Live Review Archive
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Ex Hex - Manchester Soup Kitchen

They'll put a spell on you.
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The Staves - Hackney Empire, London

Sister act slays the Empire, bringing Bon Iver's Justin Vernon along for the ride.
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Brandi Carlile - Union Chapel, London

Pin drop? You could hear a feather drop.
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Hiss Golden Messenger - The Lantern at Colston Hall, Bristol

Underground folk rockers make claim for success.
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Little Big Town / The Shires - Shepherd's Bush Empire

A gallery from Little Big Town's London show, also featuring country duo The Shires.
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Drew Holcomb - The Bullingdon, Oxford

It's a cold night for a hot show.
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2:54 - Manchester Deaf Institute

Sister Act II. Gary Kaill argues the case for the sequel. (Photos by Alex Bell.)
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mewithoutYou - Newcastle, Australia

Leftfield Philadelphia combo arrive in Australia to showcase their tunes.
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Transatlantic Sessions - Colston Hall, Bristol

There are fiddles coming out of my ears.
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Ryan Bingham - The Borderline, London

Americana makes its way to The Borderline. Restrained acoustic-ness ensues.
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Lights - Scala, London

Lights Camera Action! - A gallery from the Canadian's Scala show
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Alvvays - Manchester Deaf Institute

They're Alvvays there to remind me.
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Peace - Exchange, Bristol

Much-hyped indie quartet trail make-or-break second album.
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New Model Army - The Forum, London

A gallery from New Model Army's end-of-year show.
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The Human League - Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Friday night '80s party is in another League.
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Allo Darlin' - Manchester Deaf Institute

You had me at Allo. Gary Kaill gets swoony with the indie exemplars. Supa Snaps by Alex Bell.
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Perfume Genius - The Oobleck, Birmingham

There's more than a touch of genius about Mike Hadreas's Birmingham show.
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Paloma Faith - Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Singer's personality and talent win out over some odd Saturday night choices.
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The Jesus and Mary Chain - Manchester Academy

Some candy talking - the noise-pop legends take Manchester on a nostalgic ride.
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Andrea Bocelli (featuring Lindsey Stirling) - 02 Arena, London

A bumper gallery from Italian legend Andrea Bocelli's O2 Arena show, featuring You Tube sensation Lindsey Stirling, Britain's Got Talent's Lucy Kay and Maria Aleida.
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Darius Rucker - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Hootie's back - only this time he's gone country.
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Lykke Li - Albert Hall Manchester

No rest for the wicked: Lykke Li enchants Manchester.
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The Levellers, The Selecter - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Lorne Thomson takes in a greatest hits set from The Levellers, with added Two Tone goodness!

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