This show was meant to be taking place a night earlier; moved from Shepherd's Bush Empire to Koko a couple of months before. Camden was the location of both of Basement's last shows before their hiatus - and their return - and now it's where they perform what they referred to as their 'biggest headline show'.
It's kind of weird to think that Simple Plan's first release was about fourteen years ago now. No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls was goofy, fun and it ensured their status as pop-punk stalwarts. With their knack for writing solid-gold chunks of pop-punk, there's a definite reason that they're still about almost a decade and a half down the line. Here's what we thought of their latest offering, Taking One For The Team.
In the vein of pop superstars such as Queen Bey herself, Say Anything have dropped their newest release I Don't Think It Is without any forewarning. Stemming from Max Bemis' thorough disdain for the 'pre-album build up', they streamed their album for a day prior to its surprise release.
Already compared to Bring Me The Horizon and 30 Seconds To Mars, Normandie prove they're just as good (if not better) than the big guns of alternative music. New album 'Inguz' is packed with songs with the ideal mix of light and shade: hit after hit after hit.
Any losses on bar tonight are easily made up in the droves of young fans who’ve parted ways for tickets to see what we can comfortably assume are their idols. It’s clear that this is a tour that has worked very, very well, merging You Me At Six and All Time Low - the crème de la crème from both sides of the Atlantic - in such a way that’s so commendable, it’s almost genius.
With the line for The Used well and truly snaking around the block hours before doors, it’s safe to say this is a band who have retained a certain level of relevance over the years.
If you're looking for overly-studio-produced radio rock, shut it off now. The Nightmare Police is a clash of genres and eclecticism at its finest and that's exactly why you should read more and listen.
Whatever you’re expecting from this quintet, you’ll need to push your preconceptions aside. With a unique sound not often found this side of the Atlantic, Pavilions (that’s one ‘l’!) are storming their hometown scene.