Tag: Somerset House

WARPAINT, Somerset House – Evening Standard, 11 July 2017

Warpaint might have painted themselves into a corner with their second album. Blurred songs, atmospheric but difficult to cling to, were often beautiful but sometimes hard to love. Tired from touring, the LA quartet nearly split up. With a third release, last year’s Heads Up, they brightened the décor. At Somerset House coloured lights glimmered during New Song, unimaginatively titled… Read more →

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, Somerset House – Evening Standard, 12 July 2016

Everything Everything have done nicely out of being all things to all men, a hyperactive fusion of styles and sounds that makes the Manchester band one of the stranger groups to fill the prestigious courtyard of Somserset House. They lined up on stage like the standard guitar-bass-drums indie combo, but changed outfits like pop favourites, with singer Jonathan Higgs spending… Read more →

GARY CLARK Jr, Somerset House – Evening Standard, 13 July 2015

This year’s Somerset House Summer Series is now well under way, the courtyard known for ice skating and fountain-splashing briefly overrun with music lovers and bar queues like a Tube strike bus stop. It doesn’t generate the same buzz as some festivals, because it seems to book bands at the end of their touring cycles who have already passed through… Read more →