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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!

SISTER SHOTGUN announce dates in July with Gama Bomb

SISTER SHOTGUN announce dates in July with Gama Bomb English rock band Sister Shotgun have announced dates in July with Gamma Bomb and a Midlands show with friends Iconic Eye in Cannock on June 1, 2019. Vocalist Chloe Ozwell says: “We’re very much looking forward to returning to the Midlands …

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THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS announce tour dates and festival appearances

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HRH Road Trip XI – Ibiza 2020 – Line Up

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Stiff Little Fingers – Announce UK/EIRE Dates

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VOLBEAT announce new album & tour, debut new single & video

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ROCK’N’GROWL RECORDS Announce RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1 Rock/Metal Sampler

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Charlie Sheen Gives A Big Shout Out To Hookers & Blow!

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THE BRINK : ‘Are You With Me’ – New Single from Forthcoming Debut Album

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Bloodred Hourglass – New Album: “Godsend” Out On 28th June 2019

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‘Crooked Shapes’ break out and release third single ‘Let It Go’

Crooked Shapes were born of a perfect storm in early 2018. Based in Reading, consisting of George Twydell (Vocals & Guitar), George Ives (Vocals & Bass) and Craig Carlaw (Drums).They spent much of 2018 working on new songs, new skills and new sounds, ready to launch with a bang in …

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UK’s SYTERIA Get Equipment Robbed, Jackie Chambers Reaches Out!

UK rockers SYTERIA, featuring Jackie Chambers of Girlschool and previously Blitzkrieg in their ranks, have new songs ready for their 2nd album Reflection, gigs booked to test them out, the Kickstarter campaign up to 200% in just 3 days …couldn’t be better, then SYTERIA play the Lounge in London. The next morning they wake up and go down to the Archway Premier Inn hotel car …

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MAN WITH A MISSION release ‘FLY AGAIN 2019’ video

Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION have announced the release of their brand new single ‘FLY AGAIN 2019’. The band have released an amazing video for the song, filmed at their recent 50,000 capacity headline show at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium, capturing the huge scale of the Japanese rock phenomenon …

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ENFORCER | Band premiere the official video for ‘Regrets’ in celebration of new album

BAND PREMIERE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘REGRETS’ NEW ALBUM ZENITH IS IN STORES NOW! It’s been more than 4 years but today Swedish metallers ENFORCER finally unleash their fifth studio album Zenith via Nuclear Blast. To mark the occasion, the quartet is premiering the official music video for ‘Regrets’, an English adaption of TERMINAL’s song ‘Zadnji Izlet’. Check out the video, which …

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LoveSick Radio Release New Blues Tinged Single, “Bloodshot Eyes”

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WARRIOR SOUL Return With New Album ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Disease’ In June 2019

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Cornwall Rocks – Breaking the Sound Barrier!

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CROSSBONES To Release New Album – Title, Coverart and Label Revealed!

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ENFORCER | Olof and Jonas discuss the first five tracks on new album Zenith

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Win a Pair of Tickets to see The Word Alive at London Underworld

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The Membranes Announce ‘What Nature Gives… Nature Takes Away’ LP

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