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Anna Calvi: Blues with an operatic sneer

Anna Calvi: Blues with an operatic sneer

Call it blues, delivered with an operatic sneer. Sounding like the nasty sister of Bat For Lashes – the one who grew up listening to dirty rock, as opposed to Kate Bush – Anna Calvi demands your attention. Take one part Florence Welch (the voice bit), one part Patti Smith (the attitude) and one part […]

Joan is better than Florence

Joan is better than Florence

My previous post referred to last week being a ‘two gig week’. First up was The Go! Team. The second gig couldn’t have been more different, on just about every dimension. The Mercury Lounge is a tiny venue. Properly tiny. You know it’s small when you feel that you have to be quiet between songs […]