LIVE REVIEW: Suede premiere Night Thoughts album & film

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Camden Roundhouse

WHEN: 13/11, also playing 14/11

SETLIST: When You Are Young; Outsiders; No Tomorrow; Pale Snow; I Don’t Know How To Reach You; What I’m Trying To Tell You; Tightrope; Learning To Be; Like Kids; I Can’t Give Her What She Wants; When You Were Young; The Fur and the Feathers.

HITS AND TREATS SET: Moving; Killing Of A Flashboy; Trash; Animal Nitrate; We Are The Pigs; Heroine; Pantomime Horse; The Living Dead; Darkest Days; New Generation; So Young; Metal Mickey; Beautiful Ones; The Drowners; My Insatiable One; To The Birds.

We’re imagining the meeting at Suede HQ in response to the unanimously positive reaction to 2013 comeback album Bloodsports, the band’s first long-player for 11 years: ‘What would Kate Bush do next?’

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LIVE REVIEW: Ella Henderson

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

WHEN: 9/11, tour runs to 10/11

SETLIST: Glow; Pieces; Mirror Man; Empire; 1996; Hard Work; Giants; Missed; Here For You; Give Your Heart Away; Yours; The First Time; Rockets (Jackson 5 mash-up including I Want You Back & ABC); Billie Holiday; Glitterball; Five Tattoos; Believe; Ghost.

Ella Henderson (pictured above) is just 19. She was 18 when her debut album Chapter One topped the UK charts and just 16 when she finished 6th in The X Factor.

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LIVE REVIEW: Giorgio Moroder

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: KOKO

WHEN: 6/11

SETLIST: Love To Love You Baby; From Here To Eternity; Take My Breath Away; Hot Stuff; Deja Vu; What A Feeling; Chase; On The Radio; Never Ending Story; She’s On Fire; Better Off Alone; I Love It; Bad Girls; 74 Is The New 24; I Feel Love; Un’estate italiana; Giorgio by Moroder; Wildstar; Last Dance; Call Me; Hot Stuff; Tom’s Diner

How to review a 75-year-old who appears to be doing little other than fiddling with a laptop, occasionally singing and punching the air as remixed songs and visuals he has had a hand in delights this intimate venue?

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ALBUM REVIEW: Get Weird by Little Mix

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

OUT: 6/11

TRACKLIST: Black Magic/Love Me Like You/Weird People/Secret Love Song (featuring Jason Derulo)/Hair/Grown/I Love You/OMG/Lightning/A.D.I.D.A.S/Love Me Or Leave Me/The End/ (deluxe only) I Won’t/Secret Love Song (part 2)/Clued Up/The Beginning.

A year ago Little Mix had scrapped an entire album and missed the lucrative quarter four album release slot they’d surfed in 2012 and 2013.

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