Articles by steve plunkett


Feeder are greeted with rapturous applause as they enter the stage and launch immediately into opener ELF. It buzzes with excitement

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Jesca Hoop

She’s soulful, mystical, mysterious and wacky with a real aura (a quite magical stage presence)

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Hard Fi

This house is on fire and yes Thursday is indeed the new Friday

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The Bluetones

Inspiral Carpets - Floral Image

Miles Kane

Tom Meighan

Everyone is going home with big wide smiles on their faces. It’s been great to have him back here on what has been a very magical evening.

Badly Drawn Boy

The Lathums


The show was utterly amazing from the moment that they entered the stage to the second that they departed. Wow! That was one hell of a gig boys.

Loyle Carner





Sugar Babes

The Snuts – Heidi Curtis

Beth Orton - Do No Harm - Hinako Omori

Les Miserables

So what did our reviewer make of Les Mis?


Elvis Costello. (The Boy Named If & Other Favourites)

Keane. Thetford Forest

Seven and a half thousand people have very clearly had a fantastic evening, Keane have absolutely smashed it out of the woods, just like they did the last time that they were here.

The Kooks – Echo in the Dark

Liam Gallagher - Down By The River Thames

Neck of The Woods

... what a marvellous and memorable day it has been? As the song says, ‘We’re just having a good time’. See you next year for more of the same please.

Paul Weller

...the Weller obsessives are treated to an array of Weller and Jam tracks of various hits, album tracks and misses from a back catalogue that now spans over the past fifty years going back to those very early Jam days.

Placebo – Never Let Me Go

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Boy Named If

This latest recording will be a real thrill for his many devoted followers. It is bright and packed full of enthusiasm, passion and energy……… So if you’re looking for some exciting new music to listen too when pay day arrives, look no further

The Charlatans

Shed Seven

The Libertines

The Specials – Protest Songs 1924 to 2012



Is he the biggest rising star on the Norfolk music scene right now?

black midi - Calvacade

James - All The Colours Of You

Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Superwolves

David Gray - Skellig

$ebbuku - Nomad


Tindersticks - Distractions

This Is The Kit - Off Off On

Paul Weller - On Sunset

Liam Gallagher - MTV Unplugged (Live At Hull City Hall)

Seasick Steve - Love & Peace

Martin Gordon Interview

In 2009, he was described by Classic Rock magazine as being “like Brian Eno fronting 10cc at a cleverness convention”. He has just released a new album ‘OMG’ and quite remarkably it’s his ninth to date,

Sparks - A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

The opener All That is classic Mael brothers and would fit in with any of their most finest of works, it’s an absolute joy to behold. Wow! What an opening track to start an album with.....How on earth they are still doing it to this extremely high standard I just don’t know, but long may it continue.

David Gray - White Ladder

It’s so very, very good to be reacquainted with White Ladder, this the 20th anniversary limited deluxe edition comes with as you would probably expect some previously unreleased tracks of original demos, rarities and B sides and for the first time ever it’s even released on vinyl.

The Wonder Stuff

It would appear that the word is indeed out, the Stuffies are still sounding quite brilliant and at the age of fifty three, I am not quite sure how Miles Hunt is still doing it live with so much energy

Primal Scream

It cannot be denied that it’s the last six songs that completely blow the roof off of the LCR building tonight


The new material, in particular Kite, Tallulah, and Guillotine come over really well besides the classic Feeder material High, Feeling A Moment, Just The Way I’m Feeling, Come Back Around, Just The Way I’m Feeling, Comfort In Sound and of course Buck Rogers.

Icicle Works

Take my advice people. Next time he is in the fine City, make an effort to go and see him, if you can get a ticket.

Johnny Marr

Paul Weller

The very iconic music legend that is Paul Weller, ‘the mod father’ is back in Thetford Forest

Alan McGee

Find out more about Alan's fascinating life as a musician, manager, record label boss and more

Sunday Sessions Norwich

This is my first Sunday Sessions appearance at Earlham Park and I have to say I was suitably impressed with the set-up, sound quality and location for an outdoor daytime festival, the slope in the park really allowed the crowd to get a great vantage point of the stage from wherever they were positioned and this really seemed to add to the overall atmospherics of the occasion.

Kyle Falconer

Kyle was still most certainly on fire, he is most certainly still the Don


If anyone needed reminding as to just how good Idlewild were and still are, then they got it this evening

Billy Doherty of The Undertones

Cilla Black with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunscreem - Out of the Woods

Heaven 17

Gary Stewart - Oh My Weary World



Richard Ashcroft - Natural Rebel

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - Young Adult (Deluxe)

Blancmange - Wanderlust

The Kooks - Let's Go Sunshine

Chic & Nile Rodgers

The Wonderstuff @ the Waterfront


Stereophonics @ UEA

Came with big expectations but didn’t disappoint at all

The Wonder Stuff

"I enjoy it all, writing, recording, performing, even rehearsing"

Ian McCulloch @ NAC

Class is timeless.

Turin Brakes @ Open

An evening not to be missed

The Kooks @ UEA

It’s time for a break boys.

Inspiral Carpets/Shed Seven @ UEA

The show was certainly a Maximum High for many tonight.

The Icicle Works @ the Waterfront

Still rock music’s best kept secret.

The Icicle Works

“I’m proud that I’ve lasted so long and I'm still getting better”

You Me At Six at @UEA, Norwich

A rapturous response to a huge band

The Vaccines

The Vaccines tear up the LCR

Royal Blood

Biggest UK band in the world at the moment hits UEA

Embrace - UEA

Wow! What a night.

The Kooks

Wow! What a great atmosphere this evening in the LCR

Ben Watt + Bernard Butler // Norwich Arts Centre, 23.03.14

The man behind Tracy Thorn’s delectable vocals, whilst not the greatest vocalist that you will ever hear, has once again written a very charming album.

Raglans – Raglans (Independent Records Ltd)

They already have their own loyal followers drooling at their every move and it’s no wonder as they don’t half knock out a good tune or three.

Flatlands and Garage Flowers // Animals - EP

A sound that’s as crisp and fresh as a sharp frost on a winter’s day as the wind blows in, from over the Shropshire hills.

Misty In Roots // NAC - 21.6.13

"Tonight’s set would’ve been felt in Babylon, even if it was Norwich that was burning." - Steve reviews Misty in Roots at NAC.

Ian McNabb // Great Things

Ian McNabb - Great Things.

Order Of Voices // Order Of Voices

Order Of Voices - Order Of Voices.

Squeeze and Paul Heaton // UEA - 16.12.12

The end of tour frolics continue towards the end of their set as Paul Heaton and his band members appear on stage, brooms in hand in their caretaker overalls.

The View // The Waterfront, 04.12.12

"The View, The View, The View are on fire. Now where are those fire extinguishers?" - Steve reviews The View at The Waterfront

Paul Heaton // Presents the 8th

Heaton the smoking woman’s crumpet, the working / thinking man’s idea of a proper bloke might just have delivered the white man’s answer to ‘What’s Going On’?

The Chrysalids // Neither Love Nor Money

It is pleasant enough, but certainly nothing new to get too excited about. Nothing more than a Scott Walker tribute band.

The Heartbreaks // Funtimes

Could this be the new McFly?

The Heartbreaks // Funtimes

"It’s all far too fast, frantic and repetitive, resulting in them creating a real marshmallow of a sound..."

Luke White // Outside In

"Get a little closer for there is a great new British talent walking our streets..."

Tom Jones // Spirit in the Room

"The final track and also the brightest moment, with its spine chilling choral finale, it is quite simply stunning"

Feeder // The Waterfront, 26.04.2012

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.