Live Review: Lissie (Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms, 04/12/16)

Written for PORTSMOUTH NEWS. --- Removing electricity from rock to leave behind only the voices and guitars, beckons assumptions that only a raw, atmospheric gloom will remain. On her acoustic tour, Lissie backs this up at least to begin with, during the profane 'Shameless' - its erratic rhythm built from knocking on the wood of her... Continue Reading →

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Live Review: 65daysofstatic (Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms, 30/07/14)

A vocal cord shredding scream hails from the centre of the Portsmouth audience, offering a bizarrely sincere fanboy heckle: “You guys are ridiculously good!”. While flattered, from centre stage Joe Shrewsbury, not quite a ‘frontman’, considering 65daysofstatic’s exclusively instrumental performance, replies “Thanks! We’ve been practicing for thirteen years.” Even so, tonight is almost exclusively an... Continue Reading →

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