Reviews Index

Easyworld – This Is Where I Stand

by John Power

I tried, honestly, to enjoy this album. My first impressions were of a rather run-of-the-mill indie-schmindie band, but apart from guessing the gender of the…



The Sex Pistols – The Sex Pistols


The world’s most dangerous group (circa ’77, anyway), The Sex Pistols were hated by the establishment and the majority of the English population. But their...

Fischerspooner @ The Bridge, London


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


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


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...

Air – 10,000Hz Legend


Les synthesisers are back, but this time they’ve dragged Beck Hansen, Jason Falkner, Buffalo Daughter, Ken Andrews and acoustic guitars and flutes with them for...

A @ Union, Cardiff


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...

Gemma Hayes – Night On My Side


Gemma Hayes’ debut album arrives with most of the music-buying public not knowing who she is. In a way, this is to her advantage, as...

David Sylvian – Camphor


After 22 years on the Virgin label, as a member of Japan and as a solo artist, David Sylvian has finally called time on his...

Tetra Splendour – Splendid Animation


Originally hailing from Porthcawl in South Wales, Tetra Splendour have set about creating an album that reflects their need to break away from small town...

Gary Numan – Exposure


There isn’t an electropop top 10 going that doesn’t include Gary Numan somewhere in it. Songs like Cars and Are Friends Electric? firmly established him...

Antihero + Miss Black America @ The Dublin Castle, London


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...

Jeff Martin – Still


With flowing beats and rhythmic guitar, Still is simple but efficiently produced, capturing the natural reverberation expertly. The soft flow of rhythm makes you drift...

Moby – 18


For a man with an intriguingly eccentric career path, Play was manna from Heaven. Not only did it sound interesting in a chilled-out, accessible way,...

Van Morrison – Down The Road


One of several old duffers who still push out records now and again (see also Dr John, Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan), Van Morrison’s effective...

Goldfinger @ Garage, London


I have to start this off with an admission. I am a fan of Goldfinger and have been this sorry way for about three years....

Number One Son @ Barfly, Cardiff


As talk of the long awaited renaissance of UK metal rumbles on, two more preachers from the British church of noise are on the road...

The Crescent @ Barfly, London


Take a simple musical format, add the dynamics only achieved through the ease and familiarity of childhood friendships, triumph through adversity and you have The...

Doves @ Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth


There’s nothing more endearing than a little humility from a current headlining band in these days of ego-driven and media-fuelled endorsement of average indie rock....

Natalia M King – Milagro


Jazz, it has to be admitted, is pretty unfashionable at the moment. Sure,your mum and dad put on a bit of Ella and Louis from...

LTJ Bukem – Producer Vol 5


DJ, label boss, club night visionary, musical entrepreneur, standard bearer. For well over ten years now, Danny Williamson has been at the forefront of the...