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 […]

DVD Review: Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

Filmwerk strikes again and I was asked to review Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World as it was released on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday 5th November. You can find my review on Filmwerk here which is where this appeared first and in full. I bloody love a rom-com; I’m pretty much the queen […]

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 […]

Film Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Earlier this yeah I went to Kapow Comic Convention in Islington and I loved every minute of it. While I was there I saw Rufus Sewell present some clips from his then upcoming film – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. From these few little sneaky peaks and what I’d seen in the trailer I was quite […]

Film Review: Dark Shadows

I love Tim Burton so when Filmwerk asked me to review Dark Shadows for them I was super excited. Here’s what I had to say about it. My name is Laura and I’m a huge Tim Burton fan. I just wanted to get that out there straight away so you could understand the high expectations I went […]

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 […]