"We had all been revelling in that fuzzy feeling she’d created in the opening seconds and had listened in attentive near silence throughout." See more of Stuart Tidy's thoughts on Raevennan Husbandes here.
"You will spend a lot of the gig trying to fathom how they create such an all-encompassing sound out of such a small number of musicians." Stuart Tidy previews Port Erin's forthcoming gig at The Lanes.
Raevannan Husbandes is one of those performers you may have heard a dozen times and not been aware of it. Catch her at the Grain Barge this Thursday. Stuart Tidy previews.
"The set was as satisfying as it was disorienting, and went to show how effectively Spectres and the support acts could create a musical world so packed with character and detail." Stuart Tidy reviews. Photos by Mar Reyes.
With all the poise of an undertaker, but with the ferocity of a rabid dog, Spectres sit somewhere between a Hammer Horror movie and an epic Sonic Youth jam. Stuart Tidy looks forward to their visit to Rough Trade on Thursday.
"What a time to be alive," said Young Fathers' Alloysious Massaquoi to a packed, amped crowd at Trinity. Looks like Stuart Tidy agrees with him.
With a new album in their hands and a Mercury Prize in their back pockets, Young Fathers come to Trinity this Thursday. Stuart Tidy previews.
"This was all the more impressive considering the fact we were watching one individual with merely a violin and a handful of pedals." Stuart Tidy reviews Claire Northey at The LeftBank.
This month sees a return to the live Bristol music scene for violinist and composer Claire Northey, after having a baby last year.
"In many ways they are the furthest from your standard pop act that you can get." The splendidly non-standard Elder Island played Thekla this weekend.