Tag Archives: rock

Album Review: Muse-Simulation Theory

Alex Ollier/ December 11, 2018

With the release of ‘Simulation Theory’, Muse brings their highly-anticipated eighth studio album. Muse was formed by Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard in 1994, in Devon. After producing a highly critically-acclaimed discography, they have managed to build themselves a continuously growing fanbase, spanning the world. Over the years they have won many awards, including two Grammy awards for

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Don’t Forget Rupert headline The Bodega for their final show of the year

Abby Clarke/ December 8, 2018

Nottingham based indie-rock band Don’t Forget Rupert headlined the Bodega last night for their last show of the year, managing to sell it out just under a day before. They were supported by Ava Saint and For the Girl, also both from Nottingham, and succeeded in performing an explosion of a homecoming show. Ava Saint kicked things off with an

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Interview with Dan – guitarist from Primal

Louis Romer/ November 9, 2018

You’re a Notts-based and you formed in the summer of 2017. Tell me a bit about how and where that came about? Absolutely. So, I’m the guitarist – I’m Dan. Rory is the singer and we used to go to school together. Went to all the same schools. And we were band mates really – over the previous few years

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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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Abby speaks with George Gadd before his UK tour kicks off

Abby Clarke/ October 23, 2018

I sat down with musician George Gadd on an unusually sunny October lunch time to chat about his ten-year anniversary of performing, his upcoming UK tour and some the highlights of his time in music. Going back to the start with George’s first ever performance, he told me that he used to have “floppy emo hair” and even put on

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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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Johnny Lloyd – What happens if the frontman of a band goes solo?

Anne Schneider/ November 28, 2016

He is wearing a large, oversized, white T-Shirt with rolled up sleeves even if he’s quite skinny. He has long, tousled hair and big brown eyes that seem to be nearly black. His hands are skilfully plucking strings on his E-guitar. This is how singer-songwriter Johnny Lloyd looks on a Saturday evening. But it’s not just an evening like any

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Dot to Dot Preview

Katie Clubb/ May 20, 2016

Its less than a week  until Dot to Dot returns to Nottingham to  kick off the festival season! Held across almost 60  venues in Nottingham, Bristol and Manchester, the one-day-event showcases a varied line up of established and up-and-coming artists. A joy of D2D is its promotion of local artists by having headliners play all 3 cities while local bands

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