A brilliant combination of two performances channelling earthy, secret powers of transformation . . . in an event entitled ‘Elektrick Lycanthrope’ at Café Oto.
Black Country Communion return for a triumphant display of classy, epic classic rock.
Orange Goblin and friends deliver generous amounts of top quality rock riffage to the festive shindig at Camden’s Electric Ballroom.
WITTR regain their crown as black metal visionaries.
Genuinely one of the most unique and talented rock bands this country has produced, it’s a pleasure to see them back and on such good form.
Simply put, Igorrr is one of the most unique acts in metal (and about 87 other different genres) today, and a live experience that, while bruising and slightly mind-melting, I can’t recommend highly enough.
They have one of the most consistently strong back catalogues in the scene today, and a show which backs that up and more.
Boy Azooga have this innate ability to strip everything back and play around with the bare bones of a song before generating an energy that is unparalleled . . . the chemistry and understanding they share when playing together is a joy to witness.
Despite touring with incredible artists . . . and having had albums out on code666, Important and Candlelight Records, Vampillia continue to allude most ears, it seems. If this is you, finish this review and then get hunting some streams online. . . The band were simply staggeringly good.
From The Amity Affliction’s opening scream of “I bring the weather with me,” the tone is set for the rest of the show – I’m not sure if there was a chorus that didn’t get screamed back at them, often louder than they could manage.
A reluctant icon returns.
The epitome of what a fun gig can be. . .
If tonight was anything to go by, Hookworms are back and ready to ascend to even greater heights than before.
Let’s remain grateful that he is still, at 69 years of age, recording and touring an admirably challenging catalogue of genre busting material with grace, humour and panache.
I know the whole ska-punk scene is Marmite to a lot of people; but if you are on the side of loving it, then Reel Big Fish are a top live band; and behind the humour, they are a group of really talented musicians, as the brass section solos proved.
Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings brought their unique brand of post-apocalyptic folk to the Globe and a pub, in Cardiff. . .