Such Gold – Komedia, Brighton – LIVE REVIEW

Formed in Rochester, New York, in 2009, Such Gold have been taking their brash style of punk rock around the world for a decade. Powered by sheer determination and vehemence alone – it was time for a UK trip. This UK run has featured some of the nation’s most ingenious venues and tonight we’re in Brighton’s Komedia, perched above a cinema and a Gourmet Burger Kitchen. This is the sort of space that’s invaluable in a city whose most beloved[…]

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Knuckle Puck – The Exchange, Bristol – LIVE REVIEW

  Since pop-punk is one of the last genres that really know how to throw a party and Bristol is one of the last UK cities that know how to host one – Knuckle Puck at The Exchange was bound to be messy. Originally announced for the start of 2018, this rescheduled run of shows has been heralded as one of THE tours of the year since Knuckle Puck were bringing pals Movements and Tiny Moving Parts along for the[…]

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With Confidence – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham – LIVE REVIEW

With Confidence are one of the sunniest bands alive from one of the hottest countries on earth so of course there was nowhere that they would rather be on a Wednesday night in September than Birmingham. The last time With Confidence toured the UK it was alongside Mayday Parade exactly a year ago so, after a gratifying welcome back to the stage at the beginning of the year to a run on the last ever Warped Tour it was about[…]

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The Urban Voodoo Machine – Blackmarket VIP, Hastings – LIVE REVIEW

In the face of endlessly rising living costs and mouldy cupboards being advertised as ‘luxury accommodation’ Londoner’s are packing up the handful of possessions they had been able to afford with their meagre disposable income and branching out to places they previously only spent the weekend in. We know this because we did the same and, much like a high percentage of the other up-rooted Londoners, we ended up in Hastings, a town that has a secretly booming music scene[…]

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Homebound – Joiners, Southampton – LIVE REVIEW

We’ve come to a typically quiet time in the music calendar with festival season 2018 at an end and a string of incredible winter tours ahead but Farnham’s Homebound seized the opportunity and made August entirely their own. The quartet released their second EP More To Me Than Misery on August 17th via Rude Records and quickly took their new record on tour around the UK hitting up Southampton’s The Joiners (aka Britain’s best small venue) at the end of[…]

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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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COMMUNITY: 2000 Trees Festival – Building a Festival – DAILY BLOG

Wednesday 10th July: Once the perimeter fencing has been pitched and the artwork is finished it’s time to patch up the site and fill it fit to burst with the team’s incredible creations. After so many years standing deep in the trees, the forest stage was due a few renovations. The floor has been pulled up and re-built and a new buddy has been constructed along side it. The Forest Sessions bar, making it even easier to chill out there. In[…]

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COMMUNITY: 2000 Trees Festival – Meet The Crew

2018 is afterLIVE’s third year at the incredible 2000 Trees Festival and if there’s one thing we’ve learnt it’s that you’re only as good as your team members.  So with that in mind we wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to just a handful of the incredible crew members that make your favourite festival the marvel that it is. Artist – Megan Bladen Name: Megan Bladen Location: Cheltenham Years at 2000 Trees Festival: Two years How did you[…]

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Wild Cat Strike – Hope & Ruin, Brighton – LIVE REVIEW

Brighton’s Wild Cat Strike have come a long way since the days of 8-minute-long instrumental tracks. Now armed with more succinct records the beautifully-noisy quartet took to the stage in their home town to tug on some heart strings. The very best bands in the world have endured an extensive development process, and Wild Cat Strike have done their fair share of growth. Formed in 2012, they have six years of gigging under their belts with slots at 2000 Trees[…]

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