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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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[…]

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You Me At Six – Alexandra Palace – 15/04/2017 – REVIEWING THE REVIEW

On Monday 17th April 2017, The Guardian printed Ian Gittins’ review of the last night of You Me At Six’s Night People  tour at Alexandra Palace. Needless to say, Ian did not enjoy himself at the show.  In a less than pleasant tone Gittins addressed his disdain at what he referred to as “an utterly generic, entirely unremarkable arena-rock band.” What followed was an onslaught of seemingly personal slams decorated with a spattering of critique based largely around his issue[…]

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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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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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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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