KUBE Music Team

Hawklords – Censored

For those uninitiated in the long and complex history of Hawkwind, the origin of spin-off band  Hawklords could take an entire review to explain in itself. The Hawk family of bands have a history so convoluted that it makes Christopher ...

James Bay @ Manchester Academy 3

I had the privilege of spending my Friday night reviewing an incredible sold out performance from James Bay at The Manchester Academy. The venue itself is situated inside the University of Manchester’s student union and so, as ...

Circa Waves @ The Institute

The Institute is one of Birmingham’s finest venues offering 3 different rooms over 3 different floors. I was lucky enough to be sent on KUBE’s behalf to review the dynamic Circa Waves in The Temple – the intimate 300 capacity ...

The Scheme – Sick of You

Listening to ‘Sick of You’ by The Scheme I have only one question – why does it have less than 3,000 views on YouTube? I’ve double checked to make sure there wasn’t another, more popular, video. Heck, I even sought out ...

St. Vincent – Rattlesnake

‘Follow the power-lines back from the road/no one around so I take off my clothes/Am I only one?/In the only world?’ This is how St. Vincent begins this rather surreal and macabre single. Her squeaky voice, both soft and oddly ...

Ting Tings – Do It Again

When the Ting Tings first emerged with ‘We Started Nothing’ they were this quirky electronic pop group with extremely catchy songs. Their follow up ‘Songs from Nowheresville’ failed to capitalise on the original’s success or quality. They even stated taking ...

Alt-J – This Is All Yours

Alt-J’s comeback album ‘This is All Yours’ is a well-polished return, though no less surreal than their first outing. The three-piece straddle a line between radio friendly songs and exuberant indie tracks. Sure songs like ‘Every Other Freckle’, ...

This band has given me everything I and I hope many other people have been desperate for so long. Finally a band that just want to make music for the sake of making music, making a connection with an audience ...