Death and the Penguin – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton – LIVE REVIEW

Armed with Anomie, the beast of a debut album, London’s Death and the Penguin set off on a tour of the UK ending at Brighton’s Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar ahead of their perfectly matched appearance at ArcTanGent Festival this weekend.   Death and the Penguin have spent the past five years making fans in high places with their seamless blend of math rock, indie and hardcore. With two EPs already turning heads expectations were high for Death and the Penguins[…]

Read more

Polish Club – Paper Dress Vintage, London – LIVE REVIEW

Formed in Sydney in 2015, Polish Club brought their Soul-Punk vibe to every corner of Australia, most recently as main support for Royal Blood’s Oz arena tour. Satisfied that they’d played every, single, Australian festival they turned their attention state-side in April and now they’re here in England to laugh at pubs called “The Cock Tavern” and to play not one, not two, but three London shows. We caught the first blistering, thankfully air conditioned, show of that hat trick[…]

Read more

2000 Trees Festival – Upcote Farm, Cheltenham – LIVE REVIEW

Have we ever mentioned that 2000 Trees Festival is the best place on earth? Obviously, that’s a trick question. Not only have we told you, but we’ve told you emphatically, at length, for three years. There’s a reason for that and that is this: it’s honestly the truth. Ask any band who has ever played, any camper who’s ever pitched up or crew member who’s worked it, they’ll all tell you the same thing. 2000 Trees is the friendliest, most[…]

Read more

2000 Trees Festival – SATURDAY’S TOP THREE

Well, 2000 Trees Festival is over for another year. It was a truly remarkable weekend of music and it’s hard to believe that we need to wait another 12 months to be back at Upcote Farm. We know this should have been with you a couple of days ago but we’ve been struggling with post-trees-blues, but here are the top three bands we saw at 2000 Trees on Saturday. Our full review and gallery is coming soon so keep your[…]

Read more

2000 Trees Festival – FRIDAY’S TOP THREE

A second day done and dusted at 2000 Trees Festival and not even the rain could dampen the mood. This is shaping up to be the best year to date with such an exhaustingly exceptional line up but, with great difficulty, we picked out the best three bands we caught yesterday. Mallory Knox We’ve said it a hundred times over the past few months but this band have worked so hard to find themselves all over again and every Knox[…]

Read more

2000 Trees Festival – THURSDAY’S TOP THREE

WELCOME TO 2000 TREES FESTIVAL 2018 EVERYBODY! Somehow we’re already a day down, and what a day it was! For the first time in Tree-story there was a full Thursday Main Stage Line-Up on offer as well as the usual sterling bands across the Cave, Axiom, Neu and Forest stages. Once we’re home, showered and a few days deep in post-trees blues, we’ll of course post a full blown review of what’s gone down here. For now, these were our[…]

Read more

Foo Fighters – London Stadium, London – LIVE REVIEW

Throughout the past few months, the rumour mill has been ablaze with whispers that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been struggling. Could Dave Grohl’s voice be permanently damaged? publications have asked, a morbid curiosity causing fans to closely consider whether those roars at the end of The Pretender have been less powerful than normal. It wouldn’t be too surprising, as the band have been touring pretty much ceaselessly since their formation in 1994, playing sprawling sets that regularly clock[…]

Read more

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[…]

Read more

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[…]

Read more

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.[…]

Read more