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Showing posts from November, 2022


Mercury Prize shortlisted Porridge Radio packed-out Trinity Community Centre in Bristol I was walking to the venue when I dropped my camera in the street. It shattered into pieces, and I thought “ah fuck.” My mate told me I had better start praying quick, since we were headed to a church. Following a very busy year jet-setting around Europe and America – playing at Primavera, their first American tour, and embarking in a chart battle with Harry Styles – Porridge Radio are mid-way through their home-coming 2022 UK tour. Flanked by AlaksaAlaksa and Memory of Speke, the Brightonian band are going from strength to strength. Trinity Community Centre is a strange venue, in that it’s a church. The high-vaulted ceilings give space to breathe and radiate the raw sound around, from pillar to pillar. There’s space to stretch and to think. A tired crowd packed out the church. Although the crowd was receptive and positive, it was also clear that there was a sense of lethargy afflicting the throng.

Wunderhorse - CUB Album Review

Well, Jacob Slater never ceases to amaze. On the 7th of October we were graced with the first LP from Wunderhorse. “Cub” has been highly anticipated by myself and many followers of the London rock scene. Since its arrival on Friday I have been glutinously indulging in this gritty yet elegant record. The overall feel of the album slightly surprised me. With the most recent singles from Wunderhorse being “Leader of the Pack” and “Butterflies” I thought many of the tracks would have a more punchy punky vibe. The reality is that this is an album which spans the many sub-genre’s of rock and does it very well. “Poppy” is one for the physic-rock lovers with strong influences from the groovy breakdowns of bands like the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. Where as “Butterflies” utilises some repeating reflective riffs and some heavy resonating bass giving it a Radiohead feel. “Purple” has more folk-like guitar riffs played with some mild distortion on the electric and although this track is laced w