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The Quireboys do nowt new. They aren’t pushing the boundaries of music. What they do is play good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll with tinges of country and blues and they do it bloody well. For a rocking night out, go see the Quireboys. They will not disappoint.Read full Article
Tonight has been exhausting, in a good way. Three great bands playing to a young ... and passionate crowd. How could it get any better?
You know you have witnessed a great gig at the Arts Centre when the security have been clappin’ and hollerin’ with as much, if not more, enthusiasm as anyone opinion the audience!
What a night.
Musically, Clown Smash Everything are hard, fast, heavy and intense, combining the best elements of hardcore, metal and desert rock.
What a weekend see Pavlis' journey, suffice to say ...his closing words "Here’s hoping there is more of the same next year (and that I manage to get my bike fixed between now and then). Kudos to Ben and the team for putting it together."
Well he convinced me, initially I sceptical
See what Pavlis made of Free
The music is the classic NMA mix of punk, post-punk, folk, metal and soul but is also thoroughly contemporary and timeless
.. this has been a cracking evening showcasing three great local performers and some interesting, amusing and unusual film making
The words are, of course, powerful and thought-provoking but this is more about having fun than preaching Will also definitely make a point of seeing local acts Piers-Harrion Reid
With a 25 song main set and five song encore, picking highlights is next to impossible
The Unthanks take folk music, even in its apparently most traditional of forms, and take it to places new and exciting to deliver a captivating show
Picking standout tracks is nigh impossible but I have to go for Everlone, the mighty Caffeine Bomb and My Baby Is A Headfuck.
This is a thoroughly original, utterly enthralling album that deserves a place in your collection.
A month and dozens of plays after I first heard it, it just keeps getting better.
I’d rather listen to something unutterably awful - so bad that it makes me want to rip my ears off - than something that is merely okay. For better or worse, Sleeper’s first album in 21 years is, well, okay.
On first impressions, Pizzatramp are one of those bands that play at a billion miles an hour with no finesse or sense of melody. That impression is wrong.
At times difficult but, also, at times, utterly brilliant.
Whether with the band or solo, Darling has this audience spellbound and eating out of her hand
Skinny Lister Almost as soon as they start their set, I stop taking notes, I am too busy bouncing around. The Wood Burning Savages …..bordering on the brilliant Trapper Schoepp ...is simply high quality Americana for the most part
The fifteen - mostly instrumental - songs have their roots in old school English folk
Sometimes, something comes along out of blue that is just so damned good that it just has to be shared
Lau are, to paraphrase a Guardian review, one of the most musically adventurous bands exploring the outer edges of folk
They do what they do with some style and their songwriting is a notch or two above most metal bands
To say that De Staat have a diverse sound taking in a wide range of genres is, if anything, understating it.
I first saw Lucia support Sleeper at this very venue. I was blown away then. If anything, they have come back stronger....
is there really room for punk in 2019? Yes, punk has a place. And this is a bloody fine example of modern punk.
Ah man, this is a difficult review to do
The songs are well structured and pleasant, in a bucolic, verging on cosmic Americana, kinda way.
Algiers - 2019 has started with an absolute bang with tonight’s show… Sink Ya Teeth Tonight, the sound isstill the 80s inflected, hard electropop that I have fallen ...
Casual Nausea their sound takes in early Crass, Paranoid Visions and Subhumans, with maybe a touch of Half Man Half Biscuit in some of the guitar lines Nosebleeds The live show is, if anything, even better than that LP. On record, to me at least, the band come across as old school Rock ‘n’ Roll colliding with maximum R ‘n’ B Fanitest Idea Faintest Idea do deliver a cracker of a set,,
From the off, the crowd are putty in Allen’s (Ducking Punches) hands and the band can do no wrong
The Subs are still one of the best - and certainly one of the most reliable - live bands to come out of punk.
It all gels incredibly well and it is clear that the duo are enjoying playing together.
So what did I think? Well, it was good but not excellent and I can’t really put my finger on why I did not enjoy it more.