Handmade Festival – Leicester – 28/04/2017 – 30/04/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

From finding infamous monarchs underneath car parks to winning the Premier League, the city of Leicester has proved itself to be full of surprises. But in April it scored the hat trick with the most representative music and arts festival the UK has seen all year. Handmade Festival 2017. Over the past few years the nation has begun to appreciate what nearly 40,000 university students have known for quite some time. That Leicester is a truly remarkable city, the heart[…]

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COMMUNITY – 2000 TREES 2017 – BUILDING A FESTIVAL DIARY

DAY THREE: Since 2007 2000 Trees has established itself as a haven for musical creativity. But music isn’t the only art form celebrated across Upcote Form. Every year a group of fervent art students spend set up week creating impressive art installations to be admired across the festival. Thanks to the vision and expert guidance from both Holly and Dan the art group have already created a stunning TREES installation that will greet you all once you’ve grabbed your wristband[…]

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Weirds – The Boileroom, Guildford – 03/04/2017 – LIVE REVIEW & GRAB BAG

Shortly after announcing that their debut album, SWARMCULTURE, will be released on May 26th, Leeds psych-grunge quartet, Weirds, set off on a tour of the UK, unleashing their intense soundscapes across the country including Guildford’s Boileroom. Acclaimed for their hardworking nature, Weirds have maintained a strong hands-on approach, creating their own zines and orchestrating their own shows. It’s a tactic that will finally pay off as their long awaited debut is incoming. The album, hailed as ‘an escapist and mesmerising[…]

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COMMUNITY – You Me At Six – Alexandra Palace – 15/04/2017 – REVIEWING THE REVIEW

On Monday 17th April 2017, The Guardian printed Ian Gittins’ review of the last night of You Me At Six’s Night People  tour at Alexandra Palace. Needless to say, Ian did not enjoy himself at the show.  In a less than pleasant tone Gittins addressed his disdain at what he referred to as “an utterly generic, entirely unremarkable arena-rock band.” What followed was an onslaught of seemingly personal slams decorated with a spattering of critique based largely around his issue[…]

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Mallory Knox – Portsmouth Pyramid Centre – 02/04/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

For British music fans there is an awful lot to be proud of. Our industry has long been praised for creating some of the greatest musicians in the world and it shows no sign of slowing down. Mallory Knox have been making their contribution to that since 2009 and released their third sensational album in March of this year. The Wired tour kicked off soon after which saw the Cambridge five-piece stop off at Portsmouth’s Pyramid Centre with some UK[…]

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