15th April, 2019

A long weekend in Suffolk

We’ve just returned from our first trip to Suffolk, where open landscapes and abundant birdlife take centre stage and everything feels gently connected. The food’s pretty good too.

28th January, 2019

Death Cab For Cutie

Rock City, Nottingham

21st January, 2019

The Twilight Sad

Rough Trade in-store, Nottingham

31st December, 2018

2018 in music

It was a year where music helped contextualise a world weighing heavy, my favourite albums serving as coping mechanisms. Stacking art in ordered lists is questionable, but also a way to exert a little control, to own something of the year. And so, here are my top albums, tracks, and gigs of 2018.

20th November, 2018

Metric

Kentish Town Forum, London

9th November, 2018

New Order

Alexandra Palace, London

7th July, 2018

The Cure's 40th Anniversary

Plus Slowdive, Interpol, and The Twilight Sad. Hyde Park.

19th June, 2018

Manic Street Preachers

Robert Smith's Meltdown at Royal Festival Hall, London

2nd June, 2018

The National

Plus Broken Social Scene, Warpaint, Future Islands, Cat Power and others. All Points East, Victoria Park, London

31st December, 2017

2017 in music

A fantastic year for music: many of my favourites returned with new albums and heaps of exceptional new artists appeared. We also made it to lots of shows. Here are my top albums, tracks, compilations and gigs of 2017.

9th October, 2017

Grizzly Bear

Brixton Academy, London

28th September, 2017

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

27th September, 2017

The National

26th and 27th September, Eventim Apollo, London

23rd August, 2017

The Shins

Rock City, Nottingham

12th August, 2017

Haven Festival, Copenhagen

The National, Bon Iver, Beach House, Feist, Iggy Pop, Band of Horses and many more. Refshaleøens, Copenhagen