Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2024 – Day 2

After an enjoyable previous day at Tons Of Rock Festival I started the day with a little swim in the hotel pool, which did wonders for my crunchy shoulders and sore lower back. To my fellow photographers - I highly recommend this for keeping the aches and pains of shooting a festival at bay! The … Continue reading Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2024 – Day 2

Festival Review: Nova Rock 2024 – Day 1 (Thursday 13th June)

It’s hard to believe it has been five years since we last attended Nova Rock Festival. Upon entering the site, I instantly felt right at home again. Punctuality has never been my strong point, and we were originally planning on arriving with enough time to explore the festival site. However, due to an unplanned stop … Continue reading Festival Review: Nova Rock 2024 – Day 1 (Thursday 13th June)

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: Palaye Royale / Carl Barât / Charming Liars – Albert Hall, Manchester (9th March 2022)

Walking into the Albert Hall in Manchester for the first time felt like stepping back in time. It was great to see some of what I can only assume to be original features withstanding years of use. With a very prompt start, Charming Liars took to a very cramped stage. You could instantly see how … Continue reading Gig Review: Palaye Royale / Carl Barât / Charming Liars – Albert Hall, Manchester (9th March 2022)

Palaye Royale to hit UK in 2022

Alternative Rock trio Palaye Royale have announced their return to the UK & Ireland in March 2022, with a six date headline run that includes their biggest headline show to date, at London’s 3,300 capacity Roundhouse venue. Their first shows back on these shores since their sold out headline tour in Feb of 2020, Palaye … Continue reading Palaye Royale to hit UK in 2022

Classic Covers: Palaye Royale – Mad World

First up, I love this song. I love Tears For Fears' original and I've been pleasantly surprised by most of the covers that have appeared over time. Michael Andrews and Gary Jules dir a superb version for the (disappointing IMHO) film Donnie Darko, but there have been swathes of others. Now, tying in with current … Continue reading Classic Covers: Palaye Royale – Mad World