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Everybody Wants A Peace Of The Action

Everybody Wants A Peace Of The Action

What’s in a name? Not much, it turns out, for Peace; their gigs are anything but. Possessed of an audience every bit as energetic as most of their songs, the band’s Kentish Town Forum show is loud, brash, sweaty, tireless, visceral, and totally invigorating. With a...

We Are Scientists Embark On A New Megaplexpedition

We Are Scientists Embark On A New Megaplexpedition

We Are Scientists clearly didn’t get the memo. Almost 20 years and six albums into their career, bands are supposed to start sounding tired, bored, and fresh out of ideas. But with Megaplex, the duo of singer-guitarist Keith Murray and bassist Chris Cain have released...

The Penny Black Remedy A Tonic For The Times

On a chill, wintry afternoon, Keith M Thomson and Marijana Hajdarhodzic of The Penny Black Remedy, meet me in the illustrious Groucho Club, in Soho, central London. Over coffee, they discuss their obsession with making death funny and how Imelda May might just be...

Foo Fighters Return For More Cal Jam

Foo Fighters Return For More Cal Jam

Foo Fighters are back at it for Cal Jam 2018! Following a triumphant inaugural festival last October, the Los Angeles-based rockers return to curate and headline this year’s edition, to be held once again at Glen Helen Regional Park and Amphitheater in San Bernardino,...

Nickelback Have You All Figured Out At The O2

Nickelback Have You All Figured Out At The O2

“Are we having fun yet?” is the most important line of How You Remind Me, Nickelback’s most important song. And by the time Chad Kroeger belts it out during the band’s 2001 breakout hit, the answer’s pretty clear. Exhibit A: the volume of the London audience shouting...

Dreadzone Mix It Up At Tunbridge Wells Forum

Dreadzone Mix It Up At Tunbridge Wells Forum

An unseasonably warm and sunny April evening set the scene perfectly for Dreadzone to play the intimate Forum in Tunbridge Wells. This Dub-reggae based group fuse all sorts of genres from dub to dance through to folk and rock with a sprinkle of classical thrown in....

Live At Leeds 2018 A Sunshine Opening To Festival Season

Live At Leeds 2018 A Sunshine Opening To Festival Season

The anticipation is over, the 2018 festival season opens annually for me on the first Saturday in May for Live at Leeds (LAL). Having been a regular attendee for the last ten years this metropolitan festival, where they open the doors of around 25 venues in the city...

Pinkshinyultrablast Enchant The Broadcast In Glasgow

Pinkshinyultrablast Enchant The Broadcast In Glasgow

One of Russia’s foremost shoegaze bands, Pinkshinyultrablast (PSUB), are currently touring the UK in support of their new album, Miserable Miracles, which releases on the 4th of May. On the first leg of their tour, they performed at the Broadcast in Glasgow on the 2nd...

Frank Turner Being Kind At The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Frank Turner Being Kind At The Cambridge Corn Exchange

I had been looking forward to seeing Frank Turner for several months in the week that his seventh album, Be More Kind, was due for release. A diverse group of people amongst the Punks, Skins and Journeymen flooded into the Cambridge Corn Exchange. One excited group...

We Are Scientists Embark On A New Megaplexpedition

We Are Scientists Embark On A New Megaplexpedition

We Are Scientists clearly didn’t get the memo. Almost 20 years and six albums into their career, bands are supposed to start sounding tired, bored, and fresh out of ideas. But with Megaplex, the duo of singer-guitarist Keith Murray and bassist Chris Cain have released...

But Which One Is The Real David Kitt?

It was a triumphant night in Belfast for David Kitt. The room had fed off the music coming from the stage; the artists on stage had reciprocated. Kitt had come to the city with his new album, Yous, but the night had been shared between this latest addition to the...

Premiere – The Kut Release New Single Hollywood Rock n Roll

The Kut have released their new single Hollywood Rock n Roll from their forthcoming album, Valley Of Thorns. It is just under 3 minutes of feisty punky rock and is an established live favourite....

Angélique Kidjo Reclaims Remain In Light For Africa

Many albums from many artists have taken inspiration from the sounds and rhythms of Africa, Paul Simon's Graceland took inspiration from South Africa, but another classic album, Remain In Light by...

10 O’Clock Chemical Release We Are Digital Video

Co-directed by Will Hutchinson and band member Rhys Oakes, the psychotropic video for We Are Digital is teeming with electro-loving aliens gobbling flying saucers and revelling in the carnal...

Fantastic Negrito Appreciates What He’s Got On The Duffler

Fantastic Negrito is back with The Duffler, the second track to be taken from his next album Please Don’t Be Dead. “The Duffler is a very familiar story… a story about someone having something and...

Friendship Premiere Their New Single, Ain’t No Shame

Friendship are a groovy power trio from Oslo, Norway. The band was formed in 2010 and consists of Fredrik Skalstad on drums and vocals, Sander Eriksen Nordahl on guitar and Martin Morland on bass....

Kacey Johansing Releases Do You Want Me

“It seems great opportunities come in blessings as well as tragedies” Kacey Johansing sings on the title track of her third album, The Hiding on Night Bloom Records, a label Johansing founded with...

Benjamin Lazar Davis Shares Choosing Sides

Benjamin Lazar Davis (Okkervil River, Cuddle Magic) shares his single Choosing Sides. The post break-up blues are delivered sweetly in Choosing Sides, the latest number to be released from Benjamin...

Bad Wolves and Diamante Release Surprise Duet

Following a tease on socials earlier this week, Bad Wolves reveal Hear Me Now featuring Diamante, which is out now on Spotify. The suprise duet sees Bad Wolves’ frontman Tommy Vext and Diamante join...

Gang Of Four Release Complicit EP

Highly influential, Gang of Four have released a new EP, Complicit. Co-produced by the band’s Andy Gill, alongside Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode) and Ross Orton (M.I.A., Arctic Monkeys), the EP...

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Have Bad Dreams

Nine years on from their first collaboration, New Jersey native Pete Yorn and Hollywood A-lister Scarlett Johansson have returned, following up 2009 album Break Up with a new EP entitled Apart. The...

Photography

Synth Metal Aerobics With Carpenter Brut

Synth Metal Aerobics With Carpenter Brut

If you’re a synthesizer, wailing guitar, thundering drums, 80s horror movie music obsessed type human then you’ve gotta go listen to Carpenter Brut right now! Carpenter Brut is French synthwave artist Franck Hueso who’s currently on tour with latest release Leather...

The Fratellis Have A Sweet Time @ Kentish Town Forum

The Fratellis Have A Sweet Time @ Kentish Town Forum

The Fratellis have been a band I’ve always admired. They seem to have released album after album and I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed every one of those songs. Their upbeat tempo can get you out of a rut and leave you feeling in a great mood. Whistle For The Choir was...

Pop Punk Pile Up In Photographs

Pop Punk Pile Up In Photographs

You might expect a festival to be in a huge field with onsite camping and some large marquees for the bands to perform in for the weekend. But Pop Punk Pile Up took place at The Venue in Selby, a small place with a long bar, on the outskirts of Leeds. Riff Media ran...

Manic Street Preachers Strike A Chord

Manic Street Preachers Strike A Chord

Thirty-two years after forming in Caerphilly, and some 23 years after being forcibly reduced to a trio following the still unsolved and mysterious disappearance of guitarist Richey Edwards, Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers continue to grow stronger as a unit,...

Rock Show & Festivals

Foo Fighters Return For More Cal Jam

Foo Fighters Return For More Cal Jam

Foo Fighters are back at it for Cal Jam 2018! Following a triumphant inaugural festival last October, the Los Angeles-based rockers return to curate and headline this year’s edition, to be held once again at Glen Helen Regional Park and Amphitheater in San Bernardino,...

Florence + The Machine Strike It Intimate

Florence + The Machine Strike It Intimate

Florence + The Machine have today announced a short series of tiny shows across the UK and US next month, no doubt to showcase material from their hotly anticipated fourth studio album following the surprise release of brand new track Sky Full Of Song, which appeared...