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 […]

Friday Favourites

I missed out on doing this post last week and I didn’t even realise until Sunday! The weeks just seem to be zooming by at the moment, at an alarming rate. Does this mean I’m getting old? I’m sure I used to remember my mum saying things like this when I was younger. Anyway, I’m […]

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 […]

Live Review: Scholars at The Lexington, London

This Saturday was quite a bright and sunny day. Instead of wrapping myself up in a big, snuggly jumper and taking in the sights and sounds of the city I found myself in the dark and somewhat dingy upstairs room of a north London pub. Hertfordshire five piece Scholars were playing an all ages matinee […]