Crown The Empire triumphantly left a big impression as they returned to the UK last month.
“Spellbinding, delicate and haunting – Julien Baker served up an unforgettable night in Manchester.”
From nationally-recognised bands to local up-and-comers, Macmillan Fest had a lot to offer.
On a pleasant Tuesday night in Nottingham, alt-rock legends The Used descended upon Rock City for the second date in the UK leg of ‘The Canyon’ tour. Half LA, half UK rockers Lowlives certainly did a great job warming up the crowd, which was already fairly busy by the time
Glassjaw are still a marvel to witness after all these years
As rock and metal continues to feel increasingly marginalized at major festivals, Download, the legendary Mecca of metal, is becoming the one truly gargantuan focus for heavy music during festival season. With a die-hard and opinionated fan base, it’s a festival that sees its organizers under more pressure than any
It seems fitting that legendary Canadian post-hardcore outfit Alexisonfire chose return to London where they played their ‘last’ show before their hiatus. Not that it should be considered a cynical cash grab. The band have been toying with reuniting since their last Reading and Leeds Festival appearances, and while they
Slam Dunk North – City Centre, Leeds (26/05/2018) After all the build-up, the Slam Dunk Festival kicked off in its original home of Leeds. While the teething issues of the city centre location, to an extent, remained, it still played host to a stellar day of music with few disappointments.
Movements’ explosion within the music scene has been impressive. From releasing their first EP two years ago to their debut album back in October of 2017, the band have become a force to be reckoned with, garnering an army of fans all around the world that have allowed the emo/post-hardcore
Tiny Moving Parts put on an incredibly satisfying set in Cardiff with BSM label mates Orchards and local up-and-comers Tacet in tow.
Following on from the acclaim of ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’, epic noisemakers Rolo Tomassi are touring the UK with support from Palm Reader and Cryptodoria on what they described as their “biggest ever headlining tour.” Full of bouncy energy and enthusiasm, Brooklyn quartet Cryptodoria, open the evening. Switching between
It’s a sign of just how far the rise and rise of All Time Low have come that, a little over a year after their first arena headline run on our shores, Baltimore’s finest have the self-belief to act as their own main support. Whereas previously the quintet had utilised
Live Review: Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather and Dave Hause – Leeds Beckett Student Union, Leeds – 09/03/2018
Following the release of his second solo album, ’Sleepwalkers’, ex-Gaslight Anthem frontman, and all-round legend, Brian Fallon has been busy touring the UK and Europe, playing to packed out crowds wherever he goes. Tonight the tour rolls into Leeds. Joined his backing band, The Howling Weather, Fallon promises an earnest
If you can believe it, it’s only been a year since Waterparks’ first headline tour. In all their years of playing tiny clubs and supporting scene giants, they’ve managed to get pretty good. But, this is Waterparks we’re talking about, Houston’s premiere pop-punk (but-not-pop-punk) outfit; they were never meant to
Ask any emo fan about their top releases from the genre in 2017, and a large majority of them will specify Free Throw and Dryjacket’s albums. Along with the releases came a surge in popularity and extensive touring across America. Finally, it’s the turn of Europe. Announced back at the
Everyone loves a bit of nostalgia and tonight’s trio of Hell Is For Heroes, A and Vex Red is the perfect mix for those want a dose of early 2000s Brit Rock. Tonight ‘The Neon Handshake 15th Anniversary’ tour arrives in Nottingham. Aldershot’s Vex Red open the night to a
It might be a wet cold night in Nottingham, but following the release of their somewhat polarising second album, ‘Knowing What You Know Now’, Marmozets are back in town to showcase the album in a live setting. With 90 minutes between doors opening and the lone support act Queen Zee
Live Review: The Word Alive, Continents, I Fight Bears, & Conflicts – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – 06/02/2018
Hot on the heels of a mainland European run with Falling in Reverse, Arizona’s The Word Alive bring their ever-changing brand of metalcore to the UK. Having teased new music across social media for the last few months, tonight will be the first chance for this Cardiff crowd to hear
If you rocked up to the KOKO on Thursday night you would’ve been greeted by hoards of youngsters all dressed up in black, wrapping around the venue and all down the street as they queued for a sold out Motionless In White gig. The American metalcore quintet have been going
It’s been quite a while since Canadian post-hardcore titans Silverstein graced the UK with a tour – three years in fact. For such a prevalent and consistent band, it’s surprising how infrequently they’ve hopped across the pond. Thankfully, the release of latest album ‘Dead Reflection’ has brought about their return,
Since forming in 2015, there has been no stopping Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. With a formidable live reputation alongside two stellar full-lengths, they’ve gone from strength to strength in a relatively short space of time. They’re ending 2017 with their biggest headline shows to date. While their show at
There’s something of a culture clash as one approaches Glasgow’s heralded Garage tonight. A sea of psychotic harlequins are chugging energy drinks and throwing gang signs as they prepare for iconic hellraisers Insane Clown Posse’s performance upstairs in the main room of the venue. Outside, they share the same space
Peterborough may not be on the usual touring circuit for most bands, but tonight inner-city venue The Met Lounge plays host to Arcane Roots as they stop off on their ‘Melancholia Hymns’ UK tour. They have brought their friends Fizzy Blood and tonight’s openers Gold Key along for the ride.
Live Review: Muncie Girls, New Device, Vinyl Beats and The Green Collective – Pirate Studios, London – 21/09/2017 (‘Not OK’ Campaign’ Launch / BIMM’s “Secret (Ware)House-Party”)
Freshers week is usually a time of wanton partying and getting to know people you will be spending the next few years of your life with. In the midst of this, BIMM London marked the occasion by hosting a show to raise awareness for their ‘Not OK’ campaign, which aims
If you’ve been following their recent activity, then you’d know that there is a sense of excitement around The Xcerts right now. As they put the final touches to album #4, ‘Hold On To Your Heart’, the Brighton-based trio have headed out on a UK tour to tease us some
Having fully embraced a laid back, almost sun-soaked sound with their recent ‘Good Nature’ album, Turnover’s stylistic change has split opinions. Tonight is an opportunity to see if they can stir up a compelling live outing, something that their latest album lacks. Flanked by NYC-based RNB duo Palladino, a night
It’s not been the easiest few years for Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick, but he’s dealing with it the best way he knows how. By playing music and telling the sort of anecdotes sure to raise a chuckle or two. Already Heard caught the second night of his ‘Heartache