gig reviews

  • Paloma Faith – ICA, London

    Paloma Faith – ICA, London

    …Paloma Faith has only just landed, and although her show has just rolled into town, it carries all the glitter and musical magnetism of a stadium sell out.

  • Will Young – Cadogan Hall, Chelsea

    Will Young – Cadogan Hall, Chelsea

    …it’s entirely possible that tonight, could also an unveiling of a new Will Young. A Will Young that, once everyone had turned their backs, has steadily raised his game.

  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Hammersmith Apollo, London

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Hammersmith Apollo, London

    From a distance, projected high across an illuminated Apollo, the huge scribbled shadows of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds thrust in sync to the title track from their new record. ‘Dig, Lazarus Dig!!!’ kicks this show wide open.

  • Nine Black Alps – Old Blue Last, Shoreditch, London

    Nine Black Alps – Old Blue Last, Shoreditch, London

    It seems the Alps feel at home, content as they build their ammunition, gradually swelling into the full four piece grunge squad that will carry us to tonight’s real intermission and the unloading of the band’s real guns. Act Two …

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