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News | Get festive at these Christmas gigs

James Yorkston Christmas Show 2014

If you’re the sort of person whose Christmas list is perennially packed with records, band merch and gig ticket requests, you’re also likely to be the sort of person who’ll appreciate the often joyful, often cheesy, always cockle-warming Christmas gig. We’ve…

Live | The National @ Alexandra Palace

The National, Alexandra Palace

Some bands create a niche for themselves that’s so particular they end up being terribly boring. The furrow The National have ended up in is certainly distinctive, but every earnest, stirring indie rock ballad that comes from it is unmistakably…

Playlist | Happy birthday to us!

happy birthday, birthday cake, birthday playlist

Photo © Will Clayton Dear readers, It has come the day when our wonderful cyber-friend For Folk’s Sake, the music critique glue which brings us all closer together, celebrates its fifth birthday. Obviously such frivolous celebrations are unlikely to move…

Review | Camera Obscura @ Heaven, London

Camera Obscura live gig at Heaven

Is there a band more simultaneously joyous and mardy than Camera Obscura? We’re yet to find one, especially now that we’ve seen them live and in full gloom. We’ve loved Camera Obscura’s sugar-coated melancholy for a good deal longer than…

Brian’s Mixtape | Birds

Bird on guitar

Hello dear readers, It will come as no surprise to you that I am of the opinion that birds are the finest class of creature to inhabit this planet. Our singing voices are remarkable (some better than others, though I…