Jaret Reddick, Heartache and Hilarity Tour – Concorde 2, Brighton – 15/09/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

In 1994 Jaret Reddick formed Bowling For Soup with his best friends and for over two decades the band have been a pillar of the pop-punk world dominating charts, sound-tracking cartoons and collecting a million memories. Those memories tell a fucking hilarious story decorated with a spattering of shit storms and this month Reddick flew into the UK to tell us the whole thing. Support came from The Lounge Kittens who brought their own brand of hilarity to the Brighton[…]

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Slam Dunk – The Forum, Hatfield – 29/05/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

Nowadays it’s sadly rare to see the words “SOLD OUT” plastered across the poster of a UK Rock Music Festival. But take a glance at the Slam Dunk Festival 2017 website and you’ll notice – the whole darn thing was packed out. The reason why less and less festivals manage to sell out is a complicated one, open for debate and already heavily analysed. But the reason why Slam Dunk CAN is pretty obvious. Every year they pull together a[…]

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2000 Trees Festival – Cheltenham – 06/07/2017 – 08/07/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

Dear Andy, Brendan, James, Mark, Rob and Si, (Opted for alphabetical order again, so far so good). Last year I came to what is still your shining accomplishment, 2000 Trees Festival, to lend a hand during set up week and blog a bit. Afterwards I struggled to compact everything I felt about my time there into a review and instead opted to write you a letter. Namely, this letter. I incorrectly assumed that nothing would ever beat my week at 2KT 2K16[…]

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COMMUNITY – WIN TICKETS TO A SOLD OUT ARCANE ROOTS SHOW

[[COMPETITION TIME]] The sensational Arcane Roots are set to play an incredibly intimate acoustic show at Strongroom Bar on September 16th – want to be there with one of your mates? We’ve got two tickets to giveaway to this SOLD OUT show, all you have to do is head to our Facebook page, comment on our competition post, and tag the friend you’d like to bring along! One pair of pals will be randomly selected and announced shortly after entry[…]

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Paramore – Colston Hall, Bristol – 21/06/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

Paramore. Are. Back. My word they were missed. For too long now fans nationwide have debated what venues would house the inevitably ground-breaking return of Paramore to UK shores. But, as ever, the Nashville now-trio took everybody by surprise. And so it was that we got to see Paramore in Bristol’s Colston Hall. My word that’s a small venue to see a Grammy winning band in. All of the publicity for new album, After Laughter, tells us that it’s been[…]

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Mallory Knox – Portsmouth Pyramid Centre – 02/04/2017 – LIVE REVIEW

For British music fans there is an awful lot to be proud of. Our industry has long been praised for creating some of the greatest musicians in the world and it shows no sign of slowing down. Mallory Knox have been making their contribution to that since 2009 and released their third sensational album in March of this year. The Wired tour kicked off soon after which saw the Cambridge five-piece stop off at Portsmouth’s Pyramid Centre with some UK[…]

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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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