You would be forgiven for thinking that under the Oxford English Dictionary definition for ‘hype’, it read ‘The Vaccines’. The band have seemingly come from out of nowhere, having formed less than a year ago and playing small venues last autumn against a backdrop of building media coverage. So if The Vaccines felt weighed down […]
The Kills, VW and Hotel, boast an absolutely arresting presence, exuding pure rock’n’roll attitude from every pore the moment they hit the stage. “No Wow” kick starts the night, its filthy drum loop and guitar riff alongside Ms Mossheart’s edgy vocal builds the tension, before that scratchy abrasive guitar kicks in and gives the audience […]
In an age of hype, fast success and turgid McMusic, its good to see a band such as Elbow finally reach commercial success (having achieved critical and artistic success much earlier) after years of simply doing their own thing. Starting the show with proggy new album opener The Birds, Elbow’s expansive and emotive music fills […]
When DJ Andrew Weatherall remixed Primal Scream’s “I’m Losing More than I’ll Ever Have” and transformed it into something that was such a departure from the original track it was renamed “Loaded”, together they changed the sound and direction of the band and took their first steps towards producing the masterpiece that is Screamadelica. The […]
I was commissioned by The Fly to shoot the gig for their review – click here to view it.