London-based electro-pop duo, Les Flair, gave The Crofters Rights a distinct dose of the showmanship to which their name alludes.
"Moving past the grungy rock of their debut, the band have embraced a fresh, warmer sound." Elliott Simpson and Craig Simmonds review The Big Moon.
"Black Country New Road are much more than a number to call in ‘I saw them before they were big’ bingo." Max Baker previews their show at Thekla.
Elliott Simpson and Albert Testani review "Ewald’s shaggy chord strumming and characteristic talk-singing," from Slaughter Beach, Dog at The Louisiana.
"The live experience convincingly masked the melancholy behind the music." Oliver Evans reviews Bombay Bicycle Club at SWX.
Unseasonally sunny weather for January? Why not make the most of it, head on out, and catch one of these fantastic acts while it lasts?
"Crossan's second album is a more experimental affair with guest spots from the likes of slowthai and Clairo." Oliver Evans previews Mura Masa.
"Fun was firmly on the agenda, Lynks effortlessly working the crowd into a giddy euphoria." Tom Phelan and Laure Noverraz review Lynks Afrikka.
"The looped reverb of Milo Dunn-Clarke's guitar... felt like a delicate ritual of preparation before the next punk onslaught." Photos by Luke Macpherson.
"The Big Moon succeed at pushing their sound in a new direction with these songs." Elliott Simpson previews The Big Moon and their Rough Trade in-store.