Dead! – The Golden Age of Not Even Trying – ALBUM REVIEW

After six years as a band, the time has finally come for Dead! to release their debut album. Throughout the years they’ve released multiple EPs, but fans have been crying out for a full-length for a while. If you’ve seen Dead! live at any point in the past two years, you’ll be familiar with a chunk of the songs which appear on The Golden Age of Not Even Trying. Enough, Enough, Enough, Up For Ran$om and You’re So Cheap have[…]

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FEBRUARY EXPOSURE – Alibi

Recognise these guys? You might have seen them play Reading and Leeds Fest last year, or caught the video for their latest single, Space, Man, or even saw them smash their set at the last afterLIVE show. Either way, they’re a bit more than fantastic. This is Alibi. Since our surprise relocation to Hastings last summer we’ve asked about for recommendations on the bands that make the locals most proud. It’s a very musically Formed in 2015, it has been[…]

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Steel Panther – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith – LIVE REVIEW

Animal print spandex, neon guitars, bandanas everywhere and lots and lots of boobs. Steel Panther came back to London.   After spending the early 2000’s in various 80’s glam rock cover bands, Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia joined forces to form the almighty Steel Panther. The epitome of debauchery, their studio albums are a perfect parody of Glam Metal culture and the live shows are a fusion of classic heavy metal and the most uproariously offensive stand-up[…]

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Waterparks, Entertainment – ALBUM REVIEW

Debut album Double Dare catapulted Waterparks into the public consciousness, landing the Houston trio lucrative slots supporting bands including Sleeping With Sirens and All Time Low. Choosing to release their second full-length, Entertainment, less than eighteen months later is a brave move, but it’s one that pays off. Vocalist Awsten Knight’s autobiographical lyrics betray how much he’s had to deal with in the last year. Directly commenting on the band’s rise to fame in lead single Blonde, he admits, “I[…]

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Fall Out Boy – Brixton Electric, Brixton – LIVE REVIEW

Over the course of more than 15 years Fall Out Boy have established themselves as the arena-sized, festival headliner, musical royalty that they deserve to be. So when they announced a show at the 1,800 capacity Brixton Electric – carnage ensued. Many tears were shed once the ‘Sold Out’ sign was propped up in the browser window, and with good reason. It’s been a long time since London saw Fall Out Boy in this sort of setting and by the[…]

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Fall Out Boy, MANIA – ALBUM REVIEW

After seven albums, you’d think Fall Out Boy would have chosen a style and stuck with it, but MANIA proves that this is a band who don’t give a shit about what people expect from them. There’s no competition when it comes down to the best songs on the album, and those are Church and Wilson (Expensive Mistakes). The latter sounds most similar to Fall Out Boy’s older material, although the hackneyed lyric “I’ll stop wearing black when they make[…]

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Seaway – The Joiners, Southampton– LIVE REVIEW

There’s no way around it, January is shit. But if there’s one way to get through it it’s to get down to one of the UK’s most notable music venue’s to dance the night away with one of the most fun bands in the world. So we went to see Seaway at Southampton’s The Joiners. Chester’s Lizzy Farrall served as the classiest opening act possible. With a stripped back, acoustic version of her debut EP, All I Said Was Never[…]

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