• Semper fidelis

    I can’t recall ever having been to a solo gig before. No opening act or backing band, just Laura Marling with the Lemon Grove stage to herself and three guitars. The wait is long (an hour and half from doors opening), the PA playing Leonard Cohen and the room temperature unusually hot for late March. …

  • Top 10 of 2016

    in-this-light’s top 10 albums of 2016.

  • PJ Harvey @ The Eden Project

    Way back in August 2003 PJ Harvey played the Eden Project (supported by Elbow). I queued alongside Polly’s parents. I was there at the front, with my little disposable camera. I remember very little about the gig itself, but I do remember spending the night sleeping out in the cold on a bench at St …

  • British Sea Power / Darren Hayman

    British Sea Power were joined last night by Darren Hayman (formerly of Hefner) at the Exeter Phoenix. Darren Hayman performed songs from his Thankful Villages project, which involves him visiting and writing a song about every ‘Thankful village’, which is a village where all who left to fight in World War I returned alive. As …