Banks – Koko, London

Source Banks is a name that only came on to my radar at the very beginning of 2014 when she featured on a Spotify playlist of ‘upcoming talent’. Her song Waiting Game was unlike anything I’d heard before, and that…

Goodbye 2013 (and good riddance!)

Finally, 2013 has come to an end!   This year has been full of huge ups and downs, and frankly I cannot wait for it to be over.   On the downside, I’ve had to deal with relatives and friends…

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at Somerset House

Every year, on top of London Fashion Week, an open air cinema and the city’s most famous Christmas ice skating rink, Somerset House is home to the #AmexSounds Summer Series – a number of gigs from a wide range of…

Music: Amanda Palmer at Koko

Yeah yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Do I ever go and see any other musician EXCEPT Amanda Palmer? The answer is probably, ‘No’. This is the 3rd glitter fuelled, hilariously ridiculous outing to see Ms Palmer and her Grand…

Explore: Bestival 2012

After a flooded tent put a dampener on my Bestival experience last year, I swore I wouldn’t go back. But it turned out that I’d have to go with work this year which I was initially skeptical because of 2011’s…

Music: Amanda Palmer – Village Underground, 20/06/12

You may have read a lot about Amanda Palmer recently. She’s been popping up in articles, discussions and white papers all over the internet due to the amazing fan-powered success of her recent Kickstarter campaign. Through the sheer love from…

Music: Bitter Ruin, Jamboree – 25/05/12

I’ve written about Bitter Ruin before, and they really are one of the most exciting bands breaking the mold at the moment. Their blend of delicate goth ballads are moving, shocking and intense – and when you consider it’s just…

Music: Blood Red Shoes, Heaven 03/05/12

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about a Brighton based male-female duo performing at Heaven. It seems it’s the place to hold a gig  if you fit that particular description. But this isn’t another gush about the wonderful Bitter…

Music: Florence & the Machine – Alexandra Palace, 08/03/12

Florence Welch has a voice that is impossible to sing along to. It’s just too pitch perfect, hitting notes that are so far out of my range I fear I’d damage myself if I even attempted them. I worried that…