"'Youth' brings an inevitable sing-along, most recent release 'Smother' smoulders, and the shoe-gazey direction on some newer songs is especially inspired"
The whole band looked like a bunch of mohicaned reprobates who'd lost a fight with a group of rampaging B-movie zombies. With fake blood dripping from their 'wounds' the band tore through classic tunes with the precision of seasoned pros.
Wombat Wombat celebrates twelfth birthday in (dark) style.
"The View, The View, The View are on fire. Now where are those fire extinguishers?" - Steve reviews The View at The Waterfront
The atmosphere is overwhelmingly positive and everyone is having so much fun, most of all Adam Ant himself.
"Alice led the masses, swaying, raving, sweating, while Ethan flooded the room with searing beats and the lightshow left strobes burned into my eyes."
Leftfield, slightly twisted, contemporary folk trio.
Disappointment from the folk Madness...
Ellie checks out Twin Atlantic at the UEA...
Exhibiting a stagecraft that in an anyone else's hands could appear cheesy and contrived, in Jim's it just makes you want to be a disciple.
Pavlis reports on Day three of NS+V
Day two and tiredness starts to set in...
Pavlis at the first night of Norwich Sound + Vision 2012.
Bat For Lashes play live at Hallowe'en
The idea behind 'The Revival Tour' is to bring back the old school, a small town show where the line-up is fluid and the feeling is almost communal...
They say variety is the spice of life; I’d have to say Benjamin Francis Leftwich was more like cumin than saffron.
Azealia Banks - The ghetto girl gets all up in the Waterfront's grill.
Searching for a musically solid, vocally great and energy driven show? Well a Young Guns gig is just the thing for you!
Lenore caught psychobilly pioneers The Meteors live at The Waterfront and got a little more attitude and less music than expected.
Lenore reviews The Creepshow's gig as they play The Waterfront
Richard Hawley; guitar playing good guy...
The Pharcyde - Still Phat After All These Years...
‘A different World’ was the promise embroidered on my GLADE wristband and oh my did they deliver.
The energy levels remain as high as ever and Feeder are certainly still fighting fit, you will not see them hitting any walls at this stage of their almost marathon career of twenty one years.
"The stage was bombarded by a host of crazily dressed, manically dancing kids, which resulted in big smiles all round..." - Erin reports on the unique vibe at this year's Playfest.
"Such great joy and peace being achieved with simple physical dancing...well, it was life affirming." - Lizz enters the world of Kindur...
"We were treated to a sprawling spoken word intro featuring elements of poetry and lyrics by artists from Captain Beefheart to Gil Scott-Heron, accompanied by Sun Ra’s music." - James Smith enters the strange Spatial world.
"Using hand gestures and the most expressive eyes since Wallace and Gromit, he connects and communicates with the audience despite the obvious vocal barrier." - Smiley reviews the show at the Speigeltent
"At the present time he is working on his attempt to become the World’s Oldest Man (personal best:33)" - Lizz reviews the Alex Horne gig...
"When gothic metal stalwarts Paradise Lost came calling, the black-clad masses descended on the Waterfront to see them..." - Lenore reviews the Paradise Lost gig.
"Rushing straight into song Leeches, the venue gets straight into the music and doesn’t seem to stop for air the rest of the night." - Ellie reviews the Deaf Havana gig...
"His playing was tasteful, without ever being flashy, and he has been the main reason for the bands upturn in fortunes over recent years..."
"During the finalé Whippz disappears into the audience before emerging, triumphantly brandishing yet another dark liquor, the set ending as raucously as it began." - The Burning Crows bring their unique style to the Brickmakers...
"After two great opening sets, the crowd we’re primed to jump around for the Rizzle Kicks lads as they hit the stage to the Inspector Gadget theme tune." - Nawaza catches the Rizzle Kicks show...
"Skinny jeans next to baggies, punk hair next to Bieber-esque bouffant, the common factor that unites them is that whatever they are doing, everyone is loving it." - Skrillex draws a mixed crowd, as Smiley finds out...
"The audience file out, many removing other people’s moist neck hair from their throats, thankfully a simmering vigour remains that should see them home warm at least."
"They play with an air of professionalism that showed that whilst they wanted to preview some new material, they were more than happy to give the crowd the classics that they wanted" - Smiley takes reviewing reigns at the UEA
"It was completely sold out, full of the young and the old, some in finery, some in jeans, but all up for a toe tapping time courtesy of local bands..."
"Make some noise, for Tinchy Stryder...just don’t try to steal his chains..."
"Having not played Norwich since November last year, it is obvious by the excitement in the room that Deaf Havana are very missed in our fine city."