Live Music Reviews
Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop @ Brixton Academy, London

by Rose Dennen

A man leaps onto the stage at Brixton Academy without fanfare. Lights dim, the crowd screams and Iggy Pop is with us. The first couple…



Eileen Rose @ Borderline, London

by Michael Hubbard

Being signed to the same record label as The Strokes can’t harm anyone right now, especially someone as talented as Eileen Rose. She may look...

Easyworld @ Underworld

by Sarah McDonnell

Tonight’s bill is absolutely band-packed full with artists on Easyworld’s former indie label Fierce Panda, giving the punters more new music than they could have...

Oasis @ Finsbury Park, London

by Claire Simpson

Liking Oasis stopped being fashionable a long time ago. Criticisms of the band are now as recycled as Noel Gallagher’s three-chord anthems from the Status...

The Bellrays @ Metro

by Rose Dennen

I’m already extremely pissed and, after the day I’ve had, I’m not really in themood for any “malarky”. Unfortunately the first band up are The...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Underworld, London

by Sarah McDonnell

There’s more than a hint of excitement running through tonight’s audience at the Underworld, as BRMC play a packed warm-up gig on the eve of...

David Byrne @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

by Michael Osborn

This concert was one of those occasions when died-in-the-wool fans packed the venue from the floor to the rafters. Just one problem, though – I...

Roger Waters @ Wembley Arena

by Michaela Whitton

For a man who is knowingly hostile towards performing at football stadiums, Roger Waters appears comfortable at this impressively shabby venue. An undoubtedly influential figurehead...

Goldrush @ Underworld

by Sarah McDonnell

There’s been a buzz about Goldrush ever since they were signed to Virgin, allegedly for a six figure sum, last year. And with the release...

Tindersticks @ Somerset House, London

by Michaela Whitton

The Strand’s amazing Somerset House on a dusky evening is a cultural oasis in the desert of city living. Tonight it is the setting for...

Orbital @ Somerset House

by John Power

There’s really nothing like dancing to great music under an open sky on a warm night, and sadly this was nothing like that. Whilst Orbital...

Boom Boom Satellites @ Monarch

by Rose Dennen

Boom Boom Satellites havebeen around for quite a while. Coming up for their third album, the trio has setthe scene in techno-jazz-break-rock-hiphop, and have produced...

The Divine Comedy @ Royal Festival Hall, London

by Michael Hubbard

Neil Hannon’s appearance at David Bowie’s Meltdown was always going to be interesting, following line-up changes to The Divine Comedy late last year. What would...

Brendan Benson + The Sirens + Jacob Golden @ Barfly, London

by Rose Dennen

I’ve just walked into a sit-in. Literally. Everyone’s on the floor watching an anaemic looking Jacob Golden, who’s holding court in the Monarch in Camden...

Tram @ Bush Hall

by Michael Hubbard

In the sulubrious surrounds of Bush Hall, a faux classical venue complete with plastered ceiling features and a red carpet, James Yorkston and the Athletes...

Aereogramme + Dirt Magic + Thomson @ The Monarch

by Rose Dennen

I’m late. I’ve been running through the gobbing rain and I’m completelysoaked. So to finally get my arse into the dry and intimate surroundings ofthe...

Fischerspooner @ The Bridge, London

by Daniel Mumford

This cavernous venue is well-suited for the phenomenon of the Fischerspooner live cabaret. It’s just seconds away from Cynthia’s, where FC Kahuna hold their uber-fashionable,...

Piano Magic @ Spitz

by Sarah McDonnell

It’s probably safe to say that Piano Magic are not your average pop or rock band. For a start, throughout its six-year history, the band,...

The Burn @ Cargo, London

by Michaela Whitton

Cargo’s railway arches and minimalist chic are the setting for the third night of The Burn’s UK tour. These five Blackburn lads are an enigma...

A @ Union, Cardiff

by Rob Jackson

It’s taken them some time to get there, but A, one of the stalwarts of the British pop/rock scene, are finally achieving their potential. It’s...

Antihero + Miss Black America @ The Dublin Castle, London

by Rose Dennen

I love the idea of seedy bars with low ceilings and smoky air, cigarettesand alcohol. It’s my perfect habitat. The Dublin Castle is just like...