Florence Welch is industrious throughout but the odd bit of wildness shows the Machine’s more chaotic potential
What starts out as a small crowd in the Little Big Tent ends up as an appreciative throng
Like an apparition in club gear, she emerges from the smoke
Gorgeous, distinctive vocals deliver set worth five stars
Huge performance but a significant lull in the middle
What’s in a name change?
It’s an altogether pleasant set for sore heads, but it’s difficult to tell the songs apart by the end.
Reimagined, fresh set for veteran’s eighth outing at Stradbally
While Shamir Bailey’s first outing is ebullient, on the Body & Soul stage he’s let down by muddy sound and over-crowding
Murphy is revealed finally as an unapologetic hedonist. She wears it divinely.
A burlesque act prove this is not where Cry Monster Cry belong
Chvrches start small and finish beautifully
It was never Blur vs Oasis. It was always Blur vs Blur
Despite her inability to jump the barrier Natalie Prass takes us back to balmier times
Thee anti-festival, no-show-show band that can’t hide their inner glittery jacket
Blackalicious, Lana Del Rey, Roseau, Timmy Thomas, Erykah Badu, Bob Moses and others supply this week's selections
New acts from Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles to run the rule over
Interesting things to read, watch and listen to.
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And, in another NCH show, Basel Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dennis Russell Davies memorably take on a major flop
The second year of the Ros Tapestry Suite saw top-notch piano performances of five commissioned compositions
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