Sunday, June 16, 2019

Review: Tasseomancy – Ulalume

Apparently Tasseomancy is the practice of reading fortunes using tealeaves.  It’s not terribly inspiring as a band name, particularly when you learn that the...

Review: Thea Gilmore And Sandy Denny

A posthumous collaborative effort is bound to raise some cynical and apprehensive eyebrows. When Sandy Denny is involved, an artist commonly perceived as a...

Review: Ben Howard – The Ritz, Manchester

Since releasing his debut album Every Kingdom late last year, Ben Howard seems to have gone from to strength, to strength, to strength. He...

Review: Peasant – Bound For Glory

  Peasant, the musical alias of American singer-songwriter Damien DeRose, made his name as a solo, home-recording specialist with his bedroom-made debut album Fear Not...

Review: Of Monsters And Men – My Head Is An Animal

It has been almost a year since My Head Is An Animal was released in the Icelandic sextet’s homeland, and since then, with a...

Review: Bon Iver + The Staves – MEN Arena, Manchester

The Manchester Evening News Arena - predominantly home to chart-toppers, bands trying to cash in on a comeback, sticky floors and screaming teenagers -...

Review: Night Beds – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Since recently releasing his debut album, Country Sleep, Winston Yellen, aka Night Beds, has been reaping the rewards of his highly-praised record. Though this was his...

Album Review: Gymnast – Wild Fleet

Give or take a week, it's been exactly two years since Manchester-duo Gymnast played Thank Folk For That Live in their hometown, alongside Farao...

Album Review: Dawes – We’re All Gonna Die

For the first time ever, Dawes have released a new album in back-to-back years. Taylor Goldsmith, (vocals/guitars) his brother Griffin, (drums) Wylie Gelber, (bass)...

Live Review: Bryde – Camden Assembly, London

“We love you Birdy,” shouted one gig goer...if that was the gig they were after then they would still have been pleasantly surprised at...