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Tax The Heat

Bristol rock band Tax The Heat release new album Change Your Position

Bristol, UK rock band TAX THE HEAT love creating sounds that bridge the gap between the raw energy of classic British 1960s R&B bands [think Kinks, Yardbirds, The Who] with the riff-oriented, heavy rock of modern proponents such as Them Crooked Vultures or, if you wanna go more bluesy, The Raconteurs. Change Your Position is the follow-up album to their acclaimed ...

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Live: Fearless Vampire Killers, Talking Heads, Southhampton

Kicking off the evening was a London based band called LoveLess. They seemed to be a good selection for starting off the night and got the crowd going. They moved about a lot and took full advantage of the ‘ego’ step that had been placed centre stage. The lead singer I must admit did remind me a little of Manson ...

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New Device

Live Review: New Device / One Last Run, The Firehouse, Southampton

Mother of Pearl give us a loud and proud opener making a good first impression with a good bit of energy. This does die down a bit as they go on; they seem very concentrated when they play giving off this intense vibe which suits the ‘metal Nirvana’ thing they have going on. Between tunes, they’re actually quite light hearted ...

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Photos by Lauren Harris

Takedown Festival 2015

It’s not scorching here at Southampton Uni today, but the rain is keeping off and the sun is just resting behind the clouds. Optimum festival weather. For regulars to the festival there’s a feeling of being reunited with an old friend. For newcomers, there’s almost awe at the intimacy this festival holds. Either way, everyone is eager to begin… (District ...

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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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Blitz Kids

Takedown 2014 add even more bands

Takedown Festival have announced a few more names for this years festival. Heading the additions are Crewe lads Blitz Kids with Heart of a Coward, Heart in Hand, Ghouls and Emp!re joining them. Organisers have also revealed that DJs Mel Clarke, Tommy Conflict and Jon Mahon will be appearing at the official aftershow hosted by alternative club favourites UPRAWR. Check ...

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lamb of god 2012

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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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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devil sold his soul 2013

Devil Sold His Soul @ The Cellar, Southampton

All the bands on tonight’s line-up are at exciting points in their careers. Palm Reader are enjoying a second run of the UK since the release of their debut album in May. We Butter The Bread With Butter are back on British soil for the first time since the release of their third album, Goldkinder, the band’s first full length ...

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circle of reason

Circle of Reason announce UK tour

Southampton based metallers Circle of Reason have announced a November UK tour. The tour, dubbed the Static Tour, are in support of the group’s newest EP, These Hands & This Mind. Check out the dates below! November 09 – Liverpool – Bumper 10 – Bridlington – Shades 11 – Sheffield – South Sea Live 12 – Manchester – Thirsty Scholar ...

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