Live Review: Slam Dunk Festival – Midlands (Birmingham, 27/05/17)

This was our first time attending Slam Dunk since it moved from Wolverhampton to Birmingham’s NEC. On the way in, logistically, it was striking how much added security was around in the wake of the Manchester attack. Understandable, but some things like a separate queue for those who already had their wristbands would have been […]

Live Review: Sorority Noise (Nottingham, 09/10/16)

Sorority Noise took to the stage at a packed out Bodega and immediately launched into a set which saw the band showcase their past two records Joy, Departed and Forgettable.  The band have gone from strength to strength lately, yet it was still rather surprising to see just how full the venue was and that the majority of […]

Live Review: Pinegrove + support (Nottingham, 03/10/16)

At the beginning of this year, American indie rock band Pinegrove released Cardinal. It was put out on Run For Cover records after the band signed to them in late 2015. The snowballing support for Pinegrove hasn’t just seen them gain thousands of Facebook likes, but has translated into almost tangible energy at live shows. […]

Live Review: Sorority Noise + Little Bribes (Nottingham, 22/02/16)

Little Bribes kicked things off at a surprisingly busy Rock City Basement. It’s always nice to see a local band doing so well, and even better when they’re actually really good. After building up into “Reboot”, with its catchy riff and raging chorus, the band continued to blast through their songs – with each one […]

Live Review: Beach Slang + Petal (Nottingham, 22/01/16)

Petal took to the stage at a quiet Bodega and quickly started playing songs from her first album, Shame. Usually a full band affair with touring members including those from Tigers Jaw and Three Man Cannon, tonight saw just vocalist/guitarist Kiley playing the songs solo. She powered through songs such as “Tommy” with huge singalong […]