London Music: Archived Reviews



The Hives. Photo Credit: Ruben Bos. Creative Commons License.Get Loaded 2008 - Review and Preview of the 2008 Clapham festival...

Mark Ronson. Photo credit: siagrafica. C.C. LicenseGlobal Gathering - Stratford-upon-Avon. 25 to 27 July 2008...

The Fratellis. Photo credit: Gideon Mendel. All Rights Reserved.The Fratellis - It’s going to be a good concert when everyone from a primary-schooler dressed in a kilt...

The Ting Tings. Photo Credit: Dale Harvey. Creative Commons License.The Ting Tings - iTunes Live Presents: The Ting Tings and Florence & The Machine...

AnnualsAnnuals - Psych pop rockers Annuals are really, really afraid of growing old. And they're quite honest about it...

MenomenaMenomena - If you aren't experienced with their album, even soberly trying to dance to Menomena...

Summer Music Festivals 2007Summer Music Festivals 2007 - In London and around the UK...

Straylight RunStraylight Run - It took some time for the band to fully realise their live show...

MalajubeMalajube - For as dedicated as the Quebecois are to their French-Canadian culture...

Love Is AllLove Is All - At Cargo on Thursday 15 March, Sweden's Love Is All showed off the frenetic energy...

The TwangThe Twang - You could be forgiven for thinking that The Twang have been with us for a while now...

Kaki KingKaki King - Guitar virtuoso is a profession that has been historically male-dominated...

Regina SpektorRegina Spektor - Gig Review: The Astoria, 16 February 2007...

MetricMetric - Gig Review: London King's Cross Scala, 10 February 2007...

I'm From BarcelonaI'm From Barcelona - Gig Review: Saturday January 27, 2007 at ULU...

Arcade FireArcade Fire - Gig Review: St John's Church, Westminster - 31 January 2007...

Cansei de Ser SexyCSS - CSS's attitude is apparent straightaway when you hear the meaning of the name...

The Secret ShowThe Secret Show - Founded by Matthew Davies, vocalist with Funeral For A Friend...

Eskimo BritEskimo Brit - Winner of the UK National Bands Unsigned online Battle of the Bands...

White Rose MovementWhite Rose Movement - Gig Review: Islington Academy - 11 December 2006...

OmertaOmerta - Gig Review: Islington Bar Academy - 16 November 2006...

Brothers of the Head. Copyright: Tartan Films UKBrothers of the Head - How many soundtracks out there are really worth picking up?...

Devil's GunDevil's Gun - In the summer of 2005 a new dynamic musical duo formed...

MudboneMudbone - Key P-Funk player teams up with Dave Stewart to release debut album and single...

Seth LakemanSeth Lakeman - West Country born singer songwriter Seth Lakeman's rapid rise from the underground...

Ben TaylorBen Taylor - Ben Taylor has music in his genes. Quite literally...

GossipGossip - It's not every day that you happen across a brand new superstar. Standing in the Way of Control...

The HoursThe Hours - It's not how you start, it's how you finish? it's not where you're from, it's where you're at...

Richard SwiftRichard Swift - Emerging as one of the highlights at this year's SXSW festival with a string of brilliant performances...

Peaches photographed by Tyler Shields. Stylist: Saha Hackett. Hair: Tamara McNaughton.Peaches - Merrill Nisker is standing five feet away, but it's a bit difficult to recognize her with all her clothes on...

Angus and Julia StoneAngus and Julia Stone - It's a cliche, but when Julia Stone says, "The great thing about family...

Deaf StereoDeaf Stereo - Interview with the band to celebrate the release of their new single

SwitchesSwitches - Following the stupendous swagger and stomp of their "Message From Yuz EP", Matt Bishop provides you with one of the biggest hooks...

Ministry of Sound: Fifteen YearsMinistry of Sound: Fifteen Years - What's house music without the glow-sticks and massive speakers...

Liam FrostLiam Frost - Gig Review - Liam Frost and the Slowdown Family at ULU, London...

Tilly and the WallOn Song Emerging Talent - Some of the best indie rock up-and-coming talents...

OxjamOxfam - The Sweet Sounds of Oxjam... A month long music festival hits London...

KT TunstallKT Tunstall - The new CD/DVD combo KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza is a long way from being bad...

KT TunstallCorinne Bailey Rae - Her voice is mesmerizing: a perfect hybrid of Joss Stone and Nora Jones, full of soul and depth...

The DualersThe Dualers - Brothers Si and Tyber Cranstoun are the new beating heart of London’s Ska scene...

The Infadels
The Infadels
- Album and Gig Review....

The Arctic MonkeysArctic Monkeys - Debut album review - all the hype with it...

The StrokesThe Strokes - The Strokes' latest album weighs the Big New York Hype against enchanting disenchantment...

Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand
- They are still partying, and oh-so hard...

BabyshamblesBabyshambles - Can their new album outshine Pete Doherty's reputation?...

The Boy Least Likely ToThe Boy Least Likely To - a dark, whimsical and slightly tormented take on childhood...

Underworld Underworld - Their latest release proves they're still providing notable beats...

KT Tunstall KT Tunstall - Her debut album falls somewhere between mediocrity and greatness. Brandon Morgan explains why....

The Prodigy The Prodigy - Gig Review: Brixton Academy - 1st December 2005...

Buttersprites Buttersprites - An unusual knack for tacking together arty-American pop and Asian funkiness...

The Lights The Lights - The Lights bright forth a well-needed revival in sweet, sweet melodies...

Imogen Heap Imogen Heap - Gig review + update >> , Interview & Album Review

Entrance Entrance - Baltimore's Guy Blakeslee not only passes the blues authenticity test, he sets it on fire...

Country Teasers Country Teasers - Erstwhile Royal Trux singer has cleaned up her act but not her sound...

RTX RTX - She's cleaned up her act but, thankfully, not her sound...

High on FireHigh on Fire - The Munitions Metal of High on Fire Reloads at the Garage...

Death from Above 1979Death from Above 1979 - Combustible rock’n’roll duo hailing from Vancouver fire up White Heat at the Infinity...

Graeme ParkGraeme Park - Nods to the days of Hacienda and a Top-40 radio career colour Graeme Park's London show...

Tony BennettTony Bennett - Still Crooning Strong. Tony Bennett brings the better days back during his short stop-over in London...

Once in a LifetimeOnce in a Lifetime - Resurrection of the biggest 70's pop idols makes for a once...

OasisOasis - See what trouble the Gallagher boys can muster in this summer's highly awaited shows...

Barenaked LadiesBarenaked Ladies - See what Barenaked Ladies are like, live...

Michael BubléMichael Bublé - Bublé's good looks and schmooze hearken to the classical times of jazz...

Johnny DowdA Darkened Dowd - Johnny Dowd and his cohorts bring the Spitz to a VH1 "Storytellers"-like culmination...

The Gastronomy of JazzThe Gastronomy of Jazz - Dig your heels into scat and your fork into that savoury crust-Pizza on the Park...

Paris MotelParis Motel Jumps Genres and Haunts Houses - Paris Motel couple classical creepy Victorian plucking...

Fun Lovin CriminalsFun Lovin Criminals Interview - Armed with a new label and a new drummer...