Kris Barras Band @Rescue Rooms 12/02/2019

Bobby Humphrey/ February 15, 2019

Given the task of warming the crowd up before the main show was the Irish singer Grainne Duffy, with her Epiphone SG slung over her shoulder she opened the night up on a bluesy note with “Good Love Had To Die”, accompanied by Paul Sherry on the acoustic guitar. Caught unawares by the bold opening, the crowd was quickly swayed

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Interview with the Kris Barras Band

Bobby Humphrey/ February 15, 2019

The Kris Barras Band are rising stars on the rock and blues music scene, having made several major appearances on the UK and European festival circuit in the past couple of years, including Ramblin’ Man Fair (UK) and Rawa Blues Festival (Poland). On the first leg of their 2019 European tour, the band brought their signature brand of blues-infused heavy

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Chvrches @ Rock City

Tristan Phipps/ February 13, 2019

Glaswegian trio ‘Chvrches’ going out on tour again was something I was very much looking forward to. Not only was this a band I’d witnessed put on lively, fun, buoyant sets at both Reading and Citadel – but for the first time in my history of gig-going, I would be attending two dates on the same tour.  So, on Thursday,

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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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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 11/02/19

Cameron Chadwick/ February 12, 2019

Opening the night this week at Acoustic Rooms was favourites Stella and Chris, who last played a couple of weeks ago. For those unfamiliar, the pair are characterised by Chris’ bluesy guitar riffs and Stella’s soulful vocals. Switching it up, they closed their set this time with a more upbeat jam they call ‘The Phoenix’ which proved popular with the

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Album Review: Ariana Grande- thank u, next

Cameron Chadwick/ February 11, 2019

Just 6 months after ‘Sweetener’, Ariana Grande follows it up with an effortless blend of pop and R&B, proving she has every right to be the biggest female artist in the world in 2019. The announcement of a new full-length Ariana Grande album so soon after the triumphant and incredibly charming ‘Sweetener’ seemed to many to be a quick cash-grab,

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Album Review: The Japanese House- Good at Falling

Roisin Hickey/ February 11, 2019

Amber Bain, otherwise known as The Japanese House is back with the debut album ‘Good at Falling’ which is being realised on the 1st March 2019.  To celebrate, Bain has said she will be visiting 3 Rough Trade stores across the UK and will be giving an acoustic performance. Notts locals will be pleased to know that The Japanese House

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Don Broco @Motorpoint Arena 08/02/2019

Alana McKenna/ February 10, 2019

As part of their UK tour, Bedfordshire rock band Don Broco headed to Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, which proved to be an unforgettable night of quality entertainment and music. Broco’s setlist was on point, including songs from all of their albums, which provided a range of different kinds of music, crossing over between indie, rock, pop, and even interwoven elements of

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Shadows Like Strangers sell out The Angel in Nottingham for album launch

Abby Clarke/ February 9, 2019

Last night saw the album launch show for Shadows Like Strangers’ debut album Cali. They managed to sell out The Angel in Nottingham with support from Cut the Heroics and Jetlines, whilst also raising money for GRL PWR- a charity in aid of ovarian cancer. I had never attended a gig in The Angel before and the venue itself was

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John Grant @Rock City 05/02/2019

Sadie Agg/ February 8, 2019

As I reflect on my experience finally seeing John Grant at Rock City, I am honestly still lost for words. Grant was dramatic, eccentric and commanding; a true virtuoso. Arriving a little after 8:30, I grabbed myself a Red Stripe and found myself a suitable spot at the front. Although the cluster of over excited 40 year olds that surrounded

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