Winter Storm 2017 Review: Saturday

“Who’s hungover?” Tom Russell asks Saturday’s assembled audience as he raises his own hand. Glasgow’s Beard of Doom is in fine spirits as always and despite the earlier start to proceedings, a sizeable crowd has already invaded Troon Concert Hall. Talk consists of how Heavy Pettin split the vote – pretty equally. Some thought they … Continue reading Winter Storm 2017 Review: Saturday

Storm Breakers: Anchor Lane / Stoneface / Gordon’s Alive / The Audiorayz – Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate (18th August 2017)

Four bands from Glasgow for a fiver on a Friday night in Bathgate’s Dreadnought Rock. Sounds like a good night, right? Add in the proviso that the four of them are battling it out for a slot at this year’s Winter Storm in Troon and you’ve got a buzzing atmosphere. With all four bands allotted … Continue reading Storm Breakers: Anchor Lane / Stoneface / Gordon’s Alive / The Audiorayz – Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate (18th August 2017)

Mason Hill / Deever / Anchor Lane – The Garage, Glasgow (5th August 2017)

Due to be a good one from the outset, Mason Hill’s steamroller-like campaign to become the next big thing seems like it’s just getting started. Following a dominating performance at this year’s Download Boardie Takeover which obliterated their Cathouse headline slot, they’re back headlining the Garage with two other new bands. No strangers to us, … Continue reading Mason Hill / Deever / Anchor Lane – The Garage, Glasgow (5th August 2017)

Wildfire 2017: Sunday Review

The majority of bands have played. People are still reeling from the sheer excellence of Oliver/Dawson Saxon and much like the day before, people are off to a sluggish start with the exception of a knowing group gathered at the Moshville Times stage to see Monkey Puzzle. For me, the Sunday was a chance to … Continue reading Wildfire 2017: Sunday Review

Anchor Lane / The Sunny Devils / The Great Kull – Audio, Glasgow (2nd March 2017)

When you've got a great EP like Anchor Lane's latest, it's only fitting you put on a gig to showcase it. As one of the best bands I discovered last year, I've kept them fixed on my radar since. New Beginning is an excellent EP and deserves your attention if you enjoy your modern hard … Continue reading Anchor Lane / The Sunny Devils / The Great Kull – Audio, Glasgow (2nd March 2017)

Review: Anchor Lane – New Beginning

The first time I heard Anchor Lane was in a live setting and I was immediately hooked. Their professionalism and the quality of their performance coupled with their modern hard rock sound had the crowd in the palm of their hand. It reminded me of the first time I saw Mason Hill. So to have … Continue reading Review: Anchor Lane – New Beginning