LIVE REVIEW: The Lumineers at BST Hyde Park

Big summer concerts in Hyde Park are somewhat of an institution in London. Recently these events have been organised under the umbrella of the double-weekend-spanning British Summertime Festival, which has amassed itself an eye-watering list of alumni since 2013. I find myself attending the final day, roughly themed around the “Americana” genre, which is headlined […]


In Conversation With…JADE BIRD

I am often a little apprehensive before I attend shows that rely solely on acoustic performers. Will the singing be up to scratch? Will the artists in question be able to generate enough dynamic contrast to keep it interesting? Will the exposed nature of the performance reveal songwriting inadequacies? The acoustic singer-songwriter genre suffers from […]



The fast-paced ebb and flow of the proverbial ‘London Scene’ (which is in itself a meaningless marketing construction) provokes frustration amongst those who try to follow it. Some artists seem to come and go like the wind, promising to blow up, before fading into obscurity almost immediately; whereas others, producing sounds that seem to be […]