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RockForce Festival – Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool, Day Two.

Ding ding! Round 1 of day 2 and first band of the day, London based District 13 gave us a highly entertaining nonet of songs considering they had been on the road since 4am. A dizzying array of musical dishes was served up for Sunday lunch as they kicked off …

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RockForce Festival – Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool, Day One.

Festival organizer Martin Short has a change of name for his annual festival and venue for 2019 so the Badass Bash now became Rockforce Festival and it was certainly a force to be reckoned with as 16 bands, all playing for free shook the rafters of the Waterloo Music Bar …

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Battle Beast – The Dome, London – 30th April 2019

On previous headline shows, Battle Beast have either played the Underworld, or Borderline, so tonight’s show at the Dome is a definite step up. For the band it’s got a much better stage and lighting, and it’s a good venue for fans as it’s got plenty of space and everyone …

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Samantha Fish, The Stables, Milton Keynes – 8th May 2019

The last time Samantha Fish played Milton Keynes it was two years ago and it was a great night. People clearly remembered how good she is as tonight’s show is sold out. By the time the support act, Curse of Lono were due on, the place was completely full – …

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SpookShow Inc – Interview

SPOOKSHOW INC. have just revealed a stunning video for the track, Virtual Insanity, which is plucked from their recently released double album, Visions of The Blinded World pt. I & II, out via their own label, Thunder of The Distant Planet. We grilled the band about the sound and background: …

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Tv Coma – Interview

Unstoppable UK merry makers and noise makers TV COMA drop their engulfing new EP, Body Negativity, on Friday 31st May through Wiretap Records. The band have also just revealed a stunning new video for the single, Unemployable, which is out now – https://youtu.be/dpzzIDMX6-s . With all of this in mind, …

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Download festival preview

With Download festival just over 5 weeks away (it’s scary how fast it’s approaching), we thought we’d take a look at a few of the bands playing. As always we’ll all be waiting nervously for the stage times to start planning who to see on the various stages and hoping …

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Hammerfest XI 2019 – Prestatyn, N.Wales

In it’s makeshift home of Presthaven Sands in Prestatyn, North Wales, Hammerfest has excelled yet again in delivering another stomper of a three day festival. The line-up alone was one of the tastiest I’ve seen. Having the likes of Overkill, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Paradise Lost performing on a caravan …

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Joe Bonamassa – Royal Albert Hall, London – 26th April 2019

Ten years ago Joe Bonamassa played the Royal Albert Hall for the first time and it clearly made a big impression on him as rather than playing a single night at a bigger venue such as the O2 arena or Wembley arena, he’s chosen to play three nights at the …

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Avantasia – Forum, London – 16th April 2019

Tonight’s show was an early start – 7.30pm on stage. That’s not so the band can have an early finish but because they play long sets – almost three and a half hours tonight. That’s a pretty impressive set length and is typical of Tobias Sammet’s whole approach to Avantasia …

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Cellar Darling – Jazz Cafe, London – 31st March 2019

First up tonight were Swiss band Appearance of Nothing. Due to train delays I arrived part of the way through their set. It’s good Prog metal with some great guitar riffs. Toward the end of their set they were joined on stage by Celar Darling’s Anna Murphy who added her …

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Some Time Today – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool – 13/04/18

This was a gig I had been looking forward to for a very long time. Lancashire Pop/Punk quartet ‘Some Time Today’ have been on my radar for almost a year after seeing the video for their debut single ‘Another Way’  on You tube. They are heavily influenced by the likes …

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Some Time Today – Interview

I finally managed to catch up with Some Time Today after their gig at The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool on 13th April 2019. A band that I believe have so much potential. We talked about the band, the new EP, Beth Olive, future plans, and Finchy having to leave the …

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Oceans Apart – Interview

Emerging tunesmiths OCEANS APART are lighting up the scene with a sound that has already racked up favourable descriptors likening them to You Me At Six, Deaf Havana and Don Broco. The band have just released a new single, Talk Of The Town, which is backed by a stunning video. …

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Forever In Debt – Deaf Centre, Chester

This was my second visit to Chester’s Deaf Centre. I like the place. I like what Dan from ‘Restless Bear Promotions’ is trying to achieve. Tonight’s offering was Forever In Debt, supported by TV Face. I interviewed Craig Twigg prior to the gig which you can watch HERE, and he …

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Trident Waters – Interview

TRIDENT WATERS’ infectious groove and contagious riffery are sure to ignite. The Londoners will release their new EP, Hollywood To Vegas, on Friday 7th June. Prior to this, the trio have just dropped a brand new video for the single, Eva Lane. We asked the guys to introduce themselves: What …

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Higher Ground – Interview

We caught up with energetic Londoners , who have just released their brand new single, Stupid Thoughts – https://youtu.be/eWBnPgmOUSw . We asked the band a few probing questions:   What is the band full line up? Who plays what? Chloe Taylor – Lead Vocals; Jack Heayn – Guitar; Howard Martin …

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Obey album launch – The Underground, Stoke.

If Saturday night’s alright for fighting then surely Friday nights are alright for obeying as Stoke based metallers Obey unleashed their seismic new studio album Swallow The Sun at the well attended Underground in Stoke. A four band bill saw openers The Secret Elephant and Banzai Pipeline bring the noise …

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MAN WITH A MISSION (MWAM) Chasing the Horizon Tour at Manchester Academy 3, February 27th, 2019

Playing only two UK shows on their ‘Chasing the Horizon Tour’ Planetmosh went to Manchester to catch the latest craze. Kicking bands like Slipknot and Babymetal up the arse!  Man with a Mission are the new masters of gimmickry who adorn Wolf-heads for their stage wear.  Taking you on a …

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Erja Lyytinen and Chantel McGregor – The Stables, Milton Keynes – 20th March 2019

Tonight’s midweek gig featured two great female blues artists – Erja Lyytinen and Chantel McGregor. Both acts were down to play the same length set so it’s more a double-headline show than a normal headline and support show. It’s the only show the two artists are doing together – the …

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