Live Review: Turnover + support (Nottingham, 16/01/16)

Every time a band like Turnover plays in at The Bodega in Nottingham it gets surprisingly busy, see: The Hotelier, etc, but this show was packed to the walls from the second doors opened. Local band Little Bribes kicked things off with their brand of alt pop-punk/emo and played a ridiculously confident set for a band […]

Live Review: Mates of State (Leicester, 01/11/15)

Mates of State are an indie-pop duo from the US, and consist of husband and wife, Kori Gardner (vocals/keys) and Jason Hammel (vocals/drums). The band have a long and wide back catalogue, flitting between emo, indie and pure pop. They kicked things off at the Scholar Bar in Leicester with the dark and brooding “So Many Ways”, […]

Live Review: The Computers (Nottingham, 31/10/15)

Hello Bear kicked things off at Bodega to a room full of fog and spooky decorations… Their brand of poppy rock went over well with the crowd, and they put everyone in a good mood with their catchy choruses. Shortly after, The Computers took to the stage – and vocalist Screaming Al Kershaw was immediately […]

Live Review: Birdskulls + support (Brighton, 10/10/15)

Despite being a relatively new venue, Bleach in Brighton has already hosted a relentless stream of worthy shows gigs. On October the tenth, Munez, The New Tusk, Rough Hands, Abattoir Blues and Birdskulls crammed themselves and their fans in for the Birdskulls Trickle EP release show. Munez (Myoonz? Moonz? Munneez?) sparked the gig; a band I’d […]

Live Review: Arctangent Festival 2015

Now in its third year, the wonderfully niche ArcTanGent Festival returned to Fernhill Farm, just outside of Bristol, to provide three days of the finest math-rock, post-rock, noise-rock and everything in between. Created by the people behind the award-winning 2000trees and having been short listed for Best New Festival and Best Small Festival it promised […]

Live Review: Flogging Molly & Beans on Toast (Leeds, 12/08/15)

Flogging Molly kicked off their short UK run around their appearance at Boomtown with a show at Leeds University. Beans on Toast kicked things off with his “drunk folk” songs, immediately setting the tone for the evening as he had the entire crowd laughing, singing and occasionally making chicken noises. His song “I’m Going to […]

Live Review: Touché Amoré + supports (Nottingham, 10/08/15)

Touché Amoré earlier in the year announced a four-date tour of the UK to follow their appearance at Hevy Fest. Seemingly due to the exclusivity of their Hevy show, all of the shows announced were up past the Midlands, and we were lucky enough to catch them at Rescue Rooms in Nottingham. New Moon kicked things […]