Festival Preview – 2000 Trees

Sean Hubbard/ May 23, 2019

The UK’s official best medium sized festival returns this year with a line-up that’s as packed as ever. Headline sets come from Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, You Me At Six and Deaf Havana in a who’s who of British rock music, whilst on the heavier side of things While She Sleeps headline the Cave stage on Thursday night

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Year of the Knife @ Rough Trade 17/05/19

Sean Hubbard/ May 18, 2019

Year of the Knife and Chamber absolutely levelled Nottingham’s Rough Trade last night as the opening show of the Ultimate Aggression tour. Support came from UKHC bands Cauldron, Warheads and Intent 2 Kill. They all put on excellent displays which got the crowd warmed up and had the spin kicks flowing by the time Chamber took to the stage to

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Employed To Serve @ Rough Trade 13/05/19

Sean Hubbard/ May 15, 2019

Employed To Serve hit Rough Trade’s stage on Monday in support of their incredible new album Eternal Forward Motion, already hailed as a potential album of the year by many critics, which is a superb accomplishment considering that it’s not even six months into the year. Despite only having a half hour set the band (in their signature jackets) ploughed

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Festival Preview: Download, 14th – 16th June 2019

Sean Hubbard/ May 7, 2019

The UK’s biggest rock and metal festival kicks off on Friday 14th June this year and will see over 90,000 people converge on Castle Donington for three days of non-stop riffs. This year’s festival is headlined by three legends of the genre: Def Leppard on the Friday playing their legendary Hysteria album in full, Slipknot on the Saturday, and prog

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Preview: The HU’s First Ever European Tour

Sean Hubbard/ April 30, 2019

Mongolian rock group The HU announce 23 European summer tour dates throughout June and July, including six UK dates, for the first time ever. The tour coincides with the upcoming international release of their debut album ‘The Gereg,’ slated for summer 2019. Bringing their unique style of Mongolian rock to the masses, The HU will be making their worldwide debut

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Skarlett Riot @Rock City 28/03/2019

Sean Hubbard/ April 1, 2019

Skarlett Riot headlined Ike Showcase week with the Nottingham leg of their ‘REGENERATE’ tour, celebrating the release of their 2017 album of the same name. For a rather underground band, there was an impressive audience in attendance, with several sporting the band’s merchandise, demonstrating that while they may not have the biggest fan base, it cannot be denied that they

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Interview with Palm Reader

Sean Hubbard/ April 1, 2019

I met Palm Reader singer Josh McKeown on a sunny Saturday afternoon for a drink and a chat about the goings on with Palm Reader for this year and about the entire career of the band: How likely is it that we’re going to hear any new material this year? We’re going into the studio in November, so it’s pretty

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While She Sleeps Double Feature + Interview

Sean Hubbard/ March 5, 2019

I’ve seen While She Sleeps 3 times in the past week and every single one of those shows has been a different type of insanity. First off, their Rock City show was the beginning of the UK leg of the tour and the entire show from top to bottom was a perfect example of modern heavy music, from French metalcore

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Beans on Toast @Rescue Rooms 23/02/2019

Sean Hubbard/ March 3, 2019

Beans on Toast’s ‘A Bird In The Hand’ tour hit Rescue Rooms last Saturday with the beloved folk singer on fine form as always. Opening with lead track “Another Year” on his aforementioned 10th album he had the crowd in the palm of his hand from the very start of his hit filled epic 23 song set, including special highlight

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Mayday Parade + The Wonder Years @Rock City 21/02/2019

Sean Hubbard/ February 28, 2019

Rock City boasted a line-up of dreams for pop punk fans in Nottingham last Thursday with a co-headline show from The Wonder Years and Mayday Parade, supported by Pronoun and Movements. New York rockers Pronoun made a strong start to the evening with a contagious feel-good vibe. The band offered dreamy vocals and interesting synth loops, accompanied by an uninterrupted

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