The Drum & Bass Awards 2017

Gabriel Burrow/ March 13, 2017

Donington Park, perhaps best known by music fans as the host of Download Festival, added another feather to its bow this year – The Drum and Bass Awards. The 7000 capacity Donington Exhibition Centre made the Awards their largest iteration yet. It wasn’t just the scale of the event that was improved over previous years, there was an all star

Read More

Drum & Bass Awards 2017 – Win a pair of VIP tickets!

Gabriel Burrow/ February 27, 2017

The annual Drum and Bass Awards returns for its 11th edition at the Donington Exhibition Centre in Derby on Saturday 4 March. With a lineup featuring the likes of Chase & Status, Sub Focus, Sigma, Camo & Krooked and many more this is set to be a standout event for fans of the genre. This is also an awards show

Read More

Unicef x URN Live Sessions

Gabriel Burrow/ November 21, 2016

This Thursday Unicef and URN are presenting their second year of live sessions. The event will showcase a number of local acts at Spanky Van Dykes (a cracking venue). This is set to be a fantastic event and entry is just a fiver – it’s not to be missed. The lineup is as follows: Natalia Gonzalez Natalia is an awesome singer,

Read More

Sad13 – “Slugger” Review

Gabriel Burrow/ November 14, 2016

Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Depuis has replaced the last two letters in her forename with numbers and released an indie-pop solo album – “Slugger”. Depuis wrote and recorded the majority of the record in a two week period and it proves both intimate and meticulously put together. If you haven’t heard any of Speedy Ortiz’s stuff they’re a comic book

Read More

Metronomy – Summer 08

Gabriel Burrow/ July 19, 2016

Joseph Mount’s electro-pop act, Metronomy, have a lot going for them. The four piece have gained recognition for their winning blend of professionalism and pouty sass, and with their latest album they build on this formula to great effect. Summer 08 is an unashamedly enjoyable album. In interviews Mount has discussed how memories of partying in the late-naughties were prevalent

Read More

Weezer – White Album Review

Gabriel Burrow/ April 19, 2016

It’s no secret that the turn of the century heralded a decline in the quality of Weezer’s discography – songs like “Beverly Hills” didn’t really bring Rivers Cuomo’s perceptive, witty, and above all relatable best to bear. This latest “White Album” is their fourth self-titled studio album and the best of the bunch save their blue-backed debut. This time the

Read More

Allison Weiss Q&A

Gabriel Burrow/ March 10, 2016

We got a chance to ask Allison Weiss a few questions about her music and plans for the future:  “I finally made a record that sounds like the music I listen to,” says singer/songwriter Allison Weiss, bursting at the seams to talk about her newest album, New Love—out Oct. 2 on SideOneDummy Records—even if that means gabbing on the phone

Read More

The Stranglers Come to Rock City

Gabriel Burrow/ January 31, 2016

The Stranglers are heading to Nottingham to showcase their legendary 1978 Black and White album, playing it in its entirety for the first time in 40 years. Black and White was one of the most influential albums released in the 1970s, inspiring the formation of a whole new breed of punk rock bands. Cornerstones of the album include ‘Tank, Toiler

Read More

Hactivist smash their set at The Bodega

Gabriel Burrow/ December 12, 2015

The second I found out that Hacktivist were playing at a venue as cosy as the Bodega I was sold. I was sure that the intimacy and intensity the set would involve would make for an incredible gig – and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. After a bit of a wait the opener The 500 started proceedings. They weren’t

Read More

Reverend and the Makers Preview

Gabriel Burrow/ December 3, 2015

All roads lead to Nottingham has been the frequent reminder from frontman Jon McClure, as his band Reverend and the Makers are set to bring the curtain down on their latest tour on December 3rd at the Rock City. The twelve date tour promoting their fifth studio album ‘Mirrors’, which incidentally lived up to the standards of all of the

Read More