Live Reviews

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

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 – 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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Flashfires @ Lennons, Southampton

Flashfires are a relative new indie-disco band coming from Basingstoke. They’ve just returned from recording their debut album alongside Telsa bassist, Brian Wheat, in the USA which is due for release in early 2014 on Angry Badger Records. With new material to add to their set and a hoard of loyal fans packing the venue we are certainly expecting great ...

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Coheed and Cambria @ Kashbah, Coventry

Coheed and Cambria are a band that have been around since the early 90s – they have released 7 amazing and different studio albums – and they have played with Iron Maiden, Slipknot and Trivium. All of Coheed’s albums are concept albums, they all tell a story called The Amory Wars, all written by lead singer Claudio Sanchez. In the ...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan – Live @ KoKo, London 8/11/13

It’s been a while since The Dillinger Escape Plan have brought their very unique brand of music to our fair shores and the electricity in the air inside the KoKo tonight is a clear indicator of this. Back on their first headline tour in what feels like an eternity, its clear that both the band and the crowd are ready to get ...

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von hertzen brothers

Touchstone and Von Hertzen Brothers at Robin 2, Bilston

Von Hertzen Brothers Way back in the high-days of prog-rock history – the crowds at “Yes”concerts always used to roar with excitement when the band finally played “Roundabout” from their ‘Fragile’ album. I have always been struck by the fact that those dedicated progressive rock fans may well have enjoyed all of the fancy concepts, the de-constructed metaphors, the spiritual ...

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