Top 5 gigs of 2013


We haven’t been to as many concerts this year as in previous times, but still managed to get out to at least one a week. We’ve been entertained by many bands, both on major labels and unsigned, and without further ado, here’s our Top 5 favourite gigs of 2013! Three Trapped Tigers, Tall Ships, The…

Autumn gigs preview


As soon as the sun sets on Reading Festival, ArcTanGent and Bestival, it’s time to think about the cold and dark nights when gig season gets back into full swing. The likes of Frightened Rabbit and Everything Everything (with Dutch Uncles in support) will be playing throughout the country, while there are also some tremendous…

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…

Salvation Bill


Formerly of Ute and The Old Grinding Young, Oxford resident Ollie Thomas’ new project Salvation Bill is one to savour. Equally at home as both a solo project and a four-piece band, Salvation Bill have already supported Stagecoach and Elliott Morris on various dates and are set to play Truck Festival and Spring Offensive’s huge…

Foals – West End Centre, Aldershot. 08/12/2012


Foals headed on a tour of small venues across the country to road test new material from their new album ‘Holy Fire’, released on 11 February 2013. Appearing at Aldershot’s West End Centre for the first time, the five piece brought along stellar support in the shape of fellow Oxfordonians Trophy Wife, whose mixture of…