Live Reviews

Live Review: Bury Tomorrow, in Reading

It’s always a hard ask to open a show like this – its early, people have been waiting around in a queue outside since God only knows when and the first thing they get is Confessions of a Traitor front man Stephen MacConville jumping over the barricade. Credit where it’s due, I thought MacConville was fighting a losing battle but ...

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Live Review: William Control, The Globe, Newcastle

When did this whole scene happen? I’m not talking about the ‘goth’, or the ‘dark-wave’ scene, or even the ‘grave wave’ scene. The current scene of unsigned or non-mainstream rock bands that celebrate all things dark, yet with a sense of great fun? In Newcastle you will see the same faces at these gigs. Gigs by Fearless Vampire Killers, Ashestoangels, ...

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Live Review: The Amity Affliction & Volumes, Bristol

Volumes opened the show tonight and they certainly got the crowd going! Fans have already done a warm-up and we are only two tracks in. Fitting in very well tonight the American band (LA.) bring a great bulk of Metalcore. Vocalist Michael Barrtells addresses the crowd: “The Amity Affliction are about to come in here and destroy this whole room… promise me ...

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Live Review: Robin Trower, The Sage, Gateshead

The word ‘legend’ is overused at times in the press to describe fairly recent acts. Well think of it this way: Have they been compared to Hendrix? Have they worked with some of the world’s most respected musicians? Are they still releasing albums at the age of 70? probably not. Robin Trower could say ‘yes’ to all of these. Gateshead’s ...

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Live Review: Young Guns – Bowery District, Reading

Before making my way down to the Bowery District for the first time, I worked out it was five years since I’d last seen Young Guns. The two year period before that seemed that they played every festival going and had either a headline or high profile support slot each month. Fast forward to now, coming back from a few ...

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Live Review: Therapy? – Triggerfinger – in Brighton

Everyone needs some Therapy?! As some of you may know the Threapy? Disquiet Tour has not had a smooth start due to Andy’s illness, therefore it has really started at the Concorde2 in Brighton 31th March. The Concorde 2 team delivered a smooth experience to both the audience and the musicians both sound and light wise. The first guest on ...

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Live Review: Ashestoangels & 48 Hours, Think Tank, Newcastle

Anyone who has been to Think Tank in Newcastle will know it is a unique little venue that attracts all kinds of acts. Just a couple of weeks ago Wednesday 13 played here and in a matter of weeks, so will indie outfit Lisbon. It’s not unusual for Think Tank to have a few bands in one night, and this ...

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Review: Bonafide – Live at the Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

Nice Boys Don’t Play Rock ‘n’ Roll. We all know that. Fortunately for us (though) all the way from the lower end of dirtier Sweden — Malmö in fact — Bonafide has arrived on these shores these last weeks to save us from moderation and to rescue us from the tedium of our daily toil. We are grateful for their ...

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Photos: Fozzy – The Dirty Youth – Malrun – in Wolverhampton

Malrun Danish modern metallers Malrun opened the show with heavy guitar riffs and melodic harmonies. Check out their most recent video for ‘Cycle of Abuse‘ here – you will not be dissapointed! The Dirty Youth The Dirty Youth are a band that we are very excited about at the moment. They will soon releases their new album ‘Gold Dust’ and it ...

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Photoset: GUN – The Wild Lies – Klasside – in Wolverhampton

Photo-set includes: Klasside, The Wild Lies, and GUN Klasside Klasside are a midland-based alternative band combining elements of rock, funk, rap and folk into a melodic, modern sound. Check them out here. The Wild Lies Are you craving some Hard Rock with that oh so hard to re-create 80’s feel!? – Look no further then The Wild Lies! These High ...

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