LIVE REVIEW: Fontaines DC; The Only Question Is Whether Or Not You Can Handle It – And As Far As They’re Concerned, It’s Your Fucking Problem.

Fontaines DC, Sisteray, Happy 2000: The Joiners, Southampton 14.01.2019.  Happy 2000 may or may not be named after the Southampton Chinese takeaway of the same name but have the undoubted privilege of opening up for Fontaines DC on a night where they (or anyone else for that matter) may have otherwise expected to have been Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Alfie Neale, Dorchester Corn Exchange 17.12.2018

    Any West Dorset resident will tell you that big music nights don’t come along too often in these parts. The Blockheads (without Ian Dury) may have packed out the Corn Exchange and Manchester legends Johnny Marr and Peter Hook have tried out in Bridport in recent years, but there is nothing quite like Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Imperial Leisure Show They’ve Got More ‘Razzle Dazzle’ Than Their First Album With A Welcome Return To Bournemouth. Buffalo Lansdowne 15.12.2018.

  Imperial Leisure brought the house down at Buffalo, Bournemouth playing a set full of old classics and equally great material from their latest album ‘Lifestyle Brand’. This was the second night of punk gigs in the wet seaside town, both very different events but both night full of bands of outstanding calibre. London party-punk Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW- Fireball- Fueling the Fire 2019- Flogging Molly, The Bronx, Face to Face, Lost in Stereo, Black Water County. Bournemouth O2 Academy 15.12.2018

Firstly, kudos to Fireball- Fueling the Fire, as music journalists we go to hundreds of gigs but I cannot remember one where every band member from each band had so much fun, whatever Fireball do on their tours they’re clearly doing it right! The addition of well known rock TV presenter and DJ, Matt Stocks Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Thee MVPS, Hanya and Set In Stone- The Anvil, Bournemouth 26.11.2018. The Night Garage Rock and Shoe-Gaze Came Hand In Hand.

  There’s so much brilliance about Set In Stone but they’ve still got a lot to learn. To write and play songs that could easily pass for Oasis songs is both a compliment and insult, to be a young band playing with precision songs good enough to sound like Oasis shows the talent these boys Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Skegss, Dumb Punts & LEECHES- 22.11.2018 at The Old Firestation, Bournenmouth. Not Only Was the Skegss Logo on Fire the Whole Night Was!

Coming from Byron Bay, Australia the Skegss guys are surfing on the attention their debut album has brought down under, with 2 UK tours in 2018 the boys prove once move why they’re making waves over here too!   As a Bournemouth based writer it is impossible to objectively write a review on LEECHES being  Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: The Beth’s at Anvil, Bournemouth 9.11.2018.

Indie gigs in ‘Anvil Rockbar’, the upstairs adorned with industrial and biker decor it doesn’t seem to fit but after a night of quality music in the downstairs quality basement venue opinions are starting to change. It must be noted that having a sold out indie gig and opposite a sold out Skindred (reggae/metal) gig the bar was Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: How Heavy Lungs Became Future Psych-Punk Giants And IDLES Cemented This As The Tour To Say ‘I was there!’ As Told From UK Final Tour Date Oxford, 29th of October 2018.

How Heavy Lungs Became Future Psych-Punk Giants and IDLES Cemented this as the Tour to Say ‘I was there!’ As told from UK final tour date Oxford, 29th of October 2018.   Being the last gig of the tour some bands would be resting ready for their continental Europe take over but Heavy Lungs and Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW – 25.10.2018- Novatines & Mundane Days.

What a night, considering it was cold, dingy and autumnal stepping into 60 almost all tables were filled with bustling chat and energetic vibes. When newcomers Mundane Days stepped on stage the tables were vacated making it clear that the room had come to see them. Mundane Days play angsty slacker rock with the unusual Continue Reading