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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!

LAST GREAT DREAMERS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF RETROSEXUAL!

  Powerpop rockers Last Great Dreamers are to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their classic debut album this autumn with a first-time vinyl edition and a special London show. Originally released in 1994 though Bleeding Hearts Records, Retrosexual picked up rave reviews at the time, being voted album of the year by legendary …

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Eva Bartok’s Next Move, Chess Club

Post punk-metal band Eva Bartok will release their self-titled debut EP on 23rd August. Watch their insane new video ‘Chess Club’ here Recorded in Cardiff at Corner House Studios with Liam Ross (Sylosis, Monuments, Hark) with production by Fudge Wilson (Exit International) and mixed by Kurtis Bagley of Luna Crown …

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Hammerfall – New Video “(We Make) Sweden Rock” Out Now

Hammerfall

HAMMERFALL  REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR (WE MAKE) SWEDEN ROCK NEW ALBUM ‘DOMINION’ DUE OUT 16THAUGUST 2019 THROUGH NAPALM RECORDS PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW HERE Listen to the song HERE Watch HERE PONTUS NORGREN (guitar), DAVID WALLIN (drums), JOACIM CANS (vocals), FREDRIK LARSSON (bass), OSCAR DRONJAK (guitar). Credit: Robert Tüchi – Picwish Fotodesign HAMMERFALL has …

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CLUTCH release new song Evil and announce Weathermaker Vault Series

CLUTCH

CLUTCH RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND LYRIC VIDEO FOR “EVIL” BAND LAUNCHES THE “WEATHERMAKER VAULT SERIES” CLUTCH PERFORM ON THE MAIN STAGE AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL ON FRIDAY 14TH JUNE Today, US rockers CLUTCH release new track “Evil.” The single is the first in a series of new studio recordings that will comprise the newly …

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Bootyard Bandits Return With New Single “Ladies’ Man”

Bootyard Bandits return with critically acclaimed new single “Ladies’ Man” Lock up your…..everything(!), comedy country rockers Bootyard Bandits are back in town with “breath-taking” new single “Ladies’ Man”. Ladies’ Man is a fly-on-the-wall account of a day in the life of lead singer and guitarist CJ Handsome. It touches on the struggles and …

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The STRAY CATS Vault Onto Album Charts With ’40’

  THE STRAY CATS VAULT ONTO THE ALBUM CHARTS WITH ’40,’ THEIR FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 26 YEARS, ON SURFDOG RECORDS EARNS CRITICAL ACCOLADES BAND IS GEARING UP FOR SUMMER CONCERT TOUR OF THE U.S. AND EUROPE      (Album cover) The STRAY CATS—Brian Setzer (guitar, vocals), Lee Rocker (bass, vocals) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums, …

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Rat Face Lewey Reveal New Single and Video ‘Comfortable’

RAT FACE LEWEY release their intoxicating sophomore album, The Fall Of Man, on Friday 6 September. In anticipation of this, the energetic alt-rockers have just revealed a new single and video for the track, Comfortable. The official launch of the single will be Thursday 13th June at 5pm. Links: Website …

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THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS ‘Dirty Sleazy Rock’n’Roll’ Album Details

Canadian dirty hard rockers THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS, have announced the release of their new album ‘Dirty Sleazy Rock’n’Roll‘ on July 26th via Cargo Records UK. How does one go about describing THUNDERFUCK & THE DEADLY ROMANTICS. One Part RAMONES, one part AC/DC, add in a little GUNS’n’ROSES and a dash of STEEL PANTHER! Tracklist: 1. Drink This Party …

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The Spangles Announce First Headline Mini Tour

The Spangles

Leeds garage punk upstarts THE SPANGLES are hitting the road on their first headline mini-tour in June. They’re heading out to promote their fabulous debut album, ‘#SweetFA’, 10 cuts of energetic poppy punk produced by the legendary Dave Draper (The Wildhearts, Nickelback, Kerbdog, Terrorvision). The Spangles were formed a year …

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Rivers of Nihil announce headlining dates around Summer Slaughter 2019

Rivers of Nihil announce headlining dates around Summer Slaughter 2019 This summer, Rivers of Nihil will join Cattle Decapitation, Carnifex, The Faceless, Nekrogoblikon, Lorna Shore, Brand of Sacrifice + the Headbang For The Highway Winners for Summer Slaughter 2019! Before and after the tour, Rivers of Nihil will also headline several shows with Lorna Shore and Brand of Sacrifice as support. See …

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CRASHDÏET Announce New Album ‘Rust’

Crashdïet

Sweden’s own sleaze metal pioneers, Crashdïet, are back with a new album, which is set for release on 13th September via Diet Records (Scandinavia) and Frontiers Music srl (World, ex-Scandinavia). ‘Rust’ is Crashdïet’s first studio album in six years and follows their 2013 effort, ‘The Savage Playground’. It is also …

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Dinosaur Pile-Up release new single ‘Round The Bend’

‘ROUND THE BEND’ NEW SINGLE OUT NOW LISTEN HERE CELEBRITY MANSIONS NEW ALBUM OUT JUNE 7th VIA PARLOPHONE RECORDS PRE-ORDER HERE Dinosaur Pile-Up have released their brand new single ‘Round The Bend’ ahead of the forthcoming fourth album Celebrity Mansions out this Friday (June 7th) via Parlophone Records. ‘Round The Bend’ is an …

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‘RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1’ – Four More Bands Announced

ROCK’N’GROWL RECORDS, a division of ROCK’N’GROWL PROMOTION have announced, the addition of four more bands: NWoBHM legend VARDIS, all-female rocker BLUE RUIN, Canadian stadium rockers PLAYHOUSE and Rock & Roll GLAM artist DSP – David ‘Scary’ Perry for the digital Rock/Metal Sampler ‘RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1‘, which will be released by end of June 2019. The first six bands which …

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Headsticks – Kept In The Dark

Headsticks, a band who describe themselves as ‘revolutionary punk roots rock’n’roll’  hail from the world capital of ceramics Stoke-on-Trent. These ‘Potters’ were assembled in 2012 from pieces of Tower Struck Down and Jugopunch. They released their third album Kept In The Dark earlier this year via STP Records. The album …

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