is amalgamated into a highly danceable yet moving union of sounds.
November 21, 2019 12:23pm
A Grade II building and a Grade I band: Metronomy bring the fun to London’s Roundhouse
This is the first of two sold out shows at the iconic North London venue and there’s a buzz in the air.
November 11, 2019 11:53am
Creeper reemerge with reinvigorated power at London’s 229
To say Creeper’s return is triumphant is an understatement. This is a rebirth.
November 4, 2019 11:00am
girl in red’s sad bops make for a euphoric Electric Ballroom
For every anthem Marie and her band play, there’s a song that feels torn straight from your own diary.
October 30, 2019 5:01pm
Pale Waves deliver goth-pop excellence to a sold-out London’s Kentish Town Forum
The quartet wow with ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ hits, but leave the crowd wanting even more.
September 30, 2019 2:54pm
Beabadoobee shows promise at mosh-filled London headline
Tonight, the compressed upstairs space at the Garage plays host to a beefy power trio.
September 26, 2019 11:25am
Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno fulfils his most audacious fantasies with The S.L.P.’s live outing
Never is it dull.
September 12, 2019 12:30pm
Cassie Kinoshi “screamed really high pitch” following SEED Ensemble’s Hyundai Mercury Prize nod
The ten-piece project have been shortlisted for their debut album, ‘Driftglass’.
July 25, 2019 7:55pm
“I was shocked!” - NAO chats her Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlist reaction
She’s been shortlisted for her sophomore album ‘Saturn’.
July 25, 2019 6:39pm
Foals on 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize nod: “We cracked some drinks!”
They also spill the goss on ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2’.
July 25, 2019 5:28pm
“I’m fully expecting there to be a bit of fisticuffs” - Gaz Coombes talks judging the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize
After being shortlisted himself with Supergrass, Gaz tells us what it’s like to be on the other side.
July 25, 2019 4:58pm
“We’re not about ego boosts, but it’s nice to celebrate the album” - IDLES talk their Hyundai Mercury Prize spot
The always-modest Joe Talbot also confirms he was feeling “clammy but happy” about the nod.
July 25, 2019 2:41pm
Anna Calvi on her 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize-shortlisted ‘Hunter’: “I wanted to feel galvanising”
“I’m really glad that this record is going to be heard by more people.”
July 25, 2019 2:10pm
“It’s a really versatile list”: slowthai talks the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize
He also tells us that he celebrated the news by, er, eating some toast!
July 25, 2019 1:40pm
Two pints twice: Foals electrify at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace
The Oxford gang show no signs of slowing down at the second of two nights at the venue.
June 24, 2019 1:22pm