PS I Love You @ The Lexington, 6 May 2011

It’s amazing to think that people still seem shocked at the huge sound that two people can make on a stage. It’s also a shame that the Lexington is only a third full tonight as PS I Love You are really something unique at the moment. When a band as genuine as this Canadian duoContinue reading “PS I Love You @ The Lexington, 6 May 2011”

Ladies & Gentleman, This is Mr Robbie Boyd

Francesca Baker It’s a lovely sunny Friday in March. We have a rare day off work, and are sitting on the top floor of a gallery in Victoria, watching the world go by and being serenaded by Robbie Boyd. As always, Robbie is nice and chipper, the sunny disposition of his music evidently having itsContinue reading “Ladies & Gentleman, This is Mr Robbie Boyd”

Two Wounded Birds & Trwbador @ The Social 11 January 2011

Huw Stevens Introducing @ The Social Francesca Baker Taking niche to a needlepoint thin ness, Trwbador, with their baffling name, Welsh lyrics, and gentle voice, are never going to take the mainstream by storm. Female musicians tend to fall into one of two camps, largely dependent upon which side you swing: you want to be themContinue reading “Two Wounded Birds & Trwbador @ The Social 11 January 2011”

Spring Offensive for Oxjam Kilburn, 24 Nov 2010

Powers Bar, Kilburn Francesca Baker Nobody here is in any doubt that Oxfam is an amazing charity. If there is any divine justice, then as a collective it must have guestlist at the celestial gates and an AAA pass around paradise. No, rather the reason that everyone’s number one reason for being in Powers thisContinue reading “Spring Offensive for Oxjam Kilburn, 24 Nov 2010”

White Lies, Everything Everything & I Am Arrows @ Shoreditch Town Hall, 28 Oct 2010

Francesca Baker In a venue as grand as Shoreditch Town Hall, you don’t expect to be getting your rocks right royally off (in the musical sense) on a Thursday night, but when the line up is as good as this, I guess who would think otherwise. I Am Arrows kicked off proceedings, and whilst exContinue reading “White Lies, Everything Everything & I Am Arrows @ Shoreditch Town Hall, 28 Oct 2010”