Category Archives: Music – concerts, lists, reflections

Two kinds of Indie: The Murder Capital at SWX Bristol; Gengahr at EartH Hackney

I’ve been to two concerts this week: one incredibly good, the other a bit disappointing. It’s prompted the thought: how many indie bands were at their best with their first album? All those ideas that built up over their youth … Continue reading

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Angel Olsen at the Hammersmith Apollo, 11 February 2020

Angel Olsen is an American singer-songwriter with a bit of edge who knows how to rock. I first came across her music when she released her 2016 album “My Woman”, which met with a lot of acclaim. I liked her … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Albums of 2019

I always enjoy compiling this list and it’s been particularly difficult this year to decide what should be No 1. There are four or five records that, at some point, I’ve thought, this is definitely going to be No 1. … Continue reading

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A trio of concerts: Julia Jacklin, Fat White Family and Aldous Harding, 3-5 December 2019

A little burst of concerts this week: three in succession from Tuesday to Thursday. A bit of beauty and the beast, musically speaking. Julia Jacklin and Aldous Harding, with Fat White Family in between. Julia and Aldous are two great … Continue reading

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Pumarosa at EartH, Hackney, 27 November 2019

Pumarosa are a band I like a lot. I first saw them play at Latitude in 2016, where they made an excellent impression. Later that year I saw them at Village Underground in Shoreditch, where they put on a dazzling … Continue reading

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Maisie Peters at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 14 November 2019

I first came across Maisie Peters’ music in February this year after reading an interview with her on the Line of Best Fit website. She came across as a singer-songwriter with a twist. The article likened her to, amongst others, … Continue reading

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Honeyblood at the Garage, Islington, 31 October 2019

Honeyblood are on a UK tour at the moment, and last night they played to a lively crowd at the Garage in Islington. It was Hallowe’en of course and could have been our last day as a member of the … Continue reading

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