Alex Hoban

Aphex Twin at Printworks, London: still one of the greatest electronic shows on earth

In many ways Aphex Twin has nailed the flexible work-life balance for a heritage live act looking to keep on the employment wagon. Having...

Slipknot Live in Toronto: the heavy metal veterans live return at Knotfest Roadshow captures the true spirit of 00s metal

Slipknot’s North American roadshow – complete with a travelling museum of band artefacts and memorabilia – is a blissfully brutal summer fare. With three...

Laibach live: the Slovenian avant-garde group bring North Korea-approved ‘Sound Of Music’ show to the UK

They were banned for half a decade in their native Slovenia when it still part of Yugoslavia. Back then, Laibach silently embodied the visual...

Hail Nergal! Behemoth’s show is a masterclass in sophisticated black metal – and strangely full of joy

You might describe Poland’s Behemoth as the thinking person's black metal band. Compared to Norwegian counterparts like Mayhem, whose deeply troubling off-stage antics are better...

Naked’s ‘The Cage’ at Somerset House’s Assembly series: A claustrophobic, intense and visceral triumph of electro-futurism

Outside at ground level, a Fortnum & Mason pop up store is selling premium christmas gifts. Ice skaters glide on an endless loop on...

Aphex Twin’s return to Europe’s clubbing capital reframes the history of electronic music

It’s been 15 years since Richard D James aka Aphex Twin’s last appearance on German soil, and in the lead up to his oddly...

Lunchmeat: the continental electronic music festival that’s paving the future for live performance 

Welcome to Lunchmeat, the last festival before the singularity - you know, the moment when AI takes over and runaway technological growth results in...

The Libertines In Hong Kong – How Did The Band Fare In Their Asian Debut?

Clockenflap Festival, Hong Kong November 27, 2015 Of all the possible bets laid in mid-2000s Camden boozers on how The Libertines would end up, few could...

Thom Yorke Live – The Radiohead Frontman Exorcises Personal Demons At Vulnerable And Honest Solo Show

Pitchfork Paris October 30 2015 Watching Thom Yorke prance around in front of hypnotic visuals in a hip-gyrating, man-bun festooned frenzy is not just a menacing...

Morrissey’s ‘Final’ UK Shows Were Not A Glorious Swansong

When Morrissey played his final gig as a member of The Smiths at London's Brixton Academy in December 1986, fans left the triumphant performance...
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