Tramlines 2014 Review: Sunday at The Leadmill

Sunday is a much calmer day at Tramlines, there is a chilled atmosphere which makes for a more family friendly environment in the city centre [instead of families being confined to the folk forest] and it's just generally a lot better for people not so bothered about getting insanely drunk. It's probably my favourite day [...]

Tramlines 2014 Review: Saturday at City Hall & Corporation

Saturday at Tramlines is also ridiculously busy! There are plenty of acts on at the many venues all over the city centre and it is always the day that regardless of the line up sells out/sells the most of the day tickets first. With such a relaxed atmosphere at the festival, a lot of people [...]

Live Review: Thumpers & Cut Ribbons at Leadmill, Sheffield. 24th May 2014.

A gig I’ve been looking forward to for absolutely ages was finally here and after releasing a wonderful debut album just a matter of days before it seemed like the stage was set for a very special Thumpers gig on this Saturday night in the Steel City.The second band on that night was the absolutely [...]

Live Review: Foxes at Leadmill, Sheffield. 23rd May 2014.

After successfully impressing hoards of people with her great vocals and musical ability featuring on tracks with acts like Rudimental and Fall Out Boy, it has created a mass of excitement around Foxes. That was echoed clearly by the packed out Leadmill crowd encompassing everyone from young teenage fans to older, middle aged groups all [...]

Live Review: McBusted at Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield. 4th May 2014.

Over the past week, I’ve been to see McBusted not once but twice. The combination of bands billed themselves as the ultimate supergroup, a title they well and truly lived up to on both occasions, having more than impressed fans and critics on this sold out 35 date arena tour.The night I’m going to review [...]

Live Review: Fall Out Boy at Birmingham NIA & Manchester MEN

Fall Out BoyBirmingham NIA & Manchester MEN16th & 17th MarchAfter waiting 8 years to see one of my favourite bands that have been one of the most influential on my life, I knew these shows were going to be a huge deal for me. I experienced some pre-show excitement and set-long fangirling that has not [...]

Live Review: Bastille at Apollo, Manchester.

BastilleApollo, Manchester28th February 2014Bastille may have just won a Brit Award but you wouldn’t believe it with their no frills set at Manchester's Apollo last week. It was just track after track after track performed brilliantly ranging from the huge ‘Pompeii’ to the older sounds of tracks such as ‘Icarus’ to the brand new yet [...]

Live Review: Arctic Monkeys at Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield. 18th November 2013.

Homecoming shows are usually pretty special things, not just for bands but also for the fans, whether long time ones or new recruits, they feel that little bit closer to the guys onstage through a city wide connection. It may sound cheesy but mainly it is true especially when you don’t have many huge bands [...]

Live Review: To Kill A King at Leadmill, Sheffield. 28th October 2013.

To Kill A KingLeadmill, Sheffield28th October 2013After being introduced to To Kill A King through Bastille, I instantly fell in love with their gorgeous songs, beautiful tonality and great, unique vocal harmonies. They are a band I have seen live once before, supporting Bastille, and they were great. They have an upbeat folky tempo to [...]