The Shires prove to be UK country royalty

The duo is the first ever UK country act to headline the Royal Albert Hall – and it was spectacular.  Trailblazing the way for country music in the UK, it is no surprise that The Shires’ new record Accidentally On Purpose, out now via Decca Records, is a smash hit. Crissie and Ben really know how take…

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Review: Lower Than Atlantis play intimate show at Cambridge Junction

With support from The Faim and Milk Teeth, LTA go back to their roots.  As part of their huge UK spring tour, Watford rock quartet Lower Than Atlantis headed to Cambridge Junction in support of their recently released new studio album Safe In Sound. After nearly four years of patiently waiting, LTA fans were in for…

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Review: Thnks fr th Mmrs, Fall Out Boy!

Pop-punk royalty Fall Out Boy took us on a trip down memory lane and made us fall in love with Mania. Fall Out Boy have done what many early 00’s emo bands haven’t – they’ve made the giant leap into mainstream without losing their sense of where they came from, and with that they have…

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Review: The Fratellis bring all the fun to London

British rock icons The Fratellis are still as entertaining as ever.  In support of their new album In Your Own Sweet Time, out now via Cooking Vinyl, The Fratellis took over London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town. After an energetic support set from Texas-based Black Pistol Fire, Offenbach’s Can Can rings from the speakers – what an entrance. The…

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Review: It’s okay not to be okay – As It Is are the future of pop-punk

With their incredible performance at London’s KOKO last week, As It Is cemented their place in the UK’s pop-punk scene.  Brighton-based pop-punk outfit As It Is, played a very special show in London after having to cancel their Cardiff show the night before due to lead singer Patty Walters’ shoulder injury. For KOKO he was…

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Review: Moose Blood take their emo rock to London’s Roundhouse

In a stellar performance, the Canterbury rockers played us their new record.  Just over a day after the release of their third studio album I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore, Canterbury emo rockers Moose Blood played London’s iconic Roundhouse. About I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore lead guitarist Mark Osborne notes “There’s almost…

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Review: Brian Fallon brings his new album, and his charm, to KOKO

Alongside a stellar support from Dave Hause and his brother Tim, this evening will not soon be forgotten.  Coinciding with the release of his second solo record Sleepwalkers, Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon headed back to the UK for a run of sold out shows across the country, including a spectacular gig at London’s KOKO.…

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Review: Jake Bugg impresses with acoustic show at London’s Palladium

The singer-songwriter owned every minute of his headline show.  Nottingham-born singer Jake Bugg treated his audience to a stellar acoustic performance at London’s Palladium on 26 February as part of his acoustic tour across the UK. With just two guitars and a microphone, the 24-year-old captures the attention of his crowd with every chord. Kicking…

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Review: First Aid Kit deliver a first-class show at the Roundhouse

The folk duo’s second sold-out London show proved that these ladies live up to their hype.  Earlier this year Swedish folk sisters First Aid Kit released their latest album Ruins and now they’ve hit the road with shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London. For two sold-out nights the singers took over the iconic Roundhouse and showed…

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Review: The Wandering Hearts on the road to bigger things

The UK’s newest Americana-pop quartet The Wandering Hearts impressed at their sold out London headline show.  The Wandering Hearts have been #1 in the UK country charts for the last three weeks since the release of their debut album Wild Silence – and rightfully so. With support from BBC Radio2, Bob Harris and the recent win of…

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