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.
The rising heat and volume continued at Saturday’s Desertfest.
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.
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.
A clash of genres at the Kasbah. Marmozets deliver emphatically in Coventry
Happy punters connecting and discovering great new music: Desertfest your work is done!
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.
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.
A great set, that showcases the breadth and quality of the material the band have performed over their near 45 years.
Sander van den Driesche was at this year’s Roadburn Festival and shares his thoughts about the bands and artists he’s seen.
Earthless reached an astonishing high level of full on, rock-out intensity at London’s Islington Assembly Hall.
Benjamin Bland gives his thoughts on this year’s Roadburn Festival edition, in the first part of our Roadburn coverage.
Old-school thrash, hardcore, and death metal made for a marvellous mixed-grill at Birmingham’s Asylum.
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.
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!
Grandbrother’s set made for a perfect demonstration of live performance used to transcend music into a full-on experience.