Tag Archives: Punk

Live Review: Black Honey at Rescue Rooms

Ben Standring/ October 25, 2018

Brighton-based indie rockers dazzle a sold-out crowd in Nottingham with a career spanning set and a bill that showcases women in rock music. It has been four years since glamorous indie-rock band Black Honey first entered the music world, with a dazzling display of confidence amongst a huge catalogue of hits which were instantly picked up by representatives for BBC, NME

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The Blinders headline The Bodega with support from Those Howlin’ Sounds and Calva Louise

Abby Clarke/ October 25, 2018

After the successful release of their debut album ‘Columbia’, The Blinders have embarked on a UK tour, bringing their political punk rock music to The Bodega last night with support from Nottingham’s Those Howlin’ Sounds, and Calva Louise from London. First up were four-piece Those Howlin’ Sounds, who also released an album earlier this year. They opened with an instrumental

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Pre-show interview with The Blinders

Abby Clarke/ October 25, 2018

A couple of hours before their headline show at Bodega, I sat down with Matty, Charlie and Thomas, better known as the alternative political-punk band The Blinders. Nottingham marked a quarter of the way through their UK tour and the three were finding it great so far, having played in Birmingham the night before at The Castle and Falcon which

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Interview with Estrons

Andre Arrache/ October 23, 2018

“You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough” is the debut album by the alternative welsh band Estrons, and two days after the release, I talked with Rhodri, the guitarrist, right after an intimate and energetic live in-store performance in Rough Trade Nottingham and chatted about the new album, touring and aliens. You guys have been touring a

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Sleaford Mods at The Royal Concert Hall

Sadie Agg/ October 2, 2018

After a couple of years of listening to and trying to figure out Sleaford Mods and where they stand in today’s music scene and its decline in originality, it can be said with great certainty that Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn are delivering ideas that are bold, new and often feared. As we watched the interesting choice of supporting band,

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Interview with Matt Grocott of The Shrives

Lucy Wharton/ November 10, 2017

We chatted with Matt Grocott, lead singer of punk rock four-piece, The Shrives. The band play Rock City on 25th November supporting Arse Full of Chips, following on from their electric set at Nottingham’s Hockley Hustle. How did the band form?  The band formed through an opportunity to go to America to record. We’d be jamming my songs about for about half

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Moose Blood return to Nottingahm

Celia-Jayne Matthews/ April 14, 2016

Following their last performance in Nottingham supporting renowned band Lower Than Atlantis back in December 2015, indie-punk quartet Moose Blood are back in Nottingham on their own headlining UK tour. Despite only having a few released recordings on the shelves to their name, as well as their long-awaited “New Music” posted on their Facebook page earlier this month, Moose Blood’s success

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Stiff Little Fingers – Rock City – 11/3/16

Sam Bigwood/ March 19, 2016

Veteran Northern Irish punk rockers Still Little Fingers returned to a packed Rock City with a set jammed full of hits. I got to Rock City just as support band Ricky Warwick and the Fighting Hearts were playing their last song. I liked it, a classic rock tune with a nice punk influence to it. Ricky Warwick is the current

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The Stranglers are still at it and as good as ever!

Olivia Redmayne Peacock/ March 15, 2016

The Stranglers are an English rock band that have become known as the most long lasting and successful bands to have originated in the 70s punk rock scene, with their aggressive and uncompromising style becoming one of the defining trends of the genre. In the 80s the group went on to play with a variety of styles from pop and

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