Live Reviews
Ex Eye

Ex Eye @ Milton Court, London

by Bekki Bemrose

Max Richter and artist Yulia Mahr’s Sound and Visions weekend is one of scope. From Jlin’s progressive electronics to Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s earthy modular creations…



Max Richter @ Barbican, London


The Barbican’s Sounds & Visions weekend promised “a journey into music, image and their meeting points in today’s culture”, with the opening event featuring co-curator...

Iceage @ Scala, London


There are many reasons to like Iceage. The fact they are wildly compelling live is a good one, but one which does warrant some unpicking....

Anna Burch @ Old Blue Last, London


An all-too-brief nine tracks and 33 minutes long, Quit The Curse was released by Heavenly Records in February. A solo debut for Anna Burch, it...

Protomartyr @ Scala, London


It’s usually obvious when you go to a show if it’s the last date of a tour. The signs are pretty unmistakable, from the tightness...

Pinkshinyultrablast @ Castle & Falcon, Birmingham


You would be forgiven for wondering how Pinkshinyultrablast ended up playing at a recently reopened pub in Deritend, which in Birmingham terms is essentially the...

Nap Eyes @ Hare & Hounds, Birmingham


The first time anyone encounters Nap Eyes, be that in a live or recorded setting, the instant reaction is usually to try and figure out who –...

We Are Scientists @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


From the moment We Are Scientists walk on stage it’s clear that what will follow will be more than just another gig. The duo are...

Manic Street Preachers @ Wembley Arena, London


As bank holiday weekend sunshine hits London, so Manic Street Preachers and The Coral roll into town, boasting a total of 45 years’ experience between...

Yo La Tengo @ Royal Festival Hall, London


The sun is shining and, while on any other day it would be too tempting to sup a cold one on the banks of the...

Goat Girl @ Garage, London


To celebrate the release of their eponymous debut album, Goat Girl were primed for a triumphant homecoming London show in late April. However, an unfortunate...

Anna Meredith @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


Early in the evening, Anna Meredith makes a quip about not spilling beer on the fancy seats in the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall. Joking...

Kim Wilde @ KOKO, London


It was written in the stars. The day is Alien Day, and Kim Wilde is bringing down the curtain on what by all accounts appears...

Ought @ Garage, London


Ought return to London off the back of the release of their latest record, and Room In The World has proven to be quite a...

Natalie Prass @ Bush Hall, London


Released in January 2015, a disconcertingly distant-seeming point in our relatively recent past, Natalie Prass’ debut – recorded several years earlier – was among the year’s...

Otoboke Beaver @ Scala, London


On a late April evening, London is experiencing the hottest day of the year so far… and it’s about to be further scorched by the...

Hinds @ Electric Brixton, London


On the hottest day of the year so far, it seems only right to be watching a band that are pretty much the musical incarnation...

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society @ Oslo, London


A reverential and slightly eerie silence descends as Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society take to the stage at Oslo, unusual these days for a...

Calexico @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. It’s a phrase that could have been invented for Calexico. Over the years we’ve come to know...

Django Django @ Printworks, London


Deepest Rotherhithe was the location for the unveiling of London’s newest medium-sized venue on Friday night. Printworks started life as a printing press but was...

Fever Ray @ Troxy, London


Nearly a decade on from her self-titled debut album as Fever Ray, The Knife‘s co-creator Karin Dreijer has changed just about everything. Ten years ago, her...