Cherry Glazerr at The Camden Assembly

I went into this gig expecting very little. The band’s latest album, Apocalipstick underwhelmed me on first and second listen. That isn’t enough exposure for me to decide on a concrete opinion, but it was enough for me to be pessimistic. But the reason I really want to write this is to give credit where…

My Favourite Albums of 2016

I have no pretensions to be a music critic and I do not comprehensively listen to new releases. But, I would still like to share my favourite records of 2016, and here they are: 5. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book Not flawless and not without its lulls, but it contains my favourite songs of…

Brighton Music Shop Guide

The North Lanes Resident is like an alternate universe HMV, which is a little bit cooler, and more likely to cater to your hipster needs. It’s really slickly set up, and I remember being very impressed by their end of year free booklet that talks about their favourite music. They also recently expanded. This is…

Death Grips at The Roundhouse

As is often the case for music I like, I first thought Death Grips were either bad or a joke, but curiosity kept me coming back until I got into them. Eventually though, the experimental hip-hop trio became the sound of my 2015. Still, I wasn’t initially set on seeing them live, due to the…

The Fighting Cocks, Kingston

Kingston is known, at least to me, as a neverland where people can pretend it is still the early 2000s and they are still skinny teenagers with jeans tight enough to make them need a doctor. Consequently, adored punky acts have been drawn there over the years, many of which The Fighting Cocks pub hosts…