Mew at the Barbican Hall, London

Mew at the Barbican Hall, London

2018 is increasingly becoming the year of the album anniversary show with the likes of Bloc Party, Smashing Pumpkins and Los Campesinos performing iconic albums in full recently. Mew have joined this list by celebrating the 15th anniversary of their iconic album ‘Frengers’ with a double header of performances at the Barbican in London, along with accompaniment by a string quartet. As their first major label release, Frengers was the band’s first commercial success outside…

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Tom Odell at The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tom Odell at The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tom Odell is indeed an accomplished singer-songwriter but beyond that, he is not the retiring performer one would expect from a pianoman.  Far from it.  The elegance of the stage setting, framed in targeted lighting at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday night, set your mind to think that potentially this was just an eloquent platform to deliver his thoughtful, soulful songs.  But, Odell couldn’t and did not refrain from pouring out completely. With songs…

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The Blinders at The New Adelphi Club, Hull

The Blinders at The New Adelphi Club, Hull

The Blinders continue to storm through 2018 with an exciting brand of proto-punk influenced alternative rock and a growing reputation that places them alongside contemporaries IDLES, Fizzy Blood and Cabbage. Based on their recent achievements, an appearance at a tiny venue in Hull may appear to be an odd choice for The Blinders. However, The New Adelphi Club has a reputation for showcasing bands that sit on the brink of international success, with bands such…

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Fickle Friends at The Cambridge Junction

Fickle Friends at The Cambridge Junction

In a light and dreamy aura, the band Fickle Friends, touring again on the new album they released earlier in the year, ‘You Are Someone Else’, took to the stage in Cambridge on Saturday night, to lend a little frothy, summery vibe, despite the soon approaching colder months.  With pink neon signs and a palm tree laden stage, there was no mistaking that the effort here was to channel something fresh and vibrant. On a…

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Jorja Smith at The LCR, Norwich

Jorja Smith at The LCR, Norwich

Thursday 4th October saw Norwich welcome Jorja Smith for the first time at an almost completely sold out show at The LCR. Bringing with her, long-term friend, Mina Rose from East London who fired up the crowd with her debut EP, London Burning. Jorja’s performance in Norwich kickstarted her 10-date UK tour after dropping her debut album in June 2018. The English singer-songwriter has soared over the past 2 years with beign awarded the Critics’…

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Paul Young at The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Paul Young at The Cambridge Corn Exchange

The unifying concept of a concert never ceases to amaze, especially with a seasoned, wholly talented and iconic performer such as Paul Young.  There was absolutely no shortage of love (with plenty of oohing and slight scattered screaming from various women dotted through the crowd) when Young took the stage on Monday night at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge.  He is currently on tour to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the phenomenal album, ‘No Parlez’. …

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Arctic Monkeys at The O2, London

Arctic Monkeys at The O2, London

Arctic Monkeys are finally back in business. After the release of their 5thstudio album, ‘Tranquillity Base Hotel + Casino’ back in May, the band embarked on their 13 date UK tour at the start of the month. And yes, we were one of the lucky ones to get our hands on one of the heavily sought-after ticket for the Sheffield legends performance on the 12thSeptember at London’s O2 Arena. With support from American band, The…

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David Ramirez Conquers The Borderline

David Ramirez Conquers The Borderline

It was the 7th of September, just another day, when David Ramirez played London for a second time in 2018. But for the Austin-born, the gig at the Borderline surely felt like an unbeatable chance to pay tribute and honour those who suffered the event that changed everyone’s life in recent History: 9/11. The singer – who has dual American and Mexican heritage – chose ‘Twins’ to open the last UK show of his European…

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Review: Maggie Rogers at KOKO, London

Review: Maggie Rogers at KOKO, London

Hailing from Easton, Maryland, Maggie Rogers is a singer-songwriter surrounded by an ever-growing amount of hype, and as we edge closer to hearing her highly anticipated debut album. Maggie sold out not one, but two spellbinding nights at Koko in London. After a spectacular support set from Mosa Wild, a band who have since found their way into my playlists, Maggie took to the stage, opening with ‘On+Off’. The atmosphere in the room at this…

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Review: Reading Festival 2018

Review:  Reading Festival 2018

This year’s Leeds and Reading Festivals were some of the best yet, another three-day celebration of live music across the country. This year Global Sound Group was lucky enough to attend Reading Festival. Growing every year, Reading saw a slew of amazing artists descend upon it, as well as a Co-op and Primark for the first time ever. This year many online chose to smear the line-up, many calling it the worst line up ever….

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