Homebound – Joiners, Southampton – LIVE REVIEW

We’ve come to a typically quiet time in the music calendar with festival season 2018 at an end and a string of incredible winter tours ahead but Farnham’s Homebound seized the opportunity and made August entirely their own. The quartet released their second EP More To Me Than Misery on August 17th via Rude Records and quickly took their new record on tour around the UK hitting up Southampton’s The Joiners (aka Britain’s best small venue) at the end of[…]

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afterLIVE LIVE, ARXX, The Don’t Knows, The Wingmen- The Palace, Hastings – LIVE REVIEW

There was only one way we could end a long, hot, summer, packed with amazing festivals and incredibly sweaty gigs. We had to throw our own show on the beach. Obviously. Hastings has proved to be one of music’s best kept secrets. Almost every pub and bar in the seaside town boasts an impressive schedule of live music largely from the overwhelming amount of talented musicians who call this place home. Both The Wingmen and The Don’t Knows have taken[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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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