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GIG REVIEW: Arcade Hearts & Cherry Lotus at 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth 14.03.2019. Hearts on Fire: Arcade Hearts reinforce their credentials

A Sixty Million Postcards south coast double-header is always something to look forward to. Although free-entry café bar nights risk disappointment, there was plenty of promise about this strong Thursday night billing courtesy of We Broke Free.     Bournemouth… Continue Reading

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GIG REVIEW: Sean McGowan with support from Brand New Friend and Kitty Stewart at Anvil, Bournemouth 3.3.2019. Southampton’s Saint For More Than His Music Brought His Homecoming Show to Bournemouth.

Anvil is named ‘Anvil Rockbar’ but it’s styling is much more metal/biker which isn’t quite suited to the musical output of Sean Mcgowan, but with Sean’s folk-rock with a tinge of punk and general man of the people personality the… Continue Reading

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GIG REVIEW: Art Brut with support from Heroes Of The Modern World at The Joiners, Southampton. 2.3.2019. Art Brut Are Not Back To Their Hey Day, This Is Their Second Coming!

With a 7-year hiatus due to personal issues in Eddie Argos’ life we knew this homecoming gig would be important but no one in the room realised just how important this would be. Art Brut are back and they sound… Continue Reading

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GIG REVIEW: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets stake their claim on the UK and with the experience they bring they will not be going away! With support from The Mysterines at The Green Door Store, Brighton 26.02.2019.

With two faultless albums, live shows that come with unanimous approval and adding new BBC faves The Mysterines in support, it is with little surprise that Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ first gig in The People’s Republic of Brighton is sold out;… Continue Reading

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GIG REVIEW: Double Headlinder; The Cheap Thrills. And Vinyl Staircase At 60 Million Postcards 21.02.2019

When we see ‘double headliner’ on a poster our first thought is that both bands are having an ego trip reluctant to be the ‘support band’ but after watching two brilliant performances which showed very different strengths it is clear… Continue Reading

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GIG REVIEW: Valeras, The Keep Cats, Daphney at Heartbreakers, Southampton.

Valeras A bands first headline tour can often make or break them, it’s the process of crafting their ability to play out of their comfort zone; it’s the first time the band will have been spending so many stressful hours… Continue Reading

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GIG REVIEW: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. An Open Letter To The Band From The Fans That Really Need Their Band Right Now

  The Old Firestation, Bournemouth, UK. 11.02.2019 Dear Frank, Spending the afternoon with you and Dean in interview and generally milling around the venue we knew this was a big night. Regardless of its ticket sales (the whole tour is… Continue Reading

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IVW 2019 GIG REVIEW: Beans On Toast, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 31.01.2019.

Two dates into Beans On Toast’s A Bird In The Hand Tour Beans proves that his charisma and magnetism is far more powerful than the snow with Beans at his last check selling almost the same amount of tickets at… Continue Reading

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GIG REVIEW: Pip Blom Cast A Spell Of Dancing Across 60 Million Postcards With Their Fun Loving Personalities and Infectious Songs. Supports No Violet And Violet. 28.01.2019

Pip Blom Streaming a band online or listening to them on record is brilliant and is often the way we hear our new favourite band but there’s a reason gigs and festivals are more popular that ever; people want the… Continue Reading

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GIG REVIEW: The 1975, Pale Waves and No Rome at The Westpoint Arena Exeter 21st January 2019

Of all the places you expect to find an entire evening devoted to showcasing Dirty Hitartists, an enormous agricultural building in rural Devon perhaps wouldn’t be top of anyone’s list. Westpoint, with no little grandiosity, refers to itself as an… Continue Reading