The Popes of Chillitown

Live Gig Review: The Popes of Chillitown 3rd of November – Headline Slot for Oxjam Edwards Bar, Hammersmith     There are certain venues when you just walk through the door and think – yeah this is going to be a good gig. There are others where you think – ah, …ok… The Edwards Bar […]

Rach reviews Filo & Peri Featuring Eric Lumiere ‘Anthem’

One of the biggest records to play on the dance circuit this year was ‘Anthem’ and is set to become the sound track for New Years Eve 2007. Already the album released by Positiva records has hit number 88 in the digital download charts within two days and this is impressive considering as the album […]

Zee reviews Emerald – Master I Am

Master I Am is a celebration of proper classic (or vintage, as they describe it) rock that track after track keeps pouring out of this super dynamic and tight, multi-national five-piece, whose musical craftsmanship lies in the hands of the drummer Thomas Maher. And an extraordinary work he does indeed, producing tunes that have a […]

Chris Pickering Reviews Voodoo Trombone Quartet, Vibe Bar

Gig Review – Voodoo Trombone Quartet, Vibe Bar   You may not have heard of Paul Thorpe – but there’s a good chance you’ll have heard his music. His creations have been used as the theme tunes for MTV’s The Paper, Nemone’s slot on BBC 6Music and Radio 4’s The Thing Show. If that wasn’t […]

Chris reviews Hard Fi, Once Upon a Time in the West

Back in 2005, Hard Fi rocked the suburbs with their debut album ‘Stars of CCTV’. It has taken them two years to finalise the follow up, but now it is upon us. The question is, will ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ turn out to be the difficult second album? First impressions are that […]

Chris reviews Gary Moore – Still Got the Blues

Gary Moore’s 1990 release ‘Still Got the Blues’ holds the record as the biggest selling blues album of all time. To date it has become the career-defining album of this highly talented Belfast-based guitarist and yet it was intended as a retrospective of the 1960s blues-rock songs that had inspired him to learn the guitar […]

Jenna reviews The Legend of The 7 Black Tentacles + Hey Sholay @ The Boardwalk, 10th July 2008

The Legend of The 7 Black Tentacles + Hey Sholay @ The Boardwalk, 10th July 2008   It’s a Thursday night and with loads kicking off all over Sheffield it was surprising to find The Boardwalk, a smaller off the beaten track venue, pretty packed with everyone anxiously awaiting local favourites The Legend of the […]

Jenna reviews Planet Zogg @ The Plug, 12th July 2008

Planet Zogg @ The Plug, 12th July 2008   Acclaimed as being the best and one of the only monthly psy trance nights in all of Yorkshire it was no surprise to find Sheffield based Planet Zogg absolutely packed on Saturday night as it rolled into The Plug for Planet Zogg’s widely advertised free party. […]

Zee reviews Stealing Green at Purple Turtle, Jan 31st, 2009

Stealing Green at Purple Turtle, Jan 31st, 2009       Although the band name might suggest a connection of a hippyish nature, musically Stealing Green is nothing like that. Headlining a night of a heavier calibre, these guys provide solid rock sound and attitude far too serious for what you’d expect from Camden area, […]