Gig Review – The Divine Comedy Live In London

22 February 2017 at The London Palladium The last time I saw The Divine Comedy live was around 2001 when they toured as a double headliner with Ben Folds.  I still remember that gig now and often cite it as one of my all time favourite nights of music.  Perhaps that's why I stupidly chose to … Continue reading Gig Review – The Divine Comedy Live In London

Retrospective: Albums Of The Year 2016

There has been a hell of a lot going on in the music world this year and it's certainly been one of loss and upset.  We've lost many big names throughout 2016 and it's been such a massive shock to the industry that it's left us wondering if we're in some sort of alternative universe. … Continue reading Retrospective: Albums Of The Year 2016

Gig Review – Teenage Fanclub Live in Cardiff

27 November 2016 at The Glee Club, Cardiff After seeing Teenage Fanclub back in September in London, I decided that I would definitely go and see them again when they toured their new album Here later in the year. So, I went along to Rock City in Nottingham and stuck to the floor having a lovely time … Continue reading Gig Review – Teenage Fanclub Live in Cardiff

Gig Review – The Trashcan Sinatras Live In London

13 November 2016 at The Garage, London A friend of mine reckons the name The Trashcan Sinatras sounds like they should be a punk band. He was somewhat surprised when I told him that they are in fact a Scottish indie band who deliver some of the most beautiful melodies and lyrics I've ever heard.  I sent … Continue reading Gig Review – The Trashcan Sinatras Live In London

Gig Review – Teenage Fanclub Live in London

5 September 2016 at Islington Assembly Hall, London Okay folks.  Anyone who regularly reads my articles (which is possibly just that one bloke that I know from many years ago) will know that I don't tend to write gig reviews in the usual way. In fact, I don't really write anything in the usual way, but I … Continue reading Gig Review – Teenage Fanclub Live in London

Review – Falling EP by Tom Speight

Following on from our recent interview with Tom Speight, it's only right and proper that we review the ep in question and give our thoughts on it. This is Tom's second ep of 2016 after the very successful Little Love ep which was released earlier this year.  Falling seems to be heading in the right direction in terms … Continue reading Review – Falling EP by Tom Speight

A Day In The Sun At The Splendour Festival 2016

23 July 2016 at Wollaton Park, Nottingham So.  I joined a sold out crowd last weekend and sat outside in the beautiful sunshine to experience the Splendour Festival here in Nottingham.  It's something of a tradition to go along and join in the fun so I was interested to see what all the fuss was … Continue reading A Day In The Sun At The Splendour Festival 2016

Review – Get Involved EP by Josh Robins

I am very lucky in many respects.  I get to meet and chat to lots of musicians and it's great. But often it's in my capacity as 'helper' (or sometime producer) on my friend Adam's weekly radio show that I get to discover lots of new artists.  Both of us try to encourage and support … Continue reading Review – Get Involved EP by Josh Robins

Gig Review – Belle And Sebastian Live In London

22 June 2016 at The Royal Albert Hall, London Firstly, I should probably say that this isn't really a gig review in the same way I would usually write about a concert I've been to.  The whole night for me was something of an experience in itself so rather than writing a clinical style review … Continue reading Gig Review – Belle And Sebastian Live In London