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Bleached/Sean Nicholas Savage

"Don't tell me I'm crazy," slurs Jessie Clavin to a busy back room in a pub, lips stained red from the wine she's been...

Jagwar Ma

For five minutes you don't even know if Jagwar Ma have started playing. There's a bloke onstage, certainly, teasing brown sounds out of a...

Django Django/Miles Kane/Palma Violets/Peace

It's been emotional. And indeed, floods of feelings are the way in which this year's NME Awards Tour comes to an end. Firstly the...

The Cribs/Deap Vally/Drenge

Not content with having the best new band name in Britain (let it drip off your lips: Drrrrreeeeeenge), the Castleton brothers opening tonight's show...

Savages

Ominous build-up music is bringing the Electric Ballroom to a breath-holding standstill. The crowd awaits the arrival of Savages, the all-female post-punk band who...

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez, in his khaki dress and headband, looks like a dancing llama. But boy can this strange-haired creature work it, interspersing his band’s...

Everything Everything

Tonight opens with ‘Undrowned’, a song that’s a kind of Radio 4 circle-jerk, with harpsichord tinkling over frontman Jonathan Higgs’ choirboy falsetto. Then a...

Exclamation Pony

"You’re all cool, man. I like you. You like me too, right?” Ryan Jarman, decked out in red leather trousers and matching jacket is...

Hurts

So, Harry Styles is here tonight. Not just a mere celebrity-spot, but a doe-eyed symbol of how very, very successfully Hurts have fused underground...

Foals

Behind Foals’ deadpan stare – the one that tells you the Oxford quintet need to be taken seriously – it’s easy to believe there’s...
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