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Foals – ‘What Went Down’ album review


Foals have always excelled in whatever genre they’ve dipped into. From the amazing pre-‘Antidotes’ tracks of ‘Mathletics’ and ‘Try This On Your Piano’ to their almost-resurrection of nu-metal on ‘Inhaler’, there’s always been something a bit special about the Oxford five-piece. Now they arrive at their fourth album and hopes are high. They turned down…

Glastonbury Festival – Sunday 29 June, 2014


Feet were aching, tiredness was kicking in and a shower was needed, but everyone at Glastonbury was determined to finish the weekend in style – none more so than The Subways whose early morning set on the Other Stage was simply pulsating. Ten years after making their debut on the same stage, in similar muddy…

Glastonbury Festival – Saturday 28 June, 2014


The moment Luke Sital-Singh plugged in his guitar for his late morning show over at the Park, the heavens opened. Jovially telling us ‘It’s not raining’ and that the abrupt storm would just add to the ambience of his soul-bearing songs, no-one seemed to mind too much as they intently listened out for delicately introspective…

Glastonbury Festival – Friday 27 June, 2014


Glastonbury is famed for secret sets. On Thursday evening, The 1975 and Metronomy got the party started unofficially in the Williams Green tent, while rumours abound about just who would open the Other Stage on Friday morning when all the major stages opened up. Last year it was Beady Eye, so some were dreaming of…

Glastonbury 2013 – preview


After a long two years, the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts makes its return this week. The 42nd festival at Worthy Farm has already had organisers Michael and Emily Eavis claiming it will be one of the best yet and, as of Monday 24 June, there’s also very promising weather forecasts. Don’t forget to…

Top 5 – Glastonbury performances


As Glastonbury 2013 draws ever closer, we started thinking about times gone by at Worthy Farm. We’ve been lucky enough to be able to attend every Glastonbury since 2003 and despite tumultuous weather, heart-breaking football defeats and just the smallest hint of sunburn over the years, it still remains the highlight of the summer. Great…