LIVE REVIEW:Lonely Tourist and Chris Webb at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath. Saturday 29th August 2020

One of the biggest things I have missed this year is the gigs. The nervous excitement before the act comes on, the electric atmosphere of a room full of people, the ringing in your ears at the end of the night. Sadly, that experience is still a while away, but in the meantime socially distancedContinue reading “LIVE REVIEW:Lonely Tourist and Chris Webb at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath. Saturday 29th August 2020”

Live Review: Frank Turner at The Forum, Bath. With Jess Guise and Micah Schnabel.

With all the news going around recently, we were unsure if Frank’s show last night would be going ahead. But after confirmation in the morning via Twitter, we were all set to go, and what a night it was. The background art of the show was provided by Vanessa Jean Speckman, a textual and visualContinue reading “Live Review: Frank Turner at The Forum, Bath. With Jess Guise and Micah Schnabel.”

Live Review: Smoke Fairies with John J Presley at Rough Trade Bristol 8/2/2020

With the release of their latest album Darkness Brings The Wonders Home on 31st January, Chichester’s Smoke Fairies have gone on tour across the UK. I caught their show at Rough Trade Bristol. The sold out show was opened by John J Presley, a jazz-rock artist from Birmingham, supported by Paul May on the drums.Continue reading “Live Review: Smoke Fairies with John J Presley at Rough Trade Bristol 8/2/2020”

Live Review: The Menzingers with Spanish Love songs and Mannequin Pussy. Friday 7th February 2019.

After the release of their 6th studio album, Hello Exile, in October 2019, Pennsylvania’s The Menzingers are currently on tour, starting in the USA last year, before coming over to Europe and the UK. I checked them out in Bristol. The night was opened by Mannequin Pussy, a four-piece punk rock group, also from Pennsylvania.Continue reading “Live Review: The Menzingers with Spanish Love songs and Mannequin Pussy. Friday 7th February 2019.”

Kevin Devine rocked Rough Trade Bristol last night, with a setlist of 10 years of his music…

New York’s Kevin Devine played a sell-out show last night at Rough Trade Bristol, as part of a 4 stop tour of the UK, followed by an 8 stop visit to Germany, starting this week. The night was opened by the amazing Mark McCabe. Chef by day, musician by night, mark played us a rangeContinue reading “Kevin Devine rocked Rough Trade Bristol last night, with a setlist of 10 years of his music…”

Oxygen Thief blew the roof off the exchange last night for their final full band show. Here’s what I thought…

After seven years playing as a full band, Barry, Neil and Ben played one last gig together, and we couldn’t have asked for a better night. The show was opened by the awesome Strange Planes. The four piece band played us a selection of their songs from both their latest EP, Deaf Rattle, and someContinue reading “Oxygen Thief blew the roof off the exchange last night for their final full band show. Here’s what I thought…”

2019 has been a big year. Here’s what I thought of it…

2019 has been a massive year for music, with both new artists and seasoned professionals making headway across the charts and on tours across the country. With the ever increase of music streaming services, one artist in particular clocked over 6.5 billion streams globally on Spotify alone. Frank Turner started the year off by releasingContinue reading “2019 has been a big year. Here’s what I thought of it…”

Singer songwriter Seán McGowan shook the Exchange on Friday night, playing a mix of soft and gritty songs with his solo acoustic set…

With the release of his latest EP ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’, Sean McGowan came over to Bristol as part of his 12 stop tour, showing off a range of old songs and new throughout the night. The evening was opened by the amazing Kate Stapley, who played a few of her songs, some of whichContinue reading “Singer songwriter Seán McGowan shook the Exchange on Friday night, playing a mix of soft and gritty songs with his solo acoustic set…”

SUEDE blew the roof off Bristol’s O2 Academy recently with an incredible set spanning their entire career to date….

There’s no doubt about it, SUEDE were one of THE biggest rock bands to be born of the 90s, leaders in a genre flippantly referred to as ‘Britpop’ sharing the limelight alongside others such as BLUR, OASIS and SUPERGRASS. Sunday 21st April saw SUEDE play a sell-out show at the O2 Academy Bristol which wasContinue reading “SUEDE blew the roof off Bristol’s O2 Academy recently with an incredible set spanning their entire career to date….”

FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS dazzled Cardiff with a monumental show, read our live review….

Tonight saw Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls play at the Motorpoint Arena in the heart of Cardiff, being the penultimate night of his UK leg of the Be More Kind world tour, we were expecting big things from Frank et al and we can safely say that the audience didn’t go home feeling shortContinue reading “FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS dazzled Cardiff with a monumental show, read our live review….”