After being postponed quite a few times due to *that which must not be named* (you know what we’re talking about), three cellists and a drummer, all of them Finnish, walked into a Romanian club for the very first time. Here’s how Apocalyptica’s sold out debut performance in Cluj-Napoca went down.
This month one of the hardest sounding tours of the year brings itself to the UK, beginning in London at ULU. Knocked Loose bring a package stacked with heavy hitting sounds in support of their stunning album A Different Shade Of Blue, but have they left themselves open to being upstaged by their incredible supporting package?
Following on from a successful tour across Europe, Peterborough quartet Airways are currently out on tour across the UK. Kicking off the run of shows at Southampton Joiners last week with support from Wargasm, we headed down to see whether we would be in store for a night of great live music or be 'Out Of Luck' on this occasion.
With nearly a decade to their name, Illinois pop-punkers Real Friends are still churning out positive vibes, catchy (and sad) songs and great live shows. Currently on UK shores with labelmates Grayscale, in support of latest album Composure. We were there to witness the London show.
Craig Finn (The Hold Steady, Lifter Puller and Brokerdealer) is in the UK right now playing his first run of shows with the four-piece Uptown Controllers sharing the stage. This year he released the third part in his trilogy of solo releases I Need A New War which continues in his narrative style of writing, we headed to the Bristol date of the tour to see how this works in a live setting.
Metalcore titans Killswitch Engage are currently out on tour across the UK and Europe. Having just released their eighth studio album Atonement, we're here to help you find out all you need to know about their back catalogue before you head to one of their tour dates.
It’s taken a while, but it feels like Issues have finally, fully, arrived. Their latest album, 'Beautiful Oblivion', is bursting with creativity and first-class instrumental performances. It’s a breath of fresh air among their contemporaries, and in large part because the band have now totally abandoned everything that held them captive to limitation. With a UK headline tour on the horizon, this is a new start for Issues, and the future couldn’t look brighter.
There’s a vast number of things Can’t Swim are accomplished at, but if you absolutely had to single one out, it would be their seemingly effortless ability to add groove to every song they write. It’s not just melody, a hook or a catchy riff either, it’s a little bit of magic that takes it far beyond something that’s simply pleasing to listen to.