I've been to Corsica Studios a few times now and I'm always really impressed with the varied roster of bands they have playing there. From the avant-garde to atmospheric doom, Corsica really is brave in so far as their programming is concerned.
From the outside, the venue doesn't look like much at all but once you enter, you get a real feel of what they are trying to achieve. The venue has a really arty vibe, it's cosy and the stage is dotted in fairy lights. However, it's not pretentious like some venues of this calibre can be.
There is a cool outdoor area and a little cushioned room where you can chill out and chat too. The bar is right at the entrance and away from the stage which is handy when it gets busy, and it *can* get busy depending on the band. I saw Japanese band, Ruins, play there a few months back and it was rammed but totally fantastic.
I've had some great nights at Corsica and it's open quite late too, the perfect avant-garde night out!