The Japanese House @Rough Trade 05/03/2019

Roisin Hickey/ March 8, 2019

Having released 4 EPs between 2015 and 2017 the artistic vision that is the Japanese House celebrated the most recent release of ‘Good at Falling’ by gracing Nottingham’s Rough Trade with its indie-pop and dreamy presence, at one of three intimate gigs to celebrate the debut album with an acoustic performance. With a bar right next to the stage, it

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Palace @The Bodega 19/02/2019

Becky Waldock/ March 8, 2019

On the 19th of February Palace, a four-piece hailing from London, delivered a sublime set of atmospheric rock for a sold-out night at The Bodega. This second date of their tour saw a Palace banquet served with some tasters from their much-anticipated upcoming album.  Hot Dreams quite literally warm up the place. You can see a compatibility with Palace which

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Peter Hook and the Light @Rock City 07/02/2019

Alex Barston/ March 7, 2019

Peter Hook and his band ‘the Light’ arrived on Thursday (7th Feb) at Rock City to deliver a stellar performance. Hook, often seen as a pioneer of the bass guitar playing field was a part of Joy Division and New Order for over 30 years and formed ‘the Light’ project following his departure from New Order in order to continue

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While She Sleeps Double Feature + Interview

Sean Hubbard/ March 5, 2019

I’ve seen While She Sleeps 3 times in the past week and every single one of those shows has been a different type of insanity. First off, their Rock City show was the beginning of the UK leg of the tour and the entire show from top to bottom was a perfect example of modern heavy music, from French metalcore

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Willie J Healey @The Cookie 01/03/2019

Tom Evans/ March 5, 2019

Following a (regrettable) 3-year hiatus from seeing Willie J Healey live, I decided to venture down to Jamie Vardy country to reunite with my favourite artist of the last 5 years. For me, it’s a miracle that Willie J has managed to slip under the radar for so long; he’s a clever lyricist with an eye for the finer details

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The Rifles @Rock City 23/02/2019

Louis Romer/ March 5, 2019

Mods of all ages took to Rock City on the 23rd of Feb to welcome back The Rifles nearly 3 years after their last Nottingham gig. The 4 piece band from Chingford opened with the brilliant “She’s Got Standards” – the first track on their debut album ‘No Love Lost’. The sea of parkas were then gifted with the lively

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly- Birthday Special 04/03/19

Abby Clarke/ March 5, 2019

Last night was a special Acoustic Rooms celebration evening marking the 10th birthday of the acoustic night which has featured thousands of artists since it began ten years ago. The night promised free cake alongside the usual happy hour bar prices and some extra special acts to truly highlight the talent we have on the current Nottingham music scene. The

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Seafret @The Bodega 25/02/2019

Kathryn Long/ March 4, 2019

Acoustic duo Seafret made up of singer/guitarist Jack Sedman and guitarist/pianist Harry Draper performed at The Bodega in Nottingham last Monday, and having already seen them live before in 2017, I was eager to see them again. There was a good atmosphere from the start. With a bar next to the stage, audience members bought their pints and gathered on

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Album Review: Hozier- ‘Wasteland, Baby!’

Ben Standring/ March 3, 2019

Irish singer-songwriter offers a soulful, blues-rock extravaganza emblazoned with rich, gold-tinged poeticism Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s salient poeticism first caused an ethereal storm within the music industry in 2013 following the release of debut EP ‘Take Me To Church’, the title-track of which became a religious-damning sensation. A year later, his self-titled debut record stormed into the charts across the world, establishing

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Album Review: Sundara Karma- Ulfilas’ Alphabet

Ben Standring/ March 3, 2019

Reading indie-rock idols offer a majestically grander adventure into unchartered territories  for a sophomore record emblazoned with emotional intelligence and obsessive hook-laden offerings A spiritual awakening has swept across Reading’s budding music scene since Sundara Karma’s foundation in 2013. Following the release of three sublime EPs, the four-piece brought out debut record ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect’ to

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