The very private three-piece band from Bilbao Spain has released their newest LP, The Approaching Roar on Season of Mist on 25 January 2019. For those of you who aren't familiar with the blackened death metal trio, it's definitely not a band for a novice to the genre!! Let’s jump RIGHT IN....
We were invited along to Plymouth Pavilions to catch the legendary DON BROCO on their UK arena tour, they’d already played two Manchester dates so we were hoping that they’d be warmed up and ready to blow the roof off the place!
Tonight saw Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls play at the Motorpoint Arena in the heart of Cardiff, being the penultimate night of his UK leg of the Be More Kind world tour, we were expecting big things from Frank et al and we can safely say that the audience didn’t go home feeling short changed!
Westcountry duo Sound of the Sirens release their second studio album This Time on January 25th. This is the follow up to their 2017 debut release For All Our Sins which received widespread praise from far and wide, culminating with them appearing on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast show, a slot on the main stage at his famous ‘Car-Fest’ festival and also an airing on prime time television after Chris asked the ladies to appear on an anniversary edition of ‘TFI FRIDAY’ where they performed alongside U2 and Take That .
HEROD are a 4 piece progressive sludge band from Switzerland, they’re signed to Pelagic Records and are due to release their new album SOMBRE DESSEIN on February 15th. We were sent a promo copy of the album to listen to, Marisa Dymond did just that, read on to see what she thought.
Tonight was a night that had been on my calendar for a few weeks, I’d heard from internal sources that they were planning on getting Joe Talbot, frontman of 5 piece punk band IDLES to come down to Exeter’s Phoenix to play a DJ set just after Christmas, I didn’t know how serious they were until I saw the details on the website, I then got excited, very excited!
Hugh Ogilvie looks back over 2018 and runs through some of the artists that MADE his 2018….
Whilst the city of Plymouth was gearing up for its final Saturday night before Christmas, a triple header, consisting of Plymouth musicians Jamie Yost, Matthew Gordon Price and Drake’s Island assembled for a non-festive musical offering at The Terrace which is a cosy cafe/restaurant/bar, situated a stone’s throw from Plymouth’s Hoe.
Coming three years after their brooding, ultra-serious concept album 'Drones', Teignmouth's finest release their eighth studio album in the form of 'Simulation Theory', which saw it's first single released a full eighteen months before the "parent" record was released. We delved into the long player and wrote what we thought…..
Another year, and another raft of records has come and gone. Some good, some bad, some completely off the bat-shit crazy scale (did The Residents have anything out this year? I'm still recovering from hearing 'Animal Lover' back in 2005...) Rather than compile a simple top ten of 2018, here are some of the albums that ticked some slightly different boxes for me this year...