(((O))) Category: Live

Desertfest London, 2019 – Sunday

The Sunday finale featuring Witches past and present, the Devil’s whiskey-soaked blues, and not-of-this-world riffage cement why we love this festival!

Riverside – SWX, Bristol

Riverside are a band on top of their game, turning in a top notch, professional trawl through their new album and back catalogue to a delighted Bristol audience.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Saturday

Saturday’s Desertfest brings the noise in celebratory and triumphant fashion.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Friday

Chris Ball and Andy Little Zig-Zagged their way between Blackwater and spilled beer to capture their thoughts on Desertfest Friday with a Wovenhand…

Festival Preview – Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest, 2019

The 2nd Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest promises to be a highlight of the year for the Welsh capital city, a categorically unmissable event for fans of underground music. Despite it’s name there’s a great deal of variety across the 3 days and 3 venues so we’ve broken it down and hand picked our Must Watch bands from the stacked bill for your delectation.

DAUGHTERS – THE ART SCHOOL, GLASGOW

Calling Daughters incomparable might be a cliché but it has a huge amount of truth to it. They are an immensely emotional prospect but also a cerebral one, utilising movement, contrast and guttural outpourings of frustration to draw the room into their own desperate universe.

Cellar Darling – Jazz Cafe, London

The truly incredible thing about Cellar Darling is that they make an astonishing performance like this feel so effortless and natural. They combine technical brilliance with entrancing ambiance, yet with a real human side that leaves everybody in the venue leaving feeling as though they had witnessed something very special indeed.

Holding Absence – Underworld, Camden

Holding Absence duly delivered on one of the biggest nights of their career thus far, wonderfully fusing the dynamic power of hardcore with beautiful melodic emotion. They are one of the most exciting bands breaking through the British alternative scene right now, and they will have many more nights like this to come.

SUMAC • BAPTISTS • ENDON – STEREO, GLASGOW

Three very different bands and three very different forms of intensity combine tonight to make a truly remarkable experience.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Sunday Preview

Sunday’s Desertfest sees stoner rock legends Fu Manchu headline the Roundhouse with a fitting supporting cast.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Saturday Preview

Saturday’s Desertfest encompasses many tastes and genres, as debutants, returnees and an anniversary celebration lie in wait for our delectation.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Friday Preview

Desertfest’s first day brings a brain-frazzling, mind-melting selection box of rockers, seers, psychos and musical explorers.

Girls In Synthesis – The Waiting Room 13/4/19

…this is where it all turns into an adrenalised blur of white light and shadow, of band members careering off into the crowd, of Jim and John’s vocal interplay, of them using the stage as a physical launch pad, of Nicole’s thunderous drumming…

Pigsx7 – UEA Waterfront, Norwich

A seriously amusing, interesting and moving performance, and the best show I’ve been to in a long while. . . Leaving the venue, all I’m thinking about while nursing my ears and brain is when I can see them again. . . x7.

Acid Cannibals Euro Tour Announcement

ACID CANNIBALS, Scotlands hairiest slacker speed-doom punks, take on a load of euro dates come May. Hot off a bunch of shows in Portugal and Spain over April comes this new splattering of EU LOVE.   Having toured the uk 3 times in the last year, t …

The Pineapple Thief – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham

A masterclass from some of the nation’s greatest progressive rock treasures.

Haken – Islington Assembly Hall

This tour and this performance marks the turning of a corner by Haken into a truly astounding live act.

Windhand – Underworld, Camden

At London’s Underworld, Richmond Virginia’s Windhand successfully showcase their evolving rich, thickly coated, atmospheric grungy doom sound and identity.

Bob Log III • Cherry Pickles – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Bob Log III is what you might call a consummate showman . . . He makes toast, hands out balloons for us to inflate and then stamp, and fills a large inflatable duck with Bucks Fizz before passing it among the crowd.

The Ocean – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham

With fantastic support, The Ocean crushed Birmingham’s Mama Roux’s.

Egodeath, Exploration and Psychedelia: Oneida • Mugstar • We Wild Blood – The Oslo, Hackney

“This gig was a fucking a dream come true”

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