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Lizardfest 2018 at Gaukurinn, Reykjavik

We headed for Lizardfest 2018 on the 15th of May, which took place in Gaukurinn, a well-known rock club in the heart of Reykjavik to experience some amazing bands.

Desertfest London 2018 – Saturday

The rising heat and volume continued at Saturday’s Desertfest.

Desertfest London 2018 – Friday (Extra)

This year’s Desertfest opened with a spoilt-for-choice line-up for the hordes of rockers and metalheads who gathered upon North London’s Camden.

Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest Preview

On the late May Bank Holiday Cardiff’s beloved Womanby Street will play host to some of the best noisy acts in the UK today, including Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Part Chimp, Thought Forms, No Spill Blood, Ghold, Cattle and many more. We’ve dug through the line-up and picked out some expected highlights from what’s expected to be an insane weekend of sublime noise.

Marmozets • Black Peaks – The Kasbah, Coventry

A clash of genres at the Kasbah. Marmozets deliver emphatically in Coventry

Desertfest London 2018 – Friday

Happy punters connecting and discovering great new music: Desertfest your work is done!

Interrobang‽ at Centrala Space, Birmingham

They do not mess about. Road tested and honed their songs have no fat on them, they’re short and punchy, packed with twists and turns, Dunstan’s literary meditations suddenly bursting into infectious terrace chant choruses at the drop of a bon mot.

Death Engine • Wren – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh

I come to see Wren, and Wren are magnificent. I get two top class supports in Sapien and Haar. And, to top it all, I get to see the fabulous Death Engine, my new favourite French shouty harcore/noise band.

The Stranglers • Therapy? – O2 Academy, Liverpool

A great set, that showcases the breadth and quality of the material the band have performed over their near 45 years.

Reflections on Roadburn 2018 – Part 2: Simply magnificent

Sander van den Driesche was at this year’s Roadburn Festival and shares his thoughts about the bands and artists he’s seen.

Earthless and Comet Control – Islington Assembly Hall, London

Earthless reached an astonishing high level of full on, rock-out intensity at London’s Islington Assembly Hall.

Reflections on Roadburn 2018 – Part 1: Help Ain’t Coming

Benjamin Bland gives his thoughts on this year’s Roadburn Festival edition, in the first part of our Roadburn coverage.

Havok – The Asylum, Birmingham

Old-school thrash, hardcore, and death metal made for a marvellous mixed-grill at Birmingham’s Asylum.

Press to Meco – The Black Heart, London

Confidence oozing out of every pore, and the crowd entirely behind them, they launched into their set with gusto and with Williams leading the vocal charge.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

To begin the run in to this year’s already amazing looking festival, the good people of Supersonic have brought back two great bands from last year to kick things off with a bang!

Grandbrothers – Village Underground, London

Grandbrother’s set made for a perfect demonstration of live performance used to transcend music into a full-on experience.

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