Where Fires Are live in Leeds

Closing their UK tour (following their release of their 3rd EP) in their home city of Leeds, I was extremely impressed with this band I’d never heard of previously. Not only have they become a confident outfit who look at ease on stage, lead singer Robbie Gillespie has an awesome, formidable vocal range. James Clegg […]

Touché Amoré live @ Islington Academy London

Touché Amoré displayed their brilliant version of emotive hardcore at their biggest ever London show, in front of a sold out Islington Academy. Touring in support of their sensational 2016 effort, “Stage Four”, the five piece proved why many consider them the best and forefront of the emotive hardcore scene. Unfortunately initially billed openers, UK […]

Chelsea Grin and friends @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

BANG! That’s what the Self-Inflicted tour came in with and that’s down to the A* bands and their stellar performances like the one they gave on the 6th of February at CLWB IFOR BACH. Chelsea Grin started their touring cycle for newest album Self Inflicted on the 3rd of February at Aarschot De klinker with […]

Green Day at The O2 Arena

Let’s get the most important thing out the way: Billie Joe Armstrong said on Instagram that this was one of his favourite shows ever. One of my all time favorite shows.. London!! See you at Hyde park!! A video posted by Billie Joe Armstrong (@billiejoearmstrong) on Feb 8, 2017 at 4:54pm PST Opening with ‘Know […]

Two Door Cinema Club @ Alexandra Palace

Two Door Cinema Club are a band I’ve wanted to see live for about 6 years, and at London’s Alexandra Palace, they didn’t disappoint. For fans of Tourist History, it was a dream.  The majority of the songs were fun throwbacks which got everyone moving. Songs from their later albums were well selected to ensure […]

The Fratellis – 10 years of Costello Music – O2 Forum Kentish Town

It’s been (a little over) 10 years since the release of one of the most influential albums of the 2000’s: Costello Music by The Fratellis. This would be the first time they play the entirety of the album live. If you haven’t heard the album, go and listen to it while you read this. You […]

The Dillinger Escape Plan live @ The Kentish Town Forum

The Dillinger Escape Plan laid waste to the Kentish Town Forum on their final ever visit to the capital. On an emotional night, the five piece, added another notch on their belt, of phenomenal London shows. Although tonight’s audience was fully focused on Dillinger, the two supports didn’t disappoint. First up was Primitive Weapons, whose […]

Junior, As The Sun Sleeps and Montreux Fires @ Full Moon, Cardiff

It’s gig number one of 2017 for me and the Full Moon club in Cardiff’s infamous Womanby Street is the venue. It’s a free show arranged by the charity Heads Above the Waves, a non-profit organisation that raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people and promoting positive and creative ways of dealing with […]


Beartooth have come a long way in a short time. Straight off the heels of their 2014 album, ‘Disgusting’, the quintet return with a new album and a new tour, this is ‘Aggressive’.  Beartooth return to the UK, bringing their unique blend of metalcore, hardcore, pop punk and everything in between. This time, they’ve taken Trash Boat […]

HALFNOISE @ The Joiners Southampton

Former Paramore drummer, Zac Farro, braved the cold weather and snow warnings to bring his indie rock project, HALFNOISE, to the Joiners Arms in Southampton on Thursday night. The five piece were supported by London based indie-rock band, Gillbanks. Walking on to the stage, to a less than half full Joiners, Gillbanks, quietly picked up […]

Single By Sunday @ O2 ABC Glasgow

After hearing a lot of hype about this band, I decided to go along to see what all of the talk was about. It was a rather eventful show, each band were on for 30 minutes and the headline band Single by Sunday had around an hour on stage. The show took place at the […]

Dorje, Audio, Glasgow

Today’s gig was a last minute add for me as the gig I was going to see was cancelled. Not know anything about any of the bands but the opening band Eva Plays Dead. So walking into a sold out Audio I was there with an open mind. When Eva Plays Dead  started their set […]

Sertraline @ Bananaman’s Bar, Edinburgh

Heading to Bananamn’s one of my favourite venues in Edinburgh, I was excited to see Sertraline with their new line up. Up first was Glasgow’s Splinting Halo. I have been trying to see these guys for a while but, had always missed them.  They have great heavy drums along with great heavy guitar riffs. But […]

Korn and Limp Bizkit @ Wembley Arena

Korn and Limp Bizkit, with a little help from Madball, brought nu-metal nostalgia to Wembley Arena on Friday night. It was perhaps a surprise to see New York hardcore band Madball on a bill with two of the biggest nu-metal bands of all time. But it turned out to be an inspired booking. Madball took […]

Every Time I Die W/ ’68 & Drug Church @ The Brudenell, Leeds

Opening up this night of madness were alternative band Drug Church from Albany, NY. Combining punk rock old school chord progressions with solid rhythms and catchy riffs, letting hardcore style vocals sneak through, these guys didn’t disappoint. Frontman Patrick captivated the audience with his character and energy, almost resembling one of those drunken men preaching […]

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