WHITECHAPEL at The O2 Academy Islington, London on 18/6/19

  Recently I wrote a review of the album ‘THE VALLEY’ by WHITECHAPEL. Now I can safely say that while the album was indeed a surprise, with plenty of new artistic ground for the band to explore, it remained absolutely true to their legacy. The biggest and most controversial progression is to the vocal style […]

WHITECHAPEL ‘The Valley’

THE VALLEY is a brave and powerful evolution for WHITECHAPEL. THE VALLEY expands upon their musical foundations and pushes boundaries while still remaining true to their roots. A truly honest, mature and trailblazing album. The 29th of March explodes. A fiery, spikey grenade filled with sharks gnarling their teeth will detonate on the music scene. WHITECHAPEL […]

AUGUST BURNS RED at the O2 Academy Islington, London on 13/12/18

It’s a mid-week sell out show, uncanny for even some of the biggest bands around, to sell out a Thursday! The Venue, the O2 Academy Islington, filled to the brim, where I am lucky enough to be nestled up on the mezzanine with a perfect view of the stage. Somehow, people keep pouring in, only centimetres […]

SKINDRED at the Underworld, London on 08/12/18

One of the most interesting venues in Camden, The Underworld, has played host to a number of massive names including; The Cranberries, The Darkness, Radiohead, and tonight, Skindred. A short hop across the road from Camden Town Tube station, a moment spent sweet talking the doorman and I’m in. The descent from street level down to […]

TESSERACT at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London on 01/12/18

A banana, a hero roadie, and a pair of ‘very sweaty pants’…   …it turned out to be a very entertaining night. Saturday the 1st of December, at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush  Empire is where it all went down. A dreary London evening greeted me as I left the tube station and trudged across Shepherd’s Bush Green, a […]

MONUMENTS, VOLA, KADINJA, ATLAS at the Dome, London 09/11/18

A rainy Friday in North London, truly the beginning of winter is here and there won’t be any reprise until 2019. Except unless you are at the Tufnell Park Dome venue. That’s where the absolute fire is. Returning to London after a few long years, MONUMENTS bring their headline European tour back to the capital, […]

COHEED AND CAMBRIA ‘Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures’

What are songs but stories told through music, provoking emotion and encouraging connection? Stories about heartache, love and loss, passion and society. What does it matter where the stories come from? Coheed and Cambria (Coheed), some of the hardest working musicians in the industry, bring their own stories to life, through symphonic metal riffs, lyrics […]

THE AMITY AFFLICTION at Electric Ballroom, London on 04/10/18

Camden, London. It’s just gone October, the cold autumn breeze brings a frown to my face, ‘how can it be this cold already?’. Just outside the tube station, greeted by the usual rabble; tourists, panhandlers, ticket scalpers and concert goers. A concoction of smoke, nicotine and more, mixed with kebab, fries and spilled beer invade […]

MONUMENTS ‘Phronesis’

It’s hard to believe that the 5 British Djenty bois in Monuments would be able to top their critically acclaimed second album The Amanuensis. But here we are. This is their chance. Having high hopes for the release of the 3rd full length album Phronesis, I hit play and let their latest auricular offering wash […]

DEVILDRIVER ‘Outlaws ‘Till The End, Vol. 1’

DEVILDRIVER 'Outlaws 'Till The End, Vol. 1'

In February 2017, the DevilDriver Instagram account conjured up an announcement of a ‘Country Outlaws Covers’ album featuring ‘high calibre’ guests. Immediately came some questions: Ummmm, country? Outlaw country? What kind of high calibre? Wait…country?? Fast forward to now over a year later and the announcement somewhat faded from memory, Outlaws ‘Til The End, Vol.1 […]

A PERFECT CIRCLE at The Brixton O2 Acacemy, London on 14/6/18

After 14 long years, A Perfect Circle (APC) dropped their fourth studio album ‘Eat The Elephant’ using 2018 to take the album on the road. But does the album stack up when played live amongst the powerhouse albums Mer De Noms, the thirteenth step and eMOTIVe? Let’s be honest, measuring up to these epic albums […]