Based on the book by Patricia Resnick and the classic 1980’s movie featuring Dolly Parton, we were eager to see how it would transpose to the stage, read on to see what we thought….
Norwegian Black Metal legends have once again graced us with their unmistakable presence, releasing the heavy-hitting and unique album Old Star, which was out on 31st May 2019, we took a listen, click below to read what we thought….
ANDY QUICK is a huge talent and is never content to rest on his laurels, he’s spent the last two years establishing a loyal following for his eponymous band. They have evolved massively over the last couple of years since the band formed and recorded their debut Album. Playing live so often has also helped them tone themselves up into a truly tight combo.
We took a listen to his new EP Diamond Sounds which is available from today, read on to see what we thought….
Tonight was the night that The Wedding Present hit Exeter to celebrate 30 years since the release of their classic album Bizarro’, featuring some incredible tracks such as ‘Brassneck’ and ‘Kennedy’, I for one was really excited for an incredible show, I wasn’t disappointed, read on to see how the evening unfolded.
MTV hit Plymouth this week and along with a slew of daytime events including Q&A's with some of the music industries leading faces, local musicians and artists, a massive show was put on at Plymouth Pavilions with a killer list of acts made up of PALE WAVES, THE AMAZONS, YUNGBLOOD and THE VACCINES. We were there to cover the entire event and grab some quality photos of all acts, read on to see how we got on.
It was 9am on Friday 24th May, I was sat in a Heathrow hotel, attempting breakfast ahead of a flight to New York with my family when a reminder popped up on my phone, it was for a one off gig at The 100 Club in the heart of London featuring a ‘Super-Group’ made up of members from MUSE, BLUR, JET and THE ZUTONS as well as the legendary frontman MILES KANE. They call themselves ‘The Jaded Hearts Club Band’ and tickets were VERY limited. I did what everyone does and gave up after 10 minutes of trying via the usual website and decided to leave it a while and tuck into a slice of toast. Shortly afterwards, I tried the site again and imagine the look on my face when a single ticket request proved fruitful…. I was going to what can only be described as one of the best gigs in the world!
It’s been a while since Dinosaur Pileup released any new material, October 2015 to be exact and this was in the shape of a tremendous record called 11:11, fast forward three and a half years and we reach June 2019 and its high time they put out something new, oh, hang on, is that the doorbell, it sounds like the postie with a special delivery for me, 2 mins, I’ll be right back!
Three hours and six listens later…….
Where else on this earth are you going to see a band made up of members from Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and The Last Shadow Puppets? I’ll tell you where….Exeter Cavern!
We were invited along to catch a Los Angeles trio called MINI MANSIONS ply their trade, read on to see how we got on.
Dermot Kennedy started the year with an outpouring of critical acclaim in the 2019 tips lists, with the BBC including Dermot in their ‘Sound of 2019’ shortlist, being crowned ‘Best New Artist’ via a public vote by NPR Slingshot and tipped as a key artist to watch in 2019 by YouTube Music, MTV and Ticketmaster. Since then, he’s performed a sold-out run of shows in Australia and America including a stand-out debut at Coachella, as well as playing recent single ‘Power Over Me’ in his debut TV performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert followed by an appearance on one of America’s biggest talk shows with a performance on The Ellen Show.
We were invited along to the O2 Academy in Bristol to witness him, in his element on his biggest headline tour to date, here’s how we got on….