vivian girls – live review

Frocks n fringes Third album ‘Share the joy’ brings this Brooklyn trio of indie darlings to the Coalition for the first night of a UK tour. ‘Share...’ is a more subtle and melodic step on from the short, sharp 60’s influenced garage rock of their first two – critically acclaimed – records, so it ought… Continue reading vivian girls – live review

ron sexsmith – live review

[one from the archive] A lesson in positive pessimism Peel favourite and enduring underdog Ron Sexsmith has carved out his own brand of folk-pop you could call ‘positive pessimism’ – the bittersweet lament of the optimistic failure. He delighted 500 fans tonight with an intimate gig at the Komedia, but ultimately threatens to remain in… Continue reading ron sexsmith – live review