Reviews from Tuesday 05 July 2022

LIVE: twenty one pilots @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

It’s fair to say that before 2020, London had gotten a little complacent when it came to having twenty one pilots in town. Their one-off Complete Diversion show back in September 2018 gave us the world’s first glance into what the pair had in store as it

Sick Joy – ‘WE’RE ALL GONNA F**KING DIE’

If you’ve brushed shoulders with Brighton’s music scene, you’ll have heard of Sick Joy. In 2019 they dropped an EP titled ‘Them Days’, a release that harked back to a different time. Their grungy rock sound was familiar and one you’d probably heard a thousand times before,

Monday 04 July 2022

LIVE: Download Festival 2022 – Sunday

It’s been three long years since we’ve been able to grace Download Festival at its full capacity, and we are delighted to finally have it back in 2022. All four stages, countless amazing bands, beautiful sunshine and tens of thousands of eager, smiley, energetic and ever-so-slightly drunk rock

LIVE: Nine Inch Nails @ O2 Academy Brixton, London

Brixton Academy has seen legendary artists take to its stage for many years now, serving as a rite of passage in their careers. Bands on their way up strive to get there while bands who have made it love to come back, and tonight Nine Inch Nails are the

Thursday 30 June 2022

LIVE: Download Festival 2022 – Saturday

It’s been three long years since we’ve been able to grace Download Festival at its full capacity, and we are delighted to finally have it back in 2022. All four stages, countless amazing bands, beautiful sunshine and tens of thousands of eager, smiley, energetic and ever-so-slightly drunk rock

Wednesday 29 June 2022

LIVE: Download Festival 2022 – Friday

It’s been three long years since we’ve been able to grace Download Festival at its full capacity, and we are delighted to finally have it back in 2022. All four stages, countless amazing bands, beautiful sunshine and tens of thousands of eager, smiley, energetic and ever-so-slightly drunk rock

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Conjurer – ‘Páthos’

To many UK metal fans, Conjurer is a band that requires little introduction. Despite ‘Páthos’ being only their second record, they’ve achieved the kind of cult status that takes many bands years and many album cycles to cultivate. ‘Mire’, released in 2018, wasn’t just an exceptional debut but an

Monday 27 June 2022

Blood Command – ‘Praise Armageddonism’

It’s always interesting when a band changes its singer, even more so when that singer uproots their life and moves halfway across the world to take up their new vocal duties. Despite having already completed ‘Praise Armageddonism’ in early 2020, the Norwegian party rockers unexpectedly had to find a

Saturday 25 June 2022

LIVE: Spiritbox / Caskets / Vexed @ O2 Academy Islington, London

A little over two years ago in March 2020, Spiritbox were on tour with After The Burial, Make Them Suffer and Polar, making their way across Europe in anticipation of making their UK live debut. The day they boarded the ferry to travel to the UK the entire

Thursday 23 June 2022

Alexisonfire – ‘Otherness’

About ten years ago, Alexisonfire broke the hearts of the post-hardcore adoring masses all over the globe when they revealed that they’d be going on an indefinite hiatus. A band that had touched and inspired a generation of misunderstood and misrepresented youth, coming to a gut-wrenching halt in

Wednesday 22 June 2022

LIVE: Deftones / grandson @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Even way up high in the rafters, the tension is palpable. Bodies squeeze into each available nook, punters vying for the very best view. Tickets were like gold-dust – in the crowds, murmurs of paying way over face value are ever present – but this is not

Tuesday 21 June 2022

LIVE: Slam Dunk Festival 2022 @ Hatfield Park, Hatfield

The sun is finally promising to shine through ominous clouds, music lovers have dusted off their Doc Martens, flannel shirts and checkered Vans and festival season is back, baby – for real this time. A week later than usual thanks to the Queen’s jubilee, alternative kids congregate

Monday 20 June 2022

LIVE: You Me At Six / The Hunna / Holding Absence / Kid Kapichi / Yours Truly @ Hatfield Park, Hatfield

For anyone who has ever loved You Me At Six, today feels like a long time coming. Infamously their most-revered album, ‘Sinners Never Sleep’ turned 10 last year and it only felt right that the band celebrate this career-turning album in style: playing it back to back

Petrol Girls – ‘Baby’

When bringing ideas together for their third record ‘Baby’, Petrol Girls vocalist Ren Aldridge was conscious that she had lost her “fun side” and wanted to make something a little less intense than 2019’s excellent ‘Cut & Stitch’. Petrol Girls have always been at the forefront of confrontational, outspoken

Friday 17 June 2022

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows – ‘Destroy Rebuild’

More than ten years on since debut album ‘D.R.U.G.S.’ took the world by storm and, well, a lot has changed in the world. The failure to follow up on their debut outing always felt like a huge missed opportunity – so the biggest question surrounding their long-anticipated second release

Thursday 16 June 2022

Nova Twins – ‘Supernova’

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a couple of years since London duo Nova Twins dropped their debut album. 2020’s ‘Who Are The Girls?’ was met with an exceptional reception and did wonders for the profiles of Amy Love (vocals and guitar) and Georgia South

Saturday 11 June 2022

LIVE: Puppy @ The Garage, London

2022 has already been a busy year for Puppy. Of course, the standout reason for this is the release of their warmly received second full-length album ‘Pure Evil’ in May. Not content with sitting still after such a landmark, the London three-piece

Friday 10 June 2022

LIVE: My Chemical Romance, Placebo @ Stadium MK

March 22nd 2013. This was the date that My Chemical Romance announced their split, deciding that they didn’t want to continue creating music for the sake of it. Fast forward to Halloween 2019, and they’d announced their live return for December of that year, at The Shrine in LA.

LIVE: Glassjaw, Loathe @ The Forum

If you’re a fan of almost any sub genre of Rock music, your favourite band’s favourite band is probably Glassjaw. So many bands have some aspects of Glassjaw’s sound within them somewhere; letlive. and Every Time I Die to name just two. An uncompromising hardcore outfit, Glassjaw have become

Wednesday 08 June 2022

Moodring – ‘Stargazer’

Often music trends come and go in cycles – “what old, is new again”. With an ethereal mix of grunge, rock, metal, and shoegaze in their sound, emerging Floridian quartet Moodring is stylistically reminiscent of years gone by. However, their debut full-length, ‘Stargazer’, is far from a nostalgic blast

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