trupadef-0x590

CONCERT REVIEW: Gdansk Band Trupa Trupa: an emotional storm of sound

Rating:

You know when it’s just been raining very heavily and suddenly the clouds break and the sun shines through? That’s what Trupa Trupa’s music sounds like as intense loud passages give way to gentle quiet interludes. This four-piece from Gdansk were making only their second U.K. appearance but they held the attention of the audience…

Ian Mole | September 9, 2017
a3413151163_2

DASH CONCERT: ‘Oligarkh’ – funky montage of Russian history

Rating:

When we were admitted to the venue, the mere five tables arranged in the sizeable room made it clear some dancing was expected. The audience was only small, about thirty, but ten of these were up dancing for most of the show and that’s a decent ratio. This duo from St Petersburg performed almost non-stop…

Ian Mole | June 7, 2017
Overland Inn

ALBUM REVIEW: Prague based Overland Inn’s ‘Between a Dog and a Wolf’ – a vulnerable, haunting take on the apocalypse of broken relationships

Rating:

Overland Inn are a French trip-hop duo who came together in 2006, with Etienne on guitar, occasional background vocals and what they call ‘machines’ – the latter of which are also operated by Chloe, who also does vocals and keyboards. They’ve spent the last four years or so in Prague and Between a Dog and…

Ian Mole | December 18, 2016
a2875272858_16

CONCERT REVIEW: Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants (Courtyard Theatre 4/11/16)

Rating:

It says in Sasha Ilyukevich’s publicity that he’s a ‘punk rocker’, but put away thoughts of 1976 and safety pins  – he’s a punk rocker in the true sense and as John Lydon would define it: a genuine individualist. London-based Ilyukevich is a songwriter and vocalist from Belarus and his songs at the Courtyard Theatre…

Ian Mole | November 7, 2016