Looking back at 2015… with Oxygen Thief

In the first of our series on 2015 we spoke to Barry of Oxygen Thief about his year! How was 2015? Excellent thanks! Kicked off opening for Frank Turner at Independent Venue Week, did a couple of full band tours, a solo acoustic one, and did some writing. Roll on 2016. What was your favourite moment […]

Album Review: Random Hand – Hit Reset

After hitting the road and playing hard for 12 years, Random Hand just about reached the top of the UK ska-punk scene and decided that it’s also the time to go on a hiatus but not allowing themselves to just fade away the band decided to release their forth full-length at the same time of […]

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: Hit the Deck 2015 (Nottingham)

One of Nottingham’s busiest festivals, Hit the Deck, kicked off on Sunday at Rock City. From the start it was clear to see that there were a lot of changes this year; the road wasn’t closed nor dotted with busy food or merch stalls, The Forum was no longer used as a venue, and, worst […]

News: Hevy add more bands

Kent’s Hevy Festival have added 13 more bands today, including A Wilhelm Scream, The Fall of Troy and Teenage Bottlerocket. They join Thrice who are playing a UK exclusive reunion set at the festival, along with tons of others. The full list of additions: The Fall of Troy (playing ‘Doppelgänger’ in full) Judge Ignite A Wilhelm Scream […]

Album Review: Isaac – Burner

In recent years, Nottingham has become somewhat of a scene hub for the Midlands. Great venues including Chameleon Café and JT Soar along with the active scene attracts international acts as well as a plethora UK bands to the city. Out of the all the bands formed in this supportive atmosphere, none are as well liked […]

Live Review: Clear Your Throat festival #2 (Nottingham, 14/03/15)

Nottingham’s Clear Your Throat festival came back around pretty quickly. Seven months after the first, The Chameleon in the city centre was once again host to the eclectic all-dayer. This time it was the day before Mother’s Day, so being situated (literally) above a card shop had never been handier. Kicking off proceedings were Nottingham’s […]

Five Reasons Why the DIY Scene is the Place to Be

There are many reasons why the DIY music scene is lovely. I’m sure we’re all well aware of them; but just in case you needed reminding, here are some of the best ones. 1. Affordability One of the best things about the DIY scene is the affordability of DIY gigs. It’s almost collectivised in its […]