Reviews

Swans prove once again that are simply unmissable live

Michael Gira & Co.'s seven-song, two-hour set at Camden Roundhouse was a typically stunning, ear-ringing affair.

Brandon Flowers brings Chrissie Hynde on stage for pop masterclass in London

Brixton Academy is treated to a surprise guest appearance from The Pretenders’ frontwoman as The Killers’ leader puts on a stylish pop extravaganza.

Ride delight in an evening that removes any notions that their comeback is merely nostalgia

The self-proclaimed OGs - "Original Gazers" - deliver a spellbinding reminder of why they're national treasures and are in possession of one of the best drummers you'll ever hear.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra keep getting better and better

A fine show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall suggests that UMO might have 2015 sewn up.

Cymbals Eat Guitars provide a tsunami of slacker rock

The New York purveyors of off-kilter rock delivered a turbo-charged set at London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen.

Classic and contemporary Belle & Sebastian learn to share a stage in Manchester

Glasgow's indie-pop stalwarts make a dazzling case for their ongoing relevance at the second of two Manchester shows.

The Great Escape 2015: Our Favourite New Bands

We look back at the new bands that owned The Great Escape 2015.

Django Django execute every wonky note perfectly at KOKO

The art-rock foursome bring new LP Born Under Saturn to London as part of their first major headline tour in three years.

Getting emotional with Hot Chip in Manchester

The band’s set at Gorilla flies in the face of anyone who ever said dance music lacked soul.

Tyler, The Almighty; Tyler, The Blessed; Tyler, The Creator

The OFWGKTA boss proves himself practically a living God at Bristol's O2 Academy.

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