Interview with Vega Bay

Jessica Austin/ November 23, 2018

I caught up with Vega Bay after they played the main support slot for King No-One. Vega Bay brought summer vibes to Rescue Rooms on a dreary November evening. Opening with ‘Drench’ and lead singer Sam asking the crowd to have a boogie with them, they then teased the release of new music, playing new song ‘So Far’. A crowd-pleaser

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The Courteeners @Rock City 19/11/2018 +Interview with Zuzu

Rebecca McDonald/ November 22, 2018

As we walked into the backstage area of Rock City, we were immediately enveloped in a hug by Liverpool-based indie singer-songwriter Zuzu. Hand-picked by indie-rock hall-of-fame The Courteeners as a supporting act for their UK tour, Zuzu was everything her energetic, sassy music would suggest. We had a chance to catch up with her before the show. So how did

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Interview with King Nun

Tom Evans/ November 22, 2018

A couple of hours before their show at the Bodega, I sat down with King Nun singer/guitarist Theo to talk about their ‘punk love songs’, ‘sending out an honest message’ and his mysterious connection with the number ‘57’. 19.11.18, 17:45, Bodega Social Club. ‘Why don’t we do love with a punk element? There must be a way to do a

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Greg Wanders @Sofar Sounds London 17/11/2018

Alana McKenna/ November 22, 2018

For anybody unfamiliar with Sofar Sounds, it is a community that was launched in 2009 (and is now present in over 400 cities around the world) which seeks to transform everyday places such as people’s living rooms into secret venues for intimate, live shows. They are events free of distraction where performers are respected, and guests feel included and appreciated.

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 19/11/18

Patrick Donnelly/ November 20, 2018

This week Rescue Rooms held another packed night of Acoustic Rooms, with the exciting addition of special guest Alexandr Misko – an amazing guitarist that impressed the whole room. Kicking off the night were the returning duo Stella and Chris with their jazzy rendition of ‘Ace of Spades’ by Motörhead. It’s clear that the duo has a lot of fun

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Bugzy Malone @Rock City 15/11/2018

Kathryn Long/ November 19, 2018

The ‘King of the North’ brought the grime scene to Nottingham’s Rock City last Thursday and completely smashed his performance; or “shut down” the whole place as Bugzy likes to put it. Arriving at the venue, people were already queueing round the whole block, dressed in their finest attire (and most people completed it with the humble bum bag), eager

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The Decemberists @ Rock City 11/11/2018

Owen White/ November 19, 2018

Indie folk staples The Decemberists brought a confident night of old favourites and some very fun if slightly clunky new material while critical darlings Hop Along stole the show as supports. By the time I arrived at Rock City for The Decemberists’ Sunday gig, their support was already half a song in. Usually this wouldn’t bother me as half a

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Tricot@ The Bodega 14/11/2018

Owen White/ November 19, 2018

Fun and thrills abound as Japanese sugar-coated math rockers Tricot descended to perform some jams equal parts charming tweeness and syncopated boot to the head. Tricot are the most intimidatingly technical band I’ve ever seen. Their ability to lock into truly alien grooves and hit musical cues that would leave many classically trained musicians scratching their heads is pretty much

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Ezra Collective@ Stealth 17/11/2018

Emilio Cruzalegui/ November 19, 2018

London jazz group Ezra Collective bring their headline tour, and the party, to Stealth for a sold-out show. From observing current trends in popular ‘mainstream’ music, it would appear at a first glance that with the dominance of pop, hip-hop and rock, jazz is presently a seriously undervalued genre. This is despite it being a style of music with plenty

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Leon Bridges@ Rock City 12/11/2018

Bethan Fletcher/ November 18, 2018

Leon Bridges brought his jazzy soul music and effortlessly smooth voice to the main stage at Rock City. Supporting Leon was fellow vocalist Amber Mark, she did a brilliant job of warming up the audience with her strong soul voice and R&B sounds. Her tunes were some great slow jam dance songs that the audience easily got behind; swaying, dancing

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