The Smith Street Band / Apologies, I Have None / Woahnows

The final night of the Australian Band’s UK Tour sees them play the tiny Prince Albert pub in Brighton.

It’s certainly been a strange few weeks for The Smith Street Band, and in truth it’s lucky they made it to the UK at all this summer. Only last month frontman Wil Wagner injured his leg at a Melbourne show and had to cancel their subsequent New Zealand tour. Still, despite being reduced to sitting through performances rather than leaping around, the show has gone on, including this last date in Brighton.


Jurassic Fields 2016: Review

Now in it’s third year, West Dorset festival expands to two day event with household names topping the bill.

On a sunny but windy afternoon in Bridport, a market town in rural Dorset, mini-festival Jurassic Fields – complete with three stages, a large marquee bar and several food artisan stalls – gets set to welcome thousands of people through the doors for its biggest event yet.

For the first time this year, organisers have expanded the event over two days, with 1980’s glam rock band Doctor and the Medics headlining a Friday evening line-up on the Main Stage, before today’s action.



Two years ago Coldplay headlined a gig for charity Kids Company at The O2 and now they were back curating for a second time at the far more intimate Hammersmith (‘Eventim’) Apollo.

Whatever you call it, the venue is certainly more vibrant following a recent revamp and, despite one of the most varied line-ups seen on a bill all year, was the scene to kick off the festive season while raising some money for a very worthy cause.


MTV Spanking New Music Tour 2008

This isn’t quite the new music tour that MTV would have you presume with Pigeon Detectives, The Zutons, CSS and The Futureheads playing the other nights and most of the crowd here to see The Fratellis play Chelsea Dagger, but it is nice to get to see The Tings Tings live for the first time.

Before that though we are treated to Alphabeat, known to the crowd through their recent single Fascination. The set proves to be more of the same, being hard to describe without using the word ‘Eurovision’.