SEPTEMBER EXPOSURE – Haggard Cat

If you’re thinking: “hey, I recognise those two from somewhere else” it’s because you probably do. Up until August of 2017 Matt and Tom were two fifths of Baby Godzilla – a band whose sound was only trumped in the insanity stakes by the fact that their name once landed them with a threatened law suit from the Japanese film and distribution company Toho. They promptly rebranded as HECK. Back in 2011 HECK’s bassist, Paul Shelley went to Copenhagen for[…]

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Vukovi vs the afterLIVE Grab Bag

Vukovi were our standout band at 2000 Trees Festival 2017 and expectations for their set this year were high. They took those expectations and they battered them to within an inch of their life. From mosh pits to dedicated crowd surfers – they were having so much fun in the Cave pit that vocalist Janine Shilstone spent most of the set in there with them. Shortly after that exceptional set we caught up with Vukovi in the Press Tent…  

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AUGUST EXPOSURE – Holding Absence

Often there is a lot of industry discussion over the succession plan of rock music. Sometimes our community has lengthy discussions about who is the most promising name in our scene. Sometimes the answer isn’t up for debate. This is Holding Absence. The second annual Heavy Music Awards rolled into London town last week to honour and celebrate the year’s outstanding rock music achievements from Best Live Band to Best Producer and beyond. Amongst the celebrated were the likes of[…]

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JULY EXPOSURE – Vukovi

We only mentioned it a few hundred times but we’re big fans of 2000 Trees Festival. It is a scientific (probably) fact that the best thing about festivals is their ability to find your new favourite band for you. You’ll be wandering across the field, soaking in the weather (in one way or another) drinking a beer, eating a burger and suddenly you’ll hear something. At 2000 Trees Festival 2017 that’s what happened to us and what we heard was[…]

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JUNE EXPOSURE – Screech Bats

Time and time again the music universe has proved that sometimes it’s the Plan B projects that really pack a punch. When Kit Reeves and Lexi Clark were members of melodic punk-rock band Hearts Under Fire, they joined forces with bassist Rio Hellyer and vocalist Esme Baker to start a side band. What they found was that the side project worked. All four musicians shared a dedicated enthusiasm to both music and, frankly, having a laugh. Once Hearts Under Fire[…]

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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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