London band TEETH take to the stage at approx. 12.20am in Dalston. Power Lunches is a small cafe/bar with a basement. Despite how dark and small this venue is, many people are packed in tonight and waiting patiently to see the band, who, from the buzz I have heard, promise to be fantastic live. Continue reading Jaw-dropping TEETH
With six members, SHEEN are usually squashed onto a stage, but here is a stage at the Amersham Arms in New Cross London not only big enough to fit them, but big enough for them to throw themselves (and their instruments) around.
This “Occasional Love” night encourages new bands to play south of the river, and the crowds seem more impressed by the live music than crowds in East London Continue reading SHEEN go south of the river for occasional love
Walking along Brighton seafront, past Steak on Sea and a few other shops with names to make you smile (and not know why), you come to The Brighton Centre. Inside, I’m reminded of the London Roundhouse and it’s just as vast.
The standing area fills up early on, and the crowd is remarkably diverse – members of all ages and, judging by the way some dress, of all interests, too.
A white sheet hides Romy, Oliver and Jamie aka THE XX from the crowd. Continue reading THE XX bring beautiful mystery to Brighton
“Ladies and Gentlemen” seems a good way to start this off since that’s how we were addressed at the Roundhouse when Swedish band THE HIVES returned to London.
I’d heard so much about this band and their live shows for a long time now, and felt silly for not having seen them yet. Having heard the albums in passing and only really recognising the singles, the completely packed show did indeed prove to me that I’d been missing something.
A group formed from several members of other groups, as just about everything you read about them will tell you (go on, google it!), BAD FOR LAZARUS headlined London’s Camden Barfly this past Monday 3 December, and played a ‘secret’ gig the next day at 93 Feet East.
The most important thing about seeing this band live is their energetic performance and interaction with the crowd – the crowd are not at all hesitant to join in with the five-piece band with hair to ‘L’oreal’ for, who look to be enjoying what they do so much. Continue reading BAD FOR LAZARUS make us grin like Bruce Forsyth