GIG REVIEW: Regressive Left at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

By Carron Stacey, A Humdrum Mum

WHEN?: Sunday 13 March 2022

Described by their own local paper as “electro art-rock”, Regressive Left surprised me as a support band that I wanted to review separately rather than tagging along with BODEGA, who they are touring with this month.

  • Read on for reasons including how Regressive Left’s female drummer is an inspiration
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GIG REVIEW: Dubioza Kolektiv at Wedgwood Rooms, Portsmouth

By Carron Stacey

WHERE? Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

WHEN? 13/2/20

This seemingly crazed swarm of football strip-attired Bosnian bees pumped out a stunning set of rap, rock, ska and funk, pollenating the slightly small (but perfectly formed) audience with their nectar of positivity in a hive of energy.

  • Read on for reasons including how an early incarnation had to practise in the dark due to a lack of electricity during the Bosnian War

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GIG REVIEW: The Bluetones at Wedgwood Rooms, Portsmouth

BY: Carron Stacey

WHERE: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

WHEN: 2/5/18, tour runs to 15/9/18

In 2016, Mr Humdrum and I saw The Bluetones at Shiiine On, Butlins. Maybe it was the nostalgia of my uni days, singing with my bestie to Slight Return, maybe it was the hangover from the night before dancing to Echo and the Bunnymen and The Wonder Stuff, I don’t know, but The Bluetones, supporting Shed Seven that year, were brilliant.

  • Read on for reasons including the link with This Life and The Walking Dead

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By Carron Stacey

WHERE?: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

WHEN: 22/10/16

The Smiths tour The Queen is Dead. I am 15, heavily into them, and can’t go because I’m on holiday in Spain. Yes it was a lovely holiday. No I’m not over it. I can smile about it now but at the time it was terrible.

  • Read on for why these words saved your life

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ALBUM REVIEW: Familia by Sophie Ellis-Bextor


OUT: 2/9

TRACKLIST: Wild Forever; Death of Love; Crystallise; Hush Little Voices; Here Comes The Rapture; Come With Us; Cassandra; My Puppet Heart; Unrequited; The Saddest Happiness; Don’t Shy Away

The single which launched this album, Come With Us, is, in our opinion, Ms Ellis-Bextor’s best since 2002’s Music Gets the Best Of Me.

  • Read on for all the gossip about Sophie’s February tour

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