February 2016

With SXSW next month, I’ve been on a serious economy drive so I limited the number of gigs this month. But the gigs I did attend were in the main of a high standard.

This month’s bands

New bands are in italics

Bands I liked

Sunflower Bean, Dearbhla Minogue, Jim Ghedi and Toby Hay, Dakota Suite and Quentin Sirjacq, Michael Price and Peter Greyson, Arcadio, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Sarcasm, Sauna Youth, Alex Mendham and His Orchestra, Rory McVicar, Joy Formidable, Mothers

Bands that were okay

Paperface, Laura J. Martin

Bands I won’t be going out of my way to see again

So Sorry, Ben See

Best Gig

Some excellent gigs this month with some top-notch live bands. But it was an easy choice. The Savages and Bo Ningen on the same bill was always going to be an awesome gig.

Best new band


Albums of the month

  • When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired – Mothers
  • Synthia – The Jezebels
  • Funs Cool – The Prettiots
  • Human Ceremony – Sunflower Bean

Best photo

Sarcasm supporting Sauna Youth