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Did Creeper Really Call It A Day, Last Thursday Night?

Did Creeper Really Call It A Day, Last Thursday Night? It would be fair to say Creeper fans did not expect their post-Halloween party, at London’s KOKO, to end in broken hearts and bewilderment. The Southampton band’s frontman Will Gould announced what looked like a fait accompli for the group, prior to their last track, of the night, Misery. “Of all the shows we’ve played in this last four years, this one will… Keep Reading

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Metallica Announced WorldWired Tour & 25 European Dates

Metallica’s WorldWired Tour has confirmed its return to the UK and Europe, this time for a staggering May 1-August 25, 2019 run of their own outdoor gigs at stadiums, parks, and even one at a castle. Tickets go on sale September 28th at 10am Fifth member pre-sale September 25th The new dates are Metallica’s first in the UK and Europe since the Sept. 2017 to May 2018 indoor run that… Keep Reading

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Clutch, Chattanooga, Tennessee, US

Clutch rocks The Signal. Clutch is no stranger to Chattanooga, Tennessee, US and Friday night their fans didn’t leave much standing room at Chattanooga’s newest music venue, The Signal. I have listened to Clutch since 2000 and I am always surprised they do not get more mainstream attention for their talent. It’s raw rock n roll with a dash of soul, and a touch of let me smash your face.… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks Kicks Arse

Saturday: Camden Rocks is London’s premier rock festival in London’s premier rock location. On Friday I photographed Blossoms, a band so vanilla that prolonged exposure carries risk of poisoning. Quite why yesterday’s All Points East Festival audience of young people were going crazy over a band whose most exciting crowd interaction was: “Hello, we’re Blossoms from Stockport” was, and is, beyond me. Today however, I’m at Camden Rocks – over… Keep Reading

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Greta Van Fleet at Manchester Academy 3

A truly jaw dropping night. The Second Sons supported as Greta Van Fleet came to Manchester. Having began to make a name for themselves in America, Greta Van Fleet took their wonderful noise on a European tour, which on Friday 30th March, saw them take to the stage at Manchester Academy 3. It was night of beautiful noise, and unbelievable skill, in which both Greta Van Fleet, and their support,… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Vol. 1’

This week, it’s the turn of one of the best supergroups there ever was, and probably ever will be This week, we look at the The Travelling Wilburys, and their first album, ‘Vol. 1’. This band were probably one of the best rock groups of the 80’s, and they had one of the best band lineups of all time. The band was made up of some of the biggest artists… Keep Reading

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Bones Announce March Dates and SXSW

This year is even more packed, joining the all-star lineup for The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie, covering “I’m Afraid of Americans” for the King of All Media’s compilation celebrating the legendary artist, showcasing at SXSW and their debut festival performance at Hangout Festival in May. Today, BONES announce a March tour spanning 15 cities. You can watch a tour video HERE and a full list of dates can… Keep Reading

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Newton Faulkner, ULU Live, London

Newton Faulkner showcases his new album to an adoring London crowd. Guitarist, pianist, vocalist, songwriter, raconteur, comedian. There’s not much Newton Faulkner cannot do it seems. The full gamut of these talents was on display at the first of two triumphant sell out nights played by Newton at ULU (University of London Union) Live on Thursday night. I’m struck by the demographic as I look around the audience. Reams of… Keep Reading

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Extreme UK Tour This December

Extreme will be returning to the UK this December! Starting at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on the 13th December the band will then head out across the nation, playing to 6 different cities before closing the tour with a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on the 20th December. Talking about the newly announced dates, Guitar sensation Nuno Bettencourt had the following to say “The UK has always embraced Extreme and… Keep Reading

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Marmozets Announce 2018 UK Tour!

They’re weird, they’re wonderful, and they can’t get enough! After hitting the UK this last month (with some re-arranged dates due to health reasons set for this week), Marmozets have announced more UK dates for 2018. Exciting right?? The dates read: FEBRUARY 2018 2nd – Cardiff The Tramshed 3rd – Southampton Engine Rooms 4th – Brighton Concorde 2 6th – Cambridge Junction 7th – London Student Central, ULU 8th –… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Weirds ‘Old World Blues’

Weirds make a grand entrance with their fuzzy and kaleidoscopic video for ‘Old World Blues’ Taken from their standout debut album Swarmculture, which was released earlier this year on Alcopop! Records, the Leeds band stand taller, louder and heavier than before with their breed of sludgy and psychedelic rock. “Lyrically, Old World Blues is quite claustrophobic, and I really wanted to get a sense of entrapment and anger across. The… Keep Reading

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The Psychedelic Furs & Lene Lovich, O2 Forum, London

The Psychedelic Furs and Lene Lovich Band ride a wave of 80’s nostalgia in North London. The passing of time seemed irrelevant as the O2 Forum, Kentish Town hosted a sell-out crowd that lapped up every minute of what these iconic artists had to offer. The early 80s New Wave era successfully bridged the gap between punks gobbing on audiences and new romantics blinding them with sparkling diamante jackets. One… Keep Reading

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Foo Fighters Release New Track ‘The Line’

The countdown to the year’s most massive and ambitious melodic hard rock magnum opus just started ticking that much faster: “The Line,” the newest advance offering from Foo Fighters’ about to be released ninth studio album ‘Concrete and Gold’, has been made available as an instant grat with pre-orders placed in advance of the new record’s September 15 release on Columbia Records. “The Line” pairs a signature Foo Fighters propulsive… Keep Reading

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Record of the Week: Nothing More ‘Go To War’

American rock metal band Nothing More Release ‘Go To War’ Formed in 2003, San Antonio, Texas the band are set to release their second album this coming September 15th  The band recently performed the single live for the first time at the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards which was broadcasted internationally on Amazon yesterday. “Go To War” is currently the fastest growing song at Rock Radio in the US and was trending… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Wolf Alice ‘Yuk Foo’

Following a month long sold out tour of the USA, WOLF ALICE now debut the video for the kick-ass single YUK FOO. The band have also announced a small venue tour of the UK in August, in which they return to some of the venues they played on their first ever tour. Tickets are available on Friday 28 July from 10am. The London four piece follow a packed summer with… Keep Reading

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Evanescence, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London

Arkansas rockers Evanescence back in London for the first time in five years. Evanescence stormed the Hammersmith Apollo during the second of their two-night residency at this famous west London venue. As a photographer tonight, I got very lucky. Evanescence were known in journalistic circles for being a little camera shy on this tour, having previously relegated photographers to the back of the venue. I was prepared for the worst… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks Festival 2017, London

13,785 steps, 250 bands, 24 venues, 1 ticket. Camden Rocks 2017 The heart of London’s music scene beat a powerful united rhythm on Saturday 3rd June as thousands came together to enjoy the sound and spectacle of the annual Camden Rocks Festival. On any given night in Camden you’re hard pressed to stand on the street and not hear live music free-wheeling down the pavement. The place is littered with… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks FOTF Top Picks Part 2

Last week we published Part One of our ‘Top Picks’ from this years’ Camden Rocks Festival – a festival that seems to grow incrementally year on year. Last year: 200 bands, 20 venues. This year 250 bands, 25 venues – all in one day, all on one (unbelievably good value) ticket. In the final days before the event on June 3rd, we hit you now with our Part Two picks. With… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks FOTF Top Picks Part 1

With Camden Rocks looking set to be bigger than ever this year with over 200 bands, here’s our FOTF Top picks. With Bands such as The Coral, Milburn and Carl Barrat and Reverend and the Makers toping the headline list, there are literally 100’s more that are a must see! All tickets to the fifth year event in 2016 sold out and 2017 looks set to be no different. £39.50 get… Keep Reading

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Dream Theater European Tour Dates

Roadrunner Records’ group Dream Theater has announced additional European spring dates for their “Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour,” which will see the pioneering group celebrating the 25th anniversary of their milestone RIAA gold-certified album, “Images & Words.” Added due to overwhelming demand, the new dates will begin on April 18th at Birmingham, England’s legendary Symphony Hall and will include an unparalleled live set of “Images & Words” in… Keep Reading

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