METZ / Wytches The Deaf Institute, Manchester 22/11/2013 Manchester’s stunning boutique venue, The Deaf Institute is happily sheltering an abundance of young adults from tonights wintery November nip. With it’s vintage wallpaper and am-dram style theatre seating plan, this small space will soon play host to a selection of grunge inspired noise from one of […]Read more "Live Review: METZ"
The superb two-piece I Was A Cub Scout are reforming for one last performance at Borderline, London on 14th September. They were easily one of the best double acts of their time, and were a constant inspiration for me and my friends growing up in bands and making music. I Want You To Know That […]Read more "IWACS"
The 1975 may have ruined my plans by cancelling their gig in Kingston tonight, but at least they’ve released a new song. There’s nothing quite like buffering a bit of bad news with something positive. Oh and I’ve rescheduled to go and see them in Southampton this weekend instead. I win!Read more "Head.Cars.Bending"
It seems that here, in London, we have too many good gigs to go to these days. For example, over the past 12 months at just one venue there has been a mass of shows that I have wanted to attend, the majority of which have been free. The wonderful folks down at The Old […]Read more "All The Old Showstoppers"
So there might be a new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album out in Spring 2013. That makes the need for the new year to come a little sooner rather than later. However in other, more upsetting news, Tubelord announced today that they will be playing a farewell show on the 31st December at TOBL. Which I […]Read more "Yeah Yeah Yeahs"
There’s nothing quite like spending an evening amongst good friends, with live music and tons of booze. I mean honestly, what’s the worst that could happen? Here’s a recent picture of me attending a METZ gig down at The Old Blue Last. I had fun, but I’m not convinced that the people I’m crushing had […]Read more "The Photo Album: Spitting in the Face of Fools as a Source of Nutrition"
God Damn/iAM AMiTY Native Tongue, Epsom 29.09.2012 Whether it’s named after a 1980s feminist novel or the forward thinking, early 90s rap group, Native Tongue in Epsom has the potential to stand out amidst a middle-class suburban nightmare. Tonight, the rumble of sound being emitted from the cavern in which it resides has attracted […]Read more "Live Review: God Damn/iAM AMiTY"
There have been some rumours circulating that At The Drive-In are going to reform for a one off gig in Russia. The music agency NCA has hinted that the band has been booked for a unique performance, but the location or date hasn’t been confirmed yet. Fingers crossed this is not just a hoax like […]Read more "At The Drive-In Reform…?"
After a recent venture to see a “hardcore” band, I thought I’d give you a list of things to look out for next time you find yourself crushed against a bunch of sweaty headbangers. The awkward kids that don’t have to confidence to two-step, and look like little lost puppies tripping over themselves The idiots […]Read more "Shall We Go To The Hardcore Show?"