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Depeche Mode: Live at London Stadium

I doubted Depeche Mode in my last outing here. Just call me Thomas. Yeah yeah, I know.. Their comeback single, ‘Where’s The Revolution?’ was topical, pointed, angry even. To my ears it was, and remains, a fairly middling piece of … Continue reading

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PJ Harvey live at the Brixton Academy 30/10/16

PJ Harvey’s performance at the Brixton Academy last night cemented my belief that she is England’s greatest living musician. In fact, calling her a musician barely seems to do her justice. At times last night, she appeared to be a … Continue reading

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Massive Attack On Blackheath

A couple of months ago, I decided I was done with Massive Attack following their decision to ask the BBC not to broadcast any of their Glastonbury set. To quote a famous lyricist from Oxford, “For a minute there, I … Continue reading

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Metronomy Live: Brixton Academy

It felt, a few years back, like Jo and I were at the Brixton Academy every month. But last night’s Metronomy gig was our first visit to the famous venue since a Richard Hawley gig about a year and a … Continue reading

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Hammersmith Apollo, October 26 2013

After 30 years of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, you might think that this most magnificent of groups would be getting a little frayed around the edges. Not so. Earlier this year, the band released what I believe is … Continue reading

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National Trouble at the Camden Roundhouse

Two and a half years have passed since Jo and I travelled to Berlin just to watch The National. It was a gig so good that it inspired the creation of this blog. And yet, as the minutes ticked away … Continue reading

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Depeche Mode Live at the O2

If you can’t break a 6 month long blogging hiatus when your favourite band play their first London show in three years, then I don’t know when you can. I had previously stalled on writing a review of Depeche Mode’s 13th … Continue reading

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Touched By The Hand Of (Nearly) God: Tricky and Martina live in Bristol

Here we go again… Standing just behind the front row at the Bristol Academy last night, we were listening to an artist signed to Tricky’s Brown Punk label. She was alright, if remarkable only because she was backed by an … Continue reading

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Pulp : Live at “… an auditorium in London”

I come to this blog conscious that; a) I may just be writing it for me at this stage and; b) for those of you that are here, I have already written a review of Pulp live here. However, as Saturday night’s … Continue reading

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Flashback: Massive Attack live at the Royal Festival Hall, June ’08

Feeling slightly disillusioned with the lack of variation in Massive Attack’s live set between the 100th Window album released in 2003 and the announcement that they would be curating 2008’s edition of Meltdown, we (me and Jo) decided not to bother getting … Continue reading

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