Tag Archives: november

Shed Seven + The Twang @ O2 Academy 22nd November 2019

Today has been “wear your old band T-shirt to work day” on BBC 6 Music, and you know which t-shirt I have been wearing all day? Yes, that’s right, my old Cooper Temple Clause t-shirt, but of course, I was wearing both of tonight’s band’s t-shirts in spirit. I worked out that it has been […]

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Album Review – Babybird “Photosynthesis”

It is strange when you read articles about Stephen Jones, in which he is made notable for having built up a mass of recordings either officially released or self-released (and not including hours of unreleased material), when he is one of many artists (me included) for whom this is true.  When you look at the […]

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Interview – Bernhoft

What does it mean to create organically and authentically in a world of autotune and prefixed sound? The question may be a monstrous task for most artists looking to appease fans while at the same time create records that feel human. In Humanoid Bernhoft does just that, revolting from the contrived sound found in the […]

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Inglorious @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 30th November, 2016

It has been quite a year for Inglorious, who released their eponymous debut album in February through Frontiers Music. Having received critical acclaim, the Planet Rock favourites have also toured throughout the year as Nathan James confirms “we’ve played here three times this year”, four in the area if you count the Robin gig. They’ve also […]

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Pierce the Veil, letlive & Creeper @ O2 Academy Birmingham, Saturday 26 November, 2016

From the moment this tour was announced there was something that didn’t seem quite right about the bill. Pierce The Veil, shrill darlings of the very youngest end of the scene, went big and bold and fearless with their selection of touring buddies, and fair play to them for that. Creeper are the band in the UK right now, […]

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Muncie Girls + Woahnows + Happy Accidents + Junior Weeb @ Rainbow Cellar, 25th November, 2016

First up this evening are local Droitwich band Junior Weeb who it would seem have bought a small fan club with them this evening, and it’s a good thing they do as this helps the atmosphere no end. Unfortunately they prove a poor choice in comparison to the other bands on show this evening, and […]

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Terrorvision + Tax the Heat @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 23rd November, 2016

I’m going to admit something now that may come as a shock to some people. I actually like a bit of classic rock. It’s a kind of guilty pleasure for me. I try to keep it a secret but when you’re in the car and listening to Radio 2 (okay, so that’s two guilty pleasures) […]

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The Vapors @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 19th November, 2016

The Vapors, some would have you believe were/are Punk. Some would describe them as New Wave. Some Mod-esque, Jam-esque or any other number of similar-esques. Me however, I’ll just say that they were/are a power-pop band in the same mould as those fantastic bands The Chords, Rudi and my personal faves, The Moondogs. Want to […]

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Saxon + Fastway + Girlschool @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 6th November, 2016

  The show started earlier than advertised and I was delighted by how full it was for the supports.  This shows what a great line up we have tonight and confirmed everyone was here to see Girlschool as much as Saxon. After forming 38 years ago (older than I am) it’s a pleasure to see […]

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Editors + Whispering Sons @ Arena Birmingham 27th February 2020

It made a nice change to go to a gig and not get battered about on the way there by […]

The Boys Are Back @ Symphony Hall, 25 February 2020

If you’ve come to this review expecting to see something about Thin Lizzy, you’re in the wrong place. No, this […]

The 1975 @ Arena Birmingham, 25th February 2020.

There’s often a conversation about where the future female headliners are or even female acts on festival line-ups. Well a […]

The Murder Capital + Egyptian Blue + Unorthodox Coolock @ O2 Institute 24th Feb 2020

It’s easy to get carried away in the here and now, especially with music.  Sometimes you have the feeling that […]

Palaye Royale @ KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 23rd February 2020

What a week it has been for Palaye Royale , the first show of the uk tour in Glasgow was […]

Album Review Humanist – Humanist

Rob Marshall, one time sonic backbone of the stupendous Exit Calm, has surfaced under the pseudonym Humanist. I could cut […]