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Live Review: Honeytone Cody at Galtres

Hearing these guys soundcheck made us instantly sit up and take notice – and we were not disappointed by the set....

Live Review: Fast Track to Galtres Winners

Our Fast track competition saw some amazing talent this year and we were really excited to see our winners perform at Galtres...

Live Review: Fantasy Weekender

Words by Bethany Roberts Craig Charles and the mighty Soultrain gang rolled into legendary Bristol venue Motion on the Bank...

Live Review: Joel Baker at Reading Festival

Young man walking out onto the Introducing stage with an acoustic guitar and a slight scowl, after we are told he's from...

Live Review: Drenge at Reading Festival

It's raining outside, and a packed tent of people would rather be in here getting Drenge-d than outside getting drenched....

Live Review: Ghostpoet at Reading Festival

After impressing us on his tour a few months back we were keen to see Mercury nominated Ghostpoet once again to see how his...

Live Review: Action Bronson at Reading...

A great chunky presence is stood to the side of the stage. Broad chested, generously bearded, and nodding his head along to...

Live Review: Tribes at Reading Festival

There are moments when bits of Tribes' sound feels as if you're watching The Cure after injecting some hard ice-cream...

Live Review: AlunaGeorge at Reading Festival

It's a first trip to the festival for George Reid and Aluna Francis. Anticipation is high to see what one of the most hotly...

Live Review: Eminem at Reading Festival

*This was selected as one of Supajam's best bits of 2013, either by being the most read, specially chosen by our staff, or...

Live Review: The 1975 at Reading Festival...

Because once isn't enough, Reading Festival got a double helping of The 1975 on Saturday. First they were on the BBC...

Live Review: System of a Down at Reading...

Out they stroll, glorious comic book rock figures with beards and wide eyes. They gently strum into the giant 'Aerials'...

Live Review: Benin City at Reading Festival

Well, the prize for 'Best Dressed' has been settled. The three of them have these matching spotted suits, with the...

Live Review: Palm Reader at Reading Festival

Relatively local boys Palm Reader were second on the bill in the Lock Up tent. If hungover campers wanted to be soothed into...

Live Review: Dry The River at Reading...

Dry The River stride out onto the stage dressed all in black, like Marcus Mumford's edgier brothers.  A half-full tent...

Live Review: Strawberry Fields Festival

Strawberry fields, what a great little festival you are! After battling with the wind to put up the tent and realising we'd...

Live Review: One Love Festival 2013

One Love Festival 2013 Review Written by Sally Bevers and Sam Bradley For a festival with just two fields – one for...

Live Review: Beacons Festival - Sunday

As we wake up on Sunday, the sun is beaming down and gives everyone a welcome break from the rain, not that it was dampening...

Live Review: Review: Beacons Festival -...

You could be forgiven for thinking that the excursions of the previous night and the fact that we wake up to the sound of...

Live Review: Beacons Festival - Friday

After battling dreaded Friday evening traffic, I fall in love with Beacons festival before I’m even on site.  Set in...

Live Review: Green Man Festival - Sunday:...

Green Man is a festival built on a foundation of folk music, innovation, independence and holistic weirdness; Sunday felt very...

Live Review: Just James - Interview from...

Just James - Review and Interview by Selina Clark Right from the moment these guys stepped onto the stage you could tell they...

Live Review: Green Man Festival -...

A flurry of spits to the shell of our tent, absent-minded conversations through a dry mouth; Saturday Morning felt like the...

Live Review: Green Man Festival - Friday:...

Like a buxom broad, it's hard to look past Green Man Festival's striking beauty. An ivy-strained Walled Garden, the...

Single Review: Single Review: Best...

Ahead of their appearance at Beacons Festival and a UK tour, Best Friends have announced a new single, 'Happy...

Live Review: The 1975 - New Slang

Last night we travelled to McCluskey's nightclub, Kingston for it's fast becoming famous Thursday night 'New...

Single Review: Cass Lowe - Birthmark

For those who heard some of Cass Lowe's earlier work as a budding songwriter, the past few years have been mildly...

Live Review: Benicassim main stage review...

Reviewed by the intrepid explorer, David Court   The funny thing about Day 1 of Benicassim is that there is so much built...

Live Review: The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park

The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, show number 2, and last show of the 50 and Counting Tour - wow. We sent our reviewer Tom Court...

Live Review: Iggy Azalea HP Connected...

HP Connected Music continued their series of exclusive concerts last Tuesday with the bubbling ambitions of...

Single Review: The Dash - 3 Times More

The Dash open their latest single with a jangle that would be strutting if it slowed down slightly. We're soon being lured...

Album Review: F.O.X - Chimera

After forming from the ashes of Angry Vs The Bear about seven months ago, F.O.X have wasted very little time in their efforts...

Live Review: Ben Caplan at Kew Gardens

With the sun beaming down on Kew Gardens, Ben Caplan confidently strides onto the stage just a couple of days after his success...

Live Review: Fast Track to Benicassim...

*This was selected as one of Supajam's best bits of 2013, either by being the most read, specially chosen by our staff, or...

Single Review: Track of the day:...

Leeds' Hookworms have unveiled something completely intriguing with this brand new single, 'Away'. The piece has an...

Single Review: Track of the day:...

This simplistic, loose number from supergroup Smartboys feels absolutely encapsulating from the first click of a mouse. ...

Single Review: Track of the day: Beck 'I...

Check out this articulate, dirge-obsessed, guitar-centred beauty from Beck.  Its hypnotic character wavers between...

Single Review: astronomyy - don't need u

"I never really thought about it, I never cared, something's holdin' me back it's in the back of my...

Live Review: Ghostpoet at The Boileroom,...

If someone isn't into Ghostpoet, they may be confused as to why someone would choose to listen to him. It's a dark,...

Live Review: Kingsfoil at 3Sixty, Reading

Kingsfoil's UK tour swings into 3Sixty at Reading's students union. Apparently, Friday night isn't one of the...

Single Review: Young War - Rose Gold

Young War features a shuffling smooth voice that lightly trembles with emotion. There's a classic jangle that adds an old...

Album Review: Daft Punk - Random Access...

It kicks a mean groove. 5 words... Sincerely,  Supajam.           Stream it over at...

Live Review: Mallory Knox at Takedown...

Sleeveless member count: 0/5 The main stage at Takedown is stupidly hot. A giant fan at the back of the room makes little...

Live Review: Subsource at Takedown Festival

Sleeveless member count: 2/4 A dedicated few have packed onto the barrier and are already throwing out shapes before all of...

Live Review: We Butter The Bread With...

Sleeveless member count: 0/4 Stop. Admire that name. Now continue. A circle pit has begun in the bowels of the Monster Stage...

Live Review: The Hype Theory at Takedown...

Sleeveless member count: 2.5/5 We have a code here. When writing about female musicians, or bands with females in, you try not...

Live Review: We Are Fiction at Takedown...

Sleeveless member count: 0.5/5 (One of them had a sleeveless top, but was wearing a shirt over it. So half a point.) Firstly, I...

Live Review: Hey Vanity at Takedown Festival

Sleeveless member count: 0/4 A poor turn-out on the sleeveless member front is made up by the fact that one of Hey Vanity has...

Live Review: A Tale of Two Cities at...

First band on any of the stages are Bristol's A Tale of Two Cities. Two of them have sleeveless tops, and this makes us...

Single Review: Silent Cities: Eigenlicht

Look, I have to be upfront in this review. As I listened to the third track of Silent Cities’ new Eigenlicht EP a...

Album Review: Tribes - Wish to Scream

*This was selected as one of Supajam's best bits of 2013, either by being the most read, specially chosen by our staff, or...

Single Review: Polar - Create

"I NEVER SWEAR ON LIVES," Polar vocalist Woody screams out at the onset. Polar leave you with no questions as to why...

Album Review: Cayucas - Big Foot

  Cayucas are totally from California. Less than a minute into their first album and they’re already mythologising...

Single Review: Ligers - 'Break You' and...

London-based 4-piece Ligers drop a honey-soaked offering next month that will suit anyone who desires something breezy yet...

Album Review: The Knife - Shaking the...

Somewhere between the birth of reality TV and the cult of ‘celebrity’ twitter, culture got hijacked by stupid. Pop...

Live Review: Meat Loaf at The O2, London

In Meat Loaf's second song 'Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back' he is already keeling over and struggling to...

Album Review: Major Lazer - Free the...

In the space of a couple of years, Major Lazer mastermind Diplo has leapt from being a hipster DJ with a canny line in...

Single Review: Dials - Exodus (Miracle)

South-East Rock band Dials released their début single on Monday. Given that most bands on the planet send us their...

Single Review: Bobbie Gordon - Skin

Bobbie Gordon releases her first slice of new material in a fair while. As an in-demand vocalist, who has performed with Adele,...

Live Review: Ellie Goulding, Bush Hall

  On a damp spring evening, I took to the concealed four walls of Bush Hall to discover HP Connected’s secret show...

Album Review: Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs

Can you call a band made up of moonlighting indie musicians a Super Group? I’m not sure the terminology fits with the...

Album Review: Peace - In Love

A variety of music journalists – who should possibly know better - have led me to believe that Peace are IT....

Live Review: Berlin Unhinged Festival in...

Unhinged is an independent institution from Berlin that has tirelessly worked on the principle of binding late-night clubbing...

Single Review: Har Mar Superstar - Lady,...

Here's something different for your Friday afternoon. It sounds more like Leo Sayer than Har Mar Superstar but that's...

Album Review: James Blake - Overgrown -...

*This was selected as one of Supajam's best bits of 2013, either by being the most read, specially chosen by our staff, or...

Album Review: Hadouken: Every Weekend

Hadouken!:  Every Weekend     Oh for goodness sake. I was really trying to like this one, as I remembered first...

Single Review: Mikill Pane - Good Feeling

Mikill Pane has been lurking in the background for a while now. His collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Example,...

Album Review: David Bowie - The Next Day

Bowie is as good a cultural barometer as we’ve got. His endless permutations have been driven from without as much as...

Single Review: Parquet Courts - Smart...

First of all, this is currently an exclusive for the Guardian so follow that link for the track... Here's the 'B'...

Single Review: Passion Pit - Constant...

Passion Pit have today released a remix of their single 'Constant Conversations' by strange choice of Three 6...

Single Review: Vondelpark -California...

Vondelpark started life as one the many 'UK Garage plus shoegaze guitars' outfits that sprung up a couple of years...

Single Review: Don Broco - Whole Truth

All round the land A&R men know that the shiny production line pop gig is up. Pretty much everyone has come to their senses...

Single Review: Rush Midnight - Don't Give...

Well this is quite the sleazy late night groover. I can't be certain that Rush Midnight plays his keyboards whilst wearing...

Album Review: Heavy on the Strawberries

If Heavy on the Strawberries were releasing their eponymous debut album a few years ago reviews would have started with a...

Album Review: Nick Cave The Bad Seeds -...

Push the Sky Away is a triumphant return. Nick Cave’s 15th album with the Bad Seeds eschews the noise rock of his recent...

Single Review: Damian Marley - Dem Neva...

Damian Marley proves that, despite what all good sense might suggest, Wild West honky tonk piano and ruffneck dancehall are a...

Single Review: Tribes - How the Other...

When you write about indie bands daily, you end up cynical. It's impossible not to. Every year a new bunch of chancers roll...

Single Review: Black Manila - Shake That...

Black Manila have been holed up in Toe Rag Studios, infamous alchemist lair responsible for the White Stripes Elephant as well...

Album Review: Mmoths - Diaries

By the 90s my Mum’s radical 80’s feminism had evolved into a vague, kindly spiritualism that took in positive...

Album Review: Thenewno2: Beautiful...

Well then. The soundtrack to a supernatural teenish romdram, brought to us by a band fronted by George Harrison’s son....

Single Review: They Might Be Giants -...

Debuted today on Stereogum, this new track from eighties' veteran's They Might Be Giants is a peach. With a...

Single Review: I Used To Be A Sparrow -...

Swedish act I Used To Be A Sparrow  have produced something genuinely fresh sounding. Warpaint on Invisible Children stops...

Single Review: Rhye - Open (Ryan...

Ryan Hemsworth has become the go to guy for emotive post dubstep-ery, so it's no surprise that he's been enlisted to...

Single Review: The Family Rain - Carnival

Apparently The Family Rain come from Bath. They sound, however, more like they were found spitting and drunk, swinging bloodied...

Single Review: Charlie Brown - On My Way

Charlie Brown is 'on his way'. Cheers for the warning Charlie, it's given us just enough time to double lock the...

Single Review: Parquet Courts - Borrowed...

"It seems these days I'm captive in this borrowed time." This is an unbelievable track from a New York band whose...

Single Review: Theme Park - Tonight

Theme Park take a crack at rustling up some 80s yacht rock and don't do too bad a job at all. Tonight is as polished as a...

Single Review: Petite Noir - Disappear

Is there some irony in a young black South African tethering afrobeat guitar to coldwave indie in the style of every chancer...

Album Review: Atoms for Peace - Amok

  Atom’s for Peace come with all the advance publicity- and attendant weight of expectation- your jobbing supergroup...

Single Review: Thom Yorke's Atoms For...

The trickling' build-up to the release of the Thom Yorke/Nigel Godrich/Flea/Joey Waronker/Maouro Refosco project Atoms for...