JOHN BARDSLEY gets ravey at Boomslang.
COSMO GODFREE takes a history lesson in ska with the recently reformed legends of the genera. Up yours, Thatcher.
TOBY PARKER-REES is brought to his knees by a combination of archly-aerated love songs and an unfortunate venue choice.
“I think you’re booked to do something like a ball because people might ‘know you’; whatever THAT means.” MONA EBERT talks to indie-folk cuties NOAH AND THE WHALE. In a blue leather furnished tour bus.
MONA EBERT & ERIC HAMBRO check out Noah and the Whale: “Old debut album tracks were successfully rejuvenated, and the collective harmonies gave earlier collaborations with Laura Marling a run for their money.”
HOLLY STEVENSON: Nice band; shame about the audience.
‘We sound like imperialist cunts’. STEPHEN YANG talks to self-deprecating, foliage-loving band BRITISH SEA POWER, about not going to protests and performing old Beatles’ songs to die-hard Chinese fans
HOLLY STEVENSON: nice songs, shame about the static band and exceedingly long set.
Review: HOLLY STEVENSON reviews Teddy Thompson: ‘Teddy is like Michael Buble with a dark side’.
DAVID HOLLAND reviews Feeder: ‘just a little bit better than ‘meh”.
“It’s not about fashion, or smoke and lights, it’s just about being honest.” TOM WRIGHT talks to CRAIG FINN, frontman of the ‘best bar band in the world’: aka THE HOLD STEADY.
LAURA EDWARDS talks to singer-songwriter TEDDY THOMPSON, about the nightmare of Glastonbury, embarrassing parents, and desert island discs.
JENNA CORDEROY on how The Go! Team kept everyone in a continual state of groove.
JENNA CORDEROY: feared that the performance would be more like listening to Magic FM, but was proved wrong by Justin Currie.
AMY JEFFS talks to comedian MILES JUPP- aka ‘Archie from Balamory’- about his new tour, having a family, and being more English than anyone could possibly expect. And destroys her childhood memories while doing it.
Alternative vibes and pangs of apprehension don’t stop The Howler reigning supreme for SOPHIE BAUER.