Reviews Index

Venini @ The Bar Fly

by Michael Hubbard

If anyone should be under the impression that Venini’s following would include a sizeable portion of Pulp fans, all excited about seeing ex-Pulp guitarist and…



The Auteurs – How I Learned To Love The Bootboys


If you’re going to be influenced by the music of decades other than the present one then you may as well allow that music to...

a1 @ Astoria, London


They’re a boy band with a search-engine-friendly name, they’re from the same musical stable as Steps.As I write, they’ve just released one of the most...

The Frank And Walters – Beauty Becomes More Than Life


Try as I might, in typical critic fashion, to pigeonhole The Frank And Walters‘ Beauty Becomes More Than Life and, despite it superficially lending itself...

Liz Horsman @ Players Theatre, London


She’s signed to the same record label as Blur, she’s gorgeously vampy in her mannerisms and she poses in absolutely the most theatrical fashion imaginable,...

Brian @ Rough Trade Shop, London


It is a beautiful day. Although we’re into late afternoon the sun still smiles on all and sundry assembled on Portobello Road. Sunglasses, vests, t-shirts...

Huun Huur Tu @ Royal Festival Hall, London


I first heard Huun Huur Tu way back in 1996 when my flatmate, an ex-gamekeeper, swordmaster, buddhist, eater of seaweed and political activist, parked himself...

Brian @ Complex, London


Brian. Well, why not? As bands’ names go, there’s been a James. Maybe there’ll be a Dave or a Trevor. This band’s name, as was...