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.

Super Furry Animals at Clumberfest, Clumber Park, 2009
Super Furry Animals at Clumberfest, Clumber Park, 2009

The intention of this blog is not to display my work as a form of┬ánarcissism 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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