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Holding Absence, Continents & Nightlives @ Clwb Ifor Bach

On Thursday, I was off to Clwb Ifor Bach to see Holding Absence at their sold out hometown show! I’m going to say now that the gig was insanely good! All bands smashed it and I really enjoyed myself. I went to the gig only knowing Holding Absence and Nightlives. I heard a lot of […]

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes bought their highly successful version of alternative punk to the Wedgewood Rooms as part of their sold out UK tour. Opening the bill were Blackpool alt stoner rockers, Strange Bones. Their big riffs and hyperactive frontman were a perfect fit for an opening band in an intimate venue such as […]

Temples at Electric Brixton

To celebrate the release of their new album, ‘Volcano’, Temples put on a psychedelic rock dream of a show at Brixton’s Electric. This tour sees the band play in the UK and Europe, bringing their 60’s sound to a host of eager ears. Creatures kicked off the night with a lively half hour of funky music. You […]

Deference @ Fuel, Cardiff

For the final part of Day of Deference, we bring you a live review of their show in Cardiff! Monday’s are dreary days aren’t they? With the weekend over (this Monday was made even worse with the fact it being Monday meant Creeper’s gig had finished which we were also at last night) and people […]

Blackberry Smoke @ O2 Academy Oxford

Support band and Blackberry Smoke label mates ‘Biters’ have a distinctly retro Glam/hair rock feel to them in both appearance and sound. They get a decent reception from a mixed age crowd with more appreciation coming from the older rockers and a well warmed up crowd ready for the main act. Blackberry Smoke’s tag line […]

Creeper w/ Milk Teeth, Energy and Puppy @ Electric Ballroom, London

A room half full for opening band Puppy, as a few heads bang in sync with the heavy tones provided getting a nice reception after each song. As they explain to the crowd about the “good bands coming up” it is noticeable that the bill is in perfect order as each band is announced, everyone […]

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 […]

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