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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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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Farro (ex Paramore) ?

It’s a late-November Friday night in Kingston, London’s all but secret music capital. The Christmas light switch on has made the London traffic even more typically ‘London’ than usual, which would be comical if it weren’t for the fact that even the support acts are cutting it fine. Tonight’s venue, The Fighting Cocks, is decorated with posters proudly announcing that tonight it will play host to “Farro (ex-Paramore)”. Inside, US-newcomers Farro are preparing for a hypnotic set in support of[…]

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