Sam’s take on Catholic Action

Sam Bigwood/ November 14, 2017

I arrived at the Bodega just as Glaswegian Indie band Catholic Action had started their set.  Their debut album ‘In Memory Of’ was released last month and their set was jam packed with songs from it. Having 2 guitarists gave their poppy songs and riffs a bit more edge and also gave them a fuller sound than other bands of

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We Are Scientists – Rescue Rooms – 25/4/16

Sam Bigwood/ May 3, 2016

We Are Scientists played an incredible set of 18 songs, in a packed Rescue Rooms in Nottingham last Monday night. The indie-rock band, formed in New-York city, has been touring the UK for the release of their fifth album ‘Helter Seltzer.’ Keith Murray, lead singer and guitarist, and Chris Cain, bass guitar and backing vocals have done an insane job

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Emmy The Great – The Bodega – 12/3/16

Sam Bigwood/ March 19, 2016

Emmy the Great made an appearance at Bodega only a day after the launch of her third album, ‘Second Love.’ Their set consisted majorly of this futuristic, yet moving, album. Emma-Lee Moss, the face of Emmy the Great, was so humble to thank the crowd for their patience listening to ‘unknown’ songs: it is hard to believe this graceful electronic

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Stiff Little Fingers – Rock City – 11/3/16

Sam Bigwood/ March 19, 2016

Veteran Northern Irish punk rockers Still Little Fingers returned to a packed Rock City with a set jammed full of hits. I got to Rock City just as support band Ricky Warwick and the Fighting Hearts were playing their last song. I liked it, a classic rock tune with a nice punk influence to it. Ricky Warwick is the current

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Emmy the Great’s stops off at The Bodega on her UK tour

Sam Bigwood/ March 8, 2016

Hong-Kong born Emma-Less Moss, aka Emmy the Great, will be playing at The Bodega this Saturday as part of her UK tour promoting her new album Second Love. Written in various cities, Salt Lake City, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York and London, ‘Second Love’ takes in her experiences over the last three years and her ever changing personal surroundings. The

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Stiff Little Fingers come to Rock City on the 11th March

Sam Bigwood/ March 7, 2016

This week will see Stiff Little Fingers back in Nottingham – the veteran punks will play through a selection of their back catalog both new and old – expect to see an energetic set filled with catchy hooks. The band themselves grew up in in Northern Ireland –and have gone to inspire many punk bands now, writing political and personal

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Kitty, Daisy and Lewis brought the whole family to the Bodega!

Sam Bigwood/ February 9, 2016

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis stopped off at The Bodega, as part of their UK tour, promoting last year’s release ‘The Third’. We arrived at a packed Bodega just in time for the siblings set. I’d been a fan for a few years but this was my first time of seeing them live. Kitty, the youngest of the three took to the

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Idlewild deliver a set spanning two decades of fan favourites!

Sam Bigwood/ December 28, 2015

Back with a new album, the Scottish five-piece stopped off in Nottingham for the last date of their UK tour. There was a venue change, originally planned to play in Rock City but the venue changed to Rescue Rooms, and by the time we turned up, the place was absolutely packed. This year marks twenty years as a band and

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Radkey @ The Bodega, 30/10/15

Sam Bigwood/ November 10, 2015

Back touring the UK were three piece American garage punk band Radkey.  They played at Bodega on Friday night with support from Wolverhampton duo God Damn. Luckily I arrived at Bodega in good time to see opening two piece God Damn’s set.  From the off they were loud in your face garage punk.  I loved that they managed to create

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The Computers @ The Bodega, 31/10/15

Sam Bigwood/ November 7, 2015

Five piece garage soul band The Computers stopped off at The Bodega on their UK tour with a set to showcase their new style. I first saw The Computers play five years ago at Exeter Cavern. Their fast paced shouty punk n roll making me run round and lose my glasses in the sweaty teenage mosh. Fast forward five years to

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