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Half Japanese and The Lovely Eggs at Scala, Kings Cross: An illustrated review by Slowly the Eggs

On May 31st Half Japanese played at the London Scala, supported by The Lovely Eggs and Let's Wrestle. Maria Papadimitriou, also known as Slowly the Eggs, went along to gather illustrations for this wonderful illustrated review.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Half Japanese 'Fire in her Eyes' by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs
Half Japanese 'Fire in her Eyes' by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs.

One Tuesday evening at the end of last month I found myself going along to the Scala at King's Cross to listen to punk rock band Half Japanese supported by The Lovely Eggs and Let's Wrestle mainly because the name I have given to my illustrating activity is Slowly The Eggs - as good a reason to go to a gig as any other, right?

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Bellowhead Live Performance Review

On their first night of their November tour, I join the mighty Bellowhead for a charming evening of joy inducing hardcore folk.

Written by Helen Martin

On their first night of their November tour, I join the mighty Bellowhead for a charming evening of joy inducing hardcore folk.

Reading Festival 2010 Round Up

In descending order, our contributor Matt gives us his highlights of Reading festival 2010. Special thanks to all our illustrators!

Written by Matt Pinder

Mumford & Sons illustration by Lana Hughes 5. Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons have had a special piece in my heart for a couple of years now. Having played […]

Interview: The Hundred In The Hands

It was only a year ago that avant - pop duo THITH began recording. Now they are in the midst of a European tour (and playing Green Man this weekend), creating a stir with their debut EP and have a hotly anticipated album out in September. If you haven't encountered them yet, here's your chance.

Written by Nina Joyce

As I arrive at The Hundred in the Hands soundcheck, the floor of the upstairs room of the Old Blue Last is littered with an array of guitars, wires, and […]

The Big Chill 2010: Review

A review of The Big Chill 2010 Festival weekend at Eastnor Castle Deer Park (was it worth the four mile trek round to the purple gate entrance?)

Written by Sophie Parker and Daniel Sims

All Photography by Daniel Sims, do not use without permission. For anyone who doesn’t know, The Big Chill Festival is located at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire, surrounded by […]

Album Review: Peggy Sue – Fossils and Other Phantoms

Meet Katy, Rosa and Olly. They do clattering soul infused folk like no other. Read on for my digest of this must-buy album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of Peggy Sue by Antonia Parker. Peggy Sue have been around in various incarnations – previously accompanied by the Pirates – for sometime. So already engrained in the indie […]

Yeasayer at Heaven, Feb 23rd – Live Review

Yeasayer bring the beats, hot and sweaty

Written by Emma Tucker

Illustration courtesy of Harry Williams Yeasayer kicked off their show at the very hot and sweaty Heaven with ‘Odd Blood”s opener track “The Children”. This seemed like a bit of […]

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Man Like Me headline the Garage in Highbury Islington on 11th February 2010

Man Like Me make bouncy tunes to shake your booty to. Here's my review of their recent headline gig at The Garage in Islington.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Man Like Me illustration by Jenny Robins Man Like Me headlined a Mean Fiddler gig at the Garage in Highbury Islington on Thursday last week. (I’m sorry but I can’t […]


One to Watch for 2010; The Lovely Laura J Martin

Fresh New Talent, Direct From Liverpool

Written by Cari Steel

I could say that Laura J Martin is as ethereal and otherworldly as Bat For Lashes, and I could tell you that her haunting musical tales reminds me of listening […]


Hey Rosetta! The Windmill, Brixton : A Review

"A loose balloon, I am lost and loving the view"

Written by Richard Pearmain

Brixton’s Windmill had a distinctly North American flavour to it, with a cold (and windy) November Monday being warmed up by the scuzzy blues of J.D. Smith and the alt-country […]


Bebe and Paolo: An Interview

"Jazz Punk Erotica"

Written by Briony Warren

Bebe and Paolo are a rockabilly and jazz inspired duo from Weymouth. Just 5 months into starting out they played Camp Bestival, after winning a local Battle of the Bands […]

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Alternative Risk Transfer: Interview with Eugene Perera

Artists, collectors and visitors set to be tossed into 2 story high giant “Gambling Den” in the heart of Brick Lane.

Written by Jessica Stokes and Valerie Pezeron

Photography by Egene Perera Artists Eugene Perera, Eiko Honda and Christopher Thomas set up the A.R.T Organization or “Art Casino” in an attempt at initiating reflection on the nature of […]


Plastiscines – Camden, Barfly – A Review

French Fancies

Written by Rebecca Milne

A cold November night and I journeyed to a very cosy Camden Barfly to view Plastiscines. This band are the latest export from the country who gave us Eric Cantona, […]


Music Listings November 16th – 22nd

Written by Rebecca Milne

Monday 16th November, 30 Seconds to Mars and We Fell To Earth, KOKO The planets collide as We Fell To Earth support 30 Seconds to Mars tonight at KOKO. After […]


Everything Everything – ICA, London Live Review

No sarcasm intended, they're a really great band

Written by Katie Weatherall

An inconsequential thing that draws me to the band, Everything Everything, is how any reference to their name gets misconstrued as a sarcastic quip, repeated. When asked, “what band did […]


Efterklang – The Asylum, Birmingham – Live Review

Seeing this band live hurts, but in the good way

Written by Wolfdisguisedasmonk

Efterklang are a seven-piece from the tiny Danish island of Als who have big ideas involving strings, brass and symphonic harmonies, refusing to let a lack of classical training serve […]


Music Listings: 2nd – 8th November

A lovable selection of gigs this week

Written by Katie Weatherall

Monday 2nd November, Daniel Johnston and Laura Marling, Union Chapel Troubled singer-songwriter troubadour Johnston returns to the circuit playing his brand of brutally honest lo-fi songs ahead of next year’s […]

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Micachu and the Shapes – Live Review

15th October, Scala, London

Written by Katie Weatherall

Illustrations by Michael Maitland Micachu and the Shapes have provided one of 2009’s strongest growers in debut album, Jewellery. On first listen, splattered with on-trend DIY sounds of vacuums and […]

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Girls – A Live Review – The Prince Albert, Brighton

With their surf pop infused blissful shoegaze, these boys don't disappoint

Written by Liv Willars

The eponymous debut album by Californian space cadets, Girls, has been delighting our stereo at Chateau Amelia for some time now – read the album review here – and we […]


James Blackshaw – A Live Review

Hanbury Ballroom, Brighton

Written by Richard Hanscomb

London-based 12-string guitarist, James Blackshaw, is known for his compositions possessing of a subtle complexity beyond his twenty something years. The Hanbury Ballroom inspires a hushed reverence as you enter and […]