Modestep at the Birmingham 02 Academy

Calum Whittingham/ December 12, 2015

Following the highly anticipated release of their second LP ‘London Road’, and their world tour with various festival appearances, Modestep came back to the UK. With support from Culprate and DJ Hatcha, they put on a show at the 02 Academy in Birmingham with as much as energy as expected from the London based band. DJ Hatcha kicked off the night with

Read More

The Wytches delivered a night of unbridled madness and creativity

Kit Bodine/ December 11, 2015

Headlining a sold out show at The Bodega, The Wytches educated the crowd in their hypnotic fusion of psychedelia and surf rock. Arriving at The Bodega, it was hard to find a place to stand as around 250 people packed the small venue, anticipating the arrival onto the stage of the much hyped Brighton psych trio. Kicking off the night in a

Read More

The Charlatans @ Rock City, 08/12/15

Becky De Laurenzy/ December 11, 2015

The nature of the music industry means that trends and tastes come and go, so there is always a chance that a band won’t retain their relevance over the years. The connection to the now, to what’s ‘cool’ and what sells best in the charts never seems to stay the same. Or, at least, almost never. 12 albums in, 25 years since their

Read More

Shura @ Rescue Rooms, 8/12/15

Grace Pownall/ December 11, 2015

For the final show of her first full UK tour, Shura stunned the audience of Rescue Rooms with her moody, melodic blend of pop, indie and synths. Lilting whispering vocals were supported by layers of bass, an electric drum kit, muted guitars, and scatters of space age sounds and samples coming from the various keyboards across the stage. The 45

Read More

Alt-J @ Capital FM Arena, 08/12/15

Emilio Cruzalegui/ December 11, 2015

Arriving in the standing area of the Capital FM Arena on Tuesday, about half an hour before showtime, it certainly felt like we were in for a special night. This early, there weren’t many already settled but the space was slowly filling up as stagehands finished their work, everyone buzzing with excitement. At 7:30 sharp, darkness fell as Ghostpoet and

Read More

Krept and Konan delivered an explosive set at Rescue Rooms

Matt Waterton/ December 9, 2015

The night opened with up and coming rapper Yungen who worked the crowd into a frenzy. His infamous grime track Ain’t on Nuttin’ set the tone for the night ahead, as the crowd responded energetically. Yungen’s take on Pepper Riddim and 0 to 100 sealed the crowd’s approval as he was received with rapturous shouts from the crowd. Before it

Read More

Kodaline @ Manchester Apollo, 05/12/15

Carys Kitchin/ December 8, 2015

After waiting for about 2 hours outside the Manchester Apollo before doors opened. I slowly made my way through. Unsure if I was standing on people’s feet, a small child or puppy. Because my feet were so cold by that point I couldn’t feel them anymore. (I have no idea why a puppy would be there). The wait was well

Read More

Mumford and Sons become responsible for the most amazing night of many lives!

Ashley Kippax/ December 3, 2015

Without a shadow of a doubt, Mumford and Sons absolutely SMASHED it at the Capital FM Arena on Saturday 28th November. Stopping in Nottingham for the first of thirteen UK shows, the incredible set lasting around 2 hours, was genuinely the most entertaining and most memorable night of my life… leaving me with a very broken voice and sore throat

Read More

Reverend and the Makers Preview

Gabriel Burrow/ December 3, 2015

All roads lead to Nottingham has been the frequent reminder from frontman Jon McClure, as his band Reverend and the Makers are set to bring the curtain down on their latest tour on December 3rd at the Rock City. The twelve date tour promoting their fifth studio album ‘Mirrors’, which incidentally lived up to the standards of all of the

Read More

The Prodigy were incredible at the Capital FM Arena – Obviously

Shana Gujral/ December 1, 2015

A ripple of energy passes through the busy crowds as everyone hurries in to Nottingham Capital FM arena on the wintery November night. The drinks are flowing and there are chills in the air as everyone eagerly awaits the big night ahead for the return of ‘the Godfathers of Rave’ the Prodigy. To start, hip-hop legends Public Enemy stormed the

Read More