Review: George Ezra at The O2 20/02/19

From the living room set-up to Greg James' pre-recorded introduction and the endless string of hits, there was something very familiar about George Ezra's 90-minute performance at London's O2 Arena. By all measures a runaway success after three acclaimed albums, 25-year-old Ezra is gradually mastering the sort of homely, fuzzy-pop that will guarantee a lifetime [...]

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Review: Ben Howard at O2 Academy Brixton, 18/01/19

It's a tricky relationship to manage, that one between artist and audience during a live performance. Some refer to an unwritten code, that in return for the performer giving it their best, the crowd will respond in kind; cheer when required, silent when needed. But live music rarely cares for such intricate rules and guidelines, [...]

05 Fuck Em Mixtape – Lil B (extremely rare and based review)

Welcome to 05, the second track on this mixtape, contains the line "I'm the Grinch that stole Christmas". Unlike his other claims that he is, for example, Miley Cyrus, Bill Clinton or Ellen Degeneres, you feel that there's actually some truth to Lil B's identification with the Grinch. In dropping a mammoth 101 track mixtape late [...]

Jealous Lovers Club – The Chapman Family with support from Science Bastard and RADSTEWART

Going into a gig almost completely unaware and unprepared for what you're about to hear is an interesting thing. I arrived at Clwb Ifor Bach with very little knowledge of any of the bands playing, besides a few quick listens to some stuff on the internet earlier that day, so I was somewhat excited and [...]