Sumo Cyco & Devilskin @ Birmingham o2 Academy

Opening the night were West Midlands based Rock band Sister Shotgun with a hometown show. Although this band was plagued with tech issues during their set, with the way they handled it, they showed true professionalism! A fairground-esc walk on track started, reminding me of similarities to ‘A Little Piece of Heaven’ by Avenged Sevenfold, […]

Gojira, Code Orange & Car Bomb live in Leeds

I was very curious about seeing Car Bomb live as not only had I not heard of them previously, I was also new to the mathcore genre. They were extremely confident and comfortable on stage, played as well together as any band I have seen previously although, I guess that’s to be expected considering they […]

Mallory Knox, Lonely The Brave & Fatherson @ O2 Academy, Bristol

It’s been a long time since Mallory Knox hit the road in the UK. The band are back with a new album, Wired, and this month are touring the UK with the incredible Fatherson and Lonely The Brave as support. We headed along to the opening night in Bristol. Kicking things off on the Wired […]

Insurgency Festival 2017

Based in Milton Keynes in the UK, Insurgency is an up and coming festival ran by the Peachey brothers of The Acid Ballet, on the 11th of March 2017 I went over there to check it out and here’s what went on: Stolen Serenade Acoustic Opening the festival come the poppy, upbeat tones of Stolen […]

Lower Than Atlantis, Young Guns, Hands Like Houses & ROAM @ Great Hall, Cardiff

On a day where the people of Wales descended on Cardiff to celebrate the final day of the 2017 RBS Six Nations Championship (and drown their sorrows after Wales’ heartbreaking loss to France), rock fans were heading to Cardiff University’s Great Hall for a different reason. The reason; Lower Than Atlantis are closing out their […]

All Time Low @ Hammersmith Apollo

As I arrive to the venue, I find a queue zig-zagged, and stretched over a 10 minute walk away from the venue itself to find the end of it, like waiting for the opening of a huge festival, as my mind wonders how the hell all these people will fit in such a space. As […]

Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors @ Old Church London

As Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors take to the stage in the unique church by day, venue by night atmosphere, he starts off by asking the familiar-faced crowd if he can say the F-word in a church, already having a fun time with the crowd. As Ryan opens with a solo acoustic / vocals, a […]

Sum 41 – Don’t Call It A Sum Back @ Brixton Academy

Canadian band Hollerado warm things up in the Brixton Academy as a stomping opener of a gritty rock band. As a band not overly familiar in the UK, noticeable by the lack of crowd singing along, they are sure to gather more of a fan base after this tour with a respectful crowd gradually getting […]

Annisokay, Griever and more @ Fuel, Cardiff

Fuel is the destination for tonight’s shenanigans as German metalcorers Annisokay return to the UK for the first time since 2015 and for their first UK headline tour! Opening the show are Caerphilly based melodic band Mudlark, who had already started by the time I got into the gig. They had a good sound but […]

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 […]

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