Tag Archives: november

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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Pixies and The Big Moon, o2 Academy 16 September 2019

When Black Francis was Frank Black during the 1990’s he played small venues.  They were always packed, but they were […]

Pixies new album ‘Beneath The Eyrie’

It’s funny that after a band splits up and potentially will not make any more music, they are made into […]

The S.L.P @ o2 Institute, 7th September 2019

With five number one albums and a Glastonbury headline appearance under his belt, it’s been some time since Kasabian man […]

Is Bliss @ The Sunflower Lounge, 4th September 2019

After a summer sitting in fields, drinking warm beer and sleeping in tents, it was time to return to the […]

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 […]