Katie Conway-Flood
Katie Conway-Flood is a music journalist, music publicist and general band enthusiast. For several years, since graduating university with a first class degree in music business, Katie has written single, album and live reviews, and regularly contributed to news stories and feature pieces for a plethora of online music publications. Katie is otherwise a pop-punk, pop-rock listener and ethical vegan.
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Palaye Royale – The Bastards

Flamboyant art-rock trio Palaye Royale have ramped up the musical theatrics for their long awaited third studio album, 'The Bastards'. As far as record release cycles go, The Bastards era by comparison to its counterparts, 'Boom Boom Room (Side A)' and 'Boom Boom Room (Side B)', has been a challenging campaign so far. From tackling troubles with UK venues, to facing the cancellation of the UK/EU run as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, overall it’s been a turbulent time in the run up to 29th May. However with successful pop-up shops, some Palaye in the parks and several shows under the belt, the band have defeated these difficulties, as Remington Leith, Sebastian Danzig and Emerson Barrett of Palaye Royale have produced an adrenaline fuelled rock n’ roll record with 'The Bastards'. 
Features

MUSIC FEATURE: Standing By The Scene – Doing Your Bit To Support Music Through COVID-19 (Part Three)

Everything’s a bit weird right now isn’t? We at Bring The Noise UK hope you’re all being safe and looking after each other. Speaking of looking after people, now’s the time we could really look after the bands we love. So how can we all help the artists whose music has helped us through our hard times and been a soundtrack to the best night of our lives, now that they need us? Well, if you’ve got a little to spare, and only if you actually do, there’s a range of incredible limited edition merch out there. Here’s how you can help...
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: All Time Low – Wake Up, Sunshine

Banishing the panda costumes and burning renegade jerseys alike, 'Wake Up, Sunshine' sees All Time Low look back briefly to their adolescent selves living out their teenage dream, before welcoming a wholesome, newfound sense of belonging in the here and now. It’s this refreshed and rediscovered attitude that has added to the glistening, youthful glow of one of the band’s best record in recent years.
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Circa Waves – Sad Happy

Cohesively bringing together two of the most juxtaposing emotions is a hard balance for any band to strike, but Circa Waves' burning ambition to musically represent two extremities of modern society sees them pour their sad and happy state of minds into their latest full-length, 'Sad Happy'.
Reviews

EP REVIEW: Simple Creatures – Everything Opposite

The second wave of Simple Creatures EP’s has arrived in the fun-filled form of 'Everything Opposite'. Ready and raring to release new material a mere six months down the line, the supergroup sees Alex Gaskarth and Mark Hoppus, originally of All Time Low and Blink-182 fame, taking the synth-pop sounds of 'Everything Opposite' to an extent that stretches to super strange spaces.
Live Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: Sleeping With Sirens, Electric Ballroom, London, 09/11/2019

Making their mammoth return to UK soil following their appearance at All Points East Festival earlier this year, Florida’s formidable rockers Sleeping With Sirens winded down their UK leg of the How It Feels To Be Lost tour in London. It saw the Orlando outfit perform a sold-out show at Camden’s 1500 cap Electric Ballroom; a gig which was guaranteed to be both intensely intimate and enormously explosive.
Live Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: Blink-182 (Acoustic), PRYZM, Kingston Upon Thames, 18/10/2019

Marking their recent record release NINE with two stripped-back sets, Blink-182 returned to Kingston's party hive PRYZM for two sold-out acoustic album launch shows with Banquet Records. Two-thirds of the band; singer Matt Skiba and bassist Mark Hoppus, brought all the placid pop-punk vibes for a compact, career-spanning set.
Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Blink-182 – NINE

Pop-punk powerhouses Blink-182 balance high energy, hook-worthy sounds and deep, dark, mature tones on latest release 'NINE'. The album sees Matt Skiba triumphantly return for a second run, serving up some serious vocal prowess, whilst Hoppus honestly deals with dark subject matters and Barker brings heap loads of heavy, percussive drive to NINE’s fifteen tracks.
Interviews

MUSIC INTERVIEW: Deaf Havana

We caught up with Deaf Havana bassist Lee Wilson at Gunnersville Festival earlier this month to discuss the Rituals album cycle, their upcoming tour in support of non-profit charity War Child and their future plans.
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