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 […]

Friday Favourites

Yay! It’s finally Friday again. This week seems to stretched out forever and the weekend feels like an incredibly long time ago but it’s here again now. Despite taking it’s time this week has been a good one. The things that were particularly ace were: #     I went back to the homeland of […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Video: This Many Boyfriends – Number One

I’ve already shared my love for This Many Boyfriendswith you, when I gushed about their new single, Number One, a little while ago. Now, the indie noiseniks have released a rather marvellous video to go with the single and, unsurprisingly, I love it! It makes me want to be their friend. This lovely lot aren’t content […]

New Single: This Many Boyfriends – Number One

Let me introduce you to your new favourite band. This Many Boyfriends are one of the best purveyors of indie pop since forever and lucky for everyone they have a headline tour looming on the horizon! I’m pretty darn excited about this tour, in case you couldn’t tell, I’m also really excited about their upcoming eponymous debut […]