Live review: The Unthanks @ Southbank Centre

Two weeks of studying mud and any MSc man would be wishing for something a little more, well, MA. So with a little consciousness-raising in mind I braved the awful 19:23 plodder to Waterloo to check out ‘Songs from the Shipyards’, a touring production by the Northumbrian folk band The Unthanks. Combining a live performance with archive footage of the shipbuilding industry on the Tyne, … Continue reading Live review: The Unthanks @ Southbank Centre

Live Review: Radiohead @ The O2 Arena

Radiohead, The O2 Arena, 9th October 2012 From the anti-Britpop The Bends, to the anti-technology OK Computer, to the anti-rock Kid A, Radiohead have always relished opposing prevailing trends. So it is typical of their idiosyncratic nature that their first UK arena gigs since 2006 are in support of last year’s The King of Limbs, a claustrophobic album featuring no conventional arena anthems at all. … Continue reading Live Review: Radiohead @ The O2 Arena