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Tindersticks: Minute Bodies: The Intimate World Of F Percy Smith @ Barbican, London

by Rob Mesure

“The house in which he works is crammed from basement to top floor with every conceivable device for filming animals, vegetables and minerals”, wrote documentarist…



Diamanda Galás @ Barbican, London


In a career spanning over 30 years that has brought her renown as one of the world’s most original vocalists, it’s hard to know where...

Festival Review: Bushstock 2017


Shepherd’s Bush isn’t exactly known as a hot bed of nightlife and gig venues. Sure it’s got the massive Shepherd’s Bush Empire and that dearly...

Ride @ Village Underground, London


The recent shoegaze revival has proved to be more successful than anyone could have reasonably predicted. Slowdive have returned with a beautifully enriched album that...

Festival Review: Field Day 2017


After last year’s slippery conditions, the run up to Field Day 2017 is spent nervously checking the weather, preparing for the worst. We needn’t have...

BadBadNotGood @ Forum, London


IV by youthful Canadian jazz outfit BadBadNotGood was one of the standout albums of 2016, expanding their take on modern jazz in innovative and wide-ranging...

Erasure @ Roundhouse, London


Erasure has been a going concern for over three decades, in a career spanning songs in the hundreds, gigs in the thousands and sales in...

Bing & Ruth @ LSO St Luke’s, London


The genre of modern classical may be getting a slightly crowded place to be these days but albums like No Home Of The Mind by...

The Unthanks @ Milton Hall, Barbican, London


Amid the UK’s quietly thriving but often rather cosy folk scene, Northumbria’s The Unthanks have long stood out for their willingness to boldly blur the...

Philip Glass & Laurie Anderson @ Royal Festival Hall, London


An evening in the presence of a master of minimalism and an avant-garde multimedia artists might lead you to assume a hefty side order of...

Penguin Cafe @ Omeara, London


The leader of Penguin Cafe, Arthur Jeffes, recently explained that the band’s third album had been inspired in part by thinking about the imperfections of...

Music In Twelve Parts @ Barbican, London


At early performances of Philip Glass‘s Music in Twelve Parts, held in Manhattan lofts in the 1970s, the audience could wander around or lie on...

Festival Review: Desertfest 2017


The concept of Desertfest is somewhat misleading. On the surface it appears to be nothing more than a list of insanely heavy bands brutalising the...

Kasabian @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London


Kasabian kick off their show just minutes after the final whistle of their beloved hometown team Leicester City’s battling defeat in the European Champions League...

The Pretenders @ Royal Albert Hall, London


As we wander into the stalls, through one of the mighty Albert’s many doors, we spot a lofty teen whose military jacket is carefully hand-stitched...

Goldfrapp @ Roundhouse, London


Oscillating between electropop and folktronica, with each new album seeming like something of a reinvention, each Goldfrapp tour stands out as different to the last....

Fortuna POP! Twenty Years Of Trouble @ Various Venues, London


At the risk of this reading more like a eulogy than a review, it’s impossible to reflect on these gigs without being slightly downbeat and...

Gorillaz @ Printworks, London


Thursday: alongside the track list for upcoming new album Humanz, a secret, for-the-fans Gorillaz live show is announced, to take place in London the following...

Blossoms @ Academy, Bristol


After enjoying a stellar 2016 – which included the release of their chart-topping debut album – Blossoms were a natural choice to headline this year’s...

Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales @ Barbican Theatre, London


“It will be our pleasure to serve up a night of in-room entertainment like no other.” This bold promise leaps out of the programme for...

Marc Almond @ Roundhouse, London


Anticipation builds as a giant glitterball hangs ominously in the rafters, in the Roundhouse, tonight about to be transformed into a nostalgic disco cabaret. Then...