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Ivo Dimchev Live in London

Ivo Dimchev Live in London

After a mesmerising live sold out show at Underbelly in October; Ivo is back in London with songs of heart break and his unique voice from his album of love songs. Ivo Dimchev is a choreographer and performer from Bulgaria, known internationally for his provocative […]

BBC Music Introducing Hosts Amplify 2017

BBC Music Introducing Hosts Amplify 2017

As we all know BBC Introducing Music is a fantastic programme that helps get the great musicians heard and the opportunity to put their foot in the Music Industry door, helping the likes of The 1975, Catfish And The Bottlemen and Wretch 32 – just […]

Talos Headline The Waiting Room

Talos Headline The Waiting Room

Beneath the bustling and decadent bar that is The Three Crowns lies a home for live music, a hub for the best upcoming bands and a room to take you away from the hustle and bustle of London life, this place is The Waiting Room.

Headlining are Talos a unique band from Cork, Ireland fronted by Eoin French, selling out The Waiting Room the venue slowly fills up with Irish fans and Industry folk you confidently nod to. This is a gig that won’t be forgotten.

Opening is Indie Folk singer Sam who has done the rounds of London sharing his music that is without a doubt impeccably beautiful. A short but memorable set, Johnson sets the tone for the gig with listeners appreciating the raw talent and instantly taking a liking. Opening with “Sticky Tape” Johnson’s voice is easily compared to the likes of Ben Howard with the acoustics and echoed vocals reaching to your heart and leaving you¬†thinking “Wow”. Johnson has a voice that is somewhat hard to find these days, with Folk artists reaching for a guitar and singing well, but is here where the talent really lies. Johnson’s musical career is about to lift off so give him a listen live and you won’t regret it.

 

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Main support comes from Ryan Vail an artist from Northern Ireland that will definitely surprise you and keep you on your toes. Taking to the stage with an intriguing demeanour and musical equipment equipped for two others, it is already apparent that Vail is incredibly talented. Taking control and fully diving into the performance, by the end of the first song you are captivated and ultimately thinking “WTF”. A very surprising set from Ryan Vail exudes a huge amount of carefully thought out and innovative musical talent. Glitching beats, trickling tempos and a blend of whispers against this whirring composition, Ryan Vail takes you on an electronic journey where the end is unknown creating an atmosphere that must not be tampered with. Ultimately, one of the best surprises in Live music, Vail is the definition of Soundscape and a musical genius.

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Time for Talos, by this time The Waiting Room is packed to capacity and it is hard to even catch a glimpse of the band on stage as all heads are trying to communicate and catch the awaited performance. Opening with “Odyssey”, one word instantly comes to mind- captivating. Talos have complete control of the room and silence allows Talos to let all sound reach every corner of the venue. Rippling through the bodies of the eager listeners, it’s easy to forget where you are and let Talos transport you. The band as a whole have fantastic talent and the connection between each member is apparent and appreciated, though performing together it was important to credit each musician and take time to watch them execute the performance and value how they became lost in the performance and the passion was evident. A key moment from the performance was “Your Love Is An Island” where all gig attendees reciprocated the vocals and the echoes from both parties flooded the venue, a truly memorable moment from a fantastic song. It’s artists like Talos that make you appreciate live music and how important it is to keep supporting this Industry.

All in all, a fantastic line-up at a great venue, represented by Communion Music whom capture the essence of fantastic artists and create live events that won’t be forgotten.

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Citadel Festival Takes Over London

Citadel Festival Takes Over London

Citadel Festival is one of London’s newest Festivals launching in 2015, though it follows the exciting trend that each London Day Festival does: excitement, a great line-up, day drinking. Citadel proves to be very different and spectacularly unique… Attending the festival in it’s first year […]

The Away Days Debut Album “Dreamed At Dawn”

The Away Days Debut Album “Dreamed At Dawn”

Turkish band The Away Days are not shy of London town and have played multiple times, most recently at The Shacklewell Arms but this is no Live review, The Away Days have brought us a fantastic first full album that it’s UK fans are already […]

Glass Caves Live At Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen

Glass Caves Live At Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen

Northern band Glass Caves embark on their Headline¬†UK ‘Swim’ tour with an exciting date in London, headlining Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen. Surprisingly not sold out, though an eager and filling crowd, Glass Caves take to the stage with the charm and confidence they always exude. Cutting straight to the chase, Glass Caves dive right in to their new material and the crowd are already loving it, dancing and singing along to the new material despite the fact new single “Swim” was released just last month.

Glass Caves perform excellently together and have an amazing chemistry that really ignites on stage, obviously why we love seeing them live. Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen being an excellent venue choice and the lights supporting the stage was a visual show in itself, Glass Caves are the perfect headliners and it still surprises me that it wasn’t sold out and the recognition isn’t there. However, if one was to find some fault in this ideal band it would be the set list. Understandably, the ‘Swim’ tour produces new material and new songs to be performed but what happened to all the amazing songs from the previous album. Yes, “Be Together” was performed but the set list could have consisted of a mix of old and new songs to really get the crowd going but in the end the crowd was left wanting more and somewhat dissatisfied. Set length may have played a part in this as Glass Caves exited the stage there was hope they would return for an encore or just a squeeze of one more song.

Nonetheless, no doubt we will be catching Glass Caves very soon and we can’t wait! It’s always a pleasure seeing them live as they are *hand on my heart* the most exciting upcoming band and we love their music. Maybe next time the recognition for this talented band will provide sold out capacities and longer set lengths- here’s hoping!

Centre Excuse Debut New Video “Moon, Sky & Stars”

Centre Excuse Debut New Video “Moon, Sky & Stars”

Centre Excuse are back with a brand new single, video and a damn good makeover; it seems the short time off has proven successful for the band. More Glam Rock and heavy electronics and bass, Centre Excuse bring us “Moon, Sky & Stars”… The video […]

The Shimmer Band Debut “What Is Mine?”

The Shimmer Band Debut “What Is Mine?”

The Shimmer Band, if you haven’t heard of them then shame on you! Extremely Indie boys hailing from Bristol are pushing boundaries with the “Indie” title and proving themselves more. With a back catalogue of epic singles and amazing stage performances, it’s surprising The Shimmer […]

Average Sex Debut “We’re Done”

Average Sex Debut “We’re Done”

Late on the scene with this song, East London band Average Sex debut single “We’re Done” is badass, cool and slightly intimidating. To be completely honest, this song was discovered by us just a few days ago and we’re kicking ourselves we’ve only just started listening to Average Sex, dammit!But with blessings to our ears we now can’t stop…

This Punky 5 piece first of all look the part, with very trendy clothing, the septum piercing, denim jackets and hats- you already know these cats are cool. But first hearing the scratchy guitar and whirring layers, Average Sex have taken a trip back to the 90s with raw, DIY and edgy Indie Punk. Thank God! This is what has been missing from the London scene; though some may argue as the rise of Punk music is flourishing back into our lives but have you noticed the majority are male fronted?. Thankyou to Average Sex for bringing the girl power and the balls to do it with flare. “We’re Done” is already iconic in our eyes and perfectly structured, it resonates attitude but also confidence and is motivating to get you strutting your stuff. If this song wasn’t cool enough just wait for the distorted scream at the end and that is the finale every song needs.

The Amazons Debut New Single “Junk Food Forever”

The Amazons Debut New Single “Junk Food Forever”

The Amazons, what can we say? Amazing!! Striking the nation with their first single “Black Magic”, an instant hit and attention grabbing piece of music you absolutely will not get sick of. Now The Amazons have produced a second single that is just as awesome […]