This gig trip was a sort of home coming for me. I had been a year since I had left Southampton and moved to Glasgow and what better way to celebrate than with a gig by some fantastic upcoming artists!
It’s pure metal mayhem in Cardiff as America’s Butcher Babies are joined by Canadian’s Sumo Cyco as their tour hits The Globe for the first of two Welsh dates.
Summer City have been injecting a ray of sunshine into the lives of those who have had the pleasure of coming across them and the sun has literally come out while I’ve been listening to their brand new EP Reprobates (out April 22nd).
Elessar have put together a polished EP, the structure is well thought out, mixed with a clean production. Reflections shows that they are on a road, to not sit in traffic but be at the front of the F1 grid.
For tonight’s gig I headed over to The Classic Grand in Glasgow to see some of the best UK underground alt-rock bands.
On Saturday, I was lucky enough to get the chance to see one of my favourite bands, Nothing But Thieves, live for the first time. The sold out show at Bristol’s Trinity Centre exceeded all expectations I had for the night.
The EP is a fantastic release from the 4 piece. Following on from the storytelling of The Narrator, Paradise Closed, is another indie infused belter that showcases the lyrical and musical talent The People The Poet possess.
For this gig I took a trip to Birmingham to go to the Roadhouse. This venue was a little hard for me to find but it was a great venue. The type of venue needed in all cities.
Tonight marks the reopening of The Muni Arts Centre as a music venue. The Venue has not hosted a gig for two years (the last being The Blackout in 2014 which also featured Peasants King and The People The Poet).
Sleeping With Sirens release a new album via Epitaph Records on April 8. Live and Unplugged was recorded on the band’s summer 2015 intimate 12 date We Like It Loud Quiet tour, where they performed some of their biggest hits, Madness album tracks and even some covers all acoustically for very lucky fans.
“An album that will more than satisfy existing fans and also bring in any doubters of the band’s talent or genre”. Liz gives ‘How To Bleed’ a listen…
‘Bitter Pill’ is a slow burner and is a great introduction to Pryti as an artist.
The Not So Perfect EP debut by a young teenager Johnnie Guilbert, who is currently on his 3rd year of touring America and Canada, has pleasantly surprised fans with an EP, with both deep emotional lyrical concepts and it’s simplistic acoustic, pop and emo themed songs.
The album has a very DIY feel to it. It’s a feeling that very often gets lost with bands as they develop but Vampires Everywhere have stayed true to themselves and the hard work that has gone into the album can be felt throughout. It is a tremendous collection of dark, gritty and emotionally challenged rock songs that will be loved be new and old fans.
In the backstreets of Pontypridd town centre lies Clwb Y Bont, currently the only venue that has live music. It’s a small, quaint place that pays homage to its Welsh heritage with not only its name but also the multiple paintings that adorn the inside…