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Live Review: Moncrieff / The Quiet Man – Academy, Dublin 23.04.2022

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Live Review: Ride – O2 Ritz, Manchester 28.04.2022

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

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Brown Brogues aren’t really a psych band, but I’ve included them under the ‘Psych Insight’ banner because they are headlining the Bristol Psych Fest on May 10th. Brown Brogues are more of a garage band. They are a two piece, Mark Vernon (guitar/ vocals) and Ben Mather (drums/ vocals), who make one heck of a …

It is not very often that I get to see bands a couple of times in short succession, I’d rather see as many as possible rather than a few many times. So it was interesting for me to see Cult of Dom Keller (CODK) at Sheffield’s Detestival Festival so quickly after having seen them in …

A full three decades after the release of his first, and until now, only solo record, North Marine Drive, it’s been something of a renaissance of late for Ben Watt, better known as a DJ, producer, and, of course, the “other one” from Everything But The Girl.Following on from the critical acclaim heaped upon his …

When I first encountered Bang Bang Romeo, I had no expectations of them, as I was supposed to be reviewing another band. That night they absolutely blew me away and I’ve been relentlessly enthusiastic about them and their stunning We Were Born EP ever since. A few weeks later and I’m back in The Leadmill …

‘Shall we take a trip down memory lane? … …Flashback to your days of youth. You’ve been there once, you’re living proof.’ Northside – ‘Shall we Take A Trip’ Looking around the Brudenell on Thursday night certainly was a trip down memory lane. So much terrace and baggy era retro gear on display you could …

With the release of their third album only a day before, Sheffield heroes The Crookes immediately set out on a mammoth 6 week tour intending to showcase Soapbox across the UK and Europe. For the UK length of the trip, The Crookes are joined by High Hazels, another young Sheffield band that show serious promise with …

Riots. Hard drugs. Strippers. The Stranglers have been there worn the t-shirt ripped it off their backs and thrown it back for another go many many times. 40 years. 40 years of producing and performing songs that both mark and stand, the test of time. We covered their Ruby Tour show in Sheffield last week. …

I saw We Are Scientists the last time they were in the U.K in 2010 at the Leeds festival, they arrived on stage with half drunk bottles of wine and treated the crowd to their own brand of powerful indie pop hits and hilarious on stage banter. Saturday night at the Leeds Stylus was a …

When was the last time you were surprised to hear a genuinely good rock band? One that you couldn’t help but be compellingly drawn towards and impressed by. A band that grabbed your attention regardless of whether you were willing to offer it or not. It’s been years since I encountered a band like that, …

It’s Saturday and I’m at The Leadmill, a venue I’ve not been to for at least five years. I’m here to see I Set the Sea on Fire, a hotly tipped five piece from right here in Sheffield. They’ve been making waves recently with a couple of singles, the best of which, “Monsters”, is a …