Dead Naked Hippies – Sebright Arms, London – LIVE REVIEW

Every now and again a group of dedicated promoters and musicians come together to create one perfect line up. This was one of those nights. Dead Naked Hippies, GRAVVES and Tom Bright and the Dynamite at East London’s Sebright Arms. It must be said that your lyrics will always be under a lot of pressure when you choose a band name that rhymes. Luckily Tom Bright and the Dynamite’s discography more than withstands the scrutiny. Armed with just an acoustic[…]

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Mallory Knox vs the afterLIVE Grab Bag

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster of a year for Mallory Knox but the now-quartet are confident that there’s plenty to look forward to in the future. With a nerve-wracking but incredible UK tour under their belts and a handful of summer festival slots fast approaching it’s safe to say Mallory Knox’s reinvention is going swimmingly. Whilst we impatiently wait for details of the band’s new album we met up with bassist, and now frontman, Sam Douglas on a gloriously sunny[…]

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JUNE EXPOSURE – Screech Bats

Time and time again the music universe has proved that sometimes it’s the Plan B projects that really pack a punch. When Kit Reeves and Lexi Clark were members of melodic punk-rock band Hearts Under Fire, they joined forces with bassist Rio Hellyer and vocalist Esme Baker to start a side band. What they found was that the side project worked. All four musicians shared a dedicated enthusiasm to both music and, frankly, having a laugh. Once Hearts Under Fire[…]

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Download Festival – Donnington Park, Derby – LIVE REVIEW

At first glance Download’s 2018 line up wasn’t exceptional. The headliner choices were barely something to write home about. Download’s Main Stage has been graced by the likes of Iron Maiden, AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Def Leppard and Aerosmith to name a few. These aren’t just names, these are the bands that defined the genre. Can Avenged Sevenfold really be considered of the same ilk? It’s certainly debatable. Should they have been given a chance regardless? Absoloutely! Did they completely crush[…]

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Camden Rocks Festival – Camden, London – LIVE REVIEW

Camden Town has been the haven of the others since Pink Floyd played their debut show at the Roundhouse in 1966. It’s venues are host to the best gig’s in the capital all year round but on June 2nd they joined forces for the seventh Camden Rocks Festival. For one glorious Saturday, Camden Rocks took over more than 20 venues from Crescent Coffee in Mornington Crescent all the way down the high street to The Fiddler’s Elbow in Chalk Farm.[…]

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Slam Dunk Festival – South, Hatfield Park – LIVE REVIEW

We’ve been waiting all year long and we’re finally here. Festival Season is upon us, is suspiciously sunny out, and Slam Dunk South 2018 is a go. For eight years Slam Dunk South’s home has been the campus of Hertfordshire University. The site definitely had its plus points not least of which was the distinct lack of grass, or mud more specifically. Whilst Hertfordshire Uni’s intimate nature has felt special in previous years it inevitably led to capacity and health[…]

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