Download Festival – Donnington Park, Derby – LIVE REVIEW

At first glance Download’s 2018 line up wasn’t exceptional. The headliner choices were barely something to write home about. Download’s Main Stage has been graced by the likes of Iron Maiden, AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Def Leppard and Aerosmith to name a few. These aren’t just names, these are the bands that defined the genre. Can Avenged Sevenfold really be considered of the same ilk? It’s certainly debatable. Should they have been given a chance regardless? Absoloutely! Did they completely crush[…]

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COMMUNITY – 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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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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COMMUNITY – 2000 Trees Festival 2017 – afterLIVE’s Line-Up Wish List

One of the best things about Christmas being over is that we can stop pretending we’re jolly and start to focus on the ACTUAL ‘most wonderful time of the year.’ That’s right everyone, Festival Season is nearly here and soon enough (161 days and counting) the almighty 2000 Trees Festival will be underway! With a line-up announcement surely imminent, those wonderful folk over at 2K started to fuel the fire with a Facebook post asking who YOU would want on[…]

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You Me At Six – Dingwalls – 26/11/2016 – LIVE REVIEW

You Me At Six certainly made the most of 2016 with the release of ‘Night People’ (the first single and title track of their upcoming fifth album), secret sets at Reading and Leeds Festival and heading out on the most intimate YMAS UK tour for years. It didn’t take long for the five lads from Surrey to become inescapable once again. They’d been silent for nearly a year, but within days it felt like they’d never left.   Then, just before[…]

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