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Live Review: Lana Del Rey

So the Scala gig comes and goes, giving the UK’s media their chance to experience this quite preposterously talked about singer ‘in the flesh’,...

Live Review: Azealia Banks

“I was about to give more of a show than I came over here for, know what I’m sayin’?” smirks Azealia Banks, clutching her...

Live Review: Hurts

Twenty-one months ago, Hurts played their debut UK gig, in tiny St Philip’s Church in Salford, attended by a smattering of curious journos and...

Live Review: Jay-Z And Kanye West

The problem with supergroups is that they are, almost by definition, a breeding ground for complacency. When you’ve realised virtually all of your musical...

Live Review: Noel Gallagher

Anyone walking in four songs late to Noel Gallagher’s debut show with his High Flying Birds could be forgiven for thinking it had all...

Live Review: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

The glorious rise and rise of Frank Turner has been such a heartening climb that only the meanest of indie fans could take umbrage...

Live Review: Bestival

With 55,000 folk in annual attendance, Bestival is undoubtedly one of the biggest draws of the UK festival season yet, this year, it’s also...

Live Review: Major Lazer

Three weeks ago London was beaten. The very idea of having a good time, let alone having it on the streets of London with...

Live Review: The Big Chill Festival

It may have a name that speaks of self-satisfied, smoothie-drinking mellowness, but be not fooled. Formerly a fuck-off rave-up known to insiders as ‘Hippygeddon’,...

Live Review: The Maccabees

Most bands debuting new material after a year holed up would dip a tentative two-song toe in the water. The Maccabees, though, tonight dive...
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