"It's when the expectations aren't the highest that Doherty, once again, catches everyone by surprise with a reignited flame." Lorenzo Ottone reviews.
Shopping gave us one of the most fun-filled sets of the year so far, delighting a packed Exchange. There was even a special guest appearance on tambourine.
"Sharon Van Etten moves and poses across the stage with an unbridled, progressive force." Albert Testani and Jessica Bartolini review her SWX show.
Shame returned to Rough Trade to celebrate being their album of the year for 2018. Naomi Williams made it to the front with her trusty camera.
"The O2 Academy is full of ex-emos, still emos and gone but not forgotten emos." Bethany Smith and Jeff Oram review Taking Back Sunday.
"As far as the current crop of largely angsty bands go, Lazy Day stand a fair head and shoulders above in originality, emotional nature and also in melodic appeal." Ross Jones and Rowan Allen were there to catch a band on the rise.
"Raye was in awe of her audience just as much as they were in awe of her." Shannon Newman and Michael Brumby review Raye's sold-out Thekla show.
"Swim Deep may be emerging on the other side of a difficult few years, but you wouldn’t know." Emily Engleheart and Naomi Williams review.
65daysofstatic epitomise sonic innovation, with a full-on visual assault, just for good measure. Photoset by Jess Greenwood.
"By the end of ‘Little Fictions’, pints were going everywhere." Hannah Rooke and Lee Ramsey review Elbow's appearance at Bristol Sounds.