Alcest recently made their return to Romania on their Spiritual Instinct European Tour, playing in Cluj-Napoca for the very first time. With Birds In Row and Kælan Mikla also coming along for the ride.
There’s something distinctly cool about not putting bands who are essentially carbon copies of one another on tour together. It wasn’t until recently that pop-punk bands brought pop-punk bands and metal bands supported metal bands, and it turned into a weird clique where one couldn’t sit with the other. The point is, when you look at Static Dress, Chamber, Can’t Swim and Counterparts on paper, you question why they’d be on tour together, but when you see them live, hardcore elements overlapping despite their sound being very different from each other, it feels like kismet.
Ever since their first appearance at the Rockstadt Extreme Festival in 2017, Leprous have become a yearly occurrence in terms of concerts in Romania. In 2018 they played the ARTmania Festival, followed up by two headlining shows in Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest; in 2019 they were part of the Bucovina Rock Castle line-up, and now in 2020 they returned with two more headlining shows, a few months ahead of their planned appearance at the /FORM Days Festival, coming this July. Along for the ride are fellow Norwegians in Maraton, and Klone from France.
What did you do with your Valentine's Day? Whatever it was, nothing could top grime legend Kano's performance at O2 Academy Birmingham on Friday night.
Tonight a grand old building in the North of London becomes the chapel for Sleep Token to gather the masses for their biggest UK performance to date.
Twin Temple are pioneers of a genre of music known as 'satanic du-wop' attracting jazz, rockabilly chicks and metalheads. All of the aforementioned came together in the Jazz Cafe to hail their lord and saviour, Satan herself.
At The Garage in Glasgow, Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex and Fit For An Autopsy took to the stage for an evening full of guttural vocals and thuggish breakdowns.
As part of Independent Venue Week, one of Bournemouth’s finest venues, The Anvil became host to the likes of Eastbourne outfit ROAM, alt-rock trio Superlove and South Coast quartet Wolf Culture. With this being a sold-out show hosted in a basement venue we had a feeling this was going to be a memorable night for all those in attendance.
In support of their latest album Pressure, Florida outfit Wage War took their tour to Birmingham's O2 Institute 2 bringing Ded and Thornhill along for the ride too.
Bringing punk back with a silly twist are Aussie nutters, The Chats. Tonight they've travelled half-way across the world to rock out at the O2 Academy Bristol. In the three years since the release of viral video Smoko the band have blossomed and fans were in line for a punk filled night to remember.