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Ho99o9 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

With their phenomenal latest album SKIN, Ho99o9 continue to prove that they are one of the most exciting, vibrant and forward-thinking bands out there at the moment, so the chance to see them tear it up in a live setting was a tantalising prospect. Hav …

Live Stream Review: Enslaved – The Other Worldly Big Band Experience

This is clearly Enslaved’s most involved stream to date. The studio looks enormous, with huge projections stretching up high above the band, unfurling beautiful kaleidoscopics. . . it’s Enslaved goes art-house in the best possible way.

Live Review: DVNE – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

DVNE have been utterly spellbinding. Majestic. They have become something very special. Absolutely, ridiculously, immense.

Conan – Rough Trade, Nottingham

On a rainy Friday night in November, the long awaited Conan tour (rescheduled twice for obvious reasons), hit Nottinghams Rough Trade venue and as nights of sheer heaviness go, it was more than worth the wait. . .

Teeth Of The Sea • The Utopia Strong – Strange Brew, Bristol

The E&D team gallop their horses to Bristol and Manchester to cover The Utopia Strong and Teeth Of The Sea. Live, direct, and in the flesh. Boy have we missed this. . . !

Focus Wales 2021

Old friends, new friends, strangers, all together in communion to celebrate the power of music it sounds corny but after 18 months of no music, we’ll take that.

EXPLORING BIRDSONG – THE EXCHANGE, BRISTOL

Exploring Birdsong are fast fulfilling their promise and look set to bring their piano-led prog to bigger stages soon. This Bristol gig suggests catching them while you can.

Manchester Psych Fest 2021

The Ritz’s famed sprung dancefloor is doing its bouncy thing beneath a leaping pit of bodies and the air is pulsing and expanding with energy and excitement. Up on stage, Girl Band are tearing the roof off, firing out great chunks of sound that explode …

Green Man Festival 2021

Everybody needed this weekend, full of music and laughter, good food and good company. It was much-needed therapy for the soul.

Emperor Livestream – A Night of Emperial Wrath

For those fans down on the ground in Telemark… damn, what an experience it must have been.  For those others like me, tuning in from the comfort of home, it… provided yet further insight into the timeless complexity and grandiosity of their classic recordings, and demonstrated that – thirty years down the line – Emperor remain as unique and relevant as ever. 

Cradle of Filth – Dracula Spectacular Livestream

This Dracula Spectacular, filmed in Colchester, was delayed from January – yes even streams get delayed in 2021… After two hours, I could happily watch another hour of this – even if they exhausted their stash of music-vid visuals – and would have liked a new track premiere, but I still feel well and truly satisfied…

Boris – ‘NO’ World Tour In Your Head 2021

It provided a level of immersion that had been missing from many streamed events and though it probably won’t make artists more accepting of people filming entire bloody shows when concerts resume, this was the perfect chance to experience a performance from one of music’s great innovators in a truly unique way.

Festival Review: Roadburn Redux – Part 3

Part 3 of our Roadburn Redux coverage. “It was maybe one of the most egalitarian musical ventures to have been attempted, not just during this lockdown but ever.”

Festival Review: Roadburn Redux – Part 2

Part 2 of our Roadburn Redux coverage. “Even online, Roadburn really is like no other festival: diverse, innovative music whose heaviness always cuts deep.”

Festival Review: Roadburn Redux – Part 1

Part 1 of our Roadburn Redux coverage. “It got far, far closer to that magic than I imagined possible for a digitally distanced event. A fantastic achievement from all involved.”

Festival Preview – Roadburn Redux

Roadburn Festival returns this year as ‘Roadburn Redux’, which takes place online with loads of things to choose from. Echoes and Dust looks ahead to see who and what is involved this year.

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