I’m Phil Viles, a freelance writer for the Nottingham Post’s entertainment team, former Northcliffe Media writer and music fan. During the past 12 years I’ve amassed a vast archive of reviews, some of which have been lost, some of which are listed on this blog.
The intention of this blog is not to display my work as a form of narcissism or a massive ‘look at me’, but rather to serve as a collection of reviews which fellow music fans may like to read or refer to.
My reviews are predominantly centred around the Nottingham area, with a few sorties into north Notts for the Clumberfest and Sherwood Pines gigs, and into Derbyshire for the Y Not and Indietracks festivals, plus gigs at Derby’s Assembly Rooms and new indie hang-out, The Venue.
The hope is to re-capture those moments and publish them in one place.
Sadly, some of my work has been lost. I know for a fact I reviewed a British Sea Power gig at Rock City in which they performed a selection of B-Sides as part of the ‘support act’, and in which a stage invasion took place, with myself too clambering upon stage to join the fun.
Two reviews – Inspiral Carpets and Graham Coxon – at the now derelict Marcus Garvey Ballroom in Lenton, Nottingham, are conspicuous by their absence, while a review of Anna Calvi and the ridiculous Towers of London, too, remain un-archived.
Alas, most of my work has been captured and dragged out of hibernation for public consumption once again. I hope you enjoy it.
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