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Live Review: LeeFest: The Neverland

Words by David Court. Photos by @davidcourtphotography and @sharpozz. Click on their names and follow on Instagram for more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Live Review: Alt-J Review - Reading 2015

Providing the backdrop to Mumford and Sons Friday night headline Reading slot, Alt-J deliver a sultry, intense performance that...

Live Review: Swim Deep - Live at Reading...

Following on from Don Broco’s sweat-drenched set in the NME tent, Birmingham-based Swim Deep enter in with rather large...

Live Review: Mumford and Sons - Live at...

The real slim shady of music Marmite, it was always going to be an interesting evening for Mumford and Sons at their banana...

Live Review: Pulled Apart by Horses open...

If you know Leeds Festival, you're already aware that the event's now-traditional Thursday night warm-up sets often...

Live Review: Sunday: Green Man Festival...

Sunday: Green Man Festival review - St Vincent, Father John Misty turn the Brecons into Little America. DISCLAIMER: I'M NOT...

Live Review: Saturday at Green Man...

The kids are all right. I can’t remember the last time I felt so optimistic about the state of upcoming British music...

Live Review: Friday: Green Man Festival...

Friday: Green Man Festival launches with its best lineup yet, 2015. Photos via Wales Online. Like an old friend, Green Man...

Live Review: Forgotten Fields Festival...

From the team that brought us the continually sold-out Kendall Calling comes a brand new small (4,000) that aims to bring the...

Live Review: Forgotten Fields Festival...

Review by Kate Prendegast From the team that brought us the continually sold out Kendall Calling comes a band new small (4,000)...

Live Review: 'The kids are alright!' We...

Written by Steven Paul Griffiths. Who said taking kids to a festival would be stressful? It seems Camp Bestival have cracked...

Live Review: Calling Festival - Noel...

By Greg Wetherall If you wanted food, you'd have been better off heading into hills, slaughtering your own livestock and...

Live Review: Flying Lotus joined by...

"Oh shit... Oh shit!" Flying Lotus paces back and forth, greeting the West Holts crowd and exclaiming his state of...

Live Review: FKA Twigs showcases...

Accompanied by a supporting cast of musicians suspended tentatively over percussive machines, a platoon of male dancers dressed...

Live Review: alt-J's strength in...

Things happened very quickly for alt-J.  Yes, they had been together for a few years by the time that things took off, but...

Live Review: 'I Love you, Glastonbury!'...

"It has been a long time coming, Glastonbury." Lionel yells, "Welcome to the party!" before launching into...

Live Review: Hiatus Kaiyote play into the...

Bringing their set to La Pussy Parlure Nouveau at quarter to one in the morning are mathematical, groove-professors Hiatus...

Live Review: Pharrell Williams brings out...

Pharrell Williams' looks shocked. His welcoming committee is not only populated Louis Hamilton, Bradley Cooper, Chris...

Live Review: Father John Misty is our...

With his tales of heartbreak in tow, Father John Misty and his band arrive as the light is beginning to dim. Dressed in black...

Live Review: Fireworks, not boos: Kanye...

Rather than the flurry of boos and bottles of piss that one expected to be present at Kanye's greeting party, celebratory...

Live Review: Young Fathers make their...

It's hard to encapsulate just how fantastic Young Fathers were in the Glastonbury colours, so I will try to be a succinct...

Live Review: Troubadour Frank Turner...

Having seen Frank Turner play to 350 people in a 200 capacity venue, stood atop a pool table, screaming his battered and...

Live Review: Super Furry Animals return...

Packed like cattle, rearing our heads to sneak a peak of the stage as the lights dim, Super Furry Animals emerge one-by-one in...

Live Review: Florence And The Machine -...

In a Glastonbury full of controversial headliners The big question was would Florence step up from maid of honour duties and...

Live Review: Surprise guests The...

After what has been a monumental and dramatic fortnight for Glastonbury festival, a fitting climax was being prepared as photos...

Live Review: Flares, torrential rain,...

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. However, what are you going to do when you slurp that lemonade and it gives you...

Live Review: Spanish girl group, Hinds...

Through a haze of sun-splashes guitars, frizzy hair and broken English come the dulcet tones of Hinds. The group take to the...

Live Review: Glastonbury Festival's first...

Secret slots are a part of Glastonbury's rich tapestry and culture. Whether it's Radiohead at John Peel, Gruff Rhys at...

Live Review: Secret Cinema presents Star...

By Greg Wetherall **** Secret Cinema is back. In keeping with reputation, the list of things that we cannot talk about is...

Live Review: Primavera Sound 2015...

By Greg Wetherall Amid the vibrant streets of the Catalan capital of Spain, Primavera Sound has closed shop. It will have...