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Matthew Staite

Matthew Staite

Live: Whitney

Whitney are destined for greater things, which made catching them in such a small venue all the more memorable

Festival: Field Day London (Saturday)

While Field Day may have started with a downpour, it was far from a washout


A rave that finished early enough to still get a good night’s sleep. Long may the newest entrant to London’s party scene continue

Club: Dixon and Âme

Dixon and Âme’s set was brilliantly intense. Rarely is such heavy techno so interesting

Live: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

For those wanting something that sounds a bit like Tame Impala on steroids, these are your guys

Preview – SIDEXSIDE (2nd April 2016)

An all-star line up of DJs in one of the coolest venues in London, SIDEXSIDE Festival is set to add a bit of spice to the Easter Holidays

Q&A: Kölsch

Kölsch’s melodic album outputs bravely reject dance music’s throwaway culture. Matthew Staite talks to him about his writing process and friendship with Joris Voorn

Fish out of Water: Marina and The Diamonds

This fish left the murky waters of Warehouse Project and dived into the lucozade filled pond of pop for a Marina and the Diamonds concert

Q&A: Rødhåd

We had a quick chat with Rødhåd to tie in with his show at the Awakenings Manchester festival

Live: Pangaea: Level 10

Pangaea: Level 10 could be enjoyed on multiple (perhaps even 10) levels, from the headline-grabbing Katy B to the back-beaten disco dens on the Students’ Union top floor

Interview: Alt-J

Matthew Staite joins Gus Unger-Hamilton to speak about Alt-J’s rapid ascent, cracking China, and a bit of Oasis bashing

Live: Of Monsters and Men with Highasakite

Dark, electric and uninteresting, new material seemed to be the cause of the downfall for Of Monsters and Men

Live: Warehouse Project – Circus

While Dusky was disappointing, Joris Voorn saved the day

Live: Real Lies

Real Lies find their spiritual home in dance music Mecca, Manchester

Review: Dice

Dice is certainly set to make waves in the gig ticket industry

Festival: British Summer Time

The Strokes roll out the hits whilst Blur perform a career spanning spet

Interview: The Maccabees

Matthew Staite speaks to Felix White of the Maccabees about new album Marks To Prove It, returning to the live scene, and how releasing new music is still a nervous affair

Interview: Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

Matthew Staite chats to Kitty Durham of sibling trio Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

Interview: The Preatures

Matthew Staite speaks to Izzy Manfredi and Jack Moffitt of The Preatures about their debut album, touring, and supporting The Rolling Stones.

Live: Flo Morrissey & Tobias Jesso Jr.

It was refreshing to see two solo singer songwriters captivate the audience