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Live Review: U2 Live at Twickenham

U2 Review Twickenham In every relationship one has to go  through one’s up’s and downs,  and for the U2...

Live Review: Ed Sheeran offers up a big...

Nervous Ed, and who could blame him? He is faced with a tough task. How does one man entertain a stage as big as Glastonbury?...

Live Review: Sunday Afternoon Fever -...

Funk and mortality have never been as entwined as they are in the afternoon Glastonbury sunshine. Barry Gibb - the sole...

Live Review: Liam Gallagher looks back...

With no real alarms, but one little surprise, Liam is back and tackling all-comers at Glastonbury. In perhaps a fortuitous sign...

Live Review: Foo Fighters anthem replaces...

Two years after they had to cancel due to Dave Grohl breaking his leg, his rock n’ roll rabble return to the place that...

Live Review: Radiohead navigate through...

You can’t accuse Radiohead of being sentimental. Twenty years since they crowned their ascendency to the top table of...

Live Review: First Aid Kit debut new song...

There’s still plenty of the rustic, new-age hippy charm in First Aid Kit’s appearance, but the one thing...

Live Review: Blossoms live at Glastonbury...

It’s an indicator as to the rising stock of slick Stockport five piece, Blossoms, that they are greeted by a rather large...

Live Review: Glastonbury - Circa Waves...

Secret sets eh? They're the joy and the blight of every festival. We all want to be in on them, the festivals love them but...

Live Review: Jim Jones and The Righteous...

  Five go mad at the Lexington by Nic Howden   Opening with Boil Yer Blood, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind do...

Film Review: The Eyes of My Mother review...

**** Director: Nicholas Pesce It is all too easy to feel inured at the moving image in the modern age. Bombarded as we are with...

Live Review: Wire

By Nic Howden   Art of persistence    ‘Gifts of the west winds, dark and deep, in secret sunset, places...

Live Review: We saw Bloc Party in...

Bloc Party at the Albert Hall in Manchester – 08/02/17 Written by Jake Sayer. Having seen the new Bloc Party rise like...

Film Review: Creating a film score:...

For a musician, the idea of exploring the various channels in which to communicate and express oneself is an endlessly enticing...

Film Review: The Highs and the Lows of...

The 2016 edition of the London Film Festival has closed its doors. The last popcorn bucket has been swept away. The final...

Film Review: Interview: "There wasn’t as...

"The effect that my dad’s death had on Paul and Ringo, for instance…There’s this bond and the sad thing...

Live Review: Into The Woods Festival...

Described by Lianne La Havas as “the most beautiful festival ever” Into The Woods certainly lives up to the hype....

Live Review: Festival No 6 2016

As much as it shouldn’t, the story of Festival No 6 2016 must begin with matters meteorological. As we know, the British...

Live Review: One Love Festival 2016 Round-up

One Love Festival returned for its 9th official year over the weekend - under pressure, and facing criticism from the past few...

Live Review: Reading Festival 2016 -...

Strap on your braces, tie up your laces, it’s time to put smiles on those faces. The final day of Reading Festival 2016...

Live Review: Reading Festival 2016 -...

A hangover is a coward’s way out, Supajam dives into day two. These were our top 5 acts: Written by Andy Vale. Twitter...

Live Review: Reading Festival 2016 -...

It’s Friday, it’s Reading Festival 2016, it’s hot as balls. Do we really need an introduction to this review?...

Live Review: The Neverland

Lee Denny must be feeling pretty pleased with himself self right now. In a country that is awash with music festivals in...

Film Review: Jason Bourne

**** Director: Paul Greengrass Duration: 123 mins (US) After an extended break, and motivated perhaps by the collective sigh...

Live Review: The Old Blue Last Festival

Review by James Beeson A sun drenched Shoreditch park plays host to a spectacle of youthful exuberance and reckless abandon on...

Film Review: Exclusive Interview: Julien...

“… I had this weird, squeaky voice on the phone saying, ‘Hey, it’s Michael here’. I was like,...

Film Review: Star Trek Beyond

** Director: Justin Lin Duration: 120 mins (US) After the nerve calming success (lest we forget, one that was met with both...

Live Review: Mac DeMarco IS guitar youth...

Have you ever been to a Mac DeMarco show? It's pretty fucking insane. He's so popular, and his audience are so, so...

Live Review: Jeff Lynne and ELO make me...

Over the past few days, my relationship with where I'm from has pretty much been ruined. The West Midlands had the highest...

Live Review: Will Young: Glastonbury's...

I mean, when discussing this year's Glastonbury line-up people have discussed Adele having pipes as crystal as a...

Live Review: My Bowie's dead, my...

My Britain died on January 10th 2016, the day that the Blackstar faded. It's something that has torn through the very...

Live Review: Sigur Ros prove their point...

Icelandic art rockers Sigur Ros departed their usual forum of BBC snips and mobile phone adverts to headline the John Peel...

Film Review: Who still likes Editors? We...

Flick on a Joy Division record, push a vacuum against your temple and listen. Is that empty Joy Divison? No, it's the...

Live Review: 'We can change that...

It's always great to have Damon Albarn back at Worthy Farm. In recent years, he's become quite a statesmen of what the...

Live Review: Primavera Sound 2016 review

Do you think Radiohead ever sit back collectively (or even individually) and wonder how it ever got so damn big and...

Single Review: Happyness new summer...

London-based Happyness return with a new track ahead of their second album - the follow-up to 2015 aural time-machine Weird...

Live Review: Benjamin Francis Leftwich at...

Review by Jake Sayer. After a long hiatus, Benjamin Francis Leftwich has now embarked on his new tour promoting his upcoming...

Film Review: Watch - Interview with...

Set in a sleepy, quaint Chilean beach town, a collection of four disgraced priests live secluded: cast out and damned by...

Film Review: Berlin International Film...

The bitter chill of Berlin in February. It is on these streets and in these cinemas that the 66th Berlinale aka the...

Film Review: '13 Hours: The Secret...

*** Director: Michael Bay Duration: 144 mins (USA) Where do we start? Okay, let’s get this off of our chest first. This...

Film Review: 'The Revenant'

Director: Alejandro Inarritu Duration: 156mins (USA) Traversing the chilly, expansive landscape of British Columbia in grizzly...

Live Review: The coveted live return of...

Bloc Party live at the Albert Hall, Manchester By Jake Sayer. So here we are at the dawn of a new day for Bloc Party. Is it a...

Live Review: The Wytches, Black Honey,...

Last night we made the short trip down the road to our local venue to see one of the most exciting new bands we’ve heard...

Live Review: We see alt-J, The Horrors...

Alt-J, The Horrors and Ghostpoet Review at Manchester Central: 29th November, 2015 By Jake Sayer. Back in September, we fine...

Film Review: Carol (2015)

**** Director: Todd Haynes Duration: 118 minutes (US) We are not talking of the middle ages or even the 19th century. As...

Film Review: Stop Making Sense - Seminal...

***** Director: Jonathan Demme Duration: 88 minutes Pivotal and substantial. Over thirty years on, Jonathan Demme’s...

Single Review: Lilliput - Turn It Around

Sunderland 6 piece Lilliput are back with a second single 'Turn it Around'. A quick follow up from their debut single...

Film Review: Interviews: 'Kill Your...

By Greg Wetherall Record company A&R men: those scrupulous, heartless figures of the record label cloth, stereotyped as...

Album Review: Will Varley Postcards From...

I think its fair to say that the third full length release from Will Varley, his first on Xtra Mile Recordings, comes with...

Film Review: Interview: "Hip Hop is a...

“Being fresh is more important than having money. The entire time I grew up, I only wanted money so I could be...

Live Review: Will Varley at The Lighthouse

There’s something quite refreshing about heading away from London for a gig. The hour-long drive down to the Kent...

Single Review: Native People - Ready For...

Imagine an amalgamation of Foals, The 1975 and U2 and you have this atmospheric new output by Native People.   The electro...

Live Review: U2 at London's O2

U2 - London O2 - 26th October 2015 For a band entering their 4th decade U2 certainly seem to know how to keep in the public...

Film Review: Interview: Songhoy Blues on...

Music is the beating heart of Malian culture, but when Islamic jihadists took control of northern Mali in 2012, they enforced...

Film Review: 'Brand: A Second Coming'...

His film Brand: A Second Coming may have had its European Premiere in London at the London Film Festival, but that wasn’t...

Single Review: Deerhunter release new...

Ahead of the release of their greatly-anticipated new record Fading Frontier, Deerhunter have today released a video and song...

Single Review: Tyler, The Creator...

Tyler, The Creator has just revealed a new song in the form of this explosive number 'FUCK IT!'. The Odd Future man...

Live Review: Florence and The Machine...

Florence + The Machine live at the Apple Music Festival By Matt Taylor. Following the frankly lethargic 'dog ate my...

Live Review: Liverpool Psych Festival:...

Live Review: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia Melted My Face Review by Sam Brewin. It’s a refreshing time...

Live Review: Disclosure hit the Apple...

Disclosure at Apple Music Festival Review by Joe Burek. An early arrival meant we we’re able to catch both of...

Live Review: Mumford and Sons at Apple...

Mumford & Sons iTunes Festival review by Asantha Jayaweera. “So is like one of them the dad?” says a girl to...

Single Review: Listen: Father John...

Father John Misty yesterday ousted a new track on his Soundcloud in which he satirises contemporary art, the internet and...

Single Review: We go to the zoo with...

WILDLIFE EP review. by Joe Burek.   Indie Funk band Wildlife introduces themselves with their debut Ep. The bands...

Live Review: Chemical Brothers blow the...

Chemical Brothers live at Apple Music Festival. By Emma Batrick. Turn off your mind relax and float downstream – The...

Single Review: Love Nor Money release new...

SupaJam favourites Love Nor Money have today dropped their sophomore single 'Money' online. Is is a piece endowed with...

Single Review: We're into Will Varley's...

Will Varley has been doing great things under the radar for quite some time now but perhaps the time has come for one of the...

Live Review: One Direction charm...

Now in its fourth day, the inaugural Apple Music Festival saw teen scream icons One Direction roll into town on the back of a...

Live Review: Carrie Underwood lights up...

Carrie Underwood live at the Apple Music Festival review.  by Joe Burek. September 19th kicked off this year's Apple...

Live Review: One Love Music Festival

Live Review: One Love Festival 2015 by Harry Boyd Sunshine, love, and reggae is what brings us to the One Love Festival, and...

Live Review: Take That play first ever...

After a rousing opening night set from Ellie Goulding, it falls to Mancunian veterans Take That to headline day two of the...

Live Review: Ellie Goulding kicks off the...

By Greg Wetherall Renamed, revamped, but in retention of all of the virtues synonymous with its reputation, this year,...

Single Review: Boogarins' release live...

Brazilian shoegazers Boogarins have today released a new live video for their track, 'Avalanche'. The track featured,...

Live Review: We spent the weekend at...

Enjoying a weekend at Sundown Festival: photos and review. It's September and you're not going back to school....

Live Review: Festival No. 6: the 2015...

By Greg Wetherall The secret is out. Not merely a stylish bookend to the season, Festival No. 6 is the sparkling jewel in the...

Film Review: The Decline of Western...

**** Director: Penelope Spheeris See Foo Fighter Pat Smear in 1979 talk of hitting girls, see Lemmy provide the etymology for...

Live Review: Reading Round Up - 7 Things...

So we’ve had a couple of days to shower, shit and surreptitiously massage our pounding heads. Spring cleaning well and...

Live Review: The Maccabees at Reading 2015

Fresh off the back of their number one album Marks to Prove It, it feels as though The Maccabees have truly arrived at a point...

Live Review: Leeds Festival 2015

Image © Reading and Leeds festivals/Tom Martin The campers are broken. They’ve broken camp. Tens of thousands...

Live Review: The Libertines at Reading 2015

With a healthy serving of humble pie, it’s probably time The Libertines received an extended apology from one rather...

Live Review: The Cribs at Reading 2015

Reassuringly familiar, The Cribs give a steady, yet uninspiring account of themselves on Sunday afternoon at Reading...

Live Review: Charli XCX at Leeds Festival...

Image © Justin Higuchi on Flickr We’ve seen more rock bands than you’ve had hot dinners this...

Live Review: Reading Festival Saturday...

Black t-shirt day is upon us. That’s right, Metallica are in town and the headlines are dominated by talk of Enter the...

Live Review: Wolf Alice at Reading 2015

Energetic and unmistakably powerful, Wolf Alice deliver a mature performance far outstripping their afternoon billing at...

Live Review: Everything Everything at...

Everything Everything bring all things pop shimmer to a Reading Festival winner this Saturday afternoon.  Taking to the...

Live Review: Saturday at Leeds Festival 2015

Image © Marc Sethi/Reading and Leeds Festivals It’s not all about Mumford & Sons, y’know. Hoards may...

Live Review: Catfish and the Bottlemen...

Catfish and the Bottlemen are a difficult one. As soundchecks take place and banners are perfected, there’s an excitement...

Live Review: The Bots at Leeds Festival 2015

Image © Reading and Leeds Festivals/Marc Sethi One of the greatest things about a musically diverse weekender like...

Live Review: Reading Festival 2015 Friday...

Whilst Thursday brought us rain, pain and a whole lot of mud based misery, all now feels wonderfully serene at the close of the...

Live Review: Foals Secret Set Review -...

At breakneck speed, Foals deliver a weekend highlight with a storming surprise performance on the NME stage at Reading 2015....

Live Review: Friday at Leeds Festival 2015

Image © Reading and Leeds Festival Have you ever noticed how every mosh pit has the same smell? Always hard to put...