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 […]

PVMNTS with support from The Faim live at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

The Faim bring their impressive energy to Clwb Ifor Bach, getting the crowd truly fired up. There were more people in the crowd who were familiar with the quartet than the previous time we saw them, bringing a much better atmosphere from the crowd. Frontman Josh Raven had a bit of a nightmare with the […]

Elessar EP launch live @ Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham

The Frog & Fiddle in Cheltenham is the venue for tonight as we join the last date of the Elessar, Halfway Hope and Hyde Project tour, a hometown show for the former, who use this to their advantage as their EP release show for latest offering Is This All We Are. Midweek and Beachside Cafe […]

INK. live at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

INK. Appeared on the scene in March with their debut EP Heaven and May sees the trio out on their first UK tour. Tonight in Cardiff, we are treated to a brilliant evening. Opening with Fever, INK.’s vocalist/guitarist Todd Dorigo shows off his silky smooth vocals and old-school rock ‘n’ roll guitar lines. Bassist Dougie […]

Trivium & Co. live @ Brixton Academy

As Code Orange headed off stage to a stunned crowd, I wondered how I would start this review. What came to mind was; three of the most exciting bands in metal, and Trivium, wow Brixton. I decided against that as it sounds critical towards Trivium. A stance I definitely didn’t want to take once Trivium […]

Lower Than Atlantis with support from The Faim @ Gloucester Guildhall

Opening the show are Australian quartet The Faim. Despite the majority of the crowd not knowing who they are as they took to the stage, the quartet show their promise and the reason why not only Australia but the entirety of the world who have heard of them are raving about them. With a frontman who […]

The Wombats @ Alexandra Palace, London

The Wombats put on a sensational show at Alexandra Palace on Tuesday (27th March 2018). The band made an electrifying entrance with Cheetah Tongue before moving into Give Me A Try. 1996 was very chaotic, with a large portion of the crowd near the front collapsing but lead singer Matthew Murphy made sure everyone was okay before restarting the song after everyone had recovered. Lemon […]

Fall Out Boy live at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

After a 45 minute queue around the block to get into the arena, deafening screams are heard as the big screens on either side of the stage show Panic! At The Disco‘s Brendan Urie leading to a huge sing-a-long to Death Of A Bachelor. Things calm down after this, that is until Against The Current take to the […]

While She Sleeps, Counterfeit and Blood Youth live at O2 Institute, Birmingham!

It’s a dismal February evening in Birmingham but the frigid weather has done little to put off the Sleeps family who huddle between the barricades outside the O2 Institute. Once inside, Blood Youth are up first and so it falls to them to thaw out the gathering crowd. They kick the proceedings off with a […]

Turbowolf live @ Scala London

Turbowolf put on one of the most eclectic high energy shows of 2018 so far at a near capacity Scala. Playing an almost even spread of songs from their 3 albums, the energy levels never dipped across the 12 song set. Supports for this show came from Big Spring and Puppy. Big Spring, a grunge […]

Milk Teeth w/Nervus & Fangclub @ Buyers Club Liverpool

There doesn’t seem to be a month go by when Milk Teeth don’t announce a new series of live dates. Whether it’s trekking around the UK in support of last years marvelous Be Kind and Go Away EPs or going round the USA with Enter Shikari, Milk Teeth have to be one of the hardest […]

Waterparks, Patent Pending & Dead live at Y Plas, Cardiff

Opening the show are UK rockers Dead! who show just why they are one of the most popular underground acts in the UK right now. The crowd enjoyed the set, singing along and getting involved with the grungy rockers. At times, the vocals were lost in the mix but this did not impact too much on […]

The Xcerts live @ Heaven London

On Friday night, The Xcerts, offered a few hundred people a brilliant chance to escape from the cold outside. Playing every song from their brilliant 2018 release Hold On To Your Heart, the trio proved they have mastered the art of joyous rock music. Even with the attendance hampered by the bad weather, it was […]

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