Author: Richard Powell

Divine Comedy - West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge - 12/11/2010

Divine Comedy - West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge - 12/11/2010

When a support act strolls onto the otherwise deserted stage of a jam-packed concert hall to be met by stone-cold silence, it becomes clear that the evening ahead isn't going to run entirely smoothly. Unfortunately,...

Review posted on 22nd November 2010

Alina Orlova - Laukinis Suo Dingo

Alina Orlova - Laukinis Suo Dingo

While the genre of Lithuanian sung poetry may not be one you would commonly come across within the British record industry, a step towards a rectification of these matters was made this week with the...

Review posted on 10th August 2010

Villagers - Becoming a Jackal

Villagers - Becoming a Jackal

Now that the dust has had a chance to settle in the wake of the nominations for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize and both press and public have had a chance to get over the...

Review posted on 5th August 2010

Regina Spektor - The Corn Exchange, Cambridge 22/07/2010

Regina Spektor - The Corn Exchange, Cambridge 22/07/2010

The closing date of Regina Spektor's European tour at the Cambridge Corn Exchange last Thursday was an event overshadowed by sad circumstances; her touring cellist Daniel Cho drowned in Lake Geneva, Switzerland on July 6,...

Review posted on 28th July 2010

Cherry Ghost - Beneath This Burning Shoreline

Cherry Ghost - Beneath This Burning Shoreline

Whether by good fortune or not, the music of Bolton-based five-piece Cherry Ghost has the advantage, in sound-alike terms, of falling somewhere between fellow Lancashire band Elbow and current alt-rock kings The National, two groups...

Review posted on 13th July 2010

The Boy Who Trapped The Sun - Fireplace

The Boy Who Trapped The Sun - Fireplace

Before the play button has even been pressed, Fireplace, the debut LP from The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, has already sparked intrigue. When such polar opposites exist between the epic, myth-like connotations of the...

Review posted on 9th July 2010

J. Tillman - Year In The Kingdom

J. Tillman - Year In The Kingdom

Better known for his drumming duties with current indie-folk kings Fleet Foxes, Josh Tillman presents himself on Year In The Kingdom as something of a multi-instrumentalist, stepping away from his guitar staple-diet and making...

Review posted on 8th March 2010

Sparrow and the Workshop - Into The Wild

Sparrow and the Workshop - Into The Wild

Review of Sparrow and the Workshop's album Into The Wild released through Distiller Records. Very few bands today truly warrant the term 'quirky' but Sparrow and the Workshop might just be one of them. A...

Review posted on 23rd February 2010

Johnny Foreigner - Grace and the Bigger Picture

Johnny Foreigner - Grace and the Bigger Picture

Review of Johnny Foreigner's album Grace and the Bigger Picture released through Best Before Records.It often seems to be the case that as some bands rise in prominence and popularity, they begin to lose some...

Review posted on 20th January 2010

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