Alternative Reviews

Live Review: Overlaps (Rock City Beta, May 9th 2019)

Published May 13th, 2019

A modest crowd ventured out to see Italy’s Overlaps return to Nottingham on Thursday following their fantastic support slot with…

Album Review: Pythia – The Solace of Ancient Earth

Published May 11th, 2019

  The problem with symphonic metal is that it almost insists on a massive budget from the offset – orchestras,…

Anything Can Happen In The Next 2 Hours: Enter Shikari at Nottingham Arena (Live Review)

Published November 19th, 2017

True to their genre-defying style, Enter Shikari’s support acts tonight are suitably eclectic. Particularly the first band up – Cardiff’s…

Dames Of Darkness 2015: Live Review

Published May 12th, 2015

The Dames of Darkness festival is a very special event, indeed. In a genre as beloved as female-fronted metal, the…

The Lowdown: Halestorm – Into The Wild Life

Published April 19th, 2015

Future Single: Scream Opening the third, and arguably the most anticipated record from Halestorm, ‘Scream’ isn’t quite as ballsy as…

Five Things About…: Halestorm at Rock City, Nottingham (03/03/15)

Published March 4th, 2015

The Intro (Lzzy In General, Really) Lights go down, crowd goes crazy – pretty standard to begin with, I confess….

Single Review: Nightwish – √Član (Expectation Vs Reality)

Published February 14th, 2015

As the lead single from the band’s upcoming ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ record, anticipation and expectation have been rife amongst…

Live Review: Skunk Anansie (Rock City, Nottingham)

Published March 17th, 2013

Photo: Simon McMurdo There are plenty of worn out t-shirts in the queue tonight. Ranging from the newer merch to…

Live Review: Sonic Boom Six (Rock City Basement, Nottingham)

Published November 3rd, 2012

Photo: Simon McMurdo Sonic Boom Six are full of surprises. Anyone that has ventured into their ecelctric brand of electro-pop-rnb-reggae-hip-hop-ska-punk-rock…