If you asked anybody about the best metal bands to emerge this side of the millennium, chances are Mastodon would be one of the first bands out of their mouth. And with good reason. In the 19 years since the release of their debut full length, Remission, the Atlanta four-piece have gone on to release critically acclaimed records, top album of the year lists and even win a Grammy. Tonight they take on Leeds, in thoroughly miserable weather it must be said.
On day two of joining Australian pop rock sweethearts The Faim on their headline tour, we head to an absolutely packed The Exchange in Bristol for a sweat box of a show!
"The technical proficiency on display from the band members is also incredible, from the drumming to the excellent guitar work of both four and six string varieties. The set is of course made up solely of songs from the outstanding debut album Black Wash, and they come across just as well if not better in the live environment".
Halloween in Kentish Town, as the doors open at 6.30pm with Pacman and the ghosts, zombie mario and other fancy dress attendees enter the building, we kick things off at 6.55pm with a far from filled room for a sold out show as Disney World regulars Suburban Legends take the stage with their infectious smiles […]
Emo legends Hawthorne Heights return to the UK on their latest tour, with support from Mark Rose and SHVPES. Opening is former Spitalfields‘ frontman Mark Rose, who introduces himself and kicks things off with the first song he learnt on guitar; Enter Sandman by Metallica. It’s a mellow version of the classic song but it works well. His set is filled […]
[Photo: William Pavli] The Black Queen put on a captivating show at Bush Hall. Despite touring their most recent record Infinite Games, they favoured their debut, Fever Daydream. While both records are equally as magnificent, it seems odd that the older record was favoured in such a way. Perhaps this was due to Fever Daydream […]
[Photo: Dani Willgress] Walking into SWX, the grungey tones of openers Endless Heights are already entrancing the crowd who made it in prior to their performance. The best way I can describe the Australians is a collaboration between Soundgarden and The Darnkess‘ Justin Hawkins. South Wales’ DREAM STATE are up next and provide the first pits and crowd surfers […]
Mark Holley’s acoustic show was something special. Held at Sixty Six Sounds, a guitar shop decked with fairy lights, it created a cute atmosphere for the set. With the absence of drums and bass, alone with just his collection of acoustic guitars Holley’s vocals were phenomenal. Power and emotion comes across with every song sung, […]
Coldrain have impressed, opening for Crown The Empire at O2 Academy Islington. All the way from Japan, Coldrain saunter onto stage with an eerie atmosphere. The bassist, RxYxO wearing a mask over his face as they burst into their first song. Coldrain brings the perfect balance of light and heavy, yet the power and energy they […]
The soaring vocals of Josh Raven, frontman of opening act The Faim captivate the crowd from the first notes of My Heart Needs To Breathe right the way through to the last of Summer Is A Curse. The Australian quartet take to this run on the back of the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP Summer Is […]
August bank holiday is the weekend where music lovers of all types head to one of two places; Creamfields or Reading and Leeds. We headed down to Reading to take in 2018’s Reading Festival. Friday We get Reading Festival 2018 off to a fantastic start with a tight set from Cardiff rockers Himalayas on the […]
(Photo – Romi Nicole Schneider) When you’re given the option to see a band that reminds you of your teenage days of being a punk rocker, before the term ‘Pop Punk’ was ever created, you bet that show is something you shouldn’t be thinking twice about! A last minute addition in Famous Class who have […]
For just over a decade, Upcote Farm is known for hosting one of the most treasured festivals the UK has to offer. As you wind down the quaint Cotswold lanes into the land of non-existent phone signal, it soon became clear that 2000 Trees was going to be an experience where all could give their […]
Canadian trio Courage My Love put on an electrifying set tonight. With a mixture of synth and pop rock, their set was vibrant and bubbly. Mercedes’ vocals were notably impressive but the whole performance was very good. The band is now heading off to play some of the dates on the final Vans Warped Tour […]
Sunday is pretty much the goth day on Main Stage and in true irony, the sun is blaring down on the hottest day of the festival. First up are Sun Arcana on the Dogtooth Stage. An early start and a hungover crowd are won over by the energetic quartet. Tom’s vocals are absolutely breathtaking. The […]