Polish Club – Paper Dress Vintage, London – LIVE REVIEW

Formed in Sydney in 2015, Polish Club brought their Soul-Punk vibe to every corner of Australia, most recently as main support for Royal Blood’s Oz arena tour. Satisfied that they’d played every, single, Australian festival they turned their attention state-side in April and now they’re here in England to laugh at pubs called “The Cock Tavern” and to play not one, not two, but three London shows. We caught the first blistering, thankfully air conditioned, show of that hat trick[…]

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Foo Fighters – London Stadium, London – LIVE REVIEW

Throughout the past few months, the rumour mill has been ablaze with whispers that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been struggling. Could Dave Grohl’s voice be permanently damaged? publications have asked, a morbid curiosity causing fans to closely consider whether those roars at the end of The Pretender have been less powerful than normal. It wouldn’t be too surprising, as the band have been touring pretty much ceaselessly since their formation in 1994, playing sprawling sets that regularly clock[…]

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Dead Naked Hippies – Sebright Arms, London – LIVE REVIEW

Every now and again a group of dedicated promoters and musicians come together to create one perfect line up. This was one of those nights. Dead Naked Hippies, GRAVVES and Tom Bright and the Dynamite at East London’s Sebright Arms. It must be said that your lyrics will always be under a lot of pressure when you choose a band name that rhymes. Luckily Tom Bright and the Dynamite’s discography more than withstands the scrutiny. Armed with just an acoustic[…]

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JUNE EXPOSURE – Screech Bats

Time and time again the music universe has proved that sometimes it’s the Plan B projects that really pack a punch. When Kit Reeves and Lexi Clark were members of melodic punk-rock band Hearts Under Fire, they joined forces with bassist Rio Hellyer and vocalist Esme Baker to start a side band. What they found was that the side project worked. All four musicians shared a dedicated enthusiasm to both music and, frankly, having a laugh. Once Hearts Under Fire[…]

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Tiny Moving Parts – The Dome, London – LIVE REVIEW

Emo is an ever evolving thing and often taken to all kinds of places by all kinds of bands. Today’s leading emo-innovators are more subtle in their sullenness, leaning away from punk and further towards indie, and they’re all being led by the likes of Tiny Moving Parts, who took to the stage at London’s The Dome this month.   Each date of this UK tour has featured a different opening act and tonight the task was bestowed upon Middle[…]

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Fall Out Boy – O2 Arena, London – LIVE REVIEW

Since being announced as Reading and Leeds Festival headliners it became apparent that Fall Out Boy have something to prove. With their new album, Mania, now the best selling album of 2018 so far they set their sights on the live title with a UK arena tour, culminating at London’s O2 Arena. New York’s Against The Current were the night’s main support, adding Fall Out Boy to their impressive list of support slots in the UK (already featuring the likes[…]

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Turbowolf – Scala, London – LIVE REVIEW

Turbowolf are undefinable and uncontrollable. Tonight they threw a party in London on the penultimate date of their UK tour.   Brighton’s Big Spring were the night’s opening band. The first of three acts who are all noted for having created their own interesting sounds, Big Spring’s performance was a focused one. On point vocals and an undeniable connection were only slightly weakened by a rigid stage presence that will certainly by warmed up once their fan base has grown.[…]

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