Author Archives: Sam Rohde

University of Portsmouth graduate, wannabe rockstar and punk rock enthusiast. I come from a small town in West London and like hanging out in London, especially places with a bit of quirk and character. I enjoy catching gigs - anything from an arena headliner, to a small intimate show or acoustic set. I am a busy and creative person and love to be out and about and meet new people.
Camden Rocks Festival

Preview: Camden Rocks Festival 2016

Camden Town has long been the hub of the UK’s rock ‘n’ roll scene. The British music business might largely be run out of plush West London offices, but it’s in the bars and clubs of Camden where the raw talent which fuels the industry is incubated and developed, where the buzz on the world’s hottest new bands is amplified ...

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Review: Lock & Key – Peaceless

Since forming in 2013 following front man Rich Larder’s emergency operation, Lock & Key have been hell-bent on making mayhem provoking music. Aggressive and emotive, their releases to be date have been a signature hardcore assault. The boys are now poised to release their highly-anticipated debut, which is an absolute monster. The band consists of Rich Larder on vocals, Ben ...

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echo and the bunnymen

SHIIINE ON reveals 2016 line-up

Shiiine On Weekender – An event that made it’s debut last year, have just announced plans for this years festivities.’ This takes places outside of the peak festival period – scheduled to run from the 11-14th November at ‘Butlins’ holiday park in Minehead. A festival that largely showcases Dance and Indie has received a positive amount of praise from attendees last ...

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Altered Sky

Altered Sky reveal new video for ‘Waves’

Altered Sky have got a busy few months coming up – the Scottish Pop-Rockers, who are yet to release their first studio album have punched a hole in to the calendar with the official release date –  November 20th. Already receiving some recent radio time and attention from Kerrang Radio’s Johnny Doom who insists that “They’re Scottish and they’re Brilliant” ...

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Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers out on tour!

Only last year did Stiff Little Fingers release their critically acclaimed ‘No Going Back’. Although there is no going back to the ‘glory days’ and foundations of U.K punk, there is still plenty of room to enjoy some of the remaining gems. Alongside the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers (to name a ...

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city and colour

If I Should Go Before You..

City & Colour – which is the stage and recording persona of Alexisonfire guitarist Dallas Green, have confirmed the release of a new album later this year – the follow up to 2013’s The Hurry & The Harm. If I Should Go Before You will be released on Dine Alone records on October 9th to be precise. Better still, we’re ...

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Dinosaur Pile-up

Review: Dinosaur Pile-up, at Tooting Tram and Social

Grunge-Punk trio Dinosaur Pile-Up, who are due to release their third studio record later this year, took the stage at Tooting Tram and Social last week – a former tram shed turned bar and live music venue. The high ceilings within did nothing to take away the intimacy of this small gig, and for someone who is as big a ...

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anti flag

Anti-Flag release lyric video for ‘Sky is Falling’

Anti-Flag – a huge name in the punk rock arena, a band that have explored record labels, musical themes, politics and social issues in a career spanning over 20 years. A band that have been around so long can not easily be summarised in one paragraph, but can be summarised as a band with something to say for sure. Soon ...

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Death Cab for Cutie

Tour: Death Cab for Cutie

If you missed out on the sold-out summer shows, you just might not be missing out on catching Death Cab for Cutie in the U.K this year. DCFC are already set to play West London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire not once, not twice but thrice in a series of shows in June this year. Tickets for these came and went about ...

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Gallows to unleash ‘Desolation Sounds’

With Wade MacNeil joining Gallows after the departure of mayhem provoking front-man Frank Carter, there was huge anticipation for their first release. Thankfully the line-up change and addition of the former Alexisonfire guitarist on vox did not mean Gallows were all change. For sure, the vocals were different but Gallows retained the energetic and raucous punk sound that had previously led to ...

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