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Public Service Broadcasting - The Hall By The Sea, Dreamland, Margate 8.4.2018 Live Review

Public Service Broadcasting - The Hall By The Sea, Dreamland, Margate 8.4.2018 Live Review

From the summit of the world to the ominous realities of the war room, through the vastness of space and into the mining shafts of Wales, Public Service Broadcasting have strived to inform, educate and...

Review posted on 10th April 2018

Gwenno - Ramsgate Music Hall 17.03.2018 Live Review

Gwenno - Ramsgate Music Hall 17.03.2018 Live Review

Kent took quite a big hit from the first bout of snow, courtesy of The Beast From The East, so when its mini mate hit this weekend many plans were cancelled or at least disrupted....

Review posted on 21st March 2018

Baloji - 137 Avenue Kaniama Album Review

Baloji - 137 Avenue Kaniama Album Review

Belguim's Baloji's stardom is clearly on the rise with the release of his fourth full-length solo album. Fusing a blend of soul, funk, jazz, afro beats, hip-hop and spoken word, Baloji offers up a largely...

Review posted on 15th March 2018

Tom McRae - Revelation, Ashford 9.03.2018 Live Review

Tom McRae - Revelation, Ashford 9.03.2018 Live Review

'I told myself that I would never dress in black and stand in front of a slightly bored congregation in church', was how Tom McRae described the situation he found himself in as he performed...

Review posted on 13th March 2018

Polica & Stargaze - Music For The Long Emergency Album Review

Polica & Stargaze - Music For The Long Emergency Album Review

Although gleaning some of its initial inspiration from a 2005 book, 'The Long Emergency' by Howard Kunstler, this collaboration feels less like a soundtrack than a concept album. Kunstler is mapping out a future where...

Review posted on 15th February 2018

Ezra Furman - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 10.02.2018 Live Review

Ezra Furman - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 10.02.2018 Live Review

The day after his latest album release and three months ahead of him returning to play in venues up to ten times the size of tonight's feels like the opportune moment to come and see...

Review posted on 12th February 2018

The Damned - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone 6.2.2018 Live Review

The Damned - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone 6.2.2018 Live Review

The last time I saw The Damned play live was on a Summer's day some years ago(!) in August at Brockwell Park in London. The crowd of mainly teenagers and twenty-somethings had come out to...

Review posted on 8th February 2018

Joan As Police Woman - Damned Devotion Album Review

Joan As Police Woman - Damned Devotion Album Review

Joan As Police Woman's latest album release 'Damned Devotion' sees the lyrically adroit soulstress delivering her best work in years. That's not to say she's been off form or put out some questionable material, it...

Review posted on 6th February 2018

Poppy Ackroyd - Resolve Album Review

Poppy Ackroyd - Resolve Album Review

Music never ceases to amaze me and I hope it never does. There are pivotal moments that hold firm in your head; game changers. The first time you hear Elizabeth Fraser sing a note, a...

Review posted on 30th January 2018

Frank Turner - The Booking Hall, Dover 19.01.2018 Live Review

Frank Turner - The Booking Hall, Dover 19.01.2018 Live Review

Frank Turner has been to Dover many times before, he's even "got pi**ed in the pub next to the (Dover Priory) train station", but he's never played for an audience here. For gig 2,128, Frank...

Review posted on 22nd January 2018

Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus Album Review

Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus Album Review

There is no real need to give you a spoiler alert here, you've no doubt already clocked the stars accompanying the banner headline of this review, but I knew I was probably going to love...

Review posted on 20th January 2018

First Aid Kit - Ruins Album Review

First Aid Kit - Ruins Album Review

It's very nearly eight years since the release of First Aid Kit's fully formed debut album 'The Big Black And The Blue', and just over three and a half since their biggest selling record to...

Review posted on 18th January 2018

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? - Jazzbelle 1984/1988 Album Review

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? - Jazzbelle 1984/1988 Album Review

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? are full of the same boundless energy and enthusiasm with the release their sophomore album, 'Jazzbelle 1984/1988'. Their second album, following up 2015's 'Teenage Sweetheart', is...

Review posted on 15th January 2018

Will Varley - Spirit Of Minnie Album Review

Will Varley - Spirit Of Minnie Album Review

Will Varley's fifth album sees a step change in terms of delivery in more ways than one. Having seemingly tired of the odd comic ditty (you'll find nothing approaching 'Self Checkout Shuffle' or 'A Monkey...

Review posted on 9th January 2018

Frank Turner - Songbook Album Review

Frank Turner - Songbook Album Review

2017 marks ten years since the release of Frank Turner's debut solo album 'Sleep Is For The Week'. A timely point then to look back and assess the work of one of our most prolific...

Review posted on 21st November 2017

Howie Payne - Mountain Album Review

Howie Payne - Mountain Album Review

The Stands former frontman Howie Payne returns this week with only his second solo album proper since the split of his Liverpool based band in 2005. Having kept the company of some of the early...

Review posted on 26th October 2017

The Dears - Brighton's The Haunt 6.10.17 Live Review

The Dears - Brighton's The Haunt 6.10.17 Live Review

It's been a while since I've gone to a gig where I could've counted the audience. Whilst I was a little surprised that The Dears had not sold out The Haunt, it did make for...

Review posted on 23rd October 2017

By The Sea Festival 2017 - Festival Review

By The Sea Festival 2017 - Festival Review

Now in its third year, and most definitely at home, By The Sea festival returned to Margate in glorious style. Having surely established itself as Kent's premier music festival, By The Sea once again upped...

Review posted on 10th October 2017

Benjamin Clementine - I Tell A Fly Album Review

Benjamin Clementine - I Tell A Fly Album Review

Two years since Benjamin Clementine won the Mercury prize for his debut album, 'At Least For Now', he makes a welcome return with his follow up, 'I Tell A Fly'. Clementine's new eleven track album...

Review posted on 29th September 2017

By The Sea 2017 - Preview

By The Sea 2017 - Preview

By The Sea festival returns to Margate at the end of September for its third year. Over the course of three days alongside the heritage rides, candy floss stalls, 2p slots and just a stones...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th September 2017

Mt. Wolf Aetherlight Album Review

Mt. Wolf Aetherlight Album Review

After an initial wave of critical acclaim following their 2012/2013 E.P's Mt. Wolf look set to melodically mesmerise all before them. Unfortunately for the remaining band members at the time, the then lead singer Kate...

Review posted on 8th August 2017

Slaves - Dreamland Amusement Park Live Review

Slaves - Dreamland Amusement Park Live Review

It's been a whirlwind five years for Slaves. Having this week celebrated their first half decade with a one off gig at The Tunbridge Wells Forum where they recorded their first E.P, 'Sugar Coated Bitter...

Review posted on 26th July 2017

Elbow Forest Live 2017, Bedgebury National Pinetum Review

Elbow Forest Live 2017, Bedgebury National Pinetum Review

Surrounded by the twelve thousand tress of the stunningly beautiful Bedgebury Pinetum, and in front of the thousands that had come to hear them play, Elbow took to the stage just outside Royal Tunbridge Wells,...

Review posted on 19th June 2017

Camille - Oui Album Review

Camille - Oui Album Review

It is not without some degree of cliché(!) that we generally come to find French musical excellence. Daft Punk, Air, MC Solaar etc etc; they're all blessed with effortless cool, a French chic that goes...

Review posted on 15th June 2017

Gorillaz - Humanz Album Review

Gorillaz - Humanz Album Review

Seven years might seem a long time between albums, however, if your two creative protagonists (Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett) have somewhat of a major falling out in the interim, one of them reforms their...

Review posted on 31st May 2017

Maximo Park - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 27.05.17 Live Review

Maximo Park - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 27.05.17 Live Review

Following the release of Maximo Park's sixth studio album, 'Risk To Exist', almost a month ago, and just ahead of a heavy schedule of festival dates, the band ushered in a new season of thrills...

Review posted on 30th May 2017

Margate Wonderland Dreamland 2017 Review

Margate Wonderland Dreamland 2017 Review

Following a £25Million investment, Dreamland Amusement Park re-launched over bank holiday weekend to the delight of the many who passed through the gates. With new rides, a new layout, new bars and a new stage...

Review posted on 30th May 2017

Lake - Forever Or Never Album Review

Lake - Forever Or Never Album Review

There are a lot of things that are re-imagined, re-interpreted or at least referenced in art, literature and music. Some of it works (Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo & Juliet', Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' or even Banksie's...

Review posted on 21st May 2017

Girlpool - Powerplant Album Review

Girlpool - Powerplant Album Review

Everything starts somewhere and nothing stays the same. Both of these observations are born out on the new Girlpool album, 'Powerplant'. Although only the band's second full length album it feels more like their 'difficult...

Review posted on 19th May 2017

Perfume Genius - No Shape Album Review

Perfume Genius - No Shape Album Review

Two and a half years since the release of his last, very well received, album ,'Too Bright', Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, is back with his latest release, 'No Shape'. 'Too Bright' certainly raised the...

Review posted on 9th May 2017

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Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

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