Reviews: Music


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Review: Teenage Fanclub at Leith Theatre

 The sold-out 1400 capacity Leith Theatre was the setting for the mass middle-aged reunion soundtracked by Teenage Fanclub. In an age of bands from your youth shattering all nostalgia with dull as dishwater li...
Eugene Onegin at Festival Theatre

Review: Eugene Onegin at the Festival Theatre

Komische Oper Berlin have their work cut out for them in tackling Tchaikovsky’s opera in which, according to the programme notes, “not a lot happens”. Tchaikovsky himself coined the term “lyrical scenes” to de...
Anna Calvi at Leith Theatre

Review: Anna Calvi at Leith Theatre

This year’s EIF contemporary music programme features a number of powerful female voices, with the imperious Anna Calvi following hot on the heels of Kate Tempest and Neneh Cherry. The London-based singer/guit...
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