Florence + the Machine Alexandra Palace is always a magical venue feeling in part like an indoor music festival and part like a museum with its impressive cavernous ceilings and stain glassed windows. It’s cool yet classic and almost gothic feel makes it the perfect venue for a Florence and the Machine show with front lady Flo encompassing a similar dichotomy of classical and quirky in her performances.


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Jessie J at Girl Effect Live Fans came out in their droves to see Jessie J at the arty and dingy venue which is a far cry from the arena shows she has become accustomed to since she shot to fame in back in early 2010.  Speaking to some of Jessie’s fans outside the venue, the affectionately nicknamed 'heartbeats' told me they felt lucky to see their idol in this tiny venue telling me that it felt in some way 'historic'.


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Daughter London based three-piece, Daughter opened the 10-day extravaganza of Somerset House’s Summer Series – and no doubt those who booked the band gave themselves a pat on the back.


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Calling Festival 2014 London’s Calling Festival at Clapham Common may have lost ‘Hard Rock’ from its aforementioned name but Saturday night saw US legends  Aerosmith inject some Rock back into the one-day festival with a two-set full of stonking classics from the best-selling  band.


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Kings of Leon This summer the Kings of Leon have celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Youth and Young Manhood’ so with the nostalgia of that punky-garage rock album flooding through die-hard fans memories and their new single, ‘Supersoaker’ dominating the airwaves it was no wonder that their one-off show at London’s Shepard’s Bush Empire was considered the golden ticket of the summer.


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Kings of Leon This summer the Kings of Leon have celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Youth and Young Manhood’ so with the nostalgia of that punky-garage rock album flooding through die-hard fans memories and their new single, ‘Supersoaker’ dominating the airwaves it was no wonder that their one-off show at London’s Shepard’s Bush Empire was considered the golden ticket of the summer.


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Ben Howard Hammersmith Apollo was bursting at the seams with fans descending in the drove from the suitably balmy night air to catch a glimpse of folk singer Ben Howard. This 25 year old from West London has dominated the festival scene for the past couple of years and was nominated for the Mercury Prize Award before winning a Brit Award in early 2013. His debut album Every Kingdom has undoubtedly been the soundtrack to summer since its release in 2011. His folky tunes are the perfect partner to hazy sun drench days or dark and frosty nights.


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Haim ‘We love you London, you’re our second home… actually F**k LA’ the Haim sister’s shout out similar adoring phrases to the crowd as they are nearing the end of their groundbreaking set at London’s Koko [30/05/2013].


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The Computers The Computers are a fresh, cool and raw cut band that have been bubbling under the surface for a while now and when you catch a band of this calibre live, its hard not to question why they are not dominating the charts and headlining stages more frequently.


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