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Godiva Festival Saturday, 6th July 2019

As the sun struggled to peek its rays through the clouds, it looked as though the second day of Godiva Festival could be a miserable one. The acts didn’t let this dampen their spirits though, as the performers loaded in with bright eyes and bushy tails, ready to play their hearts out to the people […]

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KISS @ The Arena Birmingham, 9 July 2019

KISS are the champions of the stadium rock show, a title that they refuse to relinquish. Yet the time has come to bring the circus to a close, hence their final End Of The World tour. Prior to the gig, Birmingham is awash with KISS fans, adorned in make-up and merchandise, eagerly awaiting the extravagant […]

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Godiva Festival Sunday, 7th July 2019

We return for Day 3 of Godiva Festival and the sun is shining down so this were going to get toasty today. Fans already started to trickle in with a substaial amount more than the start of yesterday clearly the weather is helping, Starting off the day with an array of local talent followed by […]

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Barn on the Farm Sunday, 7th July, 2019

The final day of the festival awakens with the warm sun, drying out the rain soaked ground. As tired zombie bodies queue up for coffee we saunter around the stages, excited by the big day ahead. Saturday was a monumental day, but we know the Farm has secrets for us today.  Celebrating its 10th year, […]

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Barn on the Farm Saturday, 6th July, 2019

The Barn on the Farm fun continues, heading into the weekend with high expectations and tired by the heat fans wade through the clearing to get to the early stage sets. Around the weary bodies are fresh faces, coming to the farm for the weekend their enthusiasm is contagious. The summer heat of Friday dissipated […]

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Godiva Festival Friday, 5th July 2019

Godiva Festival is Coventry’s very own home-grown music festival that’s held annually in the War Memorial Park. It can cater for up to 150,000 people, although the expected attendance this year was around half of this, it means there is still growing room for this family-orientated festival in the future. The weather was set to be […]

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Barn on the Farm Friday 5th July, 2019

Barn on the Farm, a festival favourite in Gloucester, celebrates its 10 year anniversary with four days of musical brilliance. A few lucky festival friends snag early tickets for intimate gigs on Thursday and Friday. We bounded onto the Farm for Behind Barn Doors Friday, catching a few stellar acts that kicked off our festival […]

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Ministry – Birmingham O2 Institute, 4th July 2019

  Across the USA people are busy celebrating the 4th of July, but it’s clear that industrial metal pioneers Ministry aren’t feeling quite so patriotic. Emerging onstage as a glitchy, distorted video of Donald Trump plays in the background, the first half of tonight’s set is dedicated to playing their most recent album ‘AmeriKKKant’ in […]

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Gojira @ O2 Academy Birmingham, 29 June 2019

The between-album tour is a funny old thing – standing separate from the usual purposes of touring, i.e. new album promotion, Gojira affixes an excitable grin and proclaims “We’re baaaaack! …for some reason!” Only the deathliest dullards would have an issue with this, obviously, as such tours are never to be expected and are a pleasant […]

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The Eagles @ Birmingham Arena, 29 June 2019

There is a special feeling you get when you go to see a band you have been listening to, and for the most part, loving, for over forty years.  Sometimes it isn’t the band itself you love, it is the songs, and where and when the songs entered your life.  It is how these songs […]

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Album Review – New Model Army “From Here”

For a band approaching 39 years, New Model Army continue to be prolific, not only live but by their studio […]

Album Review – Babybird “Photosynthesis”

It is strange when you read articles about Stephen Jones, in which he is made notable for having built up […]

Help needed regarding the forthcoming official documentary about Norwegian band JR Ewing

Do you remember punk/hardcore band JR Ewing?  An official documentary is being worked on and the filmakers are looking for […]

Killing Joke @ KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 8 August, 2019

30 years is a buggeringly long time for any musical act to keep itself from splitting or killing each other. […]

Lime Cordiale @O2 Academy, 31 July 2019

Coming all the way from Sydney, Lime Cordiale took a break from the non-stop touring around Australia and New Zealand. […]

Inner City Live with Doves + Johnny Marr + The Coral + The Twang

Half way through Doves’ set at Inner City Live, Jimi Goodwin surveyed the soggy crowd in front of him and […]