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

Sean Hubbard/ June 20, 2019

Another drizzly Download Festival is now in the books but even the dismal weather and the mud couldn’t stop 90,000 metalheads from having a great time at Donington Park at the weekend. With headliners as varied as Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool’s first performance at Download in 12 years, there was something for everyone. Away from the main stage also

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The Futureheads @ Rescue Rooms 01/06/19

Owen White/ June 8, 2019

Mid-2000’s indie breakouts The Futureheads brought a tightly performed set of generally entertaining heady indie rock jams to Rescue Rooms this Saturday, albeit somewhat marred by muddy and bizarre mixing decisions. Crunch pop upstarts Fatherson and exciting post-punk newcomers The Rain Age (formally Shiftwork) supported. The Futureheads occupy a weird space in 2000’s indie-sphere. Never reaching the same heights of

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Review: Tom Morello, 3rd June 2019

Sean Hubbard/ June 8, 2019

The legendary Rage Against The Machine guitarist played a sold out sideshow at Rescue Rooms with his album’s The Atlas Underground band during a night off from his slot as main support for Muse and completely demonstrated why he is so iconic. Beginning his set by playing Battle, it was clear that this was no ordinary gig. His gargantuan 19

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Review: All Points East, 2nd June 2019

Ben Standring/ June 4, 2019

As the sun rose on a glistening June morning, festival goers scrambled to London for the final day of London’s newest high-profile large-scale music festival at Victoria Park. Having already experienced staggering sets from The Chemical Brothers, Christine & the Queens and Mumford and Sons plus a day of hard rock featuring Bring Me The Horizon and Architects and a

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Review: All Points East, 31st May 2019

Sean Hubbard/ June 3, 2019

The second weekend of All Points East kicked off on Friday 31st May with a day that can only be described as an absolute triumph for British heavy music. Everything from Lotus Eater opening the North stage, all the way up to Bring Me the Horizon’s two-hour headline set was an exhibition of the best that British metal has to

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Review: Dot to Dot Festival (Nottingham), 26th May 2019

Daisy Carter/ June 2, 2019

It has now become a ritual almost to begin the UK festival season over the two May bank holiday weekends with a hive of creative new festivals championing the very best of emerging musical talent. The likes of Great Escape, Live at Leeds, Sound City and Dot to Dot have provided striking platforms to showcase the artists of the future.

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Review: Slam Dunk Festival (South), 26th May 2019

Sean Hubbard/ May 29, 2019

Another year, another Slam Dunk festival, but this year was the first fully outdoor one ever! Yes the weather was patchy at some points but the music shined through no matter what, and even a bit of rain couldn’t dampen the summery feeling that Seaway always bring to a show. The bands were all incredible, with a personal highlight of

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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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Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres @ Rock City 11/05/19

Sadie Agg/ May 14, 2019

Last month, former Libertines and Babyshambles frontman Peter Doherty introduced us to his third musical project, ‘Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres.’ Doherty’s latest work is a lot folksier than his previous repertoire, demonstrating inspiration from his new Margate abode, and includes fantastic Doherty-esque instrumental interludes illustrating the individual musical talents of each Puta Madre. Arriving at 7:30, I managed

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