Live Reviews

CHRIS CORNELL – ULSTER HALL, BELFAST – 24/04/2016

Chris Cornell brought his iconic voice to Belfast for the first time on Sunday night, and after a career spanning thirty years, is still improving his craft. Best known as the frontman of grunge gods Soundgarden, Cornell is equipped with one of the most powerful rock voices of his, or indeed any generation. When let… Continue reading CHRIS CORNELL – ULSTER HALL, BELFAST – 24/04/2016

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WOLF ALICE – BELFAST MANDELA HALL, 04/03/2016

Wolf Alice rode their critically acclaimed wave into Belfast on Friday, oozing the confidence and assuredness of a band much less fledgling than themselves. The release of a superb debut album, a triumphant festival season and a sold-out tour on both sides of the Atlantic pond made 2015 a pretty stellar year for the London… Continue reading WOLF ALICE – BELFAST MANDELA HALL, 04/03/2016

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SPEEDY ORTIZ | HAPPYNESS | HIGH TIDE 15:47 – LIVE REVIEW – THE CLUNY, NEWCASTLE, 13/08/2014

It’s 2014. Social media governs 95% of our lives. We now know that we can charge our phones with our sweat, and Manchester City and Chelsea are set to kick off a new Premier League season that will surely end in one of them holding the trophy aloft. Under the roof of The Cluny on… Continue reading SPEEDY ORTIZ | HAPPYNESS | HIGH TIDE 15:47 – LIVE REVIEW – THE CLUNY, NEWCASTLE, 13/08/2014

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JANELLE MONAE – LIVE REVIEW – MANCHESTER ACADEMY, 07/05/2014

Janelle Monáe has announced herself, since her 2010 debut ArchAndroid, as one of the most dynamic and exciting artists in the world today. Her studio work operates far outside the regular sphere of RnB, and conveys her genre-flitting, sci-fi tendencies into an enthralling, stimulating concept. The ArchAndroid was a concept album that basked under an… Continue reading JANELLE MONAE – LIVE REVIEW – MANCHESTER ACADEMY, 07/05/2014

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DEFTONES – LIVE REVIEW – BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY, 19/02/2013

Deftones will always be one of the more intriguing live bands on our planet. Studio recordings enable the band and their producer to fine-tune every last little detail of a record in order for that perfect balance of aggression and restraint, of bruising and caressing, of brashness and sincerity, to be achieved. With their previous… Continue reading DEFTONES – LIVE REVIEW – BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY, 19/02/2013

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THE BLACK KEYS – LIVE REVIEW – NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA, 07/12/2013

Google image search ‘The Black Keys’, and the vast majority of the hits will show you a thoroughly unfashionable duo that are further from being stereotypical rock stars than 311 are from sending Scott Stapp a Christmas card! Looks however, can be extremely deceiving, and after almost a decade of releasing unmastered, droning blues, the… Continue reading THE BLACK KEYS – LIVE REVIEW – NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA, 07/12/2013