Bear’s Den @ Rock City 09/04/19

Cameron Chadwick/ April 19, 2019

Indie folk lads turned arena rockers Bear’s Den balanced the intimacy of their early material with the seismic sounds of their later tunes at their most recent outing at Rock City. Bear’s Den turned a pretty significant page with their last album, ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain.’ Similarly to their close associates Mumford & Sons, no longer were they North

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Bangers from Down Under #3 – Six60: New Zealand’s Biggest Band?

Patrick Donnelly/ April 19, 2019

On the 17th of April, many famous Kiwi musicians came together to perform a charity concert in Christchurch called ‘You Are Us – Aroha Nui,’ a Maori phrase which roughly translates to ‘much love.’ The concert was held in response to the recent attack on the 15th of March and included some of the biggest names in New Zealand music.

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Fontaines D.C. @ Rescue Rooms 16/04/2019

Cameron Chadwick/ April 17, 2019

Fresh off the hype of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Dogrel,’ Irish post-punks Fontaines D.C. performed a rapid set to a sold-out Rescue Rooms. “My childhood was small/But I’m gonna be big,” proclaims the opening track to ‘Dogrel.’ One would have thought, in light of perfect scores from The Guardian and NME, ‘Big’ would have been the sure-fire opener to

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EP Review: Eyre Llew & In the endless zanhyang we are – ‘Carrier’

Abby Clarke/ April 15, 2019

Nottingham trio Eyre Llew release their EP ‘Carrier’ today, a collaboration of their own ambient rock sounds with Korean shoegaze band ‘In the endless zanhyang we are’. The EP bookmarks an incredible tour exchange which saw the groups spend over three months playing forty-four shows across eight countries. Eyre Llew released their single ‘Silo’, the EP opener, on Sunday 7th

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Nina Nesbitt @ Rescue Rooms 09/04/2019

Robyn Walford/ April 15, 2019

Last Tuesday, I was lucky enough to get a last minute ticket to see Nina at one of my favourite venues in Nottingham. Whilst I had never really heard of her before the opportunity to watch her had come about, when I was asked if I wanted to go I quickly googled her and came across a photo of her

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 08/04/19

Abby Clarke/ April 9, 2019

Last night was The Mic Magazine’s last Acoustic Rooms before the Easter break, and it’s been a great term filled to the brim with amazing guest performances as well as the consistent local talent that takes to the microphone at Rescue Rooms every Monday night. Guest host this week Jonny Olley introduced the night and promised another busy evening with

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Bangers from Down Under #2- Sticky Fingers

Patrick Donnelly/ April 7, 2019

This week I’d like to introduce you to Sticky Fingers, one of the best Aussie bands out there right now. Fusing reggae with soft rock, Sticky Fingers produce fantastic, laid-back songs that you’ll find yourself bobbing your head to. The five-piece band, introduced to me once again by my Kiwi flatmate, consists of Dylan Frost (vocals/guitar), Beaker Best (drums), Seamus

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Amyl and the Sniffers @The Bodega 01/04/2019

Daisy Carter/ April 2, 2019

Back at a sold-out Bodega again last night, this time to experience one of Aussie punks Amyl and The Sniffers’ reportedly manic live shows. Hailing from Melbourne, the band kicked off their European tour in what they called ‘Notting-ham’ ahead of the release of their debut album in May, which signals a move in a slightly more professional direction after

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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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