Trampolene / The Sandinistas – The Bunkhouse Swansea 07/12/18

Trampolene / The Sandinistas – The Bunkhouse Swansea 07/12/18

After all the touring and recording Trampolene have something of a messy yet splendid evening ahead of them at this their hometown show on the run-up... Details
Def Leppard/Cheap Trick – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena – 4th December 2018

Def Leppard/Cheap Trick – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena – 4th December 2018

It’s a staggering 32 years since Cheap Trick last played the capitol city of Wales, and whilst I’ve seen the band a good few times... Details
Henri Herbert & The Fury/Red Light Syndrome – Abertillery, The Dollshouse – 1st December 2018

Henri Herbert & The Fury/Red Light Syndrome – Abertillery, The Dollshouse – 1st December 2018

Nevermind Bob Harris infamously declaring the New York Dolls as “mock rock”, in the run-up to tonight when asking Mrs H if she wanted to... Details
The Interrupters, Grade 2, Made Of Ace – SWX, Bristol 02/12/18

The Interrupters, Grade 2, Made Of Ace – SWX, Bristol 02/12/18

Originally announced for the Fleece this sold out in the blink of an eye so was moved to the much bigger SWX which also sold... Details
The Luke Haines Power Trio, The 100 Club, 28th November

The Luke Haines Power Trio, The 100 Club, 28th November

Whether you’re familiar with The Auteurs or his vast body of solo material, Luke Haines is certainly a challenge to categorise. The 90s enfant terrible/arsehole... Details
Zeal & Ardor/Blanket – Bristol, The Fleece – 30th November 2018

Zeal & Ardor/Blanket – Bristol, The Fleece – 30th November 2018

How I first got to hear about black metallers Zeal & Ardor harks back to a spare half hour I had at Hellfest back in... Details
The Alarm/Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts – York, Fibbers – 30th November 2018

The Alarm/Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts – York, Fibbers – 30th November 2018

Author: Ben Hughes Photography: Marc McGarraraghy   Recently signed to Little Steven’s Wicked Cool Records label, Ryan Hamilton and his newly renamed band The Harlequin... Details
Paul Draper – York, The Crescent – 21st November 2018

Paul Draper – York, The Crescent – 21st November 2018

Mansun’s debut album ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’ came out 21 years ago, yet it only seems like yesterday that a mate shoved a hand-scrawled... Details
The Damned & Johnny Moped – Brighton Dome -19-11-18

The Damned & Johnny Moped – Brighton Dome -19-11-18

Cards on the table, full disclosure but The Damned were the second of my three life-changing first was The Beatles and the third was The... Details
The Virginmarys/Hands Off Gretel – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – 22nd November 2018

The Virginmarys/Hands Off Gretel – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – 22nd November 2018

After witnessing between 20-50 people turn out for every gig I’ve been to over the last month I was starting to lose faith. I was... Details