Reviews

Basement Jaxx - O2 Arena, London 11/12/14

It’s just a bit more fun than watching most bands live, isn’t it.

Augustines - Roundhouse, London 08/12/14

Rallying against the idea that less is more, Augustines can’t contain their excitement at headlining their biggest UK show to date.

J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Perhaps Born Sinner set our hopes for J Cole too high, but hey, don’t give up on him just yet.

Omar Souleyman - Barbican, London, 13/12/14

The king of Syrian folk-pop and dabke returned to London to play a triumphant, if not short, set at London's Barbican Centre as part of the Just Jam Series.

Manic Street Preachers - Albert Hall, Manchester 10/12/14

One of the most fascinating records in recent British history finally makes it to the stage, two decades after release

REM - 7IN-83-88

Pioneers of independent guitar music mark their early years with a 7" singles box set.

Laurel - Holy Water EP

The Southampton songstress has matured across the board on her marvelous second EP, shedding her more adolescent tendencies to prime herself for the big time.

Perfume Genius - Islington Assembly Hall, London 27/11/14

Michael Hadreas spends much of this evening searching for beauty in the shadows, but can’t avoid the spotlight much longer.

Jam Baxter - …so we ate them whole

A beautiful UK hip-hop record that shows up the artlessness of many of its peers like a black light.

Zola Blood - The Lexington, London 02/12/14

The much discussed Hackney quartet’s second ever gig sees them sell out a venue double the size of the single gig they’d played previously.

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