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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The Glitch Mob@ Electric Brixton 15/11/2018

Jonny Betts/ November 16, 2018

As I massaged the results of last night’s show out of my neck, I decided on two short lists. By way of an introduction, here is a list of things that are entirely unlike a Glitch Mob show: A tranquil meadow Library etiquette Sunday afternoon at the Bowls club A gentle coastal breeze kissing the cheek of a new born

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Slaves bring the chaos to Rock City

Tristan Phipps/ November 16, 2018

Having attended the launch event ‘Acts Of Fear And Love’, an expressive yet seriously punchy record, at Nottingham’s Rough Trade in summer, I was eager to hear Slaves’ third studio album on the bigger stage. From my chat with Laurie in August, I sensed he was itching to test the album out on the country’s biggest and best venues –

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Bloxx and Vistas impress at Nottingham’s Bodega

Ben Standring/ November 14, 2018

Two of indie rock’s finest new bands rolled into Nottingham’s Bodega to deliver two mesmerising sets, adding to the hype of the rising British indie-rock scene. London four-piece Bloxx have gathered huge momentum recently with their ethereal blend of grunge and indie-rock. As they end the year with a lengthy UK headline tour, the band opted to enhance the quality

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RAT BOY@ Rock City 08/11/2018

Bethan Fletcher/ November 12, 2018

Rat Boy has managed to strike the perfect balance between indie rock and hip-hop creating a sound like no other before him, connecting with and forming a large audience of teens/twenty somethings. He hit up Rock City last Thursday for the ‘Dumb and Confused’ tour. Upon arriving at Rock City, there was already a queue of fashionably dressed youngsters readily

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Bad Sounds take on Rescue Rooms

Emily Hynes/ November 11, 2018

After headlining numerous festivals around the UK this summer, Bath-based, indie-pop band “Bad Sounds”returned to Nottingham to play the iconic Rescue Rooms after the release of their debut album “Get Better”. With their unique stage presence, brothers Ewan and Callum, joined by the rest of Bad Sounds, delivered a stellar performance accompanied by huge amounts of balloons and confetti. Before

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Raye@ Rescue Rooms 29/10/2018

Grace Jones/ November 8, 2018

After selling out all her UK tour dates and the widespread success of hits including ‘Cigarette’ and ‘Decline’, Raye performed at Rescue Rooms on October 29th. The supporting act Kara Marni prepared the audience for the animated night ahead with her feisty R&B singles. After gifting spectators a bouncing set, Raye captivated the audience and took them on an emotional

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Haggard Cat@ Bodega 05/11/2018

Sean Hubbard/ November 7, 2018

Haggard Cat made sure no one regretted missing out on the fireworks for their show in the Bodega on Bonfire Night, bringing their signature blend of grungy energy to a performance which showed why they are an iconic underground Nottingham band – their level of local fame demonstrated by almost every hand going up when frontman Matt Reynolds asked who

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Barns Courtney@ The Maze 06/11/2018 + Interview

Bethan Fletcher/ November 7, 2018

Still jet-lagged, but fueled by ample amounts of coffee, I sat down with Barns Courtney ahead of his sold-out gig at The Maze. So, you’ve just finished touring with the Wombats over in America, how was that? Oh man it was a lot of fun, the dates were really solid, one after another. I always really love playing support gigs,

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