Archive for the Music Reviews Category

Review: Deerhunter @ Scala, May 18th.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , on May 20, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Deerhunter @ Scala, May 18th 09.

When Karen-O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs claims a band’s live show is the equivalent of ‘a religious experience’ you get excited, very excited. Continue reading

Review: The Great Escape 2009, day 3.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , , on May 20, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Mystery Frontman

So the third and final day of The Great Escape 2009 and being a Saturday it was the busiest of the lot crowd wise. Read on to see which bands made the trip to the seaside worthwhile including the above front man to the best new band in the world – who is it?? Continue reading

Review: The Great Escape 2009, day 2.

Posted in Festivals, Gigs, Music Reviews with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Day 2 of The Great Escape in Brighton and once more there was no shortage of quality acts. Find out who I rated and listen to some of my favourite tracks of the day including Dan Mangan, Beth Jeans Houghton and the smoking hot Crystal Antlers. Continue reading

Review: The Great Escape 2009 day 1.

Posted in Festivals, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , , , on May 18, 2009 by musicmuleblog

The Invisible @ The Great Escape 2009 by musicmule.co.uk

It was another rewarding but draining weekend in Brighton for The Great Escape 2009 with plenty of new bands and some less new putting in big performances. Read on for my top artists and tracks from Day 1. Continue reading

Review: Telepathe @ 93 Feet East, May 11th.

Posted in Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , on May 12, 2009 by aaronmule

telepathe

Brooklyn duo Telepathe enchanted the 93 Feet East crowd last night with their catchy, undeniably cool brand of synth pop.

Stepping onto stage to little fanfare, Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudai played their set in almost complete darkness – an appropriate setting for their heavy rhythms and siren vocals. Continue reading

Review: Beirut @ The Forum, May 8th 2009.

Posted in Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , on May 11, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Beirut brought the house down last night at The Forum in Kentish Town. The show culminated in two encores in front of a sold out crowd who had snapped up tickets for this one off London date months in advance. A bassist, drummer, accordion player and two horn players, working their way through an impressive brass arsenal, joined prodigal 23 year old front man Zach Condon onstage. Continue reading

Camden Crawl 2009 Review: The Temper Trap @ Bullet Bar.

Posted in Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , on April 28, 2009 by musicmuleblog

The Temper Trap @ Camden Crawl 2009 by musicmule.co.uk

What? The Temper Trap

The Temper Trap were the best band of the festival for me. This happened at SXSW a few weeks ago and now again. How can this be? Because they are amazing. I kid you not. Front man Dougy’s voice is a force to be reckoned with, climbing to hit the highest of notes and you can tell he’s feeling every word, eyes closed, hands and head shaking, you can’t help but join in. The rest of the band are no slouches either, moving with ease from power ballads like anthem in the making ‘Sweet Disposition’ to the polyrhythmic art-rockout that is current single ‘Science Of Fear’. The band have just relocated from Melbourne to London, so hopefully that’ll mean a lot more shows for us. Welcome guys!

For Fans Of: TV On The Radio, Radiohead, Muse.

Live: The Fly, Central London. April 30th

mp3: The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition