Author Archives: Lewis Parrin

Review // Bare Pale live @ The Old Blue Last

  Some bands set out to be a polished, pitch-perfect, tight-as-hell force to be reckoned with – fervently honing their craft, and rehearsing their set with all the zeal of an East Asian Buddhist monk in training. Bare Pale are … Continue reading

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Review // Nai Harvest @ The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch

  Where do I even start with this one? On the 17th of October 2013, I ventured to The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch – as many post-emo-kid-pilgrims do – to send prayers to my mid-teens at the shrine of … Continue reading

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Review // Yuck @ The Macbeth, Hoxton

  Back in April, Daniel Blumberg, front-man of ‘90s Noise-Rock/Pop revival band Yuck, decided he was gonna quit “to focus on other things” or something. Those other things turned out to be not-as-good music project Hebronix, and studying ancient Taoist … Continue reading

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Review // Blood Sport – ‘Life In Units’

    Few times in my life since having ears, have I come across music that can be described as sonic schizophrenia on DMT, forever. A relentless tirade of insanity – music that tears apart everything you thought you knew about listening … Continue reading

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Review // Troumaca – ‘The Grace’

    In the past year or so, Birmingham seems to have had a thing for spawning hipster-boybands: four or five blokes that look like they have tumbled through Beyond Retro’s sale rail and come out the other end singing … Continue reading

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