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The Prids interview – July 2018

Following their short UK run this month, I had a chat with David and Mistina from The Prids to get to know them a little bit more. Here’s how it went… For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. David Frederickson, guitar and vocals Mistina La …

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Snew interview – July 2018

Recently, I had a chat with American rockers Snew, talking about the tour that started with a closed bar and finished with a house party, their upcoming fourth studio album and, er, barbecuing salad… For those who may not know who you are, introduce yourselves quickly. Snew are: Curtis Don …

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Ramblin Man 2018 – Saturday

Just inside the entrance to the arena was the Rising stage, and the first act on were Those Damn Crows. They’d pulled a large crowd and that wasn’t just because they were the only band on, or because being in a tent meant they attracted people seeking shade. No, they …

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The Survival Code – Interview

We caught up with THE SURVIVAL CODE to talk about their background and more.   What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Gary McGuinness (singer,guitars,writes) Tom Cook (Drums, backing vox) / Darren Gorey (Ireland). Using Tom for the promo and the visuals for the release, that was agreed …

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The Kris Barras band – Borderline, London – 20th June 2018

What a difference 3 months can make. Exactly three months before this show, Kris Barras played his album launch at Thousand island (upstairs at the Garage) in front of a fairly small crowd. Since then he’s toured with Beth Hart and gained a load of fans in the process, and …

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Thomas Wynn and the believers – Craufurd arms, Milton Keynes – 27th June 2018

Tonight’s gig suffered attendance-wise with it being mid-week and scorching hot sunny weather, meaning people preferred to stay outside rather than heading to a gig in a hot venue. It’s a real shame as anyone who didnt attend missed a great night. The night kicked off with Pat dam Smyth, …

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Wolves Don’t Sleep – Interview

We reached out to UK Metalcore crew WOLVES DON’T SLEEP, who release their new single, Hope Won’t Set You Free, on 3rd August. ——– What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Steev Bond- Vocals, Chayce Swain – Guitar/ Vocals, Dan Bradley – Guitar, Dan Bingley – Bass, Connor MacLean …

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Hollywood vampires – Arena, Manchester – 17th June 2018

Tonight’s gig was a great lineup. The Damned, The Darkness and the Hollywood Vampires. The Damned opened the night. Lets be honest, a band like the Damned as openers? That seems crazy, but it’s testament to the strength of tonight’s bill. Personally as I prefer them musically to The Darkness …

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Stone Free Festival 2018 – Sunday

In contrast to the first rock n roll day of Stone Free, the second day was a more prog oriented affair of bands. Along with a wide set of bands playing again in the Indigo, The Orange Amps Stage and All Bar One in the O2, with almost 12 hours …

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Stone Free Festival 2018 – Saturday

Gates are open for the third annual Stone Free Festival in the O2 and the line-up for the first day of the weekend in the main arena seems pure lush. For people who wanted to enjoy a whole day of live music, the O2 offered three different stages during the …

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Download 2018 – Sunday

Starcrawler kicked the proceedings on second stage at Downoad off with a set where the attention was clearly focussed on their painfully thin singer Arrow de Wilde. I suspect it’s mainly an act as she staggers around and generally comes across like she’s off her head on drugs. She chokes …

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Download 2018 – Saturday

Saturday didn’t start well for me. After getting the bus from Derby, it was time to get the shuttle bus round to the guest and media entrance. Sadly security decided to stop and thoroughly search every vehicle entering the guest car park and that resulted in 2 mile queues causing …

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Roger Waters – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam – 22nd June 2018

Roger Waters is currently on his “Us and them” tour which started last year and is now making it’s way through Europe including four nights here at the 17,000 capacity Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. On this tour there is no support, just Roger Waters and his band doing two sets …

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Takeaway Thieves – Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool, June 16th 2018 (acoustic set)

Takeaway Thieves

You know when you see a band for the first time and you know they have the X factor? Well the Takeaway Thieves have the whole alphabet and enough letters left for the Countdown conundrum! This Saturday lunchtime acoustic set recorded for a future CD release at the Waterloo Music …

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Masiro – Interview

We sat down with Oxford mathcore trio MASIRO, who have been captivating listeners with their own blend of math-prog-metal since the tail end of 2011. Although influenced by everyone from Meshuggah and Primus, through to Mars Volta, MASIRO bear their own markings, evidenced in the shape of their brand new …

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Download 2018 – Friday

After some overnight rain, the forecast for the day (and indeed the entire weekend) was for dry weather. Knowing I’d be at Download festival though I had my waterproofs with me – after all, a dry Download seems too good to hope for, but that’s exactly what we got – …

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Circle Of Crows Interview

Circle Of Crows

CIRCLE OF CROWS drop ‘Everything Comes After Zero’ on Friday 17th August. We asked the band some probing questions to give us an insight into their background: Who’s in the band? Kyle Gormley – Guitar/Vocals; Josh Smith – Bass; Steve Sudlow – Drums.   Can you tell us about your …

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CONCRETE KINGDOMS INTERVIEW

  UK Rockers CONCRETE KINGDOMS are beginning to make some serious noise. The Scottish rock crew release their self-titled EP on 17th August. Before then, we sat down with the guys……..   What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Mark Hawthorne Vocals, Ben Fraser Guitars, Mark Faulds Guitars, …

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CALM FOR THE RESTLESS – INTERVIEW

CALM FOR THE RESTLESS are back with their new album, Finish What You Started, out on 24th August 2018. We had a talk with the Brit Alt-rockers and asked them to fill us in on their background…..   What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Leon Macauley on Vocals Martin …

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