Canadian punk quartet Billy Talent are no strangers to playing excellent shows in the UK, having been a favourite of festivals such as Download and Reading & Leeds since they first started playing shows over here over a decade ago. Tonight they were in Glasgow in support of their fifth album Afraid of Heights.
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra boasts a hugely impressive array of talent, comprising of Alice in Chains vocalist William DuVall, guitarists Ben Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan and Brent Hinds of Mastodon, Dethklok bassist Pete Griffin and former The Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen. The group's debut record, Broken Lines, can be best be described as a mix of mathcore, prog rock and funk (the last of which is certainly out of left field, given the previous music made by the group’s members).
Over the last 12 months Sussex based quartet Black Peaks have been a band that anyone with a keen interest in up & coming rock music in Britain has been keeping an eye on, after delivering some very promising singles and some outstanding sets at 2000 Trees, Hevy Fest and on tour with Lonely The Brave last year. Embarking on their first UK headline tour, we caught them at the famous King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow to see if they're worth the hype.
It’s been just under two years since Ipswich emo elites Basement shocked us with their sudden return, less than two years after the group announced that they were going on indefinite hiatus. Promise Everything is the band's third full length record and once again see’s them alter their sound, here's what we thought!