Author Archives: Laura Phillips

Digital marketer by day, rocker and word scribbler by night. Cramming in as many rock & metal gigs as possible, and writing about the best ones. Hoping to get paid for it one day.
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Hartsick Tour Live Review – Our Hollow Our Home

Our Hollow Our Home formed in 2013 and blasted onto the Hampshire metalcore scene in 2015 with their debut EP //Redefine. There’s been a relatively long hiatus since the release of //Redefine, and patient fans have been well rewarded with an album set to place them firmly on the scene map in 2017. You can read our album review of ...

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Review: Our Hollow Our Home – Hartsick

Southampton’s metalcore heavyweights Our Hollow Our Home recently announced the release date for their long-awaited debut album, Hartsick. Fans had been left on tenterhooks for a full album since the release of 2015’s submersive Redefine EP, and have enjoyed the tantalising drip feeding of Hartsick singles over recent months. Now, the loyal and the steadfast have been rewarded with a ...

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I, The Lion

Interview: I, The Lion

I, The Lion Hit The Road In Support of New EP ‘Run’ Throughout February & March “A band with the potential to light up the British rock scene like a Reuben or Biffy Clyro”, you don’t hear that too often. This quote from RingMaster sits alongside a host of peer and review accolades held by ‘I, The Lion‘, from Kerrang!, ...

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Review: I, The Lion – Run EP

I, The Lion – Run EP Release Date: 9th February 2015 Post punk trio I, The Lion are set to release their latest EP, Run on February 9th 2015, recording with Jason Wilson (You Me At Six, Fightstar, We Are The Ocean). Though still a relatively new band, I, The Lion have established a strong presence in the three or ...

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A Beautiful White European Tour 2015

A Beautiful White European Tour 2015 Heart In Hand, Hand of Mercy, LIFERUINER, & Create To Inspire! March 20th to April 25th 2015 Heart In Hand headline a scorching new UK & European tour with support from Create to Inspire, Hand of Mercy & LIFERUINER, kicking off at London Barfly on March 20th 2015! Eight UK dates are immediately followed by 28 ...

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Skindred – Announce New Single & November/December UK Dates

Never content with sitting still for long, the Skindred boys played an intimate and epic gig at Southampton’s Talking Heads on Sunday 2nd November, and the next morning hopped on the ferry to spread their own brand of UK ragga/punk/metal across Europe. Skindred start the European leg of their immensely successful tour Tuesday 4th November in Eragny, France, then on ...

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Interview with Skid Row’s Dave ‘The Snake’ Sabo

Skid Row released ’18 and Life‘ all the way back in 1989. As a pretty small kid I bought, and still have, the vinyl, (yeah I said vinyl) copy that came sellotaped to a rock magazine around that time. So when this iteration of Skid Row were in town there was no way I wasn’t interviewing them. We caught up ...

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Live Review: Skid Row

It’s late into a damp Wednesday afternoon. I’ve bombed it from work to Bournemouth to get to The Old Fire Station just in the nick of time. A tall, smiley gent opens the door and introduces himself as the tour manager. He is terribly sorry, but the boys are running a little late due to a heavy night last night, ...

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Brant Bjork

Interview with Brant Bjork

Brant Bjork, founding member of the almighty Kyuss and part of Vista Chino,  producer, record label guru, guitarist, singer, drummer, and all round talented guy. He played at the legendary Joiners in Southampton recently with his latest outfit, The Low Desert Punks. We were there to get in a few questions before the show… Low Desert Rocker Brant Bjork debuts ...

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Live Review: Brant Bjork and LTNT

LTNT (Lieutenant), a London based heavy, slightly grungy rock band with a 90s influence, came on as second support and kicked the show into gear with the kind of energy you might not expect on a gloomy Tuesday. Straight in with their signature sound, those who had just arrived had no chance to warm up and were hit with a ...

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