With album number two due out in June, Let's Eat Grandma played at The Lantern to whet our appetites. Ross Jones reviews.
"Girl Ray’s vibrant, disarming indie-pop creations already bear the mark of enduring classics." See what else Kezia Cochrane had to say about Girl Ray's recent visit to Thekla.
The most recent album by Alpha Mist, Antiphon, is a truly accomplished, organic piece of work that is going to sound absolutely killer in the intimate setting of Thekla’s hallowed hull. Gabriel Palmer previews.
The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin brought their double-headliner 'Love From Stourbridge' tour to the O2 Academy. Jon Kean and Jess Greenwood were there to share the love.
The Mekons 77 are that brief return to the gloriously jagged political punk of their early years for a short tour following that reform at their Mekonville festival in Ipswich last year. Elfyn Griffiths reviews.
To fill a venue like Bath’s Komedia on a Sunday night is impressive. To fill it in a city that represents the opposite of your band is even more impressive. But IDLES launched their nationwide tour with a sold-out gig in Bath. Zander Sharp and Rowan Allen were there too.
What's so pleasant to capture from the Madrid group, Hinds, and their music is how they seem so simply down-to-earth. Ross Jones looks forward to a spell in their company.
Goat Girl's music isn't afraid to explore and expose the increasingly distasteful state of not only the capital, from which they've come, but also our slowly intoxicating culture as a whole. Ross Jones reviews their set at Rough Trade.
Tokyo and Osaka get more of a look in than normal in this edition of Gigs of the Week and Friday's selections have an unexpectedly dark common theme to them.
New podcast, Behind The Scene, launches at Rough Trade on 17th April. Hosts Harriet Robinson and Ruth Royall will be speaking to three music industry insiders about songwriting, before Ruth performs some songs herself. What's not to like?