Live Review: Vans Warped Tour, Alexandra Palace, London

My university days and beyond have mostly been filled with pop-punk and ska music. Proper feel good, summery tunes. So when I heard that the Vans Warped Tour was heading to London with a handful of my favourite bands on board I started counting down the days! The Warped Tour triumphantly trundled into London’s Alexandra […]

Live Review: Maximo Park, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Once upon a time I used to a bit of street teaming and merch selling for bands. It started with little known indie touring bands that would pass through Liverpool. All I had to do was hand out some badges or stickers or, occasionally something a bit more interesting like branded chocolates or frisbees in […]

Live Review: Billy Talent, The Roundhouse

When the Rock Sound Riot Tour was announced I got pretty excited. I love Billy Talent. Then, when Don Broco were added to the line up I was over the moon. My excitement was totally justified though, what a brilliant night it was! Knowing that Don Broco were kicking the Rock Sound Riot Tour off meant […]

Live Review: Nicki Minaj, O2 Arena

I’ve always viewed Nicki Minaj as a bit of an oddity to be taken with a pinch of salt. After seeing her live at the O2 Arena at the end of October I now realise, she sees herself a bit like that too. On stage she is an over the top caricature of what people perceive […]

New Video: Imogen Heap – You Know Where To Find Me

Imogen Heap is perfect soaking in the bath music and here is her new video for You Know Where To Find Me. Not that I’m sugesting you read my blog in the bath, unless of course that is your “thing” and what you like to do, but I am asking you to switch up your […]

Live Review: Relentless Free Festival 2012

Sorry for being so quiet recently, I’ve been a very busy bee and hopefully I have lots to share with you. To kick off I recently spent a rather chilly afternoon in Battersea for Glasswerk where I reviewed the Relentless Freeze Festival. You can find my review on the Glasswerk website here which is where this first appeared. I […]

New Video: Vince Kidd – Sick Love (Red Skull Remix)

I’ve been bombarding you with music posts recently and today is no different I’m afraid. Although I promise I’ll break the mould soon. I have a couple of other things I want to share with you this week that aren’t music related. Anyway, I told you about Vince Kidd’s EP which is released on 4th November […]

New Album: Punk Goes Pop 5

The Punk Goes… albums are some of my favourites and I have a fair few of them in my collection; most of the Punk Goes Pop, both Punk Goes Acoustic and Punk Goes 80s. I might extend my collection to encapsulate them all soon. So when I heard Punk Goes Pop Volume 5 was going […]

New Video: Maximo Park – The Undercurrents

I have to admit, Maximo Park had fallen off my radar recently and I had filed them away in the recesses of my mind under “soundtrack to my youth”, not that I’m not young now but you know what I mean. I’m talking back in 2007 times when I’d not long left university and they […]