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Live Review: Vampire Weekend @ O2 Academy Birmingham, 11.11.19

Words & Photos: Philip Giouras Ahead of two massive shows at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace this week, Vampire Weekend’s ‘Father Of The Bride’ World Tour came to Birmingham’s O2 Academy last night. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the tours support, Songhoy Blues, couldn’t perform. While most bands would axe the slot or perhaps draft in a replacement, Vampire Weekend instead treated fans to an extended … Continue reading Live Review: Vampire Weekend @ O2 Academy Birmingham, 11.11.19

An evening with Anton Corbijn on his Depeche Mode fandom film, Spirits In The Forest

Words: Lauren Dehollogne Depeche Mode’s new documentary ‘Spirits in the Forest’ isn’t as much about them as it is about their dedicated fan base. Six people from around the world – Mongolia to the US to Romania – were picked by Dutch director and photographer Anton Corbijn to convey the story of their dedication. One French fan woke up from a coma to only remember … Continue reading An evening with Anton Corbijn on his Depeche Mode fandom film, Spirits In The Forest

1985 MUSIC – CLUBS REVIEW

The Glove That Fits, Homerton. In early March, four of the most prolific and masterful producers and DJs of drum and bass, and dubstep, convened in a dingy basement in Homerton for a night of murky drums and sadistic frequencies. Alix Perez, Halogenix, Deft and Lewis James performed to a crowd of no more than 40 at a Keep Hush event in the up-and-coming venue … Continue reading 1985 MUSIC – CLUBS REVIEW

Holding Absence – Self Titled Review

The self-titled debut record comes from the Cardiff based post-hardcore Holding Absence and their softer, melodramatic black and white branding in the form of a a vivid, yet restrained colour palette of sound. Shaking with vibrato and the ability to out-ballad previous track ‘Penance’, the record utilises ambience ridden vocals and pianist melody in ‘Marigold’ and feature length ‘Wilt’ with the latter being the more … Continue reading Holding Absence – Self Titled Review

Live Review: Deaf Havana @ O2 Academy Brixton, 07.11.18

Headlining O2 Academy Brixton is a big deal; that’s exactly what alternative rock band Deaf Havana did. Following the release of their fifth studio album Rituals, the English 5-piece play their biggest show to date to a whopping 5,000 people. With support from Stereo Honey, and IDKHOW, the show is roaring to start. Accompanied with a neon logo lit up in the centre, Deaf Havana … Continue reading Live Review: Deaf Havana @ O2 Academy Brixton, 07.11.18

Live review: Skee Mask, Bruce, Afrodeutsche & more @ The Cause, Tottenham, 01.12.18

It may be raining causing puddles to block parts of the queue, but excitement is in the air as revellers enter The Cause, Tottenham’s new club capital. Once an old car-mechanic depot, the club has maintained a minimal and industrial aesthetic. Clouds of smoke float around the main room while strobes stab through, revealing the headsy crowd. This then is the perfect setting for the … Continue reading Live review: Skee Mask, Bruce, Afrodeutsche & more @ The Cause, Tottenham, 01.12.18

Live review: Matt Maltese @ EartH Hackney, 27.11.18

In front of a giant glowing heart and perched behind a keyboard is everyone’s favourite South London crooner Matt Maltese – a 22 year-old who has been compared to Leonard Cohen. His first London show since his headline at Scala earlier this summer is met with roars of applause from the Hackney Arts Centre (or EartH as it’s now horrendously named and which support act Fur … Continue reading Live review: Matt Maltese @ EartH Hackney, 27.11.18