Album Review: Sleepm...

  Album Review: Sleepmakeswaves – ‘Made of Breath Only’ Review: Craig Grant – Sleepmakeswaves is a band that I first came across in 2008-ish when they banged out 2 EPs in quick succession. Often referred to enigmatically as ‘post-rockers’, but the reality is that this Sydney four...

EP Review: Acid Wolf...

  EP Review: Acid Wolf – Acid Wolf Review Craig Grant: Acid Wolf are a five piece stoner\sludge rock band from South Australia. Hold on. I know these people! Acid Wolf used to be Thirteen Black, a band that we had seen a few times and reviewed when they supported NuMetal maestros...

Mike Tramp @ Audio, Glasgow Mar21

Mike Tramp @ Audio, Glasgow

Mike Tramp @ Audio, Glasgow It has been two years since I last saw Mike play due to the gig in Glasgow last year being cancelled at the last minute. The last time I saw him it was just around the corner in The Classic Grand and I saw just Mike, an acoustic guitar and some funny stories about lycra. To say I was looking forward to a full electric set is an understatement. When you go and see Mike live you always know you are in for a good show but tonight I think I may have seen the best performance I have witnessed from him in a long line of gigs and a number of bands going all the way back to 1991. That is not down to just Mike as the...

Devilskin @ The Classic Grand, Glasgow Mar21

Devilskin @ The Classic Grand, Glasgow

  Devilskin @ The Classic Grand, Glasgow Scotland has had to wait a long time for this one, as the rest of the UK enjoyed the bands last tour Glasgow only managed to see about 4 songs due to vocalist Jennie being seriously ill and having to leave the stage in Glasgow and cancel the show in Edinburgh. It was a tough one for me but when you saw the look on the bands face those nights you knew just how gutted they were and they brought that frustration with them and delivered an unbelievable show that left most of the punters speechless. If tonight was about anything it was about energy and not just the headliners as every band on this...

Stevie Nimmo @ Cottiers 10/3/17 Mar20

Stevie Nimmo @ Cottiers 10/3/17

  Stevie Nimmo Trio @ Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow The hometown boy returns as part of his Sky Won’t Fall tour and he brings a blues double bill to the beautiful Cottiers Theatre, an old church that has to be one of the most impressive venues in Glasgow. Tonight was about a few firsts for me, the venue for one which is absolutely stunning(check out the photos). Glasgow is fit to bursting with music halls and as much as places like The Hydro, SECC and The Armadillo have their places gimme an old venue any day of the week. My favourite place in the whole world was The old lady herself in The Glasgow Apollo, she was steeped in history and as...

Album Review: Pulled...

  Album Review: Pulled Apart by Horses – The Haze Review by Craig Grant. Leeds’s Pulled Apart By Horses have announced their new album, The Haze, for release on March 17th 2017 via Caroline Australia. Those of you that heard their 2014 LP, Blood, will remember the jangling, throbbing,...

DORKING WANDERERS – HOME / RYMAN LEAGUE DIV ...

FINAL SCORE: SITTINGBOURNE 0 DORKING WANDERERS 1 PLAYED 18TH MARCH 2017   A brave effort by Sittingbourne to halt the highly-organised juggernaut that is Dorking Wanderers’ drive for football at a higher level. In the end, one goal settled it as Dorking became only the second team this season, along with runaway league leaders Tooting and Mitcham, to complete a double over Sittingbourne. But this was much tougher for them than the home 3-0 win over December, though the fact they’ve kept two clean sheets against Sittingbourne this season tells its own story. Sittingbourne made four changes from the team that drew at Chipstead the...

Sinner – Tequila Sui...

  Sinner – Tequila Suicide By Samantha Lamb This is the 15th studio album from Sinner, who started their epic recording history in the 1980’s . The bands current format is Mat Sinner (vocals, bass), Tom Naumann (guitar), Alex Scholpp (guitar) and Francesco Jovino (drums). Coming from...

Live Review: Dead Letter Circus @ UniBar, Adelaide, Australia. Mar16

Live Review: Dead Letter Circus @ UniBar, Adelaide...

  Live Review: Dead Letter Circus @ UniBar, Adelaide, Australia. Review – Craig Grant. Parking in Adelaide is horrendous as we have the Festival, the Fringe and, the celebration of world music, WomAdelaide, all on at the same time. I get to my old stomping ground at the UniBar all set for the tenth anniversary celebration for Dead Letter Circus. The UniBar is a unique venue, looking largely like a tunnel with the band at one end and the mixing desk over the horizon at the other end. The stage always reminds me of the one from Blues Brother, just minus the chicken mesh. Along one length of the room is the bar with the other side being a...

Devilskin @ Think Tank, Newcastle Mar16

Devilskin @ Think Tank, Newcastle

  Devilskin @ Think Tank, Newcastle The venue: When I got to Think Tank I was outside locked doors at 6.30pm and I could hear them doing the final sound checks. I am not sure who it was but the chords and words were “There I was completely wasted out of work and down’. I thought to myself, is that really Judas Priest inside? It was a bloody good impression if it wasn’t. It is the 1st time I have been to Think Tank, Newcastle and it is a nice compact venue, I would call it an up close and personal venue…..ok, small The stage only has 6 spotlights which vary between white, blue and red. As a photographer I was hoping for more white but...

ALBUM REVIEW: Daxx &...

ALBUM REVIEW: Daxx & Roxane conjure up the spirit of the 80s on Ticket To Rock AHH the 1980s, the decade when hard rock was in its ascendancy, when rock and metal acts stood shoulder to shoulder and outmuscled the pop acts on shows such as Top of the Pops and The Tube – even the BBC...

ALBUM REVIEW: Immola...

ALBUM REVIEW: Immolation seek no remorse as they offer up an 11-track ‘Atonement’ CATCHY. There’s a word you rarely hear in terms of death metal songs, but seek and ye shall find… And, NY act Immolation have managed that feat as they pound out their trademark blast and...

ALBUM REVIEW: Warbri...

ALBUM REVIEW: Warbringer add more strings to their bow on Woe To The Vanquished SINCE their first release in 2008 it is fair to say that Warbringer have been one of those thrash acts that for a time seemed to be caught, at times, in a bit of a rut, but always promised to be one of the better...

LIVE REVIEW: Fifith and final heat of Northern Ire...

LIVE REVIEW: Fifith and final heat of Northern Ireland’s Metal2TheMasses IT was down to the last four bands to challenge for a spot in the Metal2TheMasses semi-finals, all vying for the chance to battle out for a prized slot at Bloodstock in August – and as always the competition was fierce but friendly in Belfast’s Limelight2 on March 11th. The four bands all had varied style, and all put on an entertaining set in their allotted 30 minutes. There was groove, extreme, shlock and melodic metal on display and the variety only enhanced the experience. What was noticeable was that all the bands had worked hard on their...

Cutlass – EP Review...

  Cutlass – EP Review From the moment you put on Cutlass, it will rip through your speakers with its grungy doom sound and with vocalist Lucy Grogan’s dark and wicked siren song, it will blast you to smithereens. The EP starts with Death Bell which is dark and gloomy, and...