Weirds – The Boileroom, Guildford – 03/04/2017 – LIVE REVIEW & GRAB BAG

Shortly after announcing that their debut album, SWARMCULTURE, will be released on May 26th, Leeds psych-grunge quartet, Weirds, set off on a tour of the UK, unleashing their intense soundscapes across the country including Guildford’s Boileroom. Acclaimed for their hardworking nature, Weirds have maintained a strong hands-on approach, creating their own zines and orchestrating their own shows. It’s a tactic that will finally pay off as their long awaited debut is incoming. The album, hailed as ‘an escapist and mesmerising[…]

Read more

Twin Atlantic – The Academy – 10/12/2016 – LIVE REVIEW

On September 9th 2016 Twin Atlantic unleashed a ferociously rock ‘n’ roll album entitled GLA. It was named in honour of Glasgow, the bands home town and the city that shaped them as people and as musicians. So, when it came to their UK tour last year, we swiftly booked flights to see them in the only place it made sense to. Dublin. It was a decision that made much more sense than it seems to. As frontman Sam McTrusty[…]

Read more

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,[…]

Read more

With Confidence – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – 02/03/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

If I told you that last weekend we endured a nine and a half hour coach journey to Scotland just to get a tattoo and come home again, only the reckless amongst you would nod-along in complete acceptance. To make the whole thing a little less nonsensical we hoped that we might be able to come across a fun loving, Australian pop-punk band playing in a nearby legendary venue. As luck would have it, With Confidence were in town playing[…]

Read more

Dead! – Boston Music Rooms – 03/02/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

After five years of smashing festivals and slaying support slots the time has finally come for Dead! to embrace life as the headline act that they truly are. On February 3rd 2017, Boston Music Room played host as the London locals showcased why they are one of the finest British bands on the scene. Dead’s discography doesn’t yet boast a full-length album yet tonight’s set list is packed with immediate-anthems that will undoubtedly become pin-points to describe this generation of[…]

Read more

COMMUNITY – 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[…]

Read more

You Me At Six – Dingwalls – 26/11/2016 – LIVE REVIEW

You Me At Six certainly made the most of 2016 with the release of ‘Night People’ (the first single and title track of their upcoming fifth album), secret sets at Reading and Leeds Festival and heading out on the most intimate YMAS UK tour for years. It didn’t take long for the five lads from Surrey to become inescapable once again. They’d been silent for nearly a year, but within days it felt like they’d never left.   Then, just before[…]

Read more

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[…]

Read more

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[…]

Read more

Farro (ex Paramore) ?

It’s a late-November Friday night in Kingston, London’s all but secret music capital. The Christmas light switch on has made the London traffic even more typically ‘London’ than usual, which would be comical if it weren’t for the fact that even the support acts are cutting it fine. Tonight’s venue, The Fighting Cocks, is decorated with posters proudly announcing that tonight it will play host to “Farro (ex-Paramore)”. Inside, US-newcomers Farro are preparing for a hypnotic set in support of[…]

Read more