Live Reviews

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Alkaline Trio @ The Forum, London

Alkaline Trio have been knocking around a while now – their debut album ‘Goddamnit’ was released in 1998, and their most recent ‘My Shame Is True’ just last year. The crowd on this Saturday night at The Forum reflects their ranging appeal and long-term growing fanbase, with a mix of older and younger fans packing out the sold-out standing section ...

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Review: Hit The Deck Festival 2014

Hit The Deck Festival takes place yearly, playing a day each in Bristol and Nottingham. RAMzine were at the Nottingham leg of the festival, and here are our selected highlights… Hit The Deck always proves to have an interesting and diverse line-up, with a mixture of big name bands and up-and-comers, 2014’s festival proved no different. First off the bat, ...

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Foreigner, Europe & FM Live at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Tuesday 15th April

Review by Paul H Birch, Photos by Lisa Billingham Tonight there’s a good vibe in Wolverhampton and inside its Civic Theatre FM kick off promptly, giving us the one-two punch of Tough Love and I Belong To the Night as Steve Overland’s voice echoes outside to be heard by those yet to be let in. Don’t Stop rocks out with ...

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Heaven’s Basement at The Cockpit, Leeds

After seeing Heaven’s Basement play at The Duchess in York back in July 2013, I jumped at the chance to see the guys play again. Seeing the band play for the first time they blew me away and I have been hooked ever since. From a stifling Saturday night in July to a cold Sunday evening in March, the change ...

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Thy Art Is Murder

Thy Art Is Murder @ The Joiners, Southampton

Love them or hate them, there’s no way you can scoff at Thy Art Is Murder. The Australian crew have made impressions all over the world with only their second album, the recently released Hate and it’s hard to say there hasn’t been a month where these guys aren’t doing something spectacular. And despite numerous UK visits in recent times, ...

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The Quireboys Acoustic Show at Robin 2 Bilston

The Quireboys have led a somewhat ragged existence – half the time they have had their heads held proudly skywards – with crowns rising into glittering heavens – but for the rest of their time they have been on their knees … with toes in the gutter. As a result, you probably cannot get any more emotionally wrought – or ...

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The Hype Theory @ Unit ,Southampton – 24/1/14

Tonight’s gig hosted by Critical Wave at Unit Nightclub, Southampton turned into one of those evenings it was definitely worth leaving the house for. First up were ‘Sights’ a fairly happening heavy guitar band who had a strong leaning towards early Foo Fighters towards the end of their set. It was refreshing to see a heavy rock band with a ...

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Lamb of God @ Southampton O2 Guildhall – 12/01/14

A proper Lamb Of God tour round the British Isles has been long overdue. It’s been nearly two years since the release of the band’s latest record, Resolution, and nearly 4 years since the band’s most recent UK tour. True, there have been visits for a few festival appearances and one-off shows, but for some fans a gig in their hometown ...

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Gnarwolves

Gnarwolves – Live @ The Haunt, Brighton 20/12/13

Hometown shows are normally a cause for a party and Gnarwolves certainly know how to put on a party. On Friday 20th December, Brighton skate punk trio Gnarwolves played their final show on their headline tour at The Haunt. The night started off with Brighton’s newest punk sensations, His and Hers. Although His and Hers sound isn’t too far off ...

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mallory knox

Mallory Knox Live @ O2 Academy Islington 2013

If you think you’ve had a good 2013, there are five boys from Cambridge that just might have beat you. Releasing debut album ‘Signals’ at the beginning of the year and touring worldwide since – has thrust Mallory Knox into the eye of the rock scene, with the album receiving widespread acclaim and making it on to many an ‘album ...

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