Live Review: Bastille at HMV Institute, Birmingham. 17th October 2012.

Bastille, Swiss Lips and Jay Brown.HMV Institute, Birmingham.17th October 2012, 6:30pm.First act, Jay Brown, was quite good but the quiet acoustic nature of the songs was a little bit lost through the technical issues troubling the beginning of their set. When Bastille lead singer Dan Smith joined them onstage for one song the crowd's attention [...]

Live Review: Leeds Festival 2012 – Sunday.

Festival Republic StageTheme Park were on quite early but they got this Sunday early afternoon crowd moving to their songs. Their indie dance sound capitalising on the current move away from traditional guitar bands to something with more rhythm to dance along to.London band Citizens! have done their tour of the festivals this summer and [...]

Live Review: 65daysofstatic and Rolo Tomassi at Tramlines Festival 2012.

65daysofstatic and Rolo Tomassi.New Music Stage.22nd July 2012.Rolo Tomassi have become somewhat Tramlines regulars having played every single year of the festivals 4 year history. A Sheffield band supporting a Sheffield festival and this year like every other before them the band has gone down very well. Whether a fan of this band or not [...]

Live Review: Friendly Fires Olympic Torch Relay Show at Temple Newsam House, Leeds. 24th June 2012.

Friendly Fires. Temple Newsam, Leeds. 24th June 2012, 7:45pm. Taking to the stage later than billed because of an Olympic torch hold up, Friendly Fires continued to play a completely brilliant hour long set. Starting with ‘Lovesick’ and the energy from the stage is already pretty high. Never standing still for too long Friendly Fires [...]

Live Review: blink-182 at Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield. 17th June 2012.

Blink-182, The All American Rejects. Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield. 17th June 2012, 6:30pm. The All American Rejects bounded onto the stage with all the energy of a band there to entertain the crowd in the run up to tonight’s main act. Kicking off with ‘Dirty Little Secret’, one of their biggest songs to date, got the [...]