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Album Review: Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs

February 18, 2019

For all the qualities Jessica Pratt’s music is rich in, its peculiar relationship with time is the one that’s the most undeniably headf***ing. Quiet Signs sounds like it could’ve been written at any point during the last five decades such is the rootless universality of its grain; in making everything appear to have stood still, the Californian has stolen its secrets and convinced us she doesn’t exist. Take for example As The World Turns, which contains the first moment on which words appear, disembarking gently as if summoned up from a dimension somewhere between magic and the stars, Pratt’s voice elfin and yet indefinably alive. Built from little more than two or three repeated chords, the effect is mesmerising, an... Continue Reading →

Live Review: White Denim, BC Camplight at Bristol O2 Academy

February 18, 2019

Brian Christinzio, for BC Camplight is he, has been around the block several times now. His first three albums didn’t make much of a dent despite critical approval, and he was subsequently dropped by One Little Indian. With his second album on Bella Union, his fourth in total, he seems to be starting to gain some traction on this side of the pond. It has to be said that is largely down to last year’s crossover hit I’m Desperate, but beyond that there is much to enjoy. Christinzio is quite the raconteur, and throughout the entirety of this support slot he has the continually expanding crowd entertained. There is a real off-beat sense of humour to both he and his... Continue Reading →

Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Elbow to headline 2019 Y Not Festival

February 10, 2019

Foals’ Yannis Philippakis performing at Wembley Arena (Photo: Alberto Pezzali for Live4ever Media) Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and Wolf Alice are becoming familiar names on the 2019 European festival scene.   All three have been confirmed for this year’s Y Not Festival, with Foals and Two Door Cinema Club due to headline along with Elbow, and Wolf Alice leading the charge of the other main acts that also includes Franz Ferdinand and You Me At Six. “After an amazing 2018 festival we’re so happy to have a 2019 line-up bursting at the seams,” Y Not organisers respond. “We’ve got a huge mix of new and old faces to the Derbyshire Dales, with massive returns from classic bands such as... Continue Reading →