Album Review: Smith & Myers – Volumes 1 & 2

For those who don't know, Messrs Smith and Myers are one half of Shinedown and they, like most performers, have been struggling a little over the last few months in terms of getting their music out to a live audience. They have thus, again like many other performers, chosen to channel their efforts into new … Continue reading Album Review: Smith & Myers – Volumes 1 & 2

Gig Review: Alter Bridge / Shinedown / The Raven Age – SSE Hydro (17th December 2019)

Six years ago, Alter Bridge were the first rock band to play Glasgow’s then-newest and “state of the art” venue, in front of thousands of people. Those same people would also discover on the same night that said venue was shit. Since then, we’ve gone another couple of albums from the four-piece, another visit on … Continue reading Gig Review: Alter Bridge / Shinedown / The Raven Age – SSE Hydro (17th December 2019)

Shinedown release stripped down “Get Up” EP

Shinedown have just released a three-track EP featuring the song "Get Up" in three incarnations: piano, acoustic and original. Download/stream the EP now and watch the stunning video, which captures the camaraderie and spirit behind this special song, below. '"Get Up" is a song about empathy, it's a song about not being afraid to fail, … Continue reading Shinedown release stripped down “Get Up” EP

2018 Crew Review: Jack Barker – Photographer

While 2018 has been a challenging year for many reasons, it has however been a brilliant year for gigs/festivals and ticking off a lot of bands on my photo bucket list. From a quick tally there were 27 gigs and 5 festivals, and I even had the chance to photograph my first major festival. Best … Continue reading 2018 Crew Review: Jack Barker – Photographer

Gig Review: Shinedown / Starset / Press to MECO – O2 Academy, Glasgow (30th October 2018)

An interesting and eclectic lineup hit Glasgow this evening as Brent Smith's little gang brought Croydon noisemakers Press to MECO and space rockers Starset along as support. Unfortunately, due to being a bit ill, I was later arriving and walked through the doors at about the same time as PtM walked off the stage. A … Continue reading Gig Review: Shinedown / Starset / Press to MECO – O2 Academy, Glasgow (30th October 2018)

Shinedown announce UK dates for October/November

Shinedown's current album, Attention Attention was released in May, spawning the massive lead track, "Devil", which has clocked up nearly 8 million views. The 14-track album, Shinedown's most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and physical journey that follows an individual from life’s lowest lows to the highest highs, as anxieties dissipate … Continue reading Shinedown announce UK dates for October/November