Music Reviews

4★★★★

Review: Jarvis Cocker at Leith Theatre

Jarvis Cocker could still attract a sellout crowd even if it was just himself on stage playing the triangle for an hour and a half, such is the spellbinding quality of the former Pulp frontman. A sell-out c...
3★★★

Review: Hatch at Underbelly

After being arrested on suspicion of selling drugs on behalf of her lover, ‘Jess’ is isolated in a prison cell with only her thoughts, or rather her poetry and stunning vocals to carve away at the time. Locate...
5★★★★★

Review: Fiddlers on the Ramp, Roman Eagle Lodge

How do you take your folk music? Nostalgic, with a whisky, or anarchic, with Irn-bru? Fiddlers on the Ramp are double-distilled Irn-bru, and have cooked up a mighty boosh of a show that catapults the crowd thr...
3★★★

Review: Breaking the Waves at King’s Theatre

Sex and Death, what more archetypal ‘big issues’ could there be for an opera? The European premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s second opera unashamedly takes on some of the potentially most clichéd operatic tropes, gr...
4★★★★

Review: Kid X at Assembly Roxy

Kid X is a collaborative piece of theatre with Bassline Circus and MHz in association with Feral . It opens with the kind of slickness that is familiar from superhero movies. Eva Lazarus is the super-successfu...
5★★★★★

Review: Ali and Alpo at Summerhall

A deeply powerful show, this intimate, melancholy performance by Finnish dancer Alpo Aaltokoski and Iraqi oud player Ali Alawad is mesmeric and overwhelming. The piece opens a dialogue between Finnish and ...
5★★★★★

Review: This Is The Kit at Leith Theatre for EIF

The voices of Rozi Plain and This is the Kit are quiet yet incredibly powerful. At once raw, intimate and sweet, they make an immediate connection with the listener, shrinking the world down to a den-like spac...
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