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Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

Mother Feather Announces New Album, ‘Constellation Baby’

. Mother Feather announces new album, ‘Constellation Baby’; stream scorching first single “Red Hot Metal” now New York City’s Mother Feather have perfected the formula to pay homage to the roots of punk’n’roll and heavy rock injected with their own brand of the divine feminine, and since their debut album …

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THE LAZYS Release New Video For Little Miss Crazy

. Canadian based Aussie rockers, The Lazys recently released their banger of a new record, Tropical Hazards back in May via Golden Robot Records! Today the band drop the killer new video for Little Miss Crazy – a raucous, romping rock song of the highest order and sees the boys try their luck and fail with the …

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‘HRH Sleaze’ Announces its Line-up for the Next Chapter in 2019

. HRH Sleaze Never Sleeps! ‘HRH Sleaze’ Announces its Line-up for the Next Chapter in 2019 HRH are proud to announce the bands who will appear at HRH Sleaze Chapter Three. Chapter Two was a huge success with bands very close to our sleazy hearts!, LA Guns and Backyard Babies tearing up the stage. If you listen …

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Hands Off Gretel Release New Single “Kiss Me Girl” & Announce UK Tour 

Yorkshire four-piece Hands Off Gretel self released their new single ‘Kiss Me Girl’ on 31st August 2018. To coincide with the release the band also have a full UK tour planned for Sept/October, followed by a support tour with The Virginmarys in November.  Kiss Me Girl Tour Dates  ​Sept 1st: Brighton, …

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BURNT OUT WRECK Release Their Own Branded Whisky

. BURNT OUT WRECK have just released their own branded Whisky. It’s available from WVA Whisky Auctions and will soon be available from Amazon and on the shelves at all good Whisky sales outlets. This is a Moat And Norrie venture and they will also be releasing their new Burnt …

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MASSIVE Announce New Album “Rebuild Destroy” Out Early 2019

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BIGFOOT : New Lead Singer Announced Ahead of UK Tour

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CITY OF THIEVES : New Single and Video ‘Reality Bites’

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SLAYER Extend Final World Tour into 2019

“We always knew this tour would take us into 2019,” said SLAYER’s Kerry King, “and we’ve been blown away by the response we’ve been getting here in North America. We’ve heard about fans who have driven five, six hours or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, …

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LAST GREAT DREAMERS ANNOUNCE SINGLE & SHOWS

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WHEEL IN THE SKY release “The Only Dead Girl In The City”

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GLANVILLE & GALACTIC SUPERLORDS ON TOUR!

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LAMB OF GOD Share Video for Cover of Ministry’s Jesus Built My Hotrod

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EVIL SCARECROW Release Video for New Single ‘Polterghost’

EVIL SCARECROW release their supernaturally spectacular video for new single ‘Polterghost‘, the second track taken from their upcoming album ‘Chapter IV: Antartarctica’ due out on the 28th September. The first single to be aired was the blustery  ‘Hurricanado’. You can check out the video here: A few words from Dr Hell on …

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SUPERSUCKERS – New Studio Album SUCK IT Released September 21st

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Ross The Boss UK Tour Dates announced

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BIGOD – New Split Album by Minsk and Zatokrev

Two bands from two continents, two very different worlds and histories, but in many ways they have occupied parallel universes. Both have forged their own paths forward for over fifteen years. Both have released four albums. Both seek transcendence and deep places in their explorations, uncompromising in their vision, both …

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The Dead Daisies and The Amorettes – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth, 27th July 2018

Tonight I headed out to The Picturedrome in Holmfirth as The Dead Daisies brought their Summer Tour 2018 to Yorkshire. The Dead Daisies aren’t actually a group, as such, but a collective of musicians assembled, only five years ago, by David Lowy and Jon Stevens. The Antipodean Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller? As …

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DAMN DICE set to release their final album…

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Faith No More’s Billy Gould added to MC50’s all-star tour lineup

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