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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!

Pretty Boy Floyd – Public Enemies

  Pretty Boy Floyd have just released their fourth studio album Public Enemies via Frontiers Music s.r.l., their first full length studio release since 2004. Cast your mind back to the late eighties, when hair was high, and trousers were so tight that voices were even higher! Hollywood, 1987, enter Pretty Boy …

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Cancer On The Rocks – Fundraiser at Nantwich Civic Hall

The Cancer On The Rocks Fundraiser is a special one day event featuring the very best in Rock and Blues artists providing a live day of music to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research taking place at Nantwich Civic Hall on Saturday 20th January 2018. Here’s what Cancer On The Rocks have …

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Eliminator with Saracen London January 13th

Saracen + ELIMINATOR + Purple Hill Witch ​ Saturday January 13, 2018 at 7 PM – 12:15 AM Boston Music Room 178 Junction Road, N19 5QQ London, United Kingdom Tickets Available www.seetickets.com † Saracen – Massively underrated. Key-heavy epic-rock perfection! † Eliminator – New singer, new epic material, new HM …

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Iron Maiden and Help For Heroes launch new beer Light Brigade with Robinsons brewery

IRON MAIDEN, HELP FOR HEROES and ROBINSONS join forces to launch LIGHT BRIGADE British rock legends Iron Maiden and independent family brewers Robinsons announce the creation of Light Brigade, a unique golden English ale with a 4.1% ABV. It has been developed in support of Help For Heroes, the British charity that provides recovery and support for the Armed …

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The Rocket Dolls Announce DeadHead New Album Details and UK Shows

THE ROCKET DOLLS – DEADHEAD  Explosive rock trio release sophomore album ‘DeadHead’ this April + UK tour confirmed Brighton based heavy rock trio THE ROCKET DOLLS are ready to ignite with the news they’ll release their full length new studio album ‘DeadHead’ on Friday the 6th April and take it …

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King 810 UK tour with special guests Courtesans and support from Death Blooms

London doom pop band Courtesans have announced they’ll be joining King 810 on their UK tour in February. Courtesans are special guests to the Flint, Michigan alternative metal group on all 10 UK dates of their ‘La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God’ tour. “King 810 are one of …

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X Japan Announce Return of Yoshiki at Coachella 2018

X Japan Returns to the U.S. for Coachella 2018 Debut Band Leader & Drummer Yoshiki Makes Comeback in First Rock Concert After Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery Legendary Japanese rock group X JAPAN will return to the U.S. this spring (Saturday, April 14, Saturday, April 21) for their debut performances at the Coachella Music …

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We Were Sharks Premiere Music Video “Ashley”

WE WERE SHARKS PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO “ASHLEY” New Album, Lost Touch, Coming February 23 New Tour Dates Announced   At just eighty-two seconds in length and loads of punk rock shenanigans, WE WERE SHARKS have released the raucous new video ‘Ashley,’ from their upcoming album Lost Touch. The album will be available February 23 through …

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Tribe of Gypsies Mourn The Death Of Vocalist Gregg Analla

TRIBE OF GYPSIES Mourn The Death Of Vocalist Gregg Analla (10th February 1965 – 4th January 2018) L.A.-based TRIBE OF GYPSIES, featuring guitarist Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, DRIVER), have posted the following Facebook message on the passing of their vocalist Gregg Analla who died from a motorcycle accident in Albuquerque, NM on Thursday, January 4. www.abqjournal.com/1114735/apd-fatal-motorcycle-crash-closes-unser-at-montano-nw.html “It is …

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Samarkind Voted 10 on Planet Rock Top 20 albums of 2017 etc

Samarkind Number 10 on Planet Rock Top 20 Albums of 2017 + debut UK shows this March Self Release 3 January 2018 One of last year’s “ones to watch” rock bands; Samarkind have charted on Planet Rock’s Top 10 albums of 2017, which sees the multinational self release artists feature alongside the …

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The Temperance Movement New Studio Album “A Deeper Cut” Released 16th February 2018

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT   New Studio Album “A Deeper Cut” Released 16th February 2018   Full UK And Eire Headline Tour As Part Of A European Tour Feb / March / April 2018   British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have returned with news of a brand new studio …

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Cirith Ungol and Angel Witch Bring Frost And Fire to London

CIRITH UNGOL and ANGEL WITCH bring Frost And Fire to London CIRITH UNGOL will make their UK debut at the inaugural Frost And Fire London Festival. They will co-headline the two day event alongside Angel Witch at The Underworld, Camden on Saturday May 12, 2018. Also on the bill are …

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Legend of the Seagullmen To Release Self-Titled Debut

Legend of the Seagullmen To Release Self-Titled Debut on February 9th via Dine Alone Records First Single “Shipswreck” Streaming Now via Loudwire Genre destroying super-group Legend of the Seagullmen will release their self-titled debut album on February 9, 2018 via Dine Alone Records.  Head here to listen to first track …

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Towers of London – Night People, Manchester: 9th December 2017

Eight years since they last played Manchester, London based punk rock band Towers of London are back. There was never any official break-up, more of a hiatus, with a single Shake It released in 2015 and a handful of gigs. They have a new (third) album set for release next …

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Last Great Dreamers Tour Dates December 2017

LAST GREAT DREAMERS BREAK FROM STUDIO TO PLAY DECEMBER SHOWS Glam-tinged Brit rockers Last Great Dreamers are heading out for a handful of live UK dates in December as they break from the studio where they have been recording their, yet to be titled, 4th album. The new album, funded …

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Through Fire Announce Breakout Tour 2017

After touring coast to coast as support for bands such as Seether, Black Stone Cherry and All That Remains, Through Fire announces their first headline run, the 2017 BREAKOUT TOUR!! They’ll be hitting the road with Dangerkids, Righteous Vendetta and Sumerian Records label mates American Sin. It’s been an amazing year with their single “Breathe” going top 10 in the Country at rock radio, #1 …

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Towers of London – Featured Band

Towers of London – Featured Band, November 2017 If I say to you ‘Towers of London’ how do you react? This is a band that usually elicit a passionate response. It seems that people either love them or love to hate them, there isn’t any happy medium. I’m not going …

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The 69 Eyes To Release a Special Christmas Song

Are set to release a special Christmas song!   Even the Helsinki Vampires celebrate Christmas! To inject some black magic and gothic vibes into the most beautiful season of the year, THE 69 EYES will launch their special music video for ‘Christmas In New York City’ on November 24th. The video is filmed and directed …

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Black Aces – Anywhere But Here

  Black Aces a young hard rocking four piece from sunny Australia release their second album Anywhere But Here via Off Yer Rocka Recordings today followed by an appearance on the main stage at Hard Rock Hell XI tomorrow. Anywhere But Here is the follow up to their debut album Shot In …

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Saxon – Announce New Album & UK Tour

SAXON ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘THUNDERBOLT’SET FOR RELEASE 2nd FEBRUARY 2018 VIA MILITIA GUARD (SILVER LINING MUSIC) THUNDERBOLT TOUR PART 1 UK & EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED SAXON isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release …

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