The potential decline of music festivals.

Spending a week in Zante accentuated the opinion I had that music is becoming more and more one-dimensional, the popular genre of music appears to be “deep house”, however it seems to be nothing much more than a genre that will eventually dominate the charts as RnB has recently. This refreshed something I thought about…

Live Review – The Killers (Bellahouston Park 19/08/14)

Firstly, if you’re reading this and in possession of an iPhone 5 that you pick-pocketed from me last night, I hope you had a shit night and continue to do so for years to come. Admittedly, however, anyone who was in Bellahouston Park last night for the music would have struggled to have anything other…

Preview – The Killers at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

On Tuesday, supported by Miles Kane and The Courteeners, The Killers are set to play the biggest gig in Glasgow since The Stone Roses played Glasgow Green (commonly referred to as the best day of my life). Las Vegas’ The Killers performances across the Atlantic are few and far between and it may prove the…

Album Review – The Courteeners “Concrete Love”

They’ve done it again, the lads from Manchester continue to assert themselves as one of the city’s finer products and it can only be said that as long as they keep on going, they could be the best since Oasis. Certainly now, they’re one of the most popular live bands and have developed a devout…

Live Review – Miles Kane (Kendal Calling Festival 03/08/14)

Currently one of the coolest men in music, Merseysider Miles Kane was an outstanding act on Sunday’s bill. With a now large following helped by supporting such bands as The Courteeners and appearing with the Arctic Monkeys, he has asserted himself as one of the top acts in current British music. Wearing yet another outrageous…

Live Review – Happy Mondays (Kendal Calling Festival 02/08/14)

Madchester heroes the Happy Mondays were second down the bill on Saturday and attracted the biggest non-headline crowd of the entire weekend. With an incredible backlog of hits and a performance style that can’t be mirrored, fans both young and old followed Bez’s footsteps in the mud. “Loose Fit” and “Kinky Afro” opened the set…

Live Review – Dub Pistols (Kendal Calling Festival 01/08/14)

In a rare clear spell of weather on the opening day of Kendal Calling 2014, London-based dub and hip-hop band Dub Pistols played a set full of their most popular tracks including “Mucky Weekend”, “Cyclone”and a trademark cover of The Specials’ “Gangsters”. The on-stage energy of this band is second to none and it is…