Festival Review: Hellfest 2024 – Day 2 (Hayley’s View)

It was a later start to day two of Hellfest later than planned, mainly due to our photographer Gavin’s dodgy knee giving him more problems which meant a more gentile stroll to the venue on yet another blisteringly hot day, something that the festival has become well known for. Unlike in the UK there is … Continue reading Festival Review: Hellfest 2024 – Day 2 (Hayley’s View)

Gig Review: Warrior Soul / Lowdrive – Bannermans, Edinburgh (10th July 2024)

It's been a couple of years—well, six years—since I last saw Kory and Warrior Soul. Here they are back at Bannermans Edinburgh for the 30th anniversary of the *Space Age Playboys* album, which they are playing in full tonight. First up, though, we have the always great Lowdrive. I've seen Lowdrive a couple of times … Continue reading Gig Review: Warrior Soul / Lowdrive – Bannermans, Edinburgh (10th July 2024)

Gig Review: Bad Knees / Versaints / The Shorez – The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh (6th July 2024)

It’s been a while since I’ve popped into The Banshee Labyrinth, but here we are to catch up with the boys from local band Bad Knees. We also have post-punk/grunge band Versaints from Ludlow, Shropshire, and the surfy garage local Edinburgh band The Shorez. We have a nice crowd by the time The Shorez open … Continue reading Gig Review: Bad Knees / Versaints / The Shorez – The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh (6th July 2024)

Gig Review: Tom Killner / Preacher Stone – The Feathers Inn, Lichfield (17th July 2024)

I’m not the world’s biggest Southern rock fan. Give me some Blackberry Smoke or even Black Stone Cherry and that’s about as deep into the pool I’ll wade. But having caught Tom Killner a couple of times back in May and never a full set and only hearing good things about Preacher Stone (and Ben … Continue reading Gig Review: Tom Killner / Preacher Stone – The Feathers Inn, Lichfield (17th July 2024)

Gig Review: Mammoth WVH / The Dust Coda – O2 Institute, Birmingham (8th July 2024)

Monday night isn’t stopping the people of Birmingham for showing up to the O2 Institute tonight for Mammoth WVH make their debut UK headline show tonight. Having supported Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators across England, Scotland and much of Europe, the Wolfgang Van Halen-led outfit are back in Birmingham for another round but … Continue reading Gig Review: Mammoth WVH / The Dust Coda – O2 Institute, Birmingham (8th July 2024)

Festival Review: Hellfest 2024 – Day 1 (Hayley’s View)

Hellfest is a force of nature, it’s the cool guy that you want to be friends with or the leather jacket that you’ve always wanted but never quite been able to afford It has been the pinnacle of festivals since its inception in its current form in Clisson in 2006 and over the past couple … Continue reading Festival Review: Hellfest 2024 – Day 1 (Hayley’s View)