Review: Eye of a Bird – Sarah Connolly

"Both sobering and beautifully detached, 'Eye of a Bird' demonstrates Sarah Connolly’s capacity to carry a soaring melody with such a sense of mature first-person omniscience, making it almost difficult to accept that a debut single could be so...

Live review: Frank Turner @ O2 Academy

"Events such as this are less of a ‘gig’ and more of a 2000+ person extended family reunion... this feeling of friendship at Turner’s gigs is almost unrivalled and ensures each time he performs is a memorable experience."

A personal guide to the festival season

Got plans for this summer? From intimate festivals of only 1000 people to the 90,000 strong crowds of Reading and Leeds, Matthew Prudham provides a personal guide to some of the highlights of 2018's summer festival season.

Review: Durham’s Jazz Septet

By Tom Watling  Up until a year and half or so ago I hadn’t the slightest clue any which way about jazz music, and then, meeting this wafro-clad, bible-reading jazz-obsessed raver of a man, whose name I will omit for his sake, I begun to...

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