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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Of Mice & Men – O2 Academy, Bristol – LIVE REVIEW

For years Of Mice & Men have fought a tough battle just to write and play music. Now armed with a new album and the future theirs for their taking, they took off on a UK tour stopping at Bristol’s O2 Academy. Many will tell you that the New York Hardcore scene was a phenomenon exclusive to the 1980s and 90s. They’re wrong. Born out of Queens, New York, Sylar are carrying the torch for rap based metal and are[…]

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Mallory Knox – The Haunt, Brighton – LIVE REVIEW

Mallory Knox seemed to have a remarkable 2017. From releasing their latest album, Wired, in the Spring to headlining 2000 Trees Festival in the Summer, the Cambridge alt-rockers were making their mark on the British music scene. In February 2018 vocalist Mikey Chapman left the band. The news came as a shock to Mallory Knox’s fans but the band reassured them that they weren’t splitting up and that bassist Sam Douglas would step forward as front man. To calm any[…]

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Lower Than Atlantis – Concorde 2, Brighton – LIVE REVIEW

Something has happened at Lower Than Atlantis HQ. Since they formed, way back in 2007, Lower Than Atlantis have become recognisable by an air of preponderance. Their apparent laddish tendencies have been counteracted only by a detectable aloofness. God only knows where all that’s gone. The night was kicked off by Perth’s The Faim one of the newest and most promising names on the touring circuit. Garnering early support from King Pete Wentz, the four piece have embarked on this,[…]

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Tiny Moving Parts – The Dome, London – LIVE REVIEW

Emo is an ever evolving thing and often taken to all kinds of places by all kinds of bands. Today’s leading emo-innovators are more subtle in their sullenness, leaning away from punk and further towards indie, and they’re all being led by the likes of Tiny Moving Parts, who took to the stage at London’s The Dome this month.   Each date of this UK tour has featured a different opening act and tonight the task was bestowed upon Middle[…]

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