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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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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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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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[…]

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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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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[…]

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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[…]

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