Author: Andrew Lockwood

Hattie Webb - The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury 12.02.2020 Live Review

Hattie Webb - The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury 12.02.2020 Live Review

Harpist Hattie Webb not only brought a couple of harps but also Alfabeto Runico bassist Andrea Resce, her brother and a collection of cold remedies to the cathedral city of Canterbury. In between self-medicating with...

Review posted on 17th February 2020

Tennis - Swimmer Album Review

Tennis - Swimmer Album Review

Husband and wife twosome Tennis release their fifth studio album 'Swimmer' on Valentines Day. The Denver duo, who have 'a powerful personal and creative bond' follow up 2017's 'Yours Conditionally' with a slickly produced album...

Review posted on 13th February 2020

Frazey Ford - U Kin B the Sun Album Review

Frazey Ford - U Kin B the Sun Album Review

Frazey Ford makes a very welcome return with her third solo album 'U kin B the Sun'. It's been more than five years since Ford released her last album 'Indian Ocean', and ten since her...

Review posted on 10th February 2020

Lissy Taylor - Mayday Single Review

Lissy Taylor - Mayday Single Review

From Stoke-On-Trent to Manchester may not be that far but when you factor in a spell in Kentucky during your formative years, your journey takes on a wholly different set of variables. Lissy Taylor may...

Review posted on 10th February 2020

Kaiser Chiefs - The Brighton Centre, Brighton 30.01.2020 Live Review

Kaiser Chiefs - The Brighton Centre, Brighton 30.01.2020 Live Review

In support of their seventh studio album 'Duck', Kaiser Chiefs packed out The Brighton Centre to delight the lively crowd with their anthemic tunes. Joining them on tour, a rejuvenated Razorlight taking the 'very special...

Review posted on 3rd February 2020

Smoke Fairies - Elsewhere, Margate 26.01.2020 Live Review

Smoke Fairies - Elsewhere, Margate 26.01.2020 Live Review

Ahead of their upcoming tour, and prior to the release of their long awaited album, Smoke Fairies played a great warm-up gig at Elsewhere in Margate. On a dreary, very wet and cold Sunday night...

Review posted on 30th January 2020

Dry Cleaning - Ramsgate Music Hall 12.01.2020 Live Review

Dry Cleaning - Ramsgate Music Hall 12.01.2020 Live Review

Two weeks ahead of Independent Venue Week, Dry Cleaning made 'Britain's Best Small Venue 2015' (NME) the second port of call on their 2020 tour. Supported by Sinead O'Brien, the South-East London four-piece made their...

Review posted on 16th January 2020

The Libertines - The Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent 22.12.2019 Live Review

The Libertines - The Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent 22.12.2019 Live Review

For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour. For a band that have had many ups and downs, an extended...

Review posted on 9th January 2020

Sinead O'Connor - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 16.12.2019 Live Review

Sinead O'Connor - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 16.12.2019 Live Review

For her first gig in the capital in four years, and her last of the decade, Sinead O'Connor made a triumphant return to the stage when she played to a sold-out crowd at Shepherd's Bush...

Review posted on 23rd December 2019

Bastille - Margate Winter Gardens 10.12.2019 Live Review

Bastille - Margate Winter Gardens 10.12.2019 Live Review

For the last show of their current tour and their last show of the decade, Bastille rocked up at The Winter Gardens in Margate for their 'Doom Days Club Nights' tour. In support of their...

Review posted on 12th December 2019

Stealing Sheep - Elsewhere, Margate 6.12.2019 Live Review

Stealing Sheep - Elsewhere, Margate 6.12.2019 Live Review

If you like your performance art showcased to a brilliantly Avant-Garde pop soundtrack or you like your quirky, Electro-infused music to be enhanced by an inspirational theatrical performance, then Stealing Sheep are a must-see band....

Review posted on 12th December 2019

Tokyo Tea Room - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 30.11.2019 Live Review

Tokyo Tea Room - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 30.11.2019 Live Review

Melting Vinyl brought local talent to the fore as it showcased a set by Tokyo Tea Room on the day of their latest EP release, 'Dream Room'. In the Creative Quarter of Folkestone, The Quarterhouse...

Review posted on 3rd December 2019

Holy Moly and The Crackers - The Studio at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 31.11.2019 Live Review

Holy Moly and The Crackers - The Studio at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 31.11.2019 Live Review

Holy Moly And The Crackers made the journey down from their home town of Newcastle Upon Tyne, via Devon, to play in Canterbury, where incidentally they thought they'd be playing to three people! Now if...

Review posted on 2nd December 2019

False Advertising - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells 20.11.2019 Live Review

False Advertising - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells 20.11.2019 Live Review

With the joy and excitement of the recent release of their second album 'Brainfreeze' still minty fresh, False Advertising popped down to The Forum in Tunbridge Wells to showcase their incendiary live show. Jen, Chris...

Review posted on 25th November 2019

Squeeze - Leas Cliff Hall 19.11.2019 Live Review

Squeeze - Leas Cliff Hall 19.11.2019 Live Review

In celebration of the superb back catalogue that Messrs Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford have amassed over their forty five years as the ever present backbone of Squeeze the pair came to the South-East coast...

Review posted on 21st November 2019

Feet - Ramsgate Music Hall 25.10.2019 Live Review

Feet - Ramsgate Music Hall 25.10.2019 Live Review

Although it may sound like you have a foot fetish when you let your family know that you're going to see Feet in Ramsgate ("What's so special about Ramsgate? Why do you have to go...

Review posted on 11th November 2019

Lucy Spraggan - The Booking Hall, Dover 18.10.2019 Live Review

Lucy Spraggan - The Booking Hall, Dover 18.10.2019 Live Review

On the whole, it is safe to say that Dover doesn't really have the x-factor. These days it's more readily associated with the Brexit factor, but on a squally Friday night, as the rain lashed...

Review posted on 23rd October 2019

Mark Lanegan - Somebody's Knocking Album Review

Mark Lanegan - Somebody's Knocking Album Review

Mark Lanegan's creativity continues to manifest itself on his latest solo album 'Somebody's Knocking'. After countless collaborative releases, numerous band projects and ten previous solo albums, Lanegan shows that he still has new avenues to...

Review posted on 21st October 2019

Mallory Knox - The Booking Hall, Dover 12.10.2019 Live Review

Mallory Knox - The Booking Hall, Dover 12.10.2019 Live Review

For the first, and almost certainly last, time Cambridge indie rockers Mallory Knox performed at The Booking Hall in Dover. Playing the penultimate gig of their 'Final Tour', the four piece band, that have only...

Review posted on 14th October 2019

Starcrawler - Devour You Album Review

Starcrawler - Devour You Album Review

One of the best live bands on the planet, Starcrawler follow up their eponymous debut with another magnificently manic onslaught on the senses with their second album 'Devour You'. Starcrawler's sophomore record comes just 22...

Review posted on 14th October 2019

Salvation Jayne - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 4.10.2019 Live Review

Salvation Jayne - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 4.10.2019 Live Review

Salvation Jayne brought the party to Folkestone on Friday night when they celebrated their third birthday at The Quarterhouse. As with most third birthdays there was a lot of dressing up, a rowdy, noisy atmosphere,...

Review posted on 9th October 2019

Pixies - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 12/09/2019 Live Review

Pixies - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 12/09/2019 Live Review

Pixies kicked off the European leg of their latest tour in the sleepy retirement town of Bexhill-On-Sea. On the East Sussex coast, in the Art-Deco magnificence of The De La Warr Pavilion, Pixies took to...

Review posted on 16th September 2019

Slaves - Dreamland, Margate 7.9.2019 Live Review

Slaves - Dreamland, Margate 7.9.2019 Live Review

Kent punk duo Slaves held up their pledge to headline a gig on the Kent coast this weekend when they once again took to the Hall By The Sea stage at Dreamland in Margate. Isaac...

Review posted on 12th September 2019

Slaves at Dreamland 2019 - Preview

Slaves at Dreamland 2019 - Preview

After a summer packed full of festival performances Slaves bring their incendiary set to the seaside as they kick off their latest headline tour. Laurie and Isaac are bringing their energy and immediacy to Dreamland,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd September 2019

Emma Frank - Come Back Album Review

Emma Frank - Come Back Album Review

Buoyed by the success of last year's 'Ocean Av' album and newly signed to Justin Time and the Nettwerk Music Group, Boston-born Brooklynite Emma Frank releases her fourth album 'Come Back'. Unsurprisingly, given the results,...

Review posted on 21st August 2019

Yacht - Chain Tripping Album Review

Yacht - Chain Tripping Album Review

In terms of approach, 'Chain Tripping' takes some beating. To call Yacht's latest release conceptual would be underplaying its inspiration wildly. Before considering edits, production, instrumentation or any of the usual, or more traditional, elements...

Review posted on 13th August 2019

Neverworld 2019 Review

Neverworld 2019 Review

Whilst some parts of the country had to deal with flash flooding, roads collapsing and even dams near to bursting, Neverworld Festival bathed in its own micro climate of largely warm, sun-filled weather and combined...

Review posted on 8th August 2019

Gomez - Liquid Skin (20th Anniversary Edition) Album Review

Gomez - Liquid Skin (20th Anniversary Edition) Album Review

To celebrate twenty years since it was released, Southport's finest Indie band Gomez are re-releasing their second album, 'Liquid Skin'. The 2019 version contains a remastered original album, a live set (recorded at The Fillmore...

Review posted on 17th July 2019

Happy Mondays - Dreamland, Margate 13.07.2019 Live Review

Happy Mondays - Dreamland, Margate 13.07.2019 Live Review

Shaun Ryder and Bez took time out from their hilarious stint on Celebrity Gogglebox to join the rest of Happy Mondays as they brought their 'Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches' tour to Dreamland in Margate....

Review posted on 17th July 2019

Joan As Police Woman - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 26.06.2019 Live Review

Joan As Police Woman - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 26.06.2019 Live Review

It's always nice to just reflect sometimes, take stock of your life and look back on what you've achieved and where you are. As Joan Wasser approaches her 49th birthday she has decided that now...

Review posted on 3rd July 2019

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Hattie Webb - The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury 12.02.2020 Live Review

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