• From Sounds on the Street to the Voices that We Need: Britain’s New Lyrical Generation

    British music has never looked to be in better shape than it currently is. The successes of Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, One Direction and now George Ezra look to have established British pop music as the best in the world. Yet with increasing global disparity and the tightening...
  • Miles Kane @ Rock City

    Arriving in Nottingham for the penultimate leg of a thirteen-stage UK tour, Indie rock troubadour Miles Kane shimmered in front of a raucous sold-out crowd spanning the generations. Having first tasted success playing lead guitar on Arctic Monkeys’ iconic 505, Miles Kane’s career has rocketed to incredible heights. The...
  • Bad Sounds @ Rescue Rooms

    Rescue Rooms’ compact venue immediately set the precedent for an intimate evening with Bad Sounds. From the first song, it was evident that the room was filled with only the band’s most dedicated fans, with the audience passionately moshing to every song. The night began with two support acts,...
  • IDLES @ Rough Trade

    In a small attic room, tucked away at the top of Rough Trade, IDLES took centre stage after the release of the critically adored Joy As An Act of Resistance. Before the gig the audience learned that the lead singer, Joe Talbot, had a cold yet, perhaps due to...
  • Live Review: Idles, Bodega (29/03/2017)

    The crowded, sweaty upstairs at The Bodega crackles with energy as Idles compose themselves for the next song. A tall, bald man near the stage shouts something at the band’s frontman, Joe Talbot, and Joe asks: “Is that a rugby shirt you’ve got on?” The tall, bald man cheers...