Hawthorne Heights and support @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

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 […]

The Black Queen live @ Bush Hall

[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 […]

The Amity Affliction and support @ SWX, Bristol

[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 (Black Foxxes) @ Sixty Six Sounds

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, […]

Crown The Empire @ O2 Academy Islington

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 […]

Against The Current with support from The Faim live at SWX, Bristol

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 […]

Reading Festival 2018

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 […]

Mest @ The Underworld

(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 […]

2000trees: A Festival Fuelled by Undeniable Passion

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 […]

New Volume and Courage My Love live at Thousand Island, London

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 […]

Download Festival 2018 – Sunday review

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 […]

Download Festival 2018 – Saturday review

The sun is well and truly out as we kick off Saturday’s festivities with an 11am set on the Avalanche Stage. The Bottom Line ramp up the energy of the small but ever-growing crowd with their infectious brand of pop-punk. There is great interaction with the crowd, getting everyone to sing along and also compete […]

Download Festival 2018 – Friday review

Download Festival 2018 saw a weekend of sun, alcohol (or not, depending on your preferences) and great bands and activities for everyone, including a visit from everyone’s favourite skeleton; The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Jack Skellington. Kicking off the Friday without the sun is Boston Manor. The Blackpool quartet had the honour and task of opening […]

All Points East Presents Catfish And The Bottlemen review

Sea Girls put on an electrifying set at the Firestone stage. It would have been nice to see what they could have done on a larger stage but they enticed a massive area to the small stage. New single Too Much Fun was brilliant, the band playing with intoxicating enthusiasm getting the whole crowd going […]

The Faim at Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham

One of the most exciting bands in the alternative music scene, The Faim, head to Cheltenham for a headline set as a warm-up for Download festival. Opening the night are local quartet ICYMI who sound great, especially considering they came straight from a set at Wychwood festival to be here tonight. There is a bit of confusion […]

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