2018 Crew Review: John Higham – Writer

Man, oh man, 2018 was another year of fantastic releases, gigs and fun musical times! As ever, choosing 'the best' or even a bunch of favourites was not going to be easy, but here goes... Album of the year: There were certain weeks in the year that I found it difficult to keep up with … Continue reading 2018 Crew Review: John Higham – Writer

Festival Review: Damnation Festival 2018 (3rd November 2018)

Another year, another sold-out Damnation Festival. The Leeds University Union based all-dayer manages to appeal to a broad-ranging crowd with some of the best acts belonging to various sub-genres booked to play. Amazingly, even with a mid-afternoon fire alarm evacuation, everything ran extremely well and pretty much on time. From a fan’s point of view, … Continue reading Festival Review: Damnation Festival 2018 (3rd November 2018)

We’ll Be There: Damnation Festival 2018

The time for metal fans to descend on Leeds University for another Damnation Festival is fast approaching (Saturday 3rd November) and now that the full 27 band lineup has been announced it’s time to work out who I’m most looking forward to seeing.  The organisers have been fairly open about the difficulties of trying to … Continue reading We’ll Be There: Damnation Festival 2018

ArcTanGent Festival 2018 – Saturday

For the first band of the day, Trigger Thumb sounded decent on the ARC stage. The diverse Bradford trio were tight and entertaining; their soaring high pitched vocals, pacey riffs and scatty rhythms sounded like a hybrid of Muse crossed with System Of A Down. Ireland’s Ilenkus played on the same stage and in the … Continue reading ArcTanGent Festival 2018 – Saturday

ArcTanGent Festival adds 21 more bands

ArcTanGent Festival, connoisseurs of all things "post" and "weird" in alternative music have announced 21 new bands for the lineup earlier today. The 3-day festival is set on Fernhill Farm, Bristol from the 16th to the 18th of August. The following acts listed below join a host of already billed talent including headliners And So I … Continue reading ArcTanGent Festival adds 21 more bands