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Live review: Squid, Falmouth, May 18th: who finer to bring us back to the live experience?

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LIVE: The Clashed at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton (Tribute band)

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Live: EWAH and the Vision of Paradise, Altar, Hobart 14 March 2019

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OK Button on stage at King Tut's Glasgow on 28 July 2019

OK Button bring their stunning soundscapes to Summer Nights at King Tut’s. OK Button released their debut EP – Sepia Spectres – last week. Despite featuring only one song that hadn’t been previously released, anticipation was high. The synth-pop soundscapes created by Amber Wilson, Nass Donald and Adam Falkner have already earned them a reputation …

Hartlepool Live I what seems a wonderful trend and a great way to bring a little money into their town councils are jumping onto the day festival and showcasing the local talent. Its a great day for fans and bands a like. For a low fee fans get to see great bands they love and …

Well this is a delightful surprise. After the release of TC&I‘s welcome ‘Great Aspirations’ EP last year there were murmurings that the project was finished for the moment following some well received gigs last year. It now seems these gigs were recorded, and ‘Naked Flames’ is the result. TC&I is, on record, the legendary Colin …

Hailing from the bright lights of Las Vegas, the Delta Bombers consist of Chris Moinichen (Guitar, Lead Vocal), Andrew Himmler (Guitar), Gregorio Garcia (Double Bass & Standard Bass) and Micah Malcolm on Drums. Playing live in every corner of the U.S.A and around the world has given them a huge depth of sound and passion …

Anna Calvi, described by Brian Eno as ‘the best thing since Patti Smith’, put on an absolutely blistering show at Dark Mofo this year. A combination of a mesmerising wild stage presence, virtuoso guitar shredding and an operatic voice that mixed scaling dizzy heights with impassioned screaming, Calvi was the complete package. Covering mostly songs …

FKA Twigs ended her gig as she started: alone and unadorned: a remarkable rendition of her current single ‘Cellophane’. In the vast cavernous Mac2 hall on Hobart’s waterside in the midst of the outrageous and ambitious Dark Mofo Festival, she put on a mesmerising performance that made the big venue intimate and kept the crowd …

Dirty Three were recently called ‘one of the world’s greatest living bands’. It’s simply true. It was 1pm on a Sunday over the Dark Mofo weekend, the first of two gigs in one day for the band. I pondered, given their duties later on, whether the band would hold back, keep their powder dry, for …

Like some new romantic looking for the tv sound, Adam Ouston (under the nom de plume Costume) could have been straight out of London’s infamous Blitz Club in the eighties. Architecturally impossible hair, layered makeup, glittering outfits, strobing lights and angular backing dancers in a mist of dry ice – all the ingredients were there. …

In the creaky, weary, glorious old Odeon Theatre in Hobart, Tasmania, Sharon van Etten made an explosive, incandescent start to the one of the most brilliant festivals in the world today. Her voice, incredible on record, is extraordinary live: ranging from operatic, soaring highs in ‘No-one’s Easy to Love’ to growling exhortations in ‘Seventeen’ where …

Me and the musical Prince of Sheffield Richard Hawley have history. Sadly, history that he’s blissfully unaware of. Back in 1989, or it could have been 1988, slightly drunk on cheap cans of Skol, Richard Hawley thanked me after I said ‘nice job’ or some suchlike pleasantry after seeing his band of the time Treebound …