Author: Carl Byron Batson

Tarja: The Shadow Queen Rocks KOKO

Baroque opulence and searing soprano vocals prove a perfect match at Koko...

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Loitered Lens: Wildwood Kin

A rare harmony engulfs Islington's Academy as Wildwood Kin cast their melodic spell...

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Sylvan Dreaming with the Wildwood Kin

Sister act Wildwood Kin prove the rule of harmonious juxtaposition at Islington Academy...

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Loitered Lens: Hermitage Green

Gettin' jiggy with it. Photos of Hermitage Green at Islington Academy...

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Loitered Lens: Honey Ryder

Honey Ryder brought bright Americana to a soggy Islington night. Photos...

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Loitered Lens: Aaron Watson

Bright as dawn over Laredo, photos of Aaron Watson onstage at the Garage, London...

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Viral Vaquero: Aaron Watson at The Garage

Bringing country to town, Aaron Watson tips a stetson to The Garage...

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Loitered Lens: Meshuggah

Tech metal with a heart of groove, Meshuggah enliven the Kentish Town Forum. Photos...

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Loitered Lens: Skillet

Leather, riffs, rock, tattoos, sweat, noise and notepaper - photos of Skillet at Koko...

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Loitered Lens: Sam Lavery

Warming up the crowd for Matt Goss, Sam Lavery proves that she too can spellbind a crowd...

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Loitered Lens: Matt Goss

Extravaganza! Matt Goss lights up the Shepherd's Bush Empire. Photos...

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Loitered Lens: Elvana @ The Forum

The ghosts of Christmas Past (specifically, those of Elvis and Kurt) take the stage at the Forum...

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Loitered Lens: Tax the Heat

Humbuckers to warp 11 - Tax the Heat onstage at Koko...

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Loitered Lens: Robert Glasper

Images of a bona fide musical genius at London's Koko...

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Loitered Lens: Terrorvision

Photos of Terrorvision onstage at Koko, London, November 2016...

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Loitered Lens: Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds (Nambucca)

A look back at Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds charming the devoted at London's Nambucca...

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Loitered Lens: Soweto Kinch

Evocative imagery from the launch of Soweto Kinch's Nonagram album at the Camden Roundhouse...

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Loitered Lens: Fatherson

Turning sad faces into happy clappers - Fatherson pep up the Forum...

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Balloons, A Bob, Beth Orton (live at Kentish Town Forum)

Sparkly and statuesque, Beth Orton ushers a folktronic breeze through the Forum...

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Loitered Lens: Augustines

Photos from Augustines last ever London gig at the Kentish Town Forum, October 2016...

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The Birthday Massacre (live at the Garage, Islington)

Oozing hot goth love to the faithful: The Birthday Massacre lived up to their name and killed it...

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Loitered Lens: Sturla Atlas

More than wannabe posturing, Sturla Atlas impressed with heartfelt lyrics at the Jazz Cafe...

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Loitered Lens: Nite Jewel

Icy intensity and liquid cool. Nite Jewel at the Jazz Cafe, London. Photos...

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Loitered Lens: Elvana

Elvis? Nirvana? Elvana. Photos of Elvana at Islington Academy...

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Loitered Lens: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 (Part Two)

Photographs of folk in the fens at Cambridge Folk Festival 2016...

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Loitered Lens: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

Colours and curios from the UK's premier folk event - Cambridge Folk Festival, photos....

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Loitered Lens: Dirty Thrills

Photos of Dirty Thrills at Islington Academy, breaking the ice for Crobot...

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Loitered Lens: Fields of the Nephilim (Solstice Celebration)

Bookending the first of two solstice celebrations, FIelds of the Nephilim mark the shortest night at the Forum...

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Loitered Lens: Crobot

Euro-exuberant on Brexit night, Crobot light up a dim O2 Academy stage. Photos...

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Loitered Lens: Slydigs (with Nalle Colt)

Photos of Slydigs looking splendid with Nalle Colt of Vintage Trouble at the O2 Academy...

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