Gig Review: The Virginmarys / Dig Lazarus / DandelionJames – Academy 3, Manchester (16th October 2021)

“MANCHESTER!” The Virginmarys’ Ally Dickaty bellows two songs into their incendiary performance, sweat flowing freely from him, Danny Dolan and the assembled audience. It may have been almost two years since the band last played here, on their last tour, but as a running theme of the night, it’s as if it was only six … Continue reading Gig Review: The Virginmarys / Dig Lazarus / DandelionJames – Academy 3, Manchester (16th October 2021)

Classic Cover: Ally Dickaty (The Virginmarys) – Powderfinger (original by Neil Young)

As The Virginmarys' first tour in almost two years hits its final few shows, with a couple of days off before them, Ally Dickaty has taken to the bathroom to record a cover of Neil Young's "Powderfinger" from Rust Never Sleeps, much like another video he did years ago with original number "Long Way Down … Continue reading Classic Cover: Ally Dickaty (The Virginmarys) – Powderfinger (original by Neil Young)

2019 Crew Review: Ross Green – Deputy Editor-in-Chief

I said this last year but it seems like only yesterday I put this together for last year. It’s something I always look forward to – the chance to draw the line under the year and look forward to the next. For me, I didn’t review quite as many albums as last year for a … Continue reading 2019 Crew Review: Ross Green – Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Gig Review: The Virginmarys / Haggard Cat / Broozer – Redrum, Stafford (11th December 2019)

It wouldn’t be the end of the year without The Virginmarys gracing stages across the country to see it off in style. With their unique brand of explosive hard rock, it’s very much a guarantee that they’ll deliver an incredible performance. First off, it’s the support acts. It’s been years since we’ve had a good … Continue reading Gig Review: The Virginmarys / Haggard Cat / Broozer – Redrum, Stafford (11th December 2019)

Festival Review: Camden Rocks 2019 – Rachy’s View

I say it every year (and this is number 6) but I really can't believe how fast this festival comes around and is truly the start of summer for me. But this year is even more special, because for the first time it's spread over two days. Double the fun and double the sun! For … Continue reading Festival Review: Camden Rocks 2019 – Rachy’s View

Festival Review: Camden Rocks 2019 – Ross’ View

It’s that time of the year when several thousand people descend on Camden for the weekend to enjoy sunshine, good music and great company. As the yearly multi-venue festival in the heart of London saw it expand to a second day this year, stamina is needed. And once the tickets are exchanged for wristbands and … Continue reading Festival Review: Camden Rocks 2019 – Ross’ View