Reviews Index

Super Delta Three – Eve Sub Rebel

by Michael Hubbard

Eve Sub Rebel (no explanation of the title is offered) starts sounding like a Garbage side project and essentially ends up in a similar vein,…



The Divine Comedy @ Temple Bar, Dublin


“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


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


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


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


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...

The Cult – Best of Rare Cult


Beautifully described by Beggars Banquet as “a mammoth vault-cleansing exercise”, the six-CD box set entitled Rare Cult features recordings by The Cult from 1984 to...

Andy Votel – Styles Of The Unexpected


Andy Votel, founder of Twisted Nerve Records (which he runs with his first signing, one Badly Drawn Boy by the name of Damon Gough), is...

Moby @ Wembley Arena, London


“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


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


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


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...

Magnetophone – I Guess Sometimes I Need To Be Reminded Of How Much You Love Me


I love this album. I love the fact that 4AD released it, confirming their diversity in genres. This historic label is also the home of...

Anjali – Anjali


What a wonderfully eclectic debut, this eponymously titled collection of Anjaliness. From the opening tangental notes of single Lazy Lagoon through the distinctly arabic Strawberry...

Leigh Franklin @ Soho Theatre, London


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


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


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


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...

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – The Blue Trees


With a cream and black cover that looks like that of a 1920s LP from somewhere way out west, where the hats are big and...

The Frank And Walters @ Olympia, Dublin


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...

Idlewild @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


I feel something of an imposter tonight at the Empire. I may own two Idlewild albums but I certainly don’t live and breathe them like...