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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...

Live Review: The Great Escape Festival...

The Great Escape 2015: Review by Bee Adamic. The festival that essentially kicks off the festival season, is the three day...

Live Review: Troyfest Review

Troyfest Review by Bethany Roberts. May Bank Holiday weekend is often the starting gun for a long and busy festival summer, and...

Live Review: Dave Mackay Group live at...

Review by Charles-Henry Volk. The Macbeth pub in Shoreditch, London, has also hosted artists like Gallows, Plan B, Bombay...

Live Review: Kodaline Live at The Roundhouse

Kodaline - Live Review at the Roundhouse London Review by Harry Boyd KODALINE bring the feel of a summer’s night around...

Live Review: You Me At Six at The...

NOTE: There's some pictures coming for this, but they're still developing. I'm on a right buzz so I'm going to...

Live Review: Murray Lachlan Young and...

Murray Lachlan Young and Love Nor Money - The Union Club, SOHO Review by Emma Batrick. If you were walking past The Union Club...

Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club at Earls...

Joined by David Gilmore onstage, Bombay Bicycle Club brought the curtain down on London’s iconic Earls Court last night...

Live Review: Mighty Oaks in Brighton

Words and pictures by Marie Hoffman   Mighty Oaks seem to be stirring up quite a force in Europe. With 2 million (and...

Live Review: Bonobo live at the Warehouse...

Bonobo – The Warehouse Project Written by Jake Sayer. Last night we had the pleasure of seeing Ninja Tune’s...

Live Review: The Black Lips at The...

With Birmingham’s current musical state resembling a three-headed beast of noise, scope and industry, there’s no...

Live Review: The Antlers at the Oobleck,...

It’s wonderful when juxtaposition rules as a strong artistic presence in a live show and here, tucked away in the...

Live Review: Ed Sheeran - iTunes Festival

Ed Sheeran - iTunes Festival And so we reach the penultimate iTunes festival gig and our last trip to Camden Taaaaan - to be...

Live Review: Kylie Minogue at iTunes...

Giant lips the size of YOUR MOTHER'S sit plump and red in the middle of the stage as a misty video of a wet Kylie projects...

Live Review: Placebo at the iTunes Festival

Written by Peter Wise. Placebo are six-strong on the Camden Roundhouse stage, and they’re sounding astonishing....

Live Review: First Aid Kit - Albert...

Country music, perhaps more so than any other genre, is frequently shackled and scarred by deep-rooted stereotypes and...

Live Review: Jo Rose - Albert Sessions:...

Standing alone, centre stage and with an acoustic guitar strapped to his person, solo troubadour Jo Rose couldn’t help...

Live Review: Ben Howard at iTunes Festival

It’s Wednesday evening, and instead of settling down for GBBO **sobs** we’re lucky enough to find ourselves at yet...

Live Review: Jessie J at the iTunes...

Some of you might feel that it's rather apt that it's not too far into Jessie J’s set before Primark gets a...

Live Review: Rudimental at iTunes Festival

Written by Selina Clark “SQUEE!” I’m now distracted by the girl next to me who [judging by this noise] has...

Live Review: Ryan Adams and First Aid Kit...

By Kate Prendergast It's unusual attending a show when you're far more into the support act than the headliner,...

Live Review: SBTRKT and Jamie xx at the...

The Roundhouse is so orgasmically beautiful. This is my first time at Camden's eponymous host to the mainstay that has now...

Live Review: Jessie Ware at iTunes...

The Swedish 4-piece, Little Dragon open the show with tricky-to-pin-point smokey electronica. It’s smooth yet oddly...

Live Review: Gregory Porter at the iTunes...

Initially, at the very least, I’m going to make this personal. I don’t usually. As a rule, I like the third person....

Live Review: Blondie at iTunes Festival 2014

Written by Emma Batrick Please don’t sing I’ll Stand by You. That’s all I keep thinking. Pretty insulting to...

Live Review: David Gray Lisa Hannigan :...

By our estimate 42,900 punters have so far enjoyed this year’s iTunes festival for free. Not bad going Apple. I would...

Live Review: Paolo Nutini- Live at iTunes...

  After 2009’s Sunny Side Up turned Glasgow’s chip shop prodigy into a household name, hot off the release of...

Live Review: Elbow and Nick Mulvey at the...

Review by Kate Prendergast Nick Mulvey opens the stage to an almost full house with his hypnotic acoustic laid-back set. The...

Live Review: iTunes Festival Maroon 5...

Written by Asantha Jayaweera There are some people in life, who you want to do well. Some people who you feel are truly good...

Live Review: Pharrell Williams and Jungle...

Pharrell cements his superstar status at The Roundhouse  Review by Pete Wise A menacing spaghetti western whistle echoes...

Live Review: Sam Smith at the iTunes...

Written by Grace Stewart. I think it’s fair to say that I was one of a few lucky reviewers to be able to attend the...

Live Review: Robert Plant at the iTunes...

There’s a fair bit of electricity crackling in the air of the old converted engine shed in North London. Whilst September...

Live Review: Calvin Harris - iTunes Festival

Calvin Harris review: How To Make Friends and Influence People Review by Asantha Jayaweera “WTF just happened!?”...

Live Review: Tom Odell live at Festival No 6

The stage is set simply with big letters lit up with bulbs to spell out Tom Odell’s name. It all feels a little like the...

Live Review: Spector live at Festival No 6

Spector haven’t quite lit the music scene up in the way that they, or their label, would have hoped. In some ways, they...

Live Review: Steve Mason live at Festival...

Erstwhile Beta Band man Steve Mason cuts the figure of an elder indie statesman these days. With a greying mop of hair, he...

Live Review: Tony Bennet - iTunes Festival

Tony Bennett: Still Living The Good Life Review by Asantha Jayaweera "Chap. I say Chap!"  An impossibly posh...

Live Review: London Grammar live at...

Arriving onstage 25 minutes late, the trio take it in turns to offer an apology. Maybe they sense that the applause greeting...

Live Review: Kasabian at iTunes Festival,...

Kasabian take the gong for being the first proper all-out rock band of the London leg of the 2014 iTunes festival...

Live Review: iTunes Festival: 5SOS Review

5SOS Review: Old is the ‘New’ New By Asantha Jayaweera First things first, Five Seconds of Summer are NOT a...

Live Review: Beck live at Bestival 2014

I saw Beck 8 years ago in Belgium, and he was inanimate, disinterested and utterly entrancing. In 2014, I’m certain that...

Live Review: Woman's Hour Live at Bestival

The Thursday of a festival is always strange; people pouring in, raving in their cars and wondering just how far they can push...

Live Review: David Guetta and Clean...

Written by Emma Batrick Robin Schulz’s name is about 20ft tall on the screens behind him as he kicks off the night to a...

Live Review: Beck live at iTunes Festival

Written by Connor Lundy. Praise Xenu that Beck Hansen has made his return to London for the first time in 70 years, his words,...

Live Review: Deadmau5 live at the iTunes...

Written by Tom Court. For many of us, Monday the 1st of September marks the end of summer – if you are not getting ready...

Live Review: In The Woods Festival 2014:...

IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL 2014 By Kate Prendergast In the Woods Festival has been going since 2006 and last year was my first taste...

Live Review: Reading Festival- Sunday...

With career-defining performances, ridiculous surprise sets and sublime headline acts, it’s a wonder how best to round...

Live Review: Blink 182- Sunday Reading...

As the colossal black sheet cascades in an instant, pop punk heroes Blink 182 spring into ‘Feeling This’, followed...

Live Review: The Kooks- Sunday Reading...

It’s easy to question how much of an impact The Kooks have yet to make on the music scene- with album number...

Live Review: Overview of Saturday at...

Royal Blood’s gnarly dark punk sends fans into moshing chaos, while Peace spread the love on their debut main stage...

Live Review: Arctic Monkeys- Saturday...

After announcing that Reading and Leeds festival seemed like "the perfect place to leave things for a while"...

Live Review: Jake Bugg- Saturday Reading...

How does a twenty-year-old newcomer deal with being second on the bill at one of the biggest music festivals in the world?...

Live Review: The Hives- Saturday Reading...

Never ones to do things half-heartedly, The Hives enter the stage to dramatic, Jaws-like music booming out of the speakers. The...

Live Review: Peace- Saturday Reading...

“We’re Peace and we’re from Earth” announces Harrison Koisser as Peace waltz on stage. He is wearing a...

Live Review: Eagulls- Friday Reading...

Eagulls, Leeds’ snarling post-punk pioneers take to the stage at Reading festival, fresh from a worldwide tour following...

Live Review: Overview of Friday at...

From Kent, no-nonsense razor sharp post-punk duo Slaves graced the Lock Up stage, stomping around like mad men to an already...

Live Review: Queens Of The Stone Age-...

“FIVE… FOUR… THREE… TWO… ONE…” booms across the Reading main stage as Queens Of...

Live Review: Paramore- Friday at Reading...

As the first evening of Reading festival 2014 begins to fade, it’s time for the first of tonight’s dual headline...

Live Review: Highfield Festival - Germany

Day 1 Fish scales, one eye, horns; no, not the result of too much sun, but the massive creature waiting for you at the entrance...

Live Review: Ought blow us away whilst...

Hippy trousers After a second consecutive day of spotting people with fluorescent, baggy, hemp (or whatever the fuck it is)...

Live Review: Mac DeMarco plunges from...

I’m cruising through the beautiful Black Mountains, a valley away from Sugarloaf Mountain, putting in the last...

Live Review: Camp Bestival - Beans On Toast

Having a self-professed drunk in the form of Beans on Toast performing smack-bang in the middle of a Sunday daytime crowd (made...

Live Review: Camp Bestival - De La Soul

Ending Saturday night with a bang were hip-hop legends De La Soul, who this year are celebrating their 25th anniversary as a...

Live Review: Camp Bestival - Sophie...

As a child of the initial Sophie Ellis-Bextor ‘boom’, I couldn’t resist myself this one as the sun gave its...

Live Review: Camp Bestival - James

Manchester favourites James gave a hit-filled headline Camp Bestival set oozing verve and passion - not to mention a few...

Live Review: Camp Bestival - Cuban Brothers

The Cuban Brothers continued their love-affair with Rob da Bank yesterday, lighting up the main stage of Camp Bestival. Laiden...

Live Review: Camp Bestival - Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr’s exhilarating Camp Bestival Friday night main stage performance most certainly reinforced one thing: this is...

Live Review: Latitude festival 2014 review

As the lightning snapped and the torrential rain thrashed at the precise moment Damon Albarn greeted Blur cohort...

Live Review: Hozier at Latitude 2014

Walking like a trail of zombies into the bustling tent, the lure of 'Hozier' is undeniable. The raspy voice of Irish...

Live Review: Anna Calvi At Latitude...

Anna Calvi was suprisingly dressed down for her blistering set on the BBC 6 Music Stage on Friday evening. Her casual look...

Live Review: John Newman At Glastonbury...

"Hello Glastonbury!"...   "HELLO GLASTONBURY"   "Hellllllllo Glastonbury".   And...

Live Review: Field Day festival- Sunday...

  It’s the Sunday of Victoria Park’s Field Day festival and both the sun and the line-up are equally...

Live Review: James at the Electric Ballroom

James - Electric Ballroom 28th May 2014 The floor is sticky to the point of gig-going cliche and the tight space is packed to...

Live Review: Love Saves The Day

Review By Bethany Roberts   Bristol residents are familiar with two things: rain and parties.   Last weekend brought...

Live Review: Lykke Li - Village...

Lykke Li – Village Underground, East London 8th May 2014 This might well be the year for melancholy. Whilst Damon Albarn...

Live Review: Bordeauxxx at The Boileroom,...

It's still light outside The Boileroom when Reading 3-piece Mellor start the show. Their full-throttle indie with...

Live Review: Ed Sheeran - Koko, London

Ed Sheeran has been no stranger to the pages of SupaJam. The flame haired pocket monster has been lighting up our lives since...

Live Review: JAWS - Tunbridge Wells Forum

Skinny jeans and floppy haircuts aplenty at Tunbridge Wells forum on Friday night. Supajam reports as the hotly tipped...

Live Review: The Orwells Vibe Bar...

The Orwells @ Vibe Bar (London) 16/04/14 Live Review by James Beeson/Photo credits Josh Beeson   When it comes to garage...

Live Review: Birdeatsbaby, At London's...

Birdeatsbaby  Live at the Hope and Anchor, London.   Review by Grace Morris   Brighton's bold and brooding...

Live Review: Tusks at The Workshop, London

This Hot Vox curated event was part of their Those Nights series, which aims to showcase underground or emerging genres in the...