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Alcest

Alcest @ Heaven, London

by Sam Shepherd

Since the release of their ground breaking album Souvenirs d’un autre monde in 2007, Alcest has consistently made steps across genre boundaries and in doing…



The Wants @ Hope & Ruin, Brighton


Much as the worlds of packaging, clothing and illustration have resorted to mid-century tropes and colour schemes, so the world of modern music has resorted...

Modern Nature @ Green Door Store, Brighton


The room, hidden as it is down an alleyway beneath the old Victorian train station arches, cavernous in proportion and flooded with darkness on this...

Stereophonics @ Brighton Centre, Brighton


What’s your guilty pleasure? What perennial favourite do you always fall back on, when you’re feeling worn out? For the legend that is Keith Richards...

JARV IS @ Steel Yard, London


For some two years, a Jarvis Cocker-starring entity known as JARV IS… has been pitching up at caves, offbeat gig venues and the odd festival...

Haleek Maul – Errol


One of the byproducts of the internet’s unassailable rise is that music can now sound like anything while coming from anywhere. Someone in rural Ireland...

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead @ Patterns, Brighton


It seems that Jason Reece, of Austin based prog-metal lifers …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, has momentarily lost his cool...

Nadine Shah @ Moth Club, London


The difference between Nadine Shah the singer and Nadine Shah the between-tracks raconteur is stark. Equally entertaining, but starkly contrasted. For when Shah sings (and...

The Orielles – Disco Volador


Disco Volador is the follow-up to The Orielles‘ simple but lovely debut album Silver Dollar Moment, and it shows the band in a state of...

Big Thief @ Hammersmith Apollo, London


2019 was undeniably a good year for Big Thief – they released two critically acclaimed albums in UFOF and Two Hands and graduated into a...

Girl Ray @ Chalk, Brighton


To set the appropriate mood as we wait for the headliners, there are two palm trees taking up centre stage behind the microphone stands, casting...

Real Estate – The Main Thing


Real Estate have been going for over a decade. While you’re processing that harrowing piece of history, and working out where you first found out...

Caribou – Suddenly


Having released one of the best house tracks of 2019 – Sizzling, under the Daphni alias – Dan Snaith is back as Caribou for a...

Wrangler – A Situation


A kind of experimental electronic supergroup, Wrangler are named for their self-assigned mission: to wrangle new sounds from old equipment. The gear comes courtesy of...

Princess Nokia – Everything Sucks / Everything Is Beautiful


From The White Album to Speakerboxxx / The Love Below, double albums have long been opportunities for a greater breadth of creative expression, and dual...

Douglas Dare – Milkteeth


Douglas Dare‘s first two albums, Whelm and Aforger, saw him establish himself as a musician and lyricist of note while addressing a range of subjects...

King Krule – Man Alive!


King Krule – Archy Marshall to his mates and his mom – stumbled onto the scene with 2013’s engaging, witty 6 Feet Beneath the Moon,...

Grimes – Miss Anthropocene


What’s that quote, well behaved women rarely make history? Despite its appropriation, fated to appear in neon on the walls of overpriced cocktail bars, and...

Ozzy Osbourne – Ordinary Man


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...