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November

…Girlpool, The Shacklewell Arms [REVIEW] 18th: Zola Jesus, Koko [REVIEW] / Viet Cong, Total Refreshment Centre [REVIEW] 19th: The Jesus and Mary Chain perform Psychocandy, Troxy [REVIEW] 20th: EKKAH, Total Refreshment Centre [REVIEW] 24th: TOPS, Oslo [REVIEW] 25th: Mac DeMarco, The Forum [REVIEW] 27th: Perfume Genius, Islington Assembly Hall [REVIEW] / Parquet Courts, The Laundry [REVIEW] 28th: Bonobo & Gold Panda, Alexandra Palace [REVIEW]…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…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…So on & so forth…

Review: Field Day 2015.

…as on, the mobile blowers this year. But hold the bloody phone! Because not only has Todd Terje returned to Victoria Park for a second consecutive year, but he’s brought with him The Olsens, thus enabling him to perform the ‘live’ show he promised, but ultimately proved incapable of delivering, twelve months ago to the afternoon. He of the sonically louche sleaze looks as though he’s kitted himself out top to toe in Nauticalia fayre, but…So on & so forth…

Review: Wilderness 2015.

…al, the “band” were always likely to be embraced by the masses. Because ultimately, where Hercules & Love Affair differ from many of their “techno-disco-house-boogie” contemporaries is in their reciting songs relatively ‘live’ so to speak, in the liveliest manner imaginable. Additionally, as Butler admits, we “love dance music in [our] culture, thank motherfuckin’ God”, and were thus always likely to react to such tracks rapturously; but…So on & so forth…

Review: Reading Festival 2014.

…onderfully polished show, put on by those present and correct. A short bout of call-and-response explicitly shows why Jerome doesn’t sing himself, thus although currently nailing the SoundCloud plays, he’s yet to nail on the live show that his tracks are so indubitably due. Still, at least we now know how many men it takes to pack away an inflatable panther, with seven or so struggling for a while, before surrendering in the end… Far less…So on & so forth…

Review: The Knife, O2 Academy Brixton.

…r of the divisive nature of the Roundhouse dates perhaps, although the creative shake-up is pretty well epitomised by her concluding mantra: “Life is change; change is life. I am changing; you are changing: that’s why we’re alive.” For essentially, The Knife have never seemed quite so lively, nor as vital, as they do this evening having undergone so dramatic a change themselves. With this said, the fact that Karin and Olof felt compelled to come…So on & so forth…

Review: The Acid, Cargo.

…to the depths of muggy Australian jungle to contrive Liminal, although it’s also that which is most discernibly in need of greater development. That will of course come, and as you’d anticipate of what is only a second ever live show (and a second in London, at that), it remains a little ragged around the edges. Bits and pieces are knocked over, equipment gets unplugged and further general technical difficulties blight what Freeland deems “one…So on & so forth…

Review: Field Day 2014.

…se of affection; his clapping is half-hearted, and for a show requiring a total investment from all involved, it 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….So on & so forth…

Interview: Conversation[s], Woman’s Hour.

…nd, while Burgess reassures me that there have been “ugly ones” also, the panegyrics haven’t necessarily been excessively premature. “That’s really interesting” she replies, “because I wouldn’t have necessarily said that the reviews have been flawless! But I’m a perfectionist… I mean, I feel like they’ve been quite honest – I’ve read a few reviews which I’ve agreed with, because some of them imply that it’s a good start, but that it’s…So on & so forth…