Gig Review: The Staves & Lianne La Havas

Originally published:Londonist February 10 When we picked this year’s Ones To Watch list we really struck gold, as proven by this week’s Borderline show featuring two of our picks on the same bill; magical harmonies from The Staves, and the musical majesty of Lianne La Havas. 2012 has already been a phenomenal year for them. … Continue reading

Dodgy at Boogaloo Bar

Originally published: Londonist 10 January, 2011 Homegrown Britpoppers Dodgy played a semi acoustic secret show at Highgate’s Boogaloo Bar(9 January) in advance of a huge album launch show at the Bush Hallon 22 Feburary. The trio who made London their home in the early 90s played much of their forthcoming album Stand Upright In A … Continue reading

God Don’t Like It reveal last shows

Originally published on Londonist November 26, 2011 It was with heavy heart that we heard God Don’t Like It were calling it a day after four years of bleeding noise, terror pop and dance shenanigans, but the London promoters are going out in style with a four night stint at The Lexington. Anthony Chalmers has booked … Continue reading

Ren Harvieu and James Morrison @ Under The Bridge

Originally published on Londonist November 22 The quality of London’s concert venues is truly astounding. Whether it’s the humbling beauty of the Union Chapel or peeling wall grit of Notting Hill Arts Club our city is the place to play for any artist. Now there is a new venue clawing to join the iconic club … Continue reading

Shrag @ The Lexington Narcisistic Terror Twee

Originally published on Neon Filler, November 18, 2011 The world of indie-pop is often more fractious than an ever splitting dance genre. For the countless derivatives of house there’s are twee antitheses, just as funky house has its handbag, post-punk has its riot grrl, similar but never the twain shall meet. For Shrag, however, this … Continue reading

Art Of The Album Exhibition

Originallypublished on Londonist, November 18, 2011 A pop-up exhibition celebrating iconic album artwork, including Paul Weller’s Stanley Road and Led Zepplin’s Physical Graffiti, is opening for three days in November at the A&D Gallery along with the chance to buy exclusive signed prints. The Art Of The Album exhibition is curated by Hypergallery who, with … Continue reading

Fortuna pop 15 ft The Primitives: Scala, 1/11/11 live review Originally published on The Line Of Best Fit November 8, 2011 The Stone Roses‘ reformation may have grafted the great indie comeback – initiated by Blur and qualified by Pulp – onto the hearts of nostalgic thirtysomethings who, despite finally getting to grips with Soundcloud, feel their 90’s expertise is redundant in the eyes … Continue reading

Bardo Pond live at XOYO 22/10/11

Originally published on The Line Of Best Fit October 26, 2011 Beards are a major part of rock. They signify dedication and appreciation, a laid back attitude and something to stroke during widdly bits. The Beard’s anaemic cropped cousins may be the hijacked uniform of fey hipsters, but it’s still possible to spot a true … Continue reading

Herman Dune at Union Chapel

Originally published on The Line Of Best Fit October 20, 2011 Islington’s Union Chapel is arguably London’s best place to watch bands. Not only are performers nakedly humble amongst the candle lit columns, dominated by the vast dome and rose window, but you can have a mug of tea and a sit nice down – … Continue reading

AED Records label launch with Rotifer

Originally published on Neon Filler October 12, 2011 Edwyn Collins launched his new record label AED with an exceptional live performance from label signings and Neon Filler favourites Rotifer at a party held at Notting Hill Arts Centre. Analogue Enhanced Digital Records is the work of Collins along with James Endeacott, A&R supremo who found … Continue reading