Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Bronx / Single Mothers / Axis Of, Underworld, 13 February 2013

There are some bands who can’t help but sound like the city that produced them; Joy Division drone like industrial Macclesfield, The Libertines shamble like noughties London and the Ramones, The Velvet Underground and countless others scream New York. Axis Of meanwhile take the big, rocky, grey, physical landscapes of Northern Ireland’s coast and channel […]

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Django Django, O2 Academy Brixton, 23 February 2013

After 12 months of frantic live activity, Django Django headlined the last night of the NME Awards Tour with a set that truly vindicated their status as one of the finest new bands in the UK. Django Django have cemented a truly glorious noise, revisiting elements from almost every popular musical genre of the last […]

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Gabriel Bruce, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 5 February 2013

It’s quite extraordinary just how interested people can be in the most boring of bands. On stage are three punks who appear to have travelled here in a time machine, all dressed in Doc Martens and tartan trousers, playing tedious almost-Sex Pistols cover songs with a frontman barking at the mic like he thinks he’s […]

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G R E A T W A V E S, Village Underground, 1 February 2013

There can be no more than 20 people here. In the dark tunnels beneath a railway bridge in Shoreditch that comprise Village Underground, G R E A T W A V E S are ready to be caught on film performing a short live set. It seems very few got the memo, but the emptiness […]

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Shiny Darkly / Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band, Old Blue Last, 29 January 2013

With no introduction, a tall, slim, bespectacled man – a sort of blonde version of Darren Hayman – steps onto the stage at the Old Blue Last. He announces he and his bandmates are the long-windedly named Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band, all the way from Copenhagen, before they dive into an impressive set […]

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The Caulfield Beats, The Wreck, 17 January 2013

The ARAF Collective have set themselves the noble task of putting on free nights for bands and artists who are struggling financially. This evening at The Wreck in Camberwell is their first ever event, but you wouldn’t know it. The tiny upstairs room above this South London pub is surprisingly rammed for headliners, The Caulfield […]

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South London Soul Train, Bussey Building, 5 January 2013

Down an alleyway, through a courtyard, up two flights of stairs in Peckham is a space in an old warehouse where people come from far and wide to blow off steam. Tonight the promise of soul has brought everyone, from art school hipsters and local Rastafarians to middle class mums who heard of the place […]

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