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Live Review: Working Men’s Club cook up a storm at Oslo
Live Music

Live Review: Working Men’s Club cook up a storm at Oslo

Hot off the heels of their first album release, and a few days after a string of sold-out, socially-distanced shows in Manchester, Yorkshire four-piece Working Men's Club last week announced an impromptu pair of live shows at Oslo in Hackney. Seven months on from their last string of shows in front of a live audience, the band promised a socially-distanced affair in Covid-secure conditions. Less than 48 hours after buying our tickets - sold strictly in pairs - we were waiting in Oslo's beer terrace in anticipation of the gig. This was to be our second live show in less than a month (who'd have thought!), having attended The Wytches' socially-distanced gig at Signature brew at the end of September. The safety measures in place at Signature Brew were top-notch, and we couldn't help ...
Live Music is Back! The Wytches give us a glimmer of hope at their Signature Brew gig
Live Music

Live Music is Back! The Wytches give us a glimmer of hope at their Signature Brew gig

It’s been over six months since live music was a regular occurrence in our lives; a long, long six months that have left many wondering whether they’ll ever witness a band playing live on a stage again, rather than through a stream. The concept of real-life gigs has become somewhat mythologised - gig-goers have been lamenting on shows and festivals of days gone by, and with such instability surrounding us right now, it’s entirely feasible for many to fear that live music as we know it is doomed. The impact COVID has had on the live industry is immeasurable. Venues, artists and the vast number of workers in the live sector have been forced to wonder whether the industry will be able to get back on its feet at any point in the near future. Even with updated guidelines for socially...