The Spirits Gigs We’ve Seen

Gigs We’ve Seen

These are reviews of gigs we’ve attended

The Felice Brothers at Cambridge Junction - Cambridge might seem an an improbable place for the dreamy Americana of the Felice Brothers- with its cosy pubs on terraced streets, and guys in boaters punting around – and yet in this very rarefied and British setting they performed a delightful if uneven set at the Cambridge Junction theatre. However the gentility of the […]
Review: L’Epee at eartH Hackney - In the icy run up to the general election where little England provincialism is on steroids, where better to console oneself than in hyper-cosmopolitan Hackney and listen to the French/American supergroup L’Epee. These are formed from a collaboration between the French actress Emanuelle Seigneur and Anton Newcombe from the Brian Jonestown Massacre, together with the […]
Review: Frankie and The Witch Fingers Moth Club Hackney 04.09.2019 - Trying to place Frankie and the Witch Fingers in a general musical context isnt easy. They are a four piece of two guitars, bass and drum. The voice of the singer Dylan Sizemore has elements of The Cramps’ Lux Interior. However, their music, though it sounds a bit garage and psychobilly at times, rarely contents […]
taken by, and reproduced with kind permission of Jeff Pitcher ( Review: Lee Scratch Perry at Maui Waui 25.08.19 - Lee Scratch Perry is the legendary performer and producer whose experimentations have brought us dub, bass lines that seem to come from catacombs as well as reverb and echo of a depth and intensity that had never been heard before. But like many of the sonic pioneers who have so revolutionized music production he appears […]
Review: Henge at Maui Waui 23.08.2019 - HENGE AT MAUI WAUI Henge probably constitute the most original band playing in the UK in 2019. Their music is a mixture of rave and prog, with extraordinary musical virtuosity on top of ridiculously danceable beats. But these beats often vary their time signatures in the same song. In some ways they seem like the […]