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!

THE BRINK : ‘Nowhere To Run’ – debut album out May 2019

Debut Album ‘NOWHERE TO RUN’ out 17.05.19 (Frontiers) Pre-order link http://radi.al/TheBrinkNowhereToRun Influenced by classic bands of both the past and present, but with a modern edge added to the mix, The Brink bring new life and energy to the British hard rock scene with their vibrant 21st Century form of balls-to-the-wall rock ‘n roll. …

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Black Star Riders – Announce New Album Title And Full UK & Ireland Tour In October 2019!

Announce New Album Title   And full UK & Ireland Tour in October 2019! Black Star Riders will release their fourth studio album in September 2019. Entitled ‘Another State of Grace’ the album was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep). The band will support the record with a full UK …

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YOSSI SASSI & THE ORIENTAL ROCK ORCHESTRA To Play Dream Fest!

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ACCEPT To Release 7″ Vinyl Single ‘Life’s A Bitch’ on April 19th

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Aussie rockers THE LAZYS announce FREE London show at HOUSE OF VANS

THE LAZYS ROWDY AUSSIE ROCKERS ANNOUNCE FREE LONDON SHOW AT HOUSE OF VANS TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT: https://houseofvanslondon.com/event/sessions-the-lazys–fizzy-blood—the-standstills Canadian based Aussie rockers THE LAZYS have today announced a free London show in conjunction with House of Vans on Wednesday 13th March. As part of the House of Vans ‘Sessions’ series, THE LAZYS will perform on the Tunnel 2 stage …

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Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION release new single ‘Left Alive’

‘LEFT ALIVE’ NEW SINGLE OUT NOW LISTEN HERE COMMERCIAL SONG FOR LEFT ALIVE  VIDEO GAME – OUT MARCH 8th WATCH THE TRAILER HERE COVER STARS OF ROCK SOUND MAGAZINE LIVE IN LONDON TONIGHT ULU – FEB 28th PLAYING DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION have released their brand new …

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CRAZY LIXX : ‘Forever Wild’ – new album by Swedish hard rockers out 17.05.19 (Frontiers)

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The Quireboys cancel their Pledge Campaign with immediate Effect

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Saint Apache Share New Video Ahead of Eagerly-Awaited E.P.

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ASOMVEL SIGNS WITH HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS

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The Raven Age release ‘The Day The World Stood Still’ from upcoming album

SHARE NEW TRACK ‘THE DAY THE WORLD STOOD STILL’ YOUTUBE / SPOTIFY FROM UPCOMING ALBUM CONSPIRACY OUT MARCH 8TH VIA CORVID RECORDS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER HERE UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES IN MARCH INCLUDING DATE AT CAMDEN UNDERWORLD MARCH 28TH SUPPORTING IRON MAIDEN ACROSS NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER FULL DATES HERE …

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Fates Warning signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

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Heavy Feather stream new song “Hey There Mama”

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Myrath – Announce New Album “SHEHILI” Out 3rd May 2019

NEW ALBUM SHEHILI OUT MAY 3rd 2019! With their incredibly personal, epic and beautiful oriental-infused progressive metal, MYRATH have slowly but surely established themselves as one of the most fascinating bands in the current international metal scene. Their latest album “Legacy” (2016) received high acclaim internationally and contained the brilliant and …

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Iron Maiden announce second set of Digipak CD reissues

THE STUDIO COLLECTION – REMASTERED POWERSLAVE / SOMEWHERE IN TIME / SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON / NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING SECOND SET OF CD DIGIPAK ALBUMS RELEASED ON MARCH 22ND Parlophone Records will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with the second set of Digipak …

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Young Photographer of the Year 2019

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Lizzy Borden Valentine’s Day Video

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The Fallen State – New Single “American Made” Out 8th March

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The Slurs Stream “The Shatter Sessions” in Full

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M.A.D.: Power trio creates music inspired by tales of horror

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