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Abby Reviews Mallory Knox, JUDAS and Lacey

Abby Clarke/ April 27, 2018

A few hours before the last show of the Mallory Knox headline tour, I joined JUDAS, a four-piece indie rock band fronted by Liverpudlian John Clancy with Todd Blackmore on guitar, Sam Horvath on drums and James Phillips on bass. The group had arrived early in Nottingham so were able to relax before the show and reminisce about their time on

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Ben Standring/ April 22, 2018

London based singer-songwriter Matt Maltese has been heralded by many as being a voice for Britain’s disjointed generation. Aged just 21, he has spent the last two years crafting a brand which he has named “Brexit Pop,” – a carefully aligned mix of romanticism and cynicism amidst a backdrop of chaotic world affairs and complicated love scenarios. Ahead of the

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Fickle Friends at Rough Trade

Tristan Phipps/ March 25, 2018

On the landmark day of their album release, we welcomed the talented Brighton quintet, ‘Fickle Friends’, to Nottingham’s very own Rough Trade for a small, stripped back showcase. Unlike their extravagant, palm tree ridden setup at their Rescue Rooms performance in October, the Rough Trade stage was simple and compact. Stepping out, the band were a picture of happiness, relief

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Django Django Live Review

Alana McKenna/ March 23, 2018

On the 20th March, almost two months after releasing their innovative third album ‘Marble Skies’, Mercury Prize nominated band Django Django came to Nottingham to play the first sold out show of their tour. The London based quartet put on a thoroughly entertaining show that was impressively both chilled out and highly energetic, simultaneously. Edinburgh rock duo Man of Moon

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Neck Deep brought no panic (but definitely no peace either) to Calgary

Siobhan Fletcher/ February 24, 2018

After the clash between the band and security in Rock City last October which garnered headlines on music sites worldwide, Neck Deep brought their high-octane brand of UK pop punk to Canada this week and they did not fail to impress. The Welsh band have gone from strength to strength in recent years, particularly with their last two albums –

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Don Broco at Rock City

Alana McKenna/ February 22, 2018

Just over a week after releasing their much-anticipated third album ‘Technology’, Don Broco took to the stage of Rock City on the 13th February to show their Nottingham fans what they had been working on for so long. It was definitely worth the wait. The Bedford alternative rock four-piece played a thoroughly consistent, enjoyable set at the sold-out show, which

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Cassia at The Bodega

Abby Clarke/ February 20, 2018

On Thursday 15th February, Cassia played a sold-out, headliner show at The Bodega supported by Silver Wilson and Vega Bay. The three-piece describe their music as “tropical indie”  ( which consists of a more chilled out and calm indie vibe) a sound which the night entailed. The opening band were Vega Bay – an up and coming indie four piece

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Dead Boys at Rescue Rooms

Arthur Bagnall/ February 12, 2018

First-wave punk veterans the Dead Boys played Rescue Rooms this Wednesday, delivering their gritty anthems with surprising amount of energy and spirit, given that most of the members are now over 60. The general atmosphere, however, left me wondering whether it is entirely ‘punk’ for a punk band to embark on an anniversary tour. The Dead Boys were an important

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Albert Hammond Jr to Tour with Franz Ferdinand

Abby Clarke/ February 12, 2018

American guitarist, singer, song writer and producer Albert Hammond Jr is set to support Franz Ferdinand at their Rock City show on Wednesday 14th February. Best known for his role in The Strokes- his solo work is also extremely popular and sure to provide entertainment for those spending Valentine’s Day with their love of music. His long awaited fourth album,

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Beat the Streets 2018 review

Abby Clarke/ February 6, 2018

Homelessness is sadly on the rise in Nottingham and throughout the UK. So what better way to spend a day than celebrating music whilst simultaneously fundraising for Framework – a charity dedicated to helping vulnerable people in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire? Beat the Streets took place on Sunday 28th January at multiple venues across the city centre including Rough Trade,

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