Reviews

GALACTIC COWBOYS, Long Way Back To The Moon

Galactic Cowboys return after nearly 20 years with Long Way Back To The Moon

Back again after an almost twenty-year absence comes the Galactic Cowboys with a new album, one which features all four original members of the band. Not too many bands wait so long between albums but the Galactic Cowboys found themselves in a situation whereby they were caught between two polar opposites. Initially signed to Geffen, they were heralded as the ...

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IAmFire, From Ashes 

IAmFire packs one hell of a punch with debut From Ashes 

From Ashes is the debut released from Danish based stoner rock band IAmFire and, evidently, was recorded as far back as 2014. I’m unclear as to why the delay between the recording of the album and its eventual release, but the band cryptically say “life is not always a day at the races. We’re extremely pleased to have been able ...

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Mastodon

Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show

Topping album of the year polls for almost two decades and seemingly reinventing their sound with every subsequent album, Atlanta Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show along with Chicago based post-metal outfit, Russian Circles, and Mastodon’s ever familiar support band, Red Fang. Russian Circles started the show and it feels like their set ...

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Greenleaf

The Underworld became “tonehenge” courtesy of Greenleaf, The Atomic Bitchwax and Steak.

Christmas came early this month, for those of the stoner scene in London. The Underworld was set to become “tonehenge” for the evening with a trio of bands providing the finest desert rock/stoner/psychedelic musicianship you could wish for, courtesy of Greenleaf, The Atomic Bitchwax, and Steak. Kicking off the show was Londons very own Steak, my love for this band ...

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Blind River

Blind River leave an impression after playing free show at The Black Heart

When you have a birthday midweek and hit a good few pubs with friends, there is little more that can top it off perfectly than finding yourself a gig at the weekend. Mine was already pre-planned, having had the pleasure of photographing Blind River early this year supporting Grand Magus where they really left an impression, I found myself really ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED PHANTOM ANTHEM

August Burns Red return with a refreshed heaviness on Phantom Anthem

The seventh album from August Burns Red is undoubtedly their most ambitious to date. The 11 tracks that make up Phantom Anthem are unlike anything they have produced before, and while overall that offers something new and shows intent to play around and attempt to remould their genre, it does have its flaws. The positives are immediate. There is a ...

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Seven Stories High - Deadweight

Review: Seven Stories High – Deadweight

Pop-Punk kids, now is your time to fix up, look sharp and listen, as you may be about to discover a new favourite band (feel free to thank us later). Welsh quintet Seven Stories High are coming straight back out of Swansea with a brand new four track EP, Deadweight, a kickass, albeit all too brief romp through the heavier ...

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Gorillaz

Not all Gorillaz fans stick around for full set | Manchester 2017

Manchester Arena, 1st December 2017 Gorillaz have returned to the UK after 7 years, which is pretty much a million years, but it was well worth the wait! With the Launch of their new album Humanz, it will be an interesting night as it  has had mixed reviews. Lets not worry about that for now though as we hear tonight’s ...

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Satyricon play venue located inside a cave in Norway!

The Norwegian black metal institution that is Satyricon recently embarked on a club tour in their native country, which, luckily, included a visit to Hulen in Bergen on a cold and bleak Wednesday night. Not surprisingly, the gig was sold out and the room was crammed with people. Witnessing a band of this size at a small, intimate venue such ...

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JW Jones at The Robin 2: 28th November

Four piece support act The Hand & The Flowers make amiable sounds from onstage, ranging from a crunchy blues rock of the early ZZ Top persuasion on opening number ‘One Is The Truth, The other is A Lie’ to more Rory Gallagher styled rifferama on songs like ‘What You Want’ though their soloing is less frenetic. Most interesting are numbers ...

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