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The Futureheads @ Rescue Rooms 01/06/19

Owen White/ June 8, 2019

Mid-2000’s indie breakouts The Futureheads brought a tightly performed set of generally entertaining heady indie rock jams to Rescue Rooms this Saturday, albeit somewhat marred by muddy and bizarre mixing decisions. Crunch pop upstarts Fatherson and exciting post-punk newcomers The Rain Age (formally Shiftwork) supported. The Futureheads occupy a weird space in 2000’s indie-sphere. Never reaching the same heights of

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Ten Tonnes @ Rescue Rooms 09/05/19

Ben Standring/ May 12, 2019

Enigmatic troubadour Ethan Barnett delivers a statesmanlike performance at his sold-out Nottingham show. Such is the nature of the fickle fiend that is the music industry nowadays that we find ourselves in dire need of musicians that naturally exude some taste for artistic integrity and flair. The market price for British born singer-songwriters who manage to portray an element of

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Fontaines D.C. @ Rescue Rooms 16/04/2019

Cameron Chadwick/ April 17, 2019

Fresh off the hype of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Dogrel,’ Irish post-punks Fontaines D.C. performed a rapid set to a sold-out Rescue Rooms. “My childhood was small/But I’m gonna be big,” proclaims the opening track to ‘Dogrel.’ One would have thought, in light of perfect scores from The Guardian and NME, ‘Big’ would have been the sure-fire opener to

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Mura Masa @ Rescue Rooms, 03/10/16

Betty Owoo/ October 9, 2016

Mura Masa gave an electrifying performance at Rescue Rooms on Monday night, stunning the crowd with old favourites and surprising them with some gorgeous new material.   Mura Masa (whose name is taken from a 16th century Japanese wordsmith who apparently was “possessed of a violent and ill-balanced mind verging on madness”) started off creating trap music in his bedroom

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Grimes @ Rock City, 08/03/16

Betty Owoo/ March 14, 2016

Grimes blew the crowd away with an electric, energetic and at times exhilarating set at Rock City on Tuesday night. Nottingham was the third stop on the UK leg of her AC!D Reign tour, and her fans were out in force, filling the venue to the brim. Support was provided by mysterious Montana-native HANA. Bookended on stage by pretty illuminated

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Ady Suleiman @ Bodega, 15/11/15

Betty Owoo/ November 20, 2015

Local talent Ady Suleiman lets us know What’s The Score as he performs a soulful reggae infused set to a sold out Bodega. With Nottingham being such an important city in the UK’s music scene, it’s always nice when an artist comes home to do a show in the town which started it all for them. Ady Suleiman’s show was

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Honne @ The Bodega, 19/10/15

Betty Owoo/ October 23, 2015

Bow boys Honne seduced a pliable crowd at the Bodega on Monday night with their soulful vocals, tropical synths and light percussion on the penultimate night of their first headline UK tour. This year Honne (which is a Japanese word meaning “true desire”) have gone from strength to strength, signing to Super Recordings (the same label that launched Bondax and

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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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