Handmade Festival – Leicester – 28/04/2017 – 30/04/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

From finding infamous monarchs underneath car parks to winning the Premier League, the city of Leicester has proved itself to be full of surprises. But in April it scored the hat trick with the most representative music and arts festival the UK has seen all year. Handmade Festival 2017. Over the past few years the nation has begun to appreciate what nearly 40,000 university students have known for quite some time. That Leicester is a truly remarkable city, the heart[…]

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All Time Low – Brixton Academy – 31/03/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

Hailing from the East Coast of America, All Time Low have been blurring the lines between pop and punk since 2003. They kicked off this year, their 14th in the industry, with a new album announcement quickly followed by a gigantic UK tour, which ended with an explosive show at Brixton Academy. We might just be in the middle of the biggest pop-punk resurgence since the noughties with stellar, fun-loving punk acts, from all over the world, coming out of[…]

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Green Day – O2 Arena – 08/02/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

At a time when bands can take to YouTube to gain recognition at a rate of notts it’s become harder to define a hierarchy of acts. The lines have become blurred between passing stars and genre-defining artists, with bands who seem to have been formed yesterday somehow selling out U.K. stadiums today. But in 1986, at 14-years-old, Mr Billie Joe Armstrong and Mr Mike Dirnt met in Berkeley, California. Together they created Green Day who, more than 30 years later,[…]

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2000 Trees Festival 2017 – afterLIVE’s Line-Up Wish List

One of the best things about Christmas being over is that we can stop pretending we’re jolly and start to focus on the ACTUAL ‘most wonderful time of the year.’ That’s right everyone, Festival Season is nearly here and soon enough (161 days and counting) the almighty 2000 Trees Festival will be underway! With a line-up announcement surely imminent, those wonderful folk over at 2K started to fuel the fire with a Facebook post asking who YOU would want on[…]

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Biffy Clyro – O2 Arena – 08/12/2016 – LIVE REVIEW

Twenty-two years ago a band by the name of ‘Skrewfish’ played their very first live show at the Key Youth Centre in East Kilbride. Seven albums, 155 cumulative weeks in the top seventy-five of the UK album charts and a Mercury Music Prize Nomination later and Biffy Clyro take to the stage at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, as bona fide rock royalty. What came in between these two events is, of course, too much to document here but[…]

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Greywind vs The afterLIVE Grab Bag

Nobody had a better 2016 than Greywind. Fact. Within a week of recording their first demo the Irish siblings were hounded with industry interest before being swept off their feet to tour with the likes of Moose Blood, Thrice and Farro, played Slam Dunk Festival and are about to release their debut album. Now they’ve gone up against the afterLIVE Grab Bag, so it looks like 2017 is off to an even better start. GREYWIND WILL PLAY THEIR FIRST HEADLINE[…]

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