James Bay successfully combined the diverse approaches of his first two albums into a coherent and powerful set at Colston Hall. Kessie Bartlett reviews. Photos by Jessica Bartolini.
Soft-voiced and introspective, but with attitude, Tiny Ruins really stirred emotions at The Louisiana. Zander Sharp, Lucy Gilbert and Ash Holdsworth review.
Ash consistently prove that longevity can go hand-in-hand with innovation and 'shoot from the hip' energy. Stuart Tidy and Michael Brumby review.
Part two of 2018 In Photos covers the end of the spring touring season. Remember when we were straight out of winter clothes and into summer ones?
Mezzanine’s ghostly compositions and menacing guitars transform into an even darker beast. Guy Marcham and Lee Ramsey review Massive Attack at Steel Yard.
"Everything they do feels very natural indeed." Simon Moyse and Jessica Bartolini review Fontaines D.C. at Thekla on the eve of the release of 'Dogrel'.
"Should we call Spectrum’s music psychedelic or shoegaze? Probably both and neither at the same time." Lorenzo Ottone reviews Spectrum at The Lanes.
"More than anything else, they've mastered the art of the catchy lead guitar riff." Albert Testani reviews No Vacation at Exchange.
"The reality is that Kline has a lot to say." Albert Testani and Naomi Williams review Frankie Cosmos at Exchange.
"When the headliner arrives on stage, they do so with a full-on sonic assault." Elliott Simpson and Luke Macpherson review !!! (Chk Chk Chk) at Trinity.