Live Music Reviews

Divine Comedy – Liverpool University, Liverpool

by Collen Chandler

We live in interesting times. Pop-Opera blokeys The Divine Comedy being produced by Nigel ‘Radiohead‘ Godrich? He’s going to make them all depressed! He’s going…



Astrid + DNA @ Lomax

by Collen Chandler

DNA are pure eclecticism. There’s ten of them up there, each operating within their own square foot of the Lomax stage, but this isn’t some...

Lowgold + Brave Captain @ The Lomax

by Collen Chandler

Brave Captain will shortly release an EP entitled Better Living Through Reckless Experimentation. Sounds quite good doesn’t it? Sounds like Martin Carr is carrying on...

Beth Orton + Eileen Rose + Anjali @ Union Chapel, London

by Michael Hubbard

Rough Trade had hired what is debatably London’s most atmospheric and beautiful venue, the Union Chapel, for five females of mixed musical tastes. Eileen Rose...

I Am Kloot @ University, Liverpool

by Collen Chandler

There’s a storm warning. There’s a hurricane coming. Its really not a big deal though, so get out from under the table, and put away...

Goldfrapp @ ULU, London

by musicOMH

Felt Mountain, Goldfrapp’s debut album, appeared in September 2000 on Mute Records and caused an awful lot of excitement. Sublime, decadent, twisted and elegant were...

Ani DiFranco @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

by Michael Hubbard

The usual compliment of hyperventilating teenagers, lesbians in dungarees making a point of kissing each other and random hacks feeling just tad nervous had piled...

The Divine Comedy @ Temple Bar, Dublin

by Seamus Hoban

“Old forms equals new life?” New label, new direction, new pressures? Choosing a new direction is a hard and dangerous business. For reasons as varied...

Melys @ EuroSonic

by Johnny Mango

We are in northern Holland for EuroSonic 2001. Radio stations across Europe are presenting their own nations finest and most promising talent. The result is...

The Wonder Stuff @ Forum, London

by Johnny Mango

Tonight we are going to be treated to the very best of the Wonderstuff. And they really have got some wonderful stuff in their back...

Reef @ The Astoria

by Johnny Mango

Jimmy Page-like riffs and Jack Bessant’s throbbing basslines reverberate around the Astoria. There are going to be a good few cases of tinitus tonight. The...

Le Tigre + Electrelane @ Garage, London

by Michael Hubbard

T’was the night of the indie gurrrls in Highbury. Nu Yawkers Le Tigre, headlining, were supported by two all-girl groups, of which the second was...

Moby @ Wembley Arena, London

by Johnny Mango

“There is something terribly masturbatory about standing on stage at a venue called an arena with a loud electric guitar.” Moby is preparing us for...

Magnetophone, Upstairs @ The Garage

by Michael Hubbard

Starting very late and with no support, Magnetophone had their work cut out from the start with an audience of around 100, some of whom...

Talvin Singh @ Union Chapel, London

by Michael Hubbard

We flocked in our hundreds to see London-based Singh’s second Untouched concert, at which we were to expect spiritual music in a definitively spiritual setting....

Lupine Howl – Underworld, London

by Michael Hubbard

On the back of their debut single release on Beggars Banquet, 125, Spiritualized refugees Michael Mooney, Sean Cook et al took to the stage with...

Leigh Franklin @ Soho Theatre, London

by Michael Hubbard

To say that I was looking forward to hearing Leigh Franklin’s first proper London performance would be an understatement. A week before her graceful entrance...

Placebo + Six By Seven @ Brixton Academy, London

by Michael Hubbard

A black tab was all the set that was offered to Six By Seven, a relatively new group whose debut album The Closer You Get...

Badly Drawn Boy @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

by Michael Hubbard

The critics and the public alike loved The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast, the first proper LP from Damon Gough (aka Badly Drawn Boy). Among minor...

Badly Drawn Boy @ The Shepherd’s Bush Empire

by Johnny Mango

My first thought regarding the phenomenal performance from Badly Drawn Boy was if you weren’t there to see and feel the Damon Gough experience why...

The Frank And Walters @ Olympia, Dublin

by James McCartney

The glass is always half full rather than half empty as far as The Frank And Walters are concerned. Their optimism and self belief were...