September 19, 2020
Photo by Phil Honley

Samantha Fish – Islington Assembly Hall, 05/03/2020

A foot-stomping, hard-rocking piece of jugband blues, punctuated by Fish’s cigar-box rocking slide guitar, the coloured lights filtering through her bobbing, Monroe-inspired coiffure. Félix Rabin - photo by Robert Sutton Islington Assembly Hall found itself completely sold out for this gig by popular Kansas City blues babe Samantha Fish. Her opening act on this tour..

Photo: Sebastian Vickers

Delain – Birmingham 02 Institute, 6 February 2020

All gallery photos: Ian Jenkinson The 02 Institute feels like the perfect venue for a Delain show and their brand of symphonic and orchestral metal - the building originally opened in 1908 - the high ceiling and the ornate balcony creates an auspicious and intimate setting. And in this delightful venue, there's more than a..

Additional material from Caroline Battenburg

Sweet – Islington Assembly Hall, 18/12/2019

Andy Scott swaps his red Strat for a gold one which he plays with an (empty) baked bean can for some reason... When I was a kid in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, one of the upsides of catching some flu bug was getting to bunk off school, and another was special radio privileges...

The Room

Live Review – The Room & The Paradox Twin

229, London. 16 November 2019 Photos: Simon Green It’s always interesting to step outside of what you believe to be your wide circle of musical knowledge as you quickly realise that your circle is just a tiny circle in a universe of many other circles of almost infinite possibilities.  It’s also a good thing to..

Live Review – Monster Truck

The Parish, Huddersfield 22 November 2019 Photos: Ian Jenkinson When we have the sad situation that music venues up and down the land are closing their doors, it is encouraging to see that The Parish in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield is going from strength to strength. A good old fashioned rock pub –..