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!

Heavy Music Awards – Pick Up Exclusive Merch and Help #SaveOurVenues

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RAGE IN MY EYES – Looking For Fan Photos/Footage With ANDRE MATOS

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L.A. GUNS New Single ‘Let You Down’ Out Now

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PlanetMosh Playlist May 2020 – New Releases

Here’s our Spotify playlist for May 2020. The playlist is a moving beast with new tracks being added throughout the month. You never know – you just might find your new favourite band! Stay at home, keep safe and listen to some new music.    

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Motörhead – Celebrate the loudest day of the year

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Hooligan – Dublin City Rockers EP

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RAVENSCRY Release ‘The Gatekeeper’ Lyric Video & Single

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Iron Maiden Announce Remastered Live Collection

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British Sleaze Rockers The Big Dirty Announce New Album

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DEVIN TOWNSEND – launches series of live streamed, fundraising shows in aid of healthcare workers

Devin Townsend

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You Can Own Kiesel JB24 Jason Becker Tribute

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Ryders Creed Release Second Single ‘Cut Me Down’

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GODSMACK TAKE 400+ STUDENTS ON THE MUSICAL ADVENTURE OF THEIR LIVES

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MAN WITH A MISSION make global history with new album

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Marco Laudato

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