SINGLE REVIEW: Foals – What Went Down

Originally posted on Noise Cannon as part of the Noise of the Week feature: http://noisecannon.com/2015/06/21/noise-of-the-week-150615/ Foals have returned to the limelight, teasing us listeners before chucking something entirely satisfying our way. This track got me going “yes yes yes!” for all its raw energy, fluctuating melodies and kicking rhythms that keep you on the ground, … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: Foals – What Went Down

SINGLE REVIEW: Jamie xx – Stranger in a Room

Originally posted on Noise Cannon as part of the Noise of the Week feature: http://noisecannon.com/2015/06/07/noise-of-the-week-010615/ There’s not a lot to this track but maybe that’s one of the great things about it. Among the house beats and rave vibes of Jamie xx’s recently released debut LP In Colour, ‘Stranger in a Room’ is a soothing trance … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: Jamie xx – Stranger in a Room

LIVE REVIEW: Common People (Sunday)

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2015/06/01/common-people-part-two-240515/ It’s the second and final day of Common People and the magic is still going. There seems to be a greater range of artists on today’s line up and subsequently there are many different kinds of people walking around. Seeing a range of characters all revelling in the same … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Common People (Sunday)

LIVE REVIEW: Common People Festival – Southampton (Saturday)

Originally posted on Noise Cannon (joint piece with another journo): http://noisecannon.com/2015/05/31/common-people-festival-review-2015-part-one/ Upon entering Southampton’s Common, a place usually reserved for strolls in the sun or a run in the park, we feel as if we’ve been transported into another world entirely. The sun is shining, there are colourful flags decorating the skyline and an abundance … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Common People Festival – Southampton (Saturday)

SINGLE REVIEW: Don Broco – Automatic

Originally posted on Noise Cannon as part of the Noise of the Week feature: http://noisecannon.com/2015/05/24/noise-of-the-week-180515/ It was clear from the release of ‘You Wanna Know’ in 2013 that the Don Broco lads may delve a little more into the realms of pop, and latest single ‘Automatic’ plunges headfirst with a catchy pop melody, this time … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: Don Broco – Automatic

ALBUM REVIEW: Young Kato – Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2015/05/02/young-kato-dont-wait-til-tomorrow/ They proved that they can bring a party to a live audience but how do Young Kato fare on the album front? Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow is the band’s debut full-length and with support from BBC Radio 1 and XFM they hold a lot of promise for which this … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Young Kato – Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow