Rise Against tear the roof off The Garage

Last Friday night, Rise Against played a hot and sweaty punk show in North London and it was everything a punk gig should be.  The four-piece from Chicago are set to release their eighth studio album Wolves this Friday and had been playing a few intimate shows in Europe last week. For the last 18 years, Rise Against have used their international reach to promote and … Continue reading Rise Against tear the roof off The Garage

SWMRS turn up the heat at Boston Music Room

California punk band SWMRS played a hot ‘n’ heavy show at London’s Boston Music Room.  On a breezy April night, Oakland-based punk four-piece SWMRS take over the North London venue with a sold out show. With their third studio album out last year the band embody everything punk rock should be, and remind us that the genre is indeed far from dead. It’s their only … Continue reading SWMRS turn up the heat at Boston Music Room

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes tear up London’s KOKO

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes delivered a banger show at London’s KOKO last week as part of their Modern Ruins tour. It comes as no surprise that with a following as strong as Frank Carter’s, the venue is sold out and packed to the rim with fans. With their second album Modern Ruin just released earlier this year, the band exude enough energy tonight to power Camden Town … Continue reading Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes tear up London’s KOKO

Dropkick Murphys turn London a deeper shade of green

It felt a bit like coming home, coming home to Boston. A city I spent a whole year in and has such a very special place in my heart. So to see this band, from my “hometown” play my new hometown and make it an absolute party was pretty special! The chanting of  “Let’s go, Dropkicks!” fills the room at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The … Continue reading Dropkick Murphys turn London a deeper shade of green

Beach Slang @Dingwalls, 08/06/2016

It was a late and sweaty one at Dingwalls this Wednesday. London had been a scorcher for a few days and the non-existence of air conditioning and proper insulation turns basically all building in the UK into a sauna. In any case, that would be annoying. For a punk gig at Dingwalls it just made it even stickier, sweatier and better than it would have … Continue reading Beach Slang @Dingwalls, 08/06/2016

Modern Baseball return with super fun show in Camden

American indie punks Modern Baseball make a triumphant return to the UK with their show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. It might have been a cold February night in London, but the temperature inside Electric Ballroom was rising in anticipation for Modern Baseball’s return to the UK. After the band had to cancel a string of shows last year due to mental health, they promised they’d … Continue reading Modern Baseball return with super fun show in Camden

Frank Turner @The Union Chapel, 19/12/2015

Sorry for the delay in getting this up. Totally thought this had gone up already.  🙂 What a treat this was. As a die-hard Frank Turner fan, this was not only something very special, a dream come true and thoroughly enjoyable, but also in aid of a fantastic cause. Everything about this gig was absolutely perfect, and to date ranks as one of my top … Continue reading Frank Turner @The Union Chapel, 19/12/2015

Slaves host punk rock extravaganza at O2 Forum Kentish Town

Slaves recently finished off their first UK headline tour, and we headed out to join the party at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The twenty-something punks from Kent are one of 2015’s breakthrough artists and are set to play this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival along with the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. Tonight, Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman are supported by Spring King and … Continue reading Slaves host punk rock extravaganza at O2 Forum Kentish Town

Frank Turner @Alexandra Palace, 26/11/2015

London’s favourite troubadour and songwriter Frank Turner returned to his hometown of choice for the last gig of his UK tour. Turner’s tour kicked off in the US in September just after the release of his latest album Positive Songs For Negative People and a small in-store gig tour just before that. Playing the biggest standing room in the UK is a well-deserved achievement for … Continue reading Frank Turner @Alexandra Palace, 26/11/2015

Carl Barat & The Jackals @ Hackney Wonderland/The Oval Space, 10/10/2015

After the official reunion of the Libertines this festival summer and the release of their third studio album along with a big arena tour in 2016, it wasn’t to be expected to see the lads carry on with side projects. However, knowing the history of the boys in the band it’s always better to have a plan B. In Carl’s case it is more of … Continue reading Carl Barat & The Jackals @ Hackney Wonderland/The Oval Space, 10/10/2015