A gig that provided conclusive proof that God is indeed a dancer. In fact, she’s a singer too, and her name is Mabel.
The initial comments on the new video for Noel Gallagher’s “Blue Moon Rising” were very telling. Uninspired. Sell out. Can’t believe this is the same man who wrote <insert Any Oasis Tune here>. Noel has committed the crime of making music that Doesn’t Sound Like Oasis, and to some middle aged blokes wishing to relive… Read More Single reviews: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, "Blue Moon Rising" / Liam Gallagher, "Once"
A rousing, fun, singalong celebration of everything we love about the Manics.
Quite simply, one of the best gigs of my life.
A storming and astonishing gig from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
A weird and wonderful, majestic and emotional gig from Björk.
My first ever gig from the fabulous Dandys, who would go on to become a massive part of my 2003 gigging life.
So, for his first single of the new decade, what on earth is this pink monstrosity Justin Bieber has unleashed unto us? It’s safe to say I’m not the target audience for this single. It doesn’t help that I have an intense aversion to the word “Yummy” being used in a sexual context. I mean… Read More Single review: Justin Bieber, "Yummy"
Striding into the new decade in reflective shades and a shiny disco suit, here is a shouty new tune from the Pet Shop Boys. Disco strings, vocoder refrains, and Neil yelling about having a party: this is a much more upbeat experience than the two singles so far released from the Pet Shop Boys’ upcoming… Read More Single review: Pet Shop Boys, "Monkey Business"
“I love your skirt!” came the holler from a lady in the front row, just as the exuberant applause greeting Eddie to the stage had died down (albeit only after he’d admonished us with “I haven’t done anything yet!”) “Thank you, I like it too, I think Dickens would have approved,” came Eddie’s reply, before… Read More Expectations of Great Expectations: Eddie Izzard at Cadogan Hall, Friday, 3rd of January 2020