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Team Member: Mark Wincott

Hey! I am Mark, a recovering grunger who had hair...oh and I once got barred from a Wetherspoons. I'm also always wondering who this "better" person people keep telling me I should know is!

Mark Wincott's Articles:

Amplifier – Trippin With Dr Faustus

Manchester’s Amplifier return with their sixth and most definitive album to date, ‘Trippin’ With Dr Faustus‘, due for release via Rockosmos June 30th. via Rockosmos, via all digital distributors and available on double 180g gatefold transparent vinyl, a collector’s edition mediabook. I’m about to confess, and it’s not even Sunday. This is my first time […]

Esprit D’Air – Constellations!

London based Japanese-rockers Esprit D’Air have announced their new album ‘Constellations‘ will be released on the 30th of June. The rockers are not seeking a major record label which means they are trying to be self-sufficient. Producing everything themselves, they record, mix and master their own releases in their own home recording studio. Esprit D’Air […]

The 1957 Tail Fin Fiasco – Not For Everyone

Right, get this, Essex isn’t all about TOWIE, the sugar hut or Colchester being the first capital of Roman Britain. No, it’s not, Essex also has the Wetherspoons dwelling enigmatic former Londoners, The 1957 Tail- Fin Fiasco. Named after a fiasco of the Cadillac in 1957. Anyway, previous EP/Albums Cruise Control, Private Jet Flashback and […]

Verse Metrics -We’ll Be Listening and Remembering Until We’re Old and Unsteady

Verse Metrics are a groove driven band from the City of Glasgow who formed in 2010. These four cats have released their latest EP at the beginning of December. The title I hear you ask? Well it’s a mouthful and a tongue twister of a title…here it is:- We’ll be listening and Remembering Until We’re […]

Guttermouth – New Car Smell

The Huntington beach bad boys, Guttermouth are back with latest EP, New Car Smell. The follow up to ‘Got It Made’. ‘Got It Made’ was their first release of new tracks in 10 years. That was in July. Now a few months down the line the Punk southerners are back with six heavy, fast and loud tracks.

Soil @ O2 Academy Islington, London

In amongst Angel shopping centre lies the Islington Academy, one of few old-school music venues still kicking about. Walking up the stairs the wealth of dried beer and B.O is so potent I can taste it. Through the double doors leads into the dark area...

Wille and the Bandits & Elles Bailey @ 100 Club, London | Review

Sometimes you don’t always see and feel the connection between band members, but with these guys you do. You see they are each other’s breath. Their talent and love of music is unquestionable. And tonight, is another reason why Wille and the Bandits are one of the UK’s best kept secrets and showcase one of Joe Bonnamasa's favourite slide guitarists.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ Oslo, London

One night in a Big Easy Restaurant somewhere in London, music was heard, music I hadn’t heard before, and it was in the background. Out popped Soundhound to scan the sound that pricked up my ears…it came back saying, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band…. I looked into these cats and liked what I heard.

Interview With The Kut At Camden Rocks Festival

Mark Wincott & Robert Brennan caught up with the brilliant The Kut, a three-piece 90s grunge inspired outfit. Fresh off the back of performing, the trio joined Mark and Robert in a park somewhere in North West London for a chat...

Camden Rocks Festival 2016 Review

In the best Bruce Buffer impersonation that you can do – WE ARE LIVE. 20 venues 200 bands and a press pass! Welcome to Camden Rock festival which adds more hustle and bustle to THIS vibrant part of London Town, the world famous Camden Town

Elessar – Reflections

Elessar have put together a polished EP, the structure is well thought out, mixed with a clean production. Reflections shows that they are on a road, to not sit in traffic but be at the front of the F1 grid.

Pryti – Bitter Pill (Single Review)

‘Bitter Pill’ is a slow burner and is a great introduction to Pryti as an artist.

Like Pacific – Distant Like You Asked

Distant Like You Asked is broody, anger fueled music that has pushed the bar. Like Pacific are showing the world this is what they do, be prepared for more intensity to come from this five piece.

The Shapers – Reckless Youth

Toulouse Pop Punk band ‘The Shapers’ release their EP ‘Reckless Youth’ on the 26th February. Past winners of best up and coming band and have shared the stage with Punk legends Pennywise and NOFX is certainly a dream that’s coming true for this alternative punk trio.

RHYN – Absence

The band is Rhyn who’ll be hitting the music scene as hard as plantar fasciitis hits the soul of the foot. They have been likened to hard hitting bands such as Muse and Biffy Clyro and I did see the name of Nirvana crop up too.

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