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Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man

Ozzy Osbourne – Ordinary Man

by Ross Horton

Ozzy Osbourne has nothing to prove at this stage of his career. He’s occupied just about every role imaginable in the modern entertainment world. He’s…



The Strokes @ Roundhouse, London


It is 19 years since The Strokes’ debut album. How many pairs of Converse have been bought and destroyed in that time? How many t-shirts...

Allie X – Cape God


At first listen, it would appear that Allie X (otherwise known as Alexandra Hughes)’s second album, Cape God, is one of those big, shiny alternative...

Agnes Obel – Myopia


Some albums reveal their treasures on first listen, others take longer to disclose their offerings. The albums released to date by Danish musician Agnes Obel...

Peggy Sue – Vices


Ah, The Velvet Underground. Arguably one of the greatest bands to ever walk the face of this (or any) planet, and certainly one of the...

YACHT @ Green Door Store, Brighton


Not deterred by the approaching ravages of Storm Dennis, people slowly begin to bundle into the dim recesses of the cavernous Green Door Store, ready...

Humanist – Humanist


The project of Rob Marshall, Humanist is a dense and intense experience, which one could argue expertly reflects the general mood of the world today....

Lanterns On The Lake – Spook The Herd


When a band finally fulfils their potential, it’s a glorious thing to hear. Newcastle’s Lanterns on the Lake have always been hurt by faint praise....

Best Coast – Always Tomorrow


Sometimes, we can be our own worst enemies. Bethany Cosentino and Bob Bruno, the duo behind Best Coast, have allowed the press material for their...

The Men – Mercy


The Men occupy the unfortunate position that many of music’s great ‘nearly men’ do (no pun intended): they’ve been around long enough that they’ve seen...

Justin Bieber – Changes


It goes cruelly unacknowledged to this day that Justin Bieber is responsible for one of the best pop records of the 2010s. His third album...

Automatic @ Hope & Ruin, Brighton


Opening with Highway, the girls in Automatic are going to take us on a ride, and whilst it may not be the craziest, and it...

Summer Camp – Romantic Comedy


It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley, collectively known as Summer Camp. Nearly five years in fact, since...

Black Midi @ Concorde 2, Brighton


Life is filled with a monotonous stream of inevitabilities and constants. A cavalcade of unalterable situations and circumstances that play out ad infinitum through history,...

Dan Deacon @ Scala, London


Baltimore musician Dan Deacon has gained a reputation for playing gigs that don’t really follow standard live music norms. Tonight’s show at the Scala in...

Tame Impala – The Slow Rush


£41.25. You’ll know, because you were there, that this was all it cost for two tickets – with unnecessary cancellation protection – to see Kevin...

Katie Gately – Loom


Four years since the release of Color, Katie Gately is back with a record just as heavy on vocal effects and harmonies, but which pushes...

Shopping – All Or Nothing


Logistically, it’s a surprise that All Or Nothing exists at all. Shopping‘s members are spread across the globe, and have all been busy with other...

Devendra Banhart @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


Ma, the latest album by Devendra Banhart arrived last year with little in the way of fanfare or noise, appropriate given the hushed, gentle direction...

Green Day – Father Of All…


Green Day‘s new album Father Of All… contains a sample of a Joan Jett track originally written by convicted sex offender Gary Glitter. The band...

Frazey Ford – U Kin B The Sun


Formerly part of roots folk group Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford has been on a surprising and intriguing musical journey over the past few years....