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Review: Field Day 2014.

…ultimately falls a little flat. Whipping the neighbouring Shacklewell Arms stage into a rabid frenzy, then, are Liverpool trio and unlikely (nearly) label mates, All We Are. Although all too ordinary in truth, essentially, it’s excessively happy-clappy with widely lionised recent single Feel Safe redolent of a dodgy Bee Gees takeoff. Back beneath the citrusy shades of the Resident Advisor’s vast tarpaulin, Lopatin – anonym Oneohtrix Point Never…So on & so forth…

October

2nd: Fear Of Men & Flowers, Concrete [REVIEW] 4th: Karen O, Bush Hall [REVIEW] 7th: Manchester Orchestra, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire [REVIEW] 8th: Caribou, Koko [REVIEW] 10th: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah & Kins, Electric Ballroom [REVIEW] / Club NME: FIANCÉ, Koko [REVIEW] 13th: Febueder, The Shacklewell Arms [REVIEW] 15th: Hundred Waters, Oslo [REVIEW] 16th: Nick Mulvey, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire [REVIEW] 17th: Erland & The Carniva…So on & so forth…

Review: Simple Things 2014.

It’s around this time of year when it all starts to feel a tad bleak – shuffling out of the office at 5pm; out into darkness starts to prey on the optimism of your average, humble young adult. To compound the misery induced by this daylight saving malarkey, the live music scene takes a considerable, discernible turn, as our saturated summer of festivals slows to a drip, before seemingly drying out altogether. You can imagine our delight, then, w…So on & so forth…

Review: The Knife, O2 Academy Brixton.

As much as I’ve admired The Knife, ever since I first pilfered Deep Cuts from the peripheral depths of my parents’ record collection, their Shaking The Habitual tour – that took in two nights at the Roundhouse last summer, and presented me with the opportunity to catch the notoriously elusive Karin and Olof Dreijer for the very first time – was not only one of the defining disappointments of 2013, but also one of the most deflating experiences o…So on & so forth…

Review: Reading Festival 2014.

For around a half a week nigh on each and every year since 1971, Little John’s Farm, Richfield Avenue has played host to the estimable Reading Festival. And this, so it would seem, has recently become the natural habitat of the aspiring alpha male – fluorescent adolescents pumped up on protein shakes, their biceps akin to those of a bionic Popeye. With Sharpie permanent marker catchphrases tattooing his underdeveloped, if muscularly defined tors…So on & so forth…

Review: The Acid, Cargo.

“A lot of people are not translating their music to a live setting at the moment; they’re just making records, and then doing playback from Ableton. They do a few things over the top, to add another element, but there’s a flatness to that. You’re not standing on the precipice then – there’s no risk. I mean there’s that risk of your computer crashing I guess, but it’s very different to playing live.” Those the words, in no uncertain terms, of Ry…So on & so forth…

May

1st: Plastic Mermaids, The Lexington [REVIEW] 2nd: Devendra Banhart, Barbican Centre [REVIEW] 5th: Gruff Rhys: American Interior, Soho Theatre [REVIEW] 6th: Tennis, Oslo [REVIEW] 7th: Elephant, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club [REVIEW] 8th–10th: The Great Escape feat. Future Islands, Little Dragon, Klaxons, Arthur Beatrice & East India Youth, Brighton [REVIEW] 12th: Courtney Love, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire [REVIEW] 14th: Yann Tie…So on & so forth…

Interview: Heaven, How Long? East India Youth.

…ong to song. He may profess to having sequenced the songs in such an order on purpose on record, although if the live show plays into that same dynamic, then the arc is that bit more traceable onstage; it becomes all the more readily discernible… However, with that said, to establish an overarching mood is still pretty taxing: “It’s taken a lot of trial and error to get to the point [at which] I know that this is how you do it live. I could…So on & so forth…

Review: Wireless Festival 2014.

With Glastonbury having been and gone already, it’s now safe to say that the so-called ‘festival season’ has well and truly begun in earnest. And so for the first, and possibly last time, given Wireless Festival’s wont for hopping from one of London’s numerous leafy expanses to another, the major label love-in takes place in N4’s Finsbury Park. Indeed, the luxury of being able to eat some “damn croissants”, or rather crumpets, a half-hour prior…So on & so forth…

Review: M O T H X R, Boston Music Room.

…robable locale that is the Boston Arms, they’ve that overt need to prove themselves all over again – albeit in a live environment. Of course, Badgley is not the first actor to quietly embark upon a queer music career, with Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields garnering a not insubstantial amount of acclaim for their quirky works as Dead Man’s Bones. But live shows, in that particular instance, came at something of a premium and as becomes quite apparent…So on & so forth…