Gig Review: Kris Barras Band / South of Salem / The Nocturnal Affair – Glasgow Garage (17th April 2024)

A few days after releasing their new album Halo Effect (review here), Kris Barras and his band are out on the road with a welcome stop off in Glasgow. The last time I saw them was three years ago, supporting Black Stone Cherry at the Barrowlands - my first post-lockdown gig. Tonight they headline a smaller … Continue reading Gig Review: Kris Barras Band / South of Salem / The Nocturnal Affair – Glasgow Garage (17th April 2024)

Album Review: South of Salem – Death of the Party

South of Salem kicked down the doors of our inbox a few years ago with their debut album and they’ve continued their relentless campaign for the last couple of years, seemingly never spending any time in their houses in 2023 as they were constantly on the road. But with an album like The Sinner Takes … Continue reading Album Review: South of Salem – Death of the Party

2023 Crew Review: Mosh – Da Boss

I'm going to be honest, this year's roundup is going to be a challenge for me. In the past I've reviewed dozens of albums and gone to a similar number of gigs each year so my biggest problem has been narrowing it down. This year, though, has been a struggle. Between real life, work, studies … Continue reading 2023 Crew Review: Mosh – Da Boss

2023 Crew Review: Ross Green – Deputy Editor-in-Chief

It’s that time of year again where we reflect on the year that was and look to what next year is bringing us. It’s been an embarrassment of riches this year with so many great releases and tours to make this an extraordinarily great year for rock and metal. I say this every year but … Continue reading 2023 Crew Review: Ross Green – Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Gig Review: South of Salem / She Burns Red – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (3rd November 2023)

If you’ve even been following the unsigned rock scene in the last couple of years on a very casual basis, it’s highly likely you’ll have seen the name South of Salem on a festival poster. Having released a stellar debut album in the middle of 2020 and tearing up the circuit for the last couple … Continue reading Gig Review: South of Salem / She Burns Red – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (3rd November 2023)

Festival Review: SOS Fest XIV, Sunday – Whittles@tokyo, Oldham (2nd July 2023)

Kicking off the third and final day, Square Wild are in front of a respectably-sized crowd given it’s a Sunday. It shows the love and loyalty in the DIY scene as well as the festival given we’re on its fourteenth iteration. Blending indie and punk with hints of ska and filtered through vocals which sound … Continue reading Festival Review: SOS Fest XIV, Sunday – Whittles@tokyo, Oldham (2nd July 2023)