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Live Review: The Knife at Bestival 2013

The Knife at Bestival 2013: Review   With Shaking The Habitual, The Knife created a subterranean record with a...

Live Review: Johnny Marr at Bestival 2013

Johnny Marr at Bestival 2013 Johnny Marr review - Bestival 2013 It is easy to run out of superlatives for Johnny Marr. For all...

Live Review: Fatboy Slim at Bestival 2013

  Fatboy Slim review - Bestival 2013 Blowing out candles and metaphorically blowing a fond kiss to the festival he helped...

Live Review: Drenge at Bestival 2013

Drenge review - Bestival 2013 For a relatively short set, this is a performance besieged by problems. For those expecting...

Live Review: Wu Tang Clan at Bestival 2013

Bestival 2013 review Wu Tang Clan Photo by Victor Frankowski “How many of you have been with the Wu Tang clan since...

Film Review: Museum Hours

Museum Hours - Review by Greg Wetherall **** A leisurely film that pores through the relationship between art and life may not...

Live Review: In The Woods Festival

IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL 2013 By Kate Prendergast In the Woods Festival 2013 lived up to its name as it took place at a secret...

Album Review: The 1975 by The 1975

Press play on The 1975’s self-titled debut album and you find a hazy, building introduction - all sleepy vocals and grey...

Live Review: Bush and McCluskey at Galtres

Two guys, two guitars, and two stories of the ups of downs of love lives. Sounds like it could be cheesy right? Not one bit!...

Live Review: Miss 600 at Galtres Festival

These guys were so catchy! We made our way across the whole festival site because we could hear the uber attention grabbing...

Live Review: The Black Delta Movement at...

We were intrigued by these guys the moment we saw comparisons to the likes of Tame Impala and BRMC. The Black Delta Movement...

Live Review: Gilmore and Roberts at...

We'd heard some good vibes about these two on the folk circuit and to be honest we had high expectations. Recently...

Live Review: Maximo Park at Galtres Festival

Having waited through the down pours of the day tit's more than fair to say we were looking forward to Maximo Park's...

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...