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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!

D-A-D play UK shows in November in Manchester & London

D-A-D head to the UK at the start of their European tour in November/December to play a couple of shows in Manchester and London, with special guests Hangarvain supporting. 20th November, Academy, Manchester 21st November, Dingwalls, Camden D-A-D have also recently released their video for ‘A Prayer For The Loud’  D-A-D‘s new album ‘A Prayer For The Loud‘ …

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Michael Monroe – One Man Gang

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A Thousand Horses Release New Single ‘Livin’ My Best Life’

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Down ‘n’ Outz – This Is How We Roll

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MAMMOTH MAMMOTH Release “Tear It Down” Lyric Video

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New Discharge documentary out soon!

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BAD NEWS DVD, albums and film screening

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THE 69 EYES | JYRKI FEATURED ON THE VEGAN BLACK METAL CHEF SHOW

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Ricky Warwick to Auction Denim Jacket for Charity!

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EVIL INVADERS Raising Hell With Brand New Video

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KING VOODOO Release ‘TVC’ Music Video

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CRYSTAL VIPER Release New Video And Single

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BEAT CITY TUBEWORKS Announce New album

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THE OUTFIT releases new single “Viking”

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