Insecure Men at Scala

A dimming of lights, hush of music and a roar of the crowd indicated that Insecure Men had entered. Amongst the shadows, a determined voice yelled “Can we have some lights on the stage, so we can see what we’re doing?” With this, a rolling green light revealed a musical extravaganza: a vibraphone, slide guitarContinue reading “Insecure Men at Scala”

Prescription Addiction : Hip Hop’s dependence on drugs

Music and drugs have long since had a close and interlinked relationship. From early drinking songs harking back to viking times, to hippies prancing around a field with faces full of hair and heads full of acid, drugs have always played a vital role in the development and influence of music. It may be unclearContinue reading “Prescription Addiction : Hip Hop’s dependence on drugs”

Justin Currie and The Pallbearers at The Jazz Cafe

Looking over the sea of wrinkles that was the crowd, it was clear that no one here, save the little boy playing on his parent’s or maybe even grandparent’s iPhone, was under the age of 25. A mass of pale bald scalps filled the room while the odd aroma of old spice mingled with ale,Continue reading “Justin Currie and The Pallbearers at The Jazz Cafe”

Shy FX at The Rainbow venues: Crane

There is a place, on Bowyer street, in the heart of Birmingham, that by daylight shows to be nothing more than a derelict building. A monument to the history of the city, it melts inconspicuously into the background, never showing its true face until the cowl of night smothers the area and the hordes ofContinue reading “Shy FX at The Rainbow venues: Crane”

Dave drops visuals for “Hangman”

After reigning the year of 2017 with his hit records No Words and Question Time, collaborating with Joey Bada$$, a sold out tour to making an appearance on Drake’s album “More Life” it seems 2018 will be another victorious one for the London rapper with the release of his first single of the year “Hangman”Continue reading “Dave drops visuals for “Hangman””

PARTYNEXTDOOR at Brixton Academy

PARTYNEXTDOOR’s ‘Infinity Tour’ arrived at Brixton, providing an evening of celebration of his best music and the many successful hits he’s written for other stars. Support act Jessie Reyez was energetic and lively, although her set was seemingly longer than most of the audience had wished for it to be. Her set excluded props andContinue reading “PARTYNEXTDOOR at Brixton Academy”

Daniel Caesar at KOKO

  The first of Daniel Caesar’s two shows in London as part of his Freudian tour, was chilling and magic. KOKO’s intimacy and stripped back nature as a venue played right into the musically gifted hands of Caesar and his band, each of whom received an ovation halfway through the night. Despite recent project ‘Freudian’Continue reading “Daniel Caesar at KOKO”