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!

Win a pair of tickets to see Monster Magnet at Brixton Academy

PlanetMosh has teamed up with Monster Magnet to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets for the show at Brixton Academy on Tuesday 29th January 2019. We were at the show at Gorilla, Manchester last year here’s our review  To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous …

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AT THE SUN ANNOUNCE THEIR ‘LEAVE BEFORE THE LIGHT’ UK TOUR

AT THE SUN ANNOUNCE THEIR ‘LEAVE BEFORE THE LIGHT’ UK TOUR & TAKE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ON THE ROAD WITH POWER, PRIDE AND PASSION London rockers AT THE SUN are in the ascension and will be taking their impressive debut album ‘Leave Before the Light’ on tour in the UK, …

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PUPPY ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR FOR APRIL 2019 & NEW SINGLE

Puppy (Photo Credit - Georgia Rawson)

  “Taking the emotive, catchy alt-rock of ’90s big-hitters such as Deftones, Smashing Pumkpins and Weezer, and melding it to the classic metal of Iron Maiden and Metallica, Puppy have a knack for hitting hard” – The Observer (One To Watch)  “It might look like an odd thing that a …

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GLITTER WIZARD REVEAL ALBUM DETAILS & TRACK PREMIERE!

GLITTER WIZARD REVEAL ALBUM DETAILS & TRACK PREMIERE! New record coming in April 2019! To kick off the new year in style, HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS is proud to present the first and hotly anticipated details for GLITTER WIZARD’s upcoming, fourth album release! Are they glam? Are they metal? Stoner …

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MASSIVE – New Video “Long Time Coming” Out Today!

MASSIVE NEW VIDEO/SINGLE: “LONG TIME COMING” RELEASE DATE: 11THJANUARY 2019 Watch video premiere here – https://bit.ly/2shemjZ NEW ALBUM: “REBUILD DESTROY” RELEASE DATE: 1st FEBRUARY 2019 Aussie rock ‘n’ rollers MASSIVE released their brand new video and single “Long Time Coming” today. The track is the second single taken from the forthcoming record …

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FULL HOUSE BREW CREW Release ‘Cannot Be Judged’ Music Video

Greek Groove Metallers FULL HOUSE BREW CREW featuring a ROTTING CHRIST member in their ranks, have released a new music video for ‘Cannot Be Judged‘, the track is taken from their monstrous second album ‘Me Against You‘. The video was directed by Leonidas Michelopoulos. After many years of absence, because of Vagelis’ duties as the bass …

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Stiff Little Fingers Announce UK Tour In March 2019 With Traditional St.Patrick’s Day Show In Glasgow

Stiff Little Fingers are pleased to announce a 14-date headline tour in March 2019, including the traditional date in Glasgow’s iconic venue Barrowland Ballroom on 17th March. With a career spanning over more than 40th years, Stiff Little Fingers‘ live shows always become something special, a unique event that never disappoints and the annual …

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Tyr reveals details for new album, ‘Hel’ and launches first single, “Fire and Flame”

Tyr reveals details for new album, ‘Hel’; launches first single, “Fire and Flame” On March 8th, the Faroe Islands’ Tyr will release their eighth full-length, Hel, via Metal Blade Records. Hel is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point …

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OVERKILL Launch ‘Welcome To the Garden State’ Documentary Series Part 2!

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will unleash their 19th studio record, ‘The Wings Of War’, on February 22, 2019, via Nuclear Blast. The band have just launched part 2 of their multi-part documentary series entitled ‘Welcome To The Garden States‘.  Watch as each of the band members detail their early influences and how it has helped shape …

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Prophets of Addiction New Video ‘Babylon Boulevard’

‘Babylon Boulevard’, the new video from Prophets of Addiction and HighVolMusic is out now and is the fourth video from the band’s latest release ‘Nothing But The Truth’ featuring Lesli Sanders and Glenn Gilbert. The video was filmed and produced by JBaca Studios. A video for each track on the album is planned to …

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SUZI QUATRO signs with SPV to release new studio album NO CONTROL

SUZI QUATRO ***The “Queen Of Rock N’ Roll” signs with SPV/Steamhammer*** ***New Album ‘No Control’ out on 29 March 2019*** ***Lead single ‘No Soul/No Control’ out on 15 February 2019*** ***Major UK/Australian/European tour in 2019***   Suzi Quatro more than lives up to her name as the “Queen Of Rock …

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The Treatment – Announce UK Headline Tour in April/May 2019 & New Album In Spring

THE TREATMENT ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR “POWER CRAZY TOUR” MAY/JUNE 2019 NEW SINGLE “BITE BACK” DUE 25th FEBRUARY 2019 NEW STUDIO ALBUM DUE SPRING 2019 The Treatment returned in late 2018 with a brand-new singer Tom Rampton, a single ‘Lets Get Dirty’ and a sold out September co-headline tour with …

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DIAMOND DOGS Announce Comeback – New Album ‘RECALL ROCK N ROLL

RELOAD, REWIND & RECALL ROCK N ROLL – Swedish glam boogie blue-eyed soul rockers DIAMOND DOGS are back to set things straight! After the loss of saxophone player and longtime band member Magic Gunnarsson (who died in a drowning accident 2014) Sulo and the rest of DIAMOND DOGS called it …

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Kurokuma and Blind Monarch to tour UK

Blind Monarch

KUROKUMA AND BLIND MONARCH ANNOUNCE UK TOUR UK doom bands KUROKUMA and BLIND MONARCH are pleased to announce that they will embark on a short string of UK dates in early 2019. Blind Monarch commented, “As the frosts thaw, the Blind Monarch begins a pilgrimage from beneath the shadow of …

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SACRED REICH Announces the Return of Dave McClain

Phoenix-based thrash icons, SACRED REICH, are thrilled to announce the return of former drummer Dave McClain to their ranks, following his departure from Bay Area Metal outfit Machine Head last month after 23 years on the drum throne. Before joining Machine Head, McClain played drums for SACRED REICH for four …

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Cellar Door Moon Crow to Release Debut Album ‘You Got This’

!!! BAND – BEARDS – BROTHERS !!! “A band fusing urban vibes and rock, like a hard hitting crazy good piledriving mashup of The White Stripes, Black Keys and The Beastie Boys” – BBC Introducing Sheffield Urban Rock Duo Announce Pledge Music Campaign For Debut Album Release ‘You Got This’ …

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FM : UK co-headlining tour with The Quireboys in April 2019

FM CO-HEADLINING UK TOUR WITH THE QUIREBOYS APRIL 2019   The UK’s finest melodic rock band FM will join forces with hard rock group The Quireboys in early April for seven tour dates that celebrate 35 years since both acts started out. These two venerable institutions will be joined by Bad …

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Peter118 Release New Single ‘Money and Lies’

Stoke-based punk rockers, Peter118 have just released their new single “Money and Lies” with an accompanying video. Originally the solo project of Peter Field, formerly of punk bands Senseless and Ambassadors of Shalom, Peter118 stormed onto the scene with the release ‘Make It Or Break It’ EP in 2014, when Field …

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HRH Vikings Festival II 2019 Headliner Announced:

The Norse Wind is Rising: HRH Vikings Festival II Announces Their Initial Shield Wall. The Second Coming is upon us: All hail HRH Vikings II. HRH – Europe’s leading residential provider – debuted HRH Vikings last weekend: a stage-storming, genre-crossing, alloy of five – count ’em: FIVE! – forms of …

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