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…

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’…

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…

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…

Not so down under.

2018 has been the year of the dog. Venus (hysterically) went into retrograde and the world got flipped upside down as music from Oz dominated attention overseas. Technically, this isn’t really revolutionary. Australia has always been the birthplace of sonic champions. There’s Kylie, ultimate dreamboat and icon to us all (petition for a Kylie agony…

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – in retrospect

By Finn Ewing Arctic Monkeys’ most recent album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is very different to the rest of their material. Think of Arctic Monkeys as a cheeseboard. This cheeseboard consists mostly of cheddar; the cheddar being representative of their work up till now. Alone, this cheddar cheeseboard is good – great, even –…