"An explosion of brass and percussion that left a bristling electric energy running through the entire evening." Gabriel Palmer reviews Kamasi Washington.
"Holding his tenor sax as a dignified tribal elder might hold a staff." Gabriel Palmer previews Kamasi Washington at The O2 Academy.
"A celebration not just of his music, but of the idea of free artistic expression as a whole." Gabriel Palmer and Lee Ramsey review Yasiin Bey
"A celebration of The Ecstatic is needed on the year of its tenth anniversary." Gabriel Palmer previews the visit of Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) to Bristol.
Orbital aced the Downs Festival in September and they were at it again last weekend at the O2 Academy. Gabriel Palmer and Jeff Oram review.
In the 'adapt or die' world of electronic music, the Hartnoll Brothers, aka Orbital, are still very much alive. Gabriel Palmer previews.
"It is not often one gets to experience bands that play with the intricacy of GoGo Penguin in a larger venue." Gabriel Palmer got to do just that, at SWX.
"For instrumental acts like GoGo Penguin to shine through our heavily-saturated digital world requires true brilliance." Gabriel Palmer previews.
With a full band behind him, Jehst brought unbridled joy to the Fleece. Gabriel Palmer was present and possessed by the show's energy and precision.
Jehst has, over the last fifteen years, proved himself as the gold-standard for UK hip-hop lyricism. Gabriel Palmer previews.