New Found Glory – O2 Forum, Kentish Town – LIVE REVIEW

The age of the anniversary tour is well and truly upon us but whilst gleefully celebrating the tenth birthdays of albums and bands left, right and centre one stonker of a landmark date was creeping up on all of us. 20 years of New Found Glory. New Found Glory formed in 1997 (we did the maths…and read the giant banner on the stage) and with a whopping nine albums, an extensive touring back catalogue and an influence that runs deep[…]

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New Found Glory – O2 Forum, Kentish Town – GALLERY

The age of the anniversary tour is well and truly upon us but whilst gleefully celebrating the tenth birthdays of albums and bands left, right and centre one stonker of a landmark date was creeping up on all of us. 20 years of New Found Glory. New Found Glory formed in 1997 (we did the maths…and read the giant banner on the stage) and with a whopping nine albums, an extensive touring back catalogue and an influence that runs deep[…]

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The Young Hearts – 05.10.2017 – LIVE REVIEW

It’s been quite a journey for Kent’s The Young Hearts but, having persevered through a tumultuous time they’ve come back better than ever with the mightily emotional new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, and swiftly took to the road where we crossed paths at Brighton’s Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar. The world’s best songwriters write about what they know and use genuine emotion to give their work meaning. The Young Hearts have relied heavily on this mantra, using their experience of[…]

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Yur Mum, afterLIVE LIVE, The Fighting Cocks, Kingston, 23/09/2017, Photo Credit: Angelah Betmead

afterLIVE Live – 23.09.2017 – Some Crappy Footage To Say Thank You

We threw our very first party at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston on September 23rd 2017. Here, have some crappy amateur footage of the night that might go someway into expressing how grateful and proud we all are here at afterLIVE. From the very bottom of our hearts we thank all of the bands, the venue and everybody who helped pull the night off. It was a momentous occasion for afterLIVE and we can’t wait for Round Two!    […]

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Frank Iero and The Patience – Brighton – 25.09.2017 – LIVE REVIEW

Following his UK festival-exclusive run at Slam Dunk, Frank Iero and The Patience returned to the UK last month, hitting up Brighton’s Concorde 2 just three days after unleashing the emblematically named new EP Keep the Coffins Coming. Take it from someone who knows, the UK has had a lot of love for Frank Iero for many years. But take a look at his album artwork and the amount of UK runs his done in the past three years and[…]

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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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