• Album Review: Phoenix – Bankrupt!

    In 2009 Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix propelled Phoenix from being a relatively cult band to one of France’s most internationally successful artists. Now, in 2013, they seem to have stared at their metaphorical piles of gold and felt slightly nauseated. The band claim the philosophy behind their new album Bankrupt!...
  • Album Review: Major Lazer – Free the Universe

    You will inevitably have heard of Major Lazer (the alias of Mad Decent’s Diplo) from the Beyonce-sampled ‘Pon De Floor’: played at least once in every club night. However you should also losten to to the fictional-Major’s hit ‘Guns don’t kill people, Lazers Do’. Now with his sophomore album...
  • Dot to Dot Festival 2013 – Evening

    Congratulations! You’ve made it to the second half of our Dot to Dot coverage. Here is what we thought about the evening’s proceedings at Nottingham’s annual indoor festival. 19:15-20:00: Tom Odell – Rock City Main Hall Tom Odell was billed as Dot to Dot’s headline act, however in Nottingham he opened...
  • Live Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Bodega (17/5/13)

    Considering Public Service Broadcasting‘s primary concept is recorded sounds and images, you can’t help but laugh at the irony of them being one of the best live bands to see at the moment. Public Service Broadcasting’s live performance is very much ‘a show’; somewhere between performance, art and a...
  • Album Review: Paramore – Paramore

    Paramore is the eponymous fourth studio album from Paramore and their first without the Farro brothers, after they left the band following third album, Brand New Eyes. This new album keeps their standard melodic guitar riffs and catchy choruses, which show off Hayley Williams’ voice, but is also a bit more upbeat....
  • Live Review: Music Week Breakout, Camden Barfly (27/3/13)

    Camden Barfly hosted Music Week’s Breakout gig for March with a full lineup including Sid Batham, Linn Oberg, K, Richard Judge and MMX. I saw all of the upstairs acts, which were Sid Batham, K and MMX. Having only bought the ticket originally to see MMX, it was a privilege...
  • Live Review: Walk Off the Earth, Rock City (3/4/13)

    The internet is a cruel place where fame can be found and lost in mere moments. Walk Off the Earth’s cover of ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ saw them shoot to viral fame, but could have left them high and dry just as quickly. Their momentum, however, hasn’t...