Team Member: Gareth Rooke

Hi I'm Gareth, A foolish Welshman that has found himself living in Scotland. I adore live music and this all started back in University when a friend dragged me along to my first gig and I saw Travis. From then on I spent a lot of time going to see bands from rubbish uni bands that had formed one drunken night to the mighty Blur. When I finished uni there was a 10 year gap between gigs (long story). Now though, on any given day of the week I can be found in the venues of Glasgow. With regards to my music taste I love anything with great lyrics and heavy drums. When I was younger (and still am) I was obsessed with a band called Alisha's Attic. When not at a gig I will be found at my computer playing games like Prison Architect, Hearthstone and Wolfenstein.

Gareth Rooke's Articles:

Seaway Live at Stereo, Glasgow

Kicking off the proceedings were local punk-pop band Remind Me of Home. These guys always impress me and are getting better every time I see them. The newer songs are all heading in the right direction for me and are purely tantalizing when they throw in good harmonies. However, the lack of a sound check […]

Woes Chat to AltCorner

While on tour with Seaway I caught up with DJ and Ryan from Woes in Glasgow for a chat. So how is the tour going so far? DJ: Excellent. It has been great, the shows have been busy. Met a lot of people into our band which has been great. A good experience so far. The […]

Lizzy Farrell Chats To AltCorner

While Lizzy Farrall was on tour with Seaway we caught up with her in Glasgow for a chat. So how has the tour been going for you? It’s going really well. If I had to pick a best day so far I would have to say Nottingham. I am finding on this tour that I […]

Seaway chat to AltCorner

On their recent tour we caught up with Ryan Locke from Seaway in Glasgow for a chat. So how is the tour going? Ryan: It’s going really good. First night we were all very tired from the flight, It’s the risk you run. You can either take a day off and get adjusted or go straight […]

Milk Teeth “Go Away Tour 2018” Tickets now on Sale

Tickets for Milk Teeth’s “Go Away Tour 2018” are now on sale and can be picked up here and Having toured relentlessly this year Milk Teeth are just finishing touring with Good Charlotte, they have established themselves as one of UK brightest new rock hopes. Their first two EPs ‘Be Nice’ and ‘Go Away’ showcased the […]

AWOLNATION release video for ‘Seven Sticks Of Dynamite’

AWOLNATION release their official music video for the track ‘Seven Sticks Of Dynamite’, which is taken from the band’s third studio album Here Come The Runts out 2nd February 2018 via Red Bull Records. The video directed by Riley Harper (Hollywood stunt-double for titles such as Little Miss Sunshine, Straight Outta Compton, Sons of Anarchy etc) alongside frontman Aaron Bruno. The […]


Revered punk-rock project Reggie and the Full Effect has announced, their forthcoming, 7th studio album, “41“, will be released on 23rd February 2018 via Pure Noise Records. Today, the act has partnered with Emo Night to debut the record’s first new track, “The Horrible Year,” on the group’s Facebook page. Fans are invited to pre-order the album now at On The Horrible […]

COLD YEARS Reveal ‘Miss You To Death’ Video and Announce UK Tour Dates

Scotland-based rock band Cold Years  are pleased to reveal the video for ‘Miss You To Death’ Commenting on the evolution of their new material, front man Ross Gordon said: “Miss You To Death was the second song we wrote for this record, and it just naturally felt like the lead single from the start. I remember sitting alone one […]

Boss Keloid Announce New Album and Pen Record Deal with Holy Roar Records

British heavy prog psych chiefs Boss Keloid have signed a worldwide deal with Holy Roar Records and are set to release their highly anticipated third album ‘Melted On The Inch’ in Spring 2018. About the deal Boss Keloid said: “We are delighted to be signing to Holy Roar for the release of our new album, Melted […]

NERVUS Added To Milk Teeth Tour March 2018

We are pleased to announce that Nervus will be Touring with Milk Teeth and Fangclub on the “Go Away Tour“, March 2018. You can check out Nervus‘ new Single ‘Sick Sad World’ taken from their second album ‘Everything Dies’ (to be released on 9th March 2018) Listen to ‘Sick Sad World’ below; March 2018 Tour Dates with Milk Teeth and FangClub 13th March, Bristol, Exchange […]

NICKELBACK announce 2018 Headline Tour with SEETHER

Rock icons Nickelback will kick off their massive ‘Feed the Machine’ Tour in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena on 3rd May, 2018. They will be hitting up areas in city across the UK with their biggest and boldest production yet. UK Tour Dates Thu 3rd May – Glasgow. SSE Hydro Sat 5th May – Leeds, First […]

Alt-hardcore LIFETIGHT release new video ‘Dreams’

Alternative hardcore band Lifetight have released their new video for ‘Dreams‘, taken from their acclaimed debut EP Self-Tightled, released 3rd November. Purchase Self-Tightled here: Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of hardcore staple Lock & Key, Lifetight’s self-tightled EP follows Lock & Key in it’s no-holds-barred, straight talking, two-stepping. This alternative hardcore EP builds on the finest traditions of […]

Architects to release limited ‘Doomsday’ 7″ vinyl

Architects will be releasing a limited edition 7” for their latest song ‘Doomsday’ this Friday, 8th December. The 7” will be etched on the B-side and is limited to 1,000 copies. You can pre-order it – HERE Next year the band plan to tour Europe and the UK in January and February 2018. The tour will take the […]

Follow You Home, Live at The Hairy Dog, Derby

Kicking off the night was Sixth Letter. This Rap metal or should I call it nu-metal band came out firing on all cylinders. Along with their music were very fun and entertaining jokes I’m sure I would have got if I was a local. Not sure what “fuck the cheeses” is about but, when in […]

Drowned Out at Live at Cathouse, Glasgow

Starting the night off was Entry Room. They had an awesome vocalist who remind me of Matt Bellamy (Muse). The guitar play was a bit basic and the drum play was too soft for my liking. Good set but need to do more that rely on the vocals. But hats off to them for not […]


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