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 […]

These Minds & Catch Fire Co-Headliner, Garage Attic, Glasgow

Heading to the familiar Garage Attic venue, I was taken back by how much it had been refurbished. It was now what I would call a good looking small venue. The booths are gone, the stage is raised, the annoying window behind the stage was covered and there was a curtain splitting the side stage […]

Red Hot Chili Peppers at the O2 Arena

After seeing Red Hot Chili Peppers earlier this year at Reading Festival, I was hoping for a spectacular night – and I got what I came for. BABYMETAL graced us with their strange, but amazing presence before the magic of the Chili’s. I was surprised when I heard BABYMETAL would be supporting RHCP, but excited […]

JPNSGRLS – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow

Starting the night were Sunny Devils. They provide a stripped back sound with great vocals, even if he was not really pushing his voice (either that or he was just that good). The drums are too soft at times but due to stripped back sound, you can’t have metal drum thrashes. Simple but elegant guitar […]

Will Varley @ Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth

Half way through his biggest headline tour to date, folk singer song-writer Will Varley headlines the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth. There was only one support at this show and it came from seven piece folk band Cocos Lovers. Cocos Lovers took to the stage not long after the doors opened. They opened with some slower […]

The Amity Affliction @ Norwich Waterfront

Australian metalcore band The Amity Affliction concluded their UK tour in Norwich last night (10/12/2016) with a very impressive send off. The night opened with support from Wage War, a metalcore four piece from Florida. After an inspirational speech about mental health, the only time he took a break from running around the Waterfront’s stage, […]

Elessar @ 2 Pigs, Cheltenham

First up is Cheltenham alt-rockers Halfway To Nowhere. The young quartet do a good job of opening the show. There are some good moments and they show some promise. Second, we have Renegade Twelve. The East Anglian quintet are the heaviest band of the night and combine face-melting riffs with great vocals. Next sees Speaking […]

Gangstagrass @ The Borderline, London

Tonight, in London is going to be interesting. Tonight is the night we witness a collective of two genres that normally wouldn’t mix, and here it is, in The Borderline in the heart of London’s West End. As we enter the venue, support act Rodney Brannigan’s a Texan living in London is already on stage […]


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