Gig Review: Skillet / Like A Storm / Eva Under Fire – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London (15th April 2023)

A long-awaited return to the UK for Skillet saw their first two shows of the Day of Destiny tour hit Manchester and London. The promise of more shows in the UK back in 2019 technically wasn’t a lie as they have doubled the size of this tour compared to the last, but it’s safe to … Continue reading Gig Review: Skillet / Like A Storm / Eva Under Fire – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London (15th April 2023)

Gig Review: Bad Omens / Ghøstkid / Oxymorrons – Beckett Student Union, Leeds (25th February 2023)

In the early 2000s the place to find new music was via Kerrang TV or Scuzz, by the 2010s YouTube was the place to go for up-and-coming artists, tonight’s headline band Bad Omens owe a lot of their recent popularity to the latest place to discover new music: TikTok.  On a very cold February evening, … Continue reading Gig Review: Bad Omens / Ghøstkid / Oxymorrons – Beckett Student Union, Leeds (25th February 2023)

Gig Review: Palaye Royale / Starbenders – Academy, Manchester (7th February 2023)

Almost 11 months to the day since Palaye Royale were last in Manchester, they were back tonight for another headline show this time at Manchester Academy. Tonight’s tour being the Fever Dream tour, named after the 2022 album of the same name, perhaps the line from their 2016 track that states “I don't feel quite … Continue reading Gig Review: Palaye Royale / Starbenders – Academy, Manchester (7th February 2023)

Gig Review: Holding Absence / Void of Vision / The Escape Artist – The Welly, Hull (January 26th, 2023)

I’ll start with a small confession; I hadn’t actually heard of Holding Absence until a few weeks ago when Jack came home from work and told me a work colleagues’ band were supporting them in Hull in a few weeks’ time. After having a listen, it was clear we had been missing out, so we … Continue reading Gig Review: Holding Absence / Void of Vision / The Escape Artist – The Welly, Hull (January 26th, 2023)

Gig Review: The Amity Affliction / Fit For a King / Gideon – O2 Ritz, Manchester (16th January 2023)

The long awaited Everyone Loves You, Once You Leave Them tour has finally rolled into Manchester for its night at the O2 Ritz after a slight delay due to a postponement because of mental health issues within the band. It is clear to anyone who attended that their fans were more than understanding for the … Continue reading Gig Review: The Amity Affliction / Fit For a King / Gideon – O2 Ritz, Manchester (16th January 2023)

Gig Review: Alexisonfire / Boston Manor / Higher Power – O2 Academy, Leeds (19th October 2022)

The world of live music has taken an absolute battering over the past few years, firstly with the COVID-19 pandemic shutting everything down and now with a cost of living crisis that has seen big name bands cancelling full tours due to them being economically unviable. In contrast to all the doom and gloom, it … Continue reading Gig Review: Alexisonfire / Boston Manor / Higher Power – O2 Academy, Leeds (19th October 2022)