Lower Than Atlantis Lower Than Atlantis finally graced London last Friday as part of their biggest UK Tour with 3 supporting acts, ROAM, Hands Like Houses and Young Guns to warm the crowd up before Lower Than Atlantis made their appearance at O2 Brixton.


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Áine Cahill On the hottest night of the year (so far), I took the tube into London to spend an evening listening to Áine Cahill - The Guardian's 2017 One-to-Watch and Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’ - at The Lexington in Islington.


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Bush If, like me, you are a 30-something who grew up in South Africa, you almost certainly owned a copy of Bush’s ’94 album ‘Sixteen Stone’. You were also most likely a teenage girl with a crush on frontman Gavin Rossdale, or a teenage boy who had to lie about owning said album because you could NEVER listen to both Nirvana AND Bush. So, with Bush tracks dominating the soundtrack of my rebellious and tortured youth (my youth was neither rebellious nor tortured, but it makes me sound cooler than I am), it was with much excitement, and slight trepidation, that I made my way to o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Tuesday evening, to see the band return to the stage after a couple of year’s absence from touring, with a headline UK show, and a new album to boot.


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The Fallen State I first came across The Fallen State when attending 3 Doors Down concert last November where The Fallen State was one of the opening acts and I become a fan since then. When they announced their tour, I just knew that I must attend and so I did! They owned the stage!


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X Japan X Japan has been around since the 80s and the band is one of the most influential rock band in Japanese history. X Japan was supposed to perform in London in March 2016 but had to cancel due to the member health issues. They finally rescheduled it to this year with the premier of X Japan documentary film "We Are X" which follows by an epic concert. London is the lucky one to be shown the exclusive 60 minutes cuts which includes the deleted scenes from the film and a 3 hours long concert.


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Steel Panther On a wet and windy night in Soho a crowd of 50/60 huddle into the infamous Crobar, Manette Street's premium bar, music sheet wallpaper and memorabilia adorning the walls with wooden vintage floors to give the feel of an old school rock bar, on entry names were taken and crossed off whilst vouchers were handed out for a drink to cure your "Valentine's hangover!" - courtesy of Glam Rockers Steel Panther.


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Wiley Tonight’s headliner Wiley had a share of the spotlight back in the noughties, with a few crossover hits- most memorably ‘Wearing My Rolex’- but tonight he forgoes older songs to focus his new album, ‘Godfather’. It makes sense; this new era of mainstream grime is not filtered for pop radio as it was in the mid-00s, but is more intense, more direct and more, well, grime.


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SkunkAnansie Do you ever get that feeling that you've just been a part of something really special, something really relevant? Saturday night, Brixton Academy, Skunk Anansie felt exactly like that. And judging by the crowd, it felt like that for 1000's of others too. 'Fascism..stop it DEAD in its track!' Skin's words resonate through me days later. Skunk Anansie have always been a special band, always pushing the boundaries and breaking barriers; they smashed it back in the early days, and they still smash it in 2017.


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Fields of the Nephilim So to the main event, Fields of the Nephilim, The Nephilim, The Neff, Carl McCoy. I first saw them back in 1987 in some tiny polytechnic, and came out covered in flour, ringing ears but with complete love. They rarely tour these days, no, correction, they never tour and rarely play, in England we’re lucky to get two of three gigs a year and I had high hopes tonight. I wasn’t disappointed.


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Skepta Skepta has had a rollercoaster of a year so far! From releasing his latest album Konnichiwa, which became Grime’s highest charting album, to winning this year’s Mercury Prize, to even having Beyoncé dancing to his beat at Wembley, amongst it all. A Grime artist who has helped propel the genre back into the spotlight lately, tonight finds Skepta at a sold-out Alexandra Palace, to perform his biggest show to date!


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TWENTY ØNE PILØTS Twenty One Pilots is a band consisting of members Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. Renowned for their theatrical and spectacular live shows, the duo has brought their “Emotional Roadshow World Tour” for two sold-out shows in London’s Alexandra Palace! Following a couple of self-released albums and several years of touring, the band achieved major success after the release of their fourth album, “Blurryface”. Since then, the duo has also become well known for their track “Heathens”, which featured in the soundtrack of Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad movie, released earlier this year. With the fans having sold-out tonight’s show literally within seconds when the tickets were released, they no doubt expected a show to remember and they weren’t disappointed!


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Birdy Birdy is a singer/songwriter, who at just 20 years old has already been nominated for both a Brit Award and a Grammy Award. Having had success across the world, 2016 has been a great year so far for Birdy. Earlier in the year, she released her third album, ‘Beautiful Lies’, which reached number 4 in the UK Albums Chart and tonight she brings her headline tour to the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.


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Izzy Bizu Izzy Bizu is a singer/songwriter from South West London. Taking inspiration from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Amy Winehouse and Adele, gives Izzy a unique sound with a vibrant mix of soul, jazz and pop shining through. It’s been a busy year for the BBC Music Sound of 2016 nominee. From having recorded a reworked version of Edith Piaf’s “La Foule”, used as the theme song for BBC’s Euro 2016 coverage, to releasing her debut album, “A Moment of Madness” earlier this month, Izzy has been going from strength to strength! Now, fresh off the summer festival circuit, Izzy Bizu is at Camden’s KOKO for a sold out performance, to show the people of London what she’s all about!


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Heather Peace Multi-talented Heather Peace might not be a familiar name to you all, but I reckon she'll be a familiar face. Having starred in hit Brit dramas like London's Burning and more recently Lip Service and Holby City, Heather is a household name when it comes to her acting career, but there is so much more to the Yorkshire lass, and it's all revealed in her honest and emotionally charged music, which comes to life when she performs live.


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