EP Review: Desure – ‘Desure’

Cameron Chadwick/ May 3, 2019

On the cutting-edge of country music whilst firmly rooted in tried-and-true tradition, Desure’s debut EP delivers a series of timeless tunes blending folk, bluegrass and indie rock in seamless, stylish fashion. My introduction to Josh Desure came with an opening slot for Texas honky-tonk kings Midland at Gorilla (the best venue going) in Manchester last December, and I maintain that

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Wheatus @ Rescue Rooms

Alana McKenna/ May 2, 2019

Wheatus, seven-piece American rock band most known for their timeless classic ‘Teenage Dirtbag,’ graced the Rescue Rooms stage last night, playing a show that was unique in comparison to anything I had previously seen. They had one of the most relaxed entrances I’ve experienced, setting up much of their own equipment and instruments, and casually walking out onto the stage,

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Papa Roach @ Rock City 28/04/19

Phoebe Wade/ May 2, 2019

‘You know what? Best night of the motherfucking tour.’ This is what Jacoby Shaddix, vocalist for the Californian quartet, proclaimed during the encore of their sold out show at Rock City on Sunday night, and with good reason. Never having seen Papa Roach, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had, however, seen the support, Nothing More, back in 2015,

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Album Review: Cage the Elephant – Social Cues

Ben Standring/ April 25, 2019

The frenetic Kentucky six-piece offer a highly-ambitious, yet confusing fifth record caught in the throes of heartbreak and loss. Over the course of their thirteen-year history, Cage the Elephant have dipped their toes in their fair share of rock’s offshoot genres. Despite being labelled a classic rock band with a funk and blues stamp to them, the six-piece from Bowling

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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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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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