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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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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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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Don Broco – Engine Shed, Lincoln – LIVE REVIEW

In between the release of their top five album, Technology, and their hotly anticipated Reading and Leeds Festival set Don Broco embarked on one of their most ambitious UK tours to date. The Bedford lads hit up towns they’ve never visited before including a stop at Lincoln’s Engine Shed and brought an impressively strong roster of support acts with them. 19-year-old Dominic Harrison, who performs as YUNGBLUD, was first up – exploding on to the stage in a fit of[…]

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Cove – Cellar, Oxford – LIVE REVIEW

Two years of obstinate hard work finally amounted to the release of Cove’s Sophomore record, A Conscious Motion, earlier this year. Armed with their new release the Kent hardcore-outfit embarked on their very first UK headline tour to show everyone just what they’re made of. First up at Oxford’s The Cellar, Manchester’s Parting Gift – who might just be the world’s most aesthetically loyal band. From skulking on to tonight’s stage with their backs to the audience, to a vocalist[…]

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