Parklife Festival 2018 | Skiddle

‘Parklife – Manchester’s finest excuse to embark on 48 hours of booming beats-induced liberation. With retro football tops and Spice World-esque attire in formation, the festival’s 9th edition boasts an ambitious bill – if electronica is your thing, from the chart dominating to the boundary-pushing leftfield, then you’d be hard pressed to find a stronger 2018…

Dot To Dot Festival (Nottingham) | Skiddle

‘It’s unfortunately not uncommon for an inner-city festival to eventually sever ties with independent venues after becoming established, in a commercially driven move towards larger and more open spaces. But after nearly a decade and a half, the annual D2D festival has managed to retain its soul in staying loyal to a diverse roster of grass roots…

Citadel Festival | Skiddle

‘ Sub-headliners Bonobo, with an on-stage setup that could’ve been mistaken for Caribou’s, begin an eclectic electronic journey throughout their lustrous back-catalogue. HD visuals, similar to those featured on recent full-length Migration, ebb and flow in tandem with their melting pot of synth work.’ Citadel Festival / Skiddle

Live At Leeds Festival | Dork Magazine

  ‘Some bands make music to escape the world around them, some cloak philosophy in riddles and twisted semantics, whilst others challenge politics head-on in the most conspicuous form – this quartet do the latter. There’s a blistering punk-shaped volcano bubbling away in 2017; but whilst you’ll find genre-spearheads such as Slaves erupting into the…

Outlines Festival / Skiddle

‘The vibrancy only intensified as Aussie headliners Jagwar Ma took to the stage with their delicious meld of bubbling electronica and neo-psychedelia. Think Django Django ditching Egyptian sands for steamy tropical rainforests, and you’ll get a rough idea of where this group’s brainchild exists. “And left/and right/and left/and right” ordered an effervescent Gabriel Winterfield (lead)…

Simple Things Festival | Clash Magazine

‘Between Bobby’s Fish ‘n’ Chip Shop and a weary employment centre, lives Christmas Steps – the beating heart of the festival calendar’s black sheep, Simple Things. It’s home to a quaint Crack-Magazine-run pub and a number of independent shops tailing down steep steps; the street was like a Somerset take on Diagon Alley – but…

Cowtown – Live | Artrocker Magazine

“The manic use of a little beige Microkorg sets them apart from the floods of chord-hammering grunge groups passing through the Steel City. It provides more musical layers and facets; just as they begin to sound like a mutated version of Pearl Jam they will twist and turn towards the krautrock of Talking Heads.”

Wolf Alice – Live | Exposed Magazine

“Whilst it would be patronising and quite offensive to praise Wolf Alice purely on the basis of showcasing a (very) talented ‘female’ lead, the truth is that Ellie Roswell is becoming a cultural icon for a host of charged-up and angst-ridden girls on a mission to cease their gender’s glaring underrepresentation at gigs and festivals.” Wolf…

Lonelady – Live | Exposed Magazine

“Lo-fi guitar twiddlings jigged in a melodically but unimaginative and samey fashion. On record Lonelady’s synths complement the atmosphere created by weaving stealthily between the sound of the guitar, however in the live arena they squawked an octave too high” Lonelady – Live @ Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield / Exposed Magazine

East India Youth – Live | Exposed Magazine

“Maybe I’m stuck in the past, but it’s become a rarity to stumble across a solo artist who successfully performs original IDM these days – often we are presented with a flippant knob-twiddling DJ playing a pre-recorded mixtape that is more David Guetta then 80s krautrock. However, supported by eloquent singer-songwriter Hannah Peel, whose sounds…

Django Django – Live | Exposed Magazine

“A new groovy tone complementing Django Django’s trademark sweet ‘Beach Boys’ reminiscent harmonies, alongside ‘Pink Floyd’ style guitar strums, had an animated crowd throwing the wildest of shapes in tonight’s packed-out Plug venue.” Django Django – Live @ Plug Sheffield / Exposed Magazine

Tropic of Youth – Live | Exposed Magazine

  “If you were to close your eyes during ‘You’ or the Bombay Bicycle-esque ‘Hot Season’, it would be half feasible to believe you’re legs up on a hammock under a palm tree on paradise island whilst drinking your favourite coconut infused cocktail” Tropic of Youth – Live @ Tramlines / Exposed Magazine