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From Tuesday 20 March 2018

Video premiere of Forgotten Sons’ new single ‘Ragged Sails High’

Being based in the remote Shetland Islands, the most northerly part of the UK, hasn’t dampened the ambition of alt-rock quartet Forgotten Sons. Their remote location may only have three venues, but it hasn’t hidden them from the attention of label Animal Farm, who will be releasing the band’s

LIVE: Holding Absence / Loathe / Modern Error @ The Bodega, Nottingham

If you asked us to design a perfect line up to showcase the exciting, emerging talent of today’s UK alternative scene, we probably would’ve given you tonight’s line up. We shone the spotlight on Loathe and Holding Absence in our Ones to Watch In 2018 shortlist at the start

25 Years and Beyond: the journey of a grassroots venue in Tunbridge Wells

Casey – Where I Go When I Am Sleeping

On ‘Making Weight’, the tender opener to ‘Where I Go When I Am Sleeping,’ vocalist Tom Weaver sets the scene of entropy that envelops the entire album, recounting how he was found on the bathroom floor by his mother, losing blood. And it only gets more visceral

Harker – ‘No Discordance’

Endearing, earnest songwriting can be hard to come by in mainstream rock music. For all the bells and whistles the heavyweights utilise in their production, there’s a hollowness to their material that can only be filled by genuinely emotive songcraft. Some of the best material can come from one

Monday 19 March 2018

Awesome Fest 11 Friday Night @ Soda Bar & Space Bar, San Diego

At long last, the wait was over! Friends from all over the country and the world converged on San Diego for a wild weekend of music, beer, burritos, whiskey, and pizza. The eleventh annual installment of the DIY punk and pop punk festival known as Awesome Fest had its

Awesome Fest 11 Thursday Night Pre-Fest @ Soda Bar, San Diego

It was a long year and a half wait since Awesome Fest 10, as the organizers wisely decided to move the DIY punk and pop punk extravaganza from its early September date to mid February. The more diverse line-up plus scheduling at a time when most of the country

Friday 16 March 2018

The Front Bottoms are ‘Going Grey’

Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather, Dave Hause @ Leeds Beckett Student Union, Leeds

LIVE: Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather @ KOKO, London

Brian Fallon has been cutting a new path since the hiatus of his beloved vehicle The Gaslight Anthem. If his former celebrated the ballsy blue-collar rock and roll Fallon grew up on in New Jersey, his recent delve into something more fragile and soulful has offered a more heartfelt