Cancer Bats @Rescue Rooms 05/02/2019 + Interview

Sean Hubbard/ February 12, 2019

Cancer Bats absolutely levelled Rescue Rooms on Tuesday as part of their extensive UK tour to celebrate their latest release ‘The Spark That Moves’, which was released by surprise on April 20th 2018, almost ten years to the day after they released their iconic sophomore album ‘Hail Destroyer’. Their exhausting 19 song set took songs from both those albums and

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SHVPES @Rescue Rooms 30/01/2019 + Interview

Sean Hubbard/ February 1, 2019

SHVPES played an absolutely blinding set in Rescue Rooms’ Red Room to a pretty packed out crowd despite it being a cold Wednesday night. The majority of the setlist was taken from new album ‘Greater Than’, but they made sure to play older fan favourites like “State of Mind” and “Skin and Bones” off their debut ‘Pain.Joy.Ecstasy.Despair’ which received the

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In conversation with Haggard Cat at Beat The Streets

Sean Hubbard/ January 30, 2019

Sean went down to Beat The Streets on Sunday and got a chance to have a chat with rock band Haggard Cat before their set, here’s how it went: Favourite venues in Nottingham? We absolutely love JT Soar and Chameleon, but we’re lucky to have all these independent venues like Rock City and Rescue Rooms rather than a faceless O2

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Conjurer @ The Loft 23/11/2018 + Interview

Sean Hubbard/ November 28, 2018

Conjurer kicked off their UK tour supporting Conan in Nottingham Trent’s The Loft last Friday in their usual blistering fashion, opening with “Choke”, the first track from this year’s outstanding ‘Mire’, and continuing with tracks from that album and their debut EP ‘I’, including “Scorn” and “Hadal”. From the very start their pounding energy got the initially static crowd quickly

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Haggard Cat@ Bodega 05/11/2018

Sean Hubbard/ November 7, 2018

Haggard Cat made sure no one regretted missing out on the fireworks for their show in the Bodega on Bonfire Night, bringing their signature blend of grungy energy to a performance which showed why they are an iconic underground Nottingham band – their level of local fame demonstrated by almost every hand going up when frontman Matt Reynolds asked who

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Rolo Tomassi@ Rescue Rooms 30/10/2018

Sean Hubbard/ November 3, 2018

Rolo Tomassi’s Halloween Rescue Rooms show was a late one, with doors not opening until 8 PM, and the band themselves not gracing the stage until 10:45 PM, however the late hour did not dampen the energy of the band or the crowd, who had mostly embraced the Halloween spirit, with the entire band decked out in corpse paint, and

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Rolo Tomassi set for heavy Rescue Rooms show

Sean Hubbard/ October 19, 2018

Rolo Tomassi are bringing their intense live show to Rescue Rooms and kicking off their headline tour on Tuesday October 30th in an event that promises to be more of an experience than a typical gig. Simply standing still and taking in frontwoman Eva Spence’s incredible contrasting vocals – from sweet singing to her harsh screams – would be experience

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Crossfaith@ Rock City 16/10/2018

Sean Hubbard/ October 19, 2018

Crossfaith stormed through Rock City on Tuesday 16th October in support of their new album ‘Ex Machina’, while the crowd was nowhere near sold out they still performed with their usual frantic energy, with non-stop mosh pits from the minute album opener “Deus Ex Machina” dropped into “Catastrophe”, egged on by frontman Ken as they ploughed through hits both old

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Black Peaks@ Rough Trade 09/10/18

Sean Hubbard/ October 15, 2018

Black Peaks’ series of in-store shows came through Nottingham’s own on Tuesday night in support of their new album “All That Divides”, and while it is a much more intimate venue than their headline performance at Rescue Rooms for Macmillan festival several weeks ago, the band swiftly make the room their own, opening with “Can’t Sleep” which instantly creates movement

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Interview with Black Peaks

Sean Hubbard/ October 15, 2018

I interviewed Black Peaks’ frontman Will Gardner before their show at Rough Trade and spoke about their new album, their influences and most importantly, his famed moustache. Who were your biggest influences with this album? W: Mastodon, Tool, All Them Witches, Oh Brother, Elder, Meshuggah. How was the writing different from “Statues”? W: Dave [new bassist] came along half way

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