Gengahr @ The Bodega, 09/10/15

Keira Andrews/ October 14, 2015

When you struggle to find standing room at a gig, you know the band is on to something great. It was Gengahr’s first headline show in Nottingham, and they certainly didn’t disappoint the packed, swaying crowds at Bodega. Arriving at seven, queues were already lining the street. By the time the doors opened at eight, the line had gone round the corner. This

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Walk Off The Earth @ Rock City, 03/10/15

Rachel Goldsmith/ October 12, 2015

“Wo-ohhhh-oh sing it all away! Sing it all away my darlings” Well, that’s exactly what everyone at Walk Off The Earth’s Rock City gig was there to do. First though, the show was opened by 20 year old Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman, who was introduced to WOTE’s fans when he toured with them last spring and more recently performed a

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Reggae Take Over @ Spanky’s 02/10/15

Irini Kounoupias/ October 9, 2015

Nottingham is blessed to have more nights out than even the hardest of partiers could ask for, but even so it is easy to slip into a routine of going to the same types of nights and hearing the same types of music week after week. Hence, it’s so refreshing when something comes along to offer a more unusual Friday

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The Wombats @ Rock City, 28/09/15

Archie Banks/ October 8, 2015

Those in attendance harbouring any doubt regarding the live credentials of The Wombats will have had them dispelled after the Liverpool trio brought their recognisable and catchy brand of indie-rock to the Rock City. Fresh from headlining the Festival Republic Stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals the band, led by lead singer Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy, were bringing the curtain

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Peace @ Rock City, 02/10/15

Betty Owoo/ October 6, 2015

Returning to Nottingham after a string of intimate sell-out shows at the Bodega back in February, Peace took to the stage at Rock City on Friday night to deliver a stonking set featuring their best hits from their albums “Happy People” and “In Love”. Support was provided by Hackney based indie rockers Splashh. Their brilliant but short set featured songs

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Foals – What Went Down album review

Gabriel Burrow/ September 4, 2015

Just two years after releasing Holy Fire, Foals are back with What Went Down and it’s a worthy successor. For me, Foals’ greatest strength is their ability to combine intricacy with immediacy. Throughout their varied discography there have always remained articulate traces of the math roots that made their debut Antidotes such a standout. With What Went Down the band

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Etherwood’s album, Blue Leaves, is out tomorrow – here’s a review!

Irini Kounoupias/ September 3, 2015

Etherwood’s new album, Blue Leaves, is out on September 4th through Hospital Records. Here’s what to expect: Souvenirs, the opening track of Etherwood’s new album, is a perfect snapshot of the hour of music to come: incorporating the fast beat that’s synonymous with drum & bass with slower, more cinematic sounds, Woody’s album makes for beautiful listening from cover to

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Frank Iero @ Rough Trade, 26/05/15

Gabriella Ahmed/ June 17, 2015

As we sway away from the pop-punk-rock-esq My Chemical Romance days, ex-rhythm guitarist, Frank Iero has continued his music artistry with some solo work over the past few years. His unique blend of post-grunge/rock and acoustics is something unheard of usually in this scene, and I had the rare opportunity to sample this the early Sunday afternoon before he waltzed

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Earl Sweatshirt – “I Don’t Like S**t, I Don’t Go Outside” album review

Scott Pope/ May 13, 2015

Five years ago he was a hot and bothered astronaut, jacking off to Asher Roth eating apple sauce. Earl was undeniably intelligent and a clever lyricist, but his 2010 release, ‘EARL’, was grotesque and it overshadowed his talent. Instead we saw an adolescent full of impotent potential, a parody of himself. With ‘IDLSIDGO’, Earl Sweatshirt has demonstrated an intriguing and exciting

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Amber Run @ Rescue Rooms, 28/04/2015

Megan Spoor/ May 5, 2015

The first act appeared on stage only fifteen minutes after doors had opened, as eager to play as we were to listen. The stunning, ethereal vocals of Meadowlark, hushed the excited crowd to a pin-drop silence. The duo parted for Kate to sing ‘Little Boxes’, at which point everyone seemed to collectively exhale. Although still clearly nervous on stage, with

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