Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle (Virgin Records)
May 27, 2013
Laura Marling's timeless fourth album is the sound of an artist in total control of her own musical destiny.
Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Despite their leader's well documented musical ancestry, Team Ghost are far from being a one-man band.
Slow Club's Rebecca talks to the Motel about the band's forthcoming third studio album, interviewing Lemar and "music geek workshops"...
James Blake, Team Ghost and more feature in Benjamin's Take Five touring roundup special for April.
Maps & Atlases with The Physics House Band
Dingwalls, Camden Town, London
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Kate can't help but feel there's something missing in an uneven set from Maps & Atlases... however, The Physics House Band delight with their challenging, complex melodies.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd)
February 18, 2013
Dark, spellbinding and compelling... Push the Sky Away sweeps you up and spits you out on the strength of Cave's storytelling ability.
Featuring short-form starring roles from Daniel Radcliffe, Christina Hendricks and Idris Elba...
The Motel launches its new, unashamedly linkbait-y feature with some choice End of the Road picks.
The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The force which unites the two extremes of power and fragility is a voice of awesome eccentricity and uniqueness... as heavy snow falls outside, her icy sound provides an ideal soundtrack to the inclement conditions.