THEBAND The House of Love emerged with real promise in the late 1980s, with a great new guitar sound and terrific songs, only to prematurely split after making some magnificent records. I never saw them back in those heady days, but fortunately the key members are now back together on the road for a short tour making great music again.


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British Sea Power British Sea Power are another of those bands (like I am Kloot, that I reviewed recently), who have been around a while, made several well-received albums and have a cult fan-base. Their strong following is evidenced by tonight's sold-out performance in Birmingham. Interest has also been bolstered by their brand new album, 'Machineries of Joy', which is one of their best. Whatever the views on their albums, BSP's gigs are renowned, with the band putting on spectacular, passionate shows that totally connect with their audience. So I am very much looking forward to this.


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The Bronx The final date of the “Shred Yr Face 2” Tour sees The Bronx being supported by Fucked Up and Rolo Tomassi, upstairs at the “will-it-ever-be-rebranded” O2 Academy. It’s cold outside, so lets hope the bands warm me up...


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