LIVE REVIEW & GALLERY: CAGE THE ELEPHANT – BRIXTON O2 ACADEMY

There’s a reason Cage The Elephant have long been hailed as one of the most explosive live performances, and that reason is Matt Shultz. Erupting on to the stage to the oh-so-70s fuzz of Cry Baby, his feet barely touch the ground for the entirety of the performance, careering from left to right, stage to…

Not Another Glastonbury Review

Last week I, along with 175,000 other weather hopeful punters, made the annual pilgrimage to Pilton under the watchful eye of Mr Eavis and co. Now, Glastonbury is normally nothing short of a rollercoaster of emotions; mud, sweat, no sleep and the usual idiots falling through your tent at 3AM screaming Will Griggs on fire,…

REVIEW: Enter Shikari Smash The People’s Palace

“This is a hobby that’s gotten out of hand” …Shouts a bewildered Rou Reynolds to a frenzied crowd of 10,000 people. The genre bending DIY band from St Albans have defied all laws of music to be here tonight; starting out through their own record label and never selling out to mass consumerism, their sound…

Review: Off With Their Heads – The King Blues

They’re back and pissed off again, and rightly so. The political motivation behind The King Blues latest 20 minute mini album is glaringly evident even by just looking at the album sleeve. Is that David Cameron’s severed head? Being held in the air by frontman Itch’s tattooed knuckles? It most definitely is, and it’s brilliant. Never…

Review: This Unruly Mess I’ve Made – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

“There’s blood in the streets, no justice, no peace.” Macklemore tries his hardest, doesn’t he. He continues to give his two cents, only to be met with majority criticism and condemnation. I get it; a white male from Seattle, how oppressed can he be? Can it really be that he has two songs completely unironically titled…

News: The Whosiers? The Hoosiers on Tour

Either Ben Stiller has shrunk and spontaneously decided to front an indie-pop three piece, or The Hoosiers are still alive and touring. That’s right, they have more than two songs. There’s no denying the uncanny resemblance between frontman Irwin Sparkes and infamous Zoolander ‘model’, as every single person in the Borderline, Soho noticed and announced…

News/Review: Einaudi – Elements

This week Ludovico Einaudi released his latest body of work; Elements. Recorded entirely at his own Italian home this year, it’s the follow up album to 2011’s critically acclaimed Islands. Along side this release, he made the much coveted sheet music for Night, the second track on the album, available for download through Sheet Music Direct for…

review: Muse – Electric Ballroom, Camden – September 11th 2015

Muse, one of the most successful British rock bands of our generation, last night frustrated a lot of fans. Namely those fans who don’t live within a reasonable commuting distance to Camden’s infamous Electric Ballroom; a venue that’s had an interesting week to say the least, considering the Libertines’ unannounced absence on Thursday night and…