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!

Little Triggers – Yeh Man! (Single Review)

Liverpool’s Little Triggers have just released their new single Yeh Man! with an accompanying lyric video. The band allegedly wrote Yeh Man! after watching media coverage of businesses winning massive contracts to provide protective equipment for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic, purely because of who they knew, not what …

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The Quireboys – 7 O’Clock (Single Review)

The Quireboys debut album A Bit of What You Fancy, originally released back in 1990, spawned some classic tracks which are still a firm favourite with gig goers today. Hey You (it's) 7 O'Clock (time for a) Sex Party! Fast forward over thirty years and the band have recorded an anniversary edition of this quintessential album due to be released on 16th July 2021 via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

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MÖTLEY CRÜE SET TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SERIES OF SPECIAL CATALOGUE RETROSPECTIVE RELEASES

In November 1981, rock ‘n’ roll legends Mötley Crüe stormed into the cultural zeitgeist with the release of their debut album Too Fast for Love, setting the stage for what would become one of the most iconic careers ever in music. This year, the band is celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a special series of music re-releases and fan activations, revisiting their globally acclaimed catalogue. The first release will be a digital remastering of their smash 1987 album Girls, Girls, Girls.

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BLACKBERRY SMOKE release ‘All Rise Again’, w/guest appearance from Govt Mule’s Warren Haynes

BLACKBERRY SMOKE have released another new song, All Rise Again, taken from their hotly-anticipated seventh studio album, You Hear Georgia, set for release on May 28th via 3 Legged Records/Thirty Tigers. The track features a guest appearance from their friend, Govt Mule's Warren Haynes, who is also seen in the video, laying down his vocal tracks and a slick guitar solo.

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FARGO Release “Gimme That Bone” video

German Hard Rock band FARGO have released "Gimme That Bone" the new single and video from their new studio album "Strangers D'Amour". The video features two special guests: ex FARGO guitar player Hanno Grossmann and Torsten Lüderwaldt on keyboards, well known for his work for the band Fair Warning.

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Dr. Feelgood – ‘Singles (The U.A. Years+)’ on vinyl

Dr. Feelgood Singles (The U.A. Years+) The 1989 best-of to be released on black double-LP and on special edition unique recycled double-LP available exclusively at Dig! Released 11 June 2021 Pre-order now from: https://lnk.to/DrFeelgood_TheUAYears Dr. Feelgood’s best-of – ‘Singles (The U.A. Years)’ – is to be remanufactured and reissued on vinyl for …

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Rock & Roll Performance Troupe CHERRY BOMBS Present ‘Macabarét’ Livestream Cinematic Experience

CHERRY BOMBS bring an entire new way to experience rock and roll music by combining daredevil arts with feminine power. Their fearless and dynamic performances feature “jaw-dropping aerials, intense fire sequences and dialed-in choreography.” (Knotfest).

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DIRTY LACES release new single ‘Breathe’ on 19th April!

Manchester based DIRTY LACES have been making an impact on the Manchester music scene for a few years. They released their first single for Golden Robot Records, 'These Days' back in November 2020. Now they follow it up with a new single 'Breathe' that will be released on all digital platforms on 19th April.

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The Drippers release “The Monetary Selection” single

The Drippers release the single "The Monetary Selection" via The Sign Records on March 19. The single is the second in a series of digital singles from the Swedish garage rock band, and follows The Drippers' praised debut album "Action Rock" from 2019.

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THE DRIPPERS release new single Stuck With You!

The Drippers released the single "Stuck With You" on The Sign Records February 12, 2021. The single is the first in a series of digital singles from the Swedish garage rock band, and follows The Drippers' praised debut album "Action Rock" from 2019.

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Dregen guests on Grande Royale’s new single and video “Just as Bad as You”

Dregen (The Hellacopters, Backyard Babies) has joined forces with Grande Royale for the release of the single and music video "Just as Bad as You". The single was released on Friday, January 22, 2021 on The Sign Records, and is the third single leading up to Grande Royale's upcoming album "Carry On".

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TOXIC YOUTH release new album after 24 years!

Italian band TOXIC YOUTH is back with a new kick ass album 'BACK TO YOU-TH’. Pulls no punches and proves beyond any doubt that the band haven’t lost their knack for aggressive, breakneck riffs and relentless punk anthemics, with a Toxic Twist.

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