Yur Mum, afterLIVE LIVE, The Fighting Cocks, Kingston, 23/09/2017, Photo Credit: Angelah Betmead

afterLIVE Live – 23.09.2017 – Some Crappy Footage To Say Thank You

We threw our very first party at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston on September 23rd 2017. Here, have some crappy amateur footage of the night that might go someway into expressing how grateful and proud we all are here at afterLIVE. From the very bottom of our hearts we thank all of the bands, the venue and everybody who helped pull the night off. It was a momentous occasion for afterLIVE and we can’t wait for Round Two!    […]

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Slam Dunk – The Forum, Hatfield – 29/05/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

Nowadays it’s sadly rare to see the words “SOLD OUT” plastered across the poster of a UK Rock Music Festival. But take a glance at the Slam Dunk Festival 2017 website and you’ll notice – the whole darn thing was packed out. The reason why less and less festivals manage to sell out is a complicated one, open for debate and already heavily analysed. But the reason why Slam Dunk CAN is pretty obvious. Every year they pull together a[…]

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2000 Trees Festival – Cheltenham – 06/07/2017 – 08/07/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

Dear Andy, Brendan, James, Mark, Rob and Si, (Opted for alphabetical order again, so far so good). Last year I came to what is still your shining accomplishment, 2000 Trees Festival, to lend a hand during set up week and blog a bit. Afterwards I struggled to compact everything I felt about my time there into a review and instead opted to write you a letter. Namely, this letter. I incorrectly assumed that nothing would ever beat my week at 2KT 2K16[…]

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WIN TICKETS TO A SOLD OUT ARCANE ROOTS SHOW

[[COMPETITION TIME]] The sensational Arcane Roots are set to play an incredibly intimate acoustic show at Strongroom Bar on September 16th – want to be there with one of your mates? We’ve got two tickets to giveaway to this SOLD OUT show, all you have to do is head to our Facebook page, comment on our competition post, and tag the friend you’d like to bring along! One pair of pals will be randomly selected and announced shortly after entry[…]

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2000 TREES 2017 – SET UP WEEK 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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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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2000 Trees Festival 2017 – afterLIVE’s Line-Up Wish List

One of the best things about Christmas being over is that we can stop pretending we’re jolly and start to focus on the ACTUAL ‘most wonderful time of the year.’ That’s right everyone, Festival Season is nearly here and soon enough (161 days and counting) the almighty 2000 Trees Festival will be underway! With a line-up announcement surely imminent, those wonderful folk over at 2K started to fuel the fire with a Facebook post asking who YOU would want on[…]

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Farro (ex Paramore) ?

It’s a late-November Friday night in Kingston, London’s all but secret music capital. The Christmas light switch on has made the London traffic even more typically ‘London’ than usual, which would be comical if it weren’t for the fact that even the support acts are cutting it fine. Tonight’s venue, The Fighting Cocks, is decorated with posters proudly announcing that tonight it will play host to “Farro (ex-Paramore)”. Inside, US-newcomers Farro are preparing for a hypnotic set in support of[…]

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