Category: Gig Reviews

GIG REVIEW – COURAGE MY LOVE – BIRMINGHAM 21/11/17

Opening their tour in Birmingham are pop-rock band Courage My Love along with supports Chapter and Verse and local supports Mindstep and The Prophets. Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – COURAGE MY LOVE – BIRMINGHAM 21/11/17”

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GIG REVIEW – YOU KNOW THE DRILL – BIRMINGHAM 31/10/17

 

Playing a special themed set in Birmingham’s The Sunflower Lounge were local pop-punk band You Know The Drill and their friends in Northshore and All The Rest. 

First up performing as ‘naughty noughties’ were pop-rock newcomers Northshore. With half of the band bringing their Halloween spirit coming as Mario and Luigi, they quickly understood the issues of playing in a costume. However, this wasn’t a major issue as Northshore brought their own style to well known hits such as Paramore’s ‘Misery Business’ and My Chemical Romance’s ‘I’m Not Okay’ as well as some of their own. Northshore definitely know how to play a gig, and even with limited stage space, brought the energy further into their playing to make up for their lack of space.


Next up on the Halloween themed show were Coventry rockers All The Rest in the form of pop-punk legends Blink 182. While All The Rest played some well known hits and had a clear audience connection, energy lacked and the performance sadly seemed a little off in terms of playing. The energy of the set sadly didn’t match but they did have their standout set moments such as their version of ‘All The small Things’ which had the highest energy and brought the set up.


‘Pop Divas’ You Know The Drill are the final headliners to the stage, arriving as their terrifying personas Of Santa, Ali G, a lawyer/barman and Andy Murray. It’s safe to say that You Know The Drill brought out their inner divas from the start, bringing a sassy energetic kick to hits such as Avril Lavigne’s ‘Girlfriend’ and Taylor Swifts’ ‘We Are Never Getting Back Together’. Even through their own tracks such as ‘411’ the diva fulled energy never halted.


Even with a smaller stage, You Know The drill used all the space they could get, moving around the space and using it it their advantage. The bands connection and involvement with the audience was clearly present, joking around (with literal jokes) and poking fun at their other friends in Northshore as well as their own band mates. Even with small tech issues such as Luke’s (Guitar) wireless running out of battery leaving the rest to improvise.


For a Halloween cover show, there was certainly a high energy and some pretty serious band covers going on. With costumes, a blow up ghost and some inner divas, this was definitely a good Halloween show.

Rating: 4/5

GIG REVIEW – HOSTILE – WOLVERHAMPTON 21/10/17


Down at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, we caught Influens, SID, Disarm Goliath, RAM and Hostile at their show on October 21st!

First on the bill for the night were heavy rock band Influens. It often seems that being the first support of the night can hinder a performance and sadly, Influens fell victim to this. While it was clear they were on time and played their tracks well musically, their stage presence lacked. Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – HOSTILE – WOLVERHAMPTON 21/10/17”

GIG REVIEW – WATERPARKS – BIRMINGHAM 29/09/17


On September 29th, pop-rock band Waterparks are embarking on their eighth sold out date of their first UK headliner. Even for a shorter and smaller show in the O2 Academy 2 in Birmingham, the venue was still packed from front to back with the bands ever increasing fan base. Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – WATERPARKS – BIRMINGHAM 29/09/17”

GIG REVIEW – THE GOSPEL YOUTH + MILESTONES – BIRMINGHAM 21/09/17

Playing the sixth date on their tour, Milestones and The Gospel Youth took to Birmingham’s The Flapper along with two local bands, Thank The Academy and Beaumont. Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – THE GOSPEL YOUTH + MILESTONES – BIRMINGHAM 21/09/17”

GIG REVIEW – OCEANS ATE ALASKA -BIRMINGHAM 26/07/17

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Deep in the depths of Birmingham on a warm Wednesday night, Oceans Ate Alaska are preparing to play their hometown album release show for their new album ‘Hikari’. Being one of the first shows in Birmingham they have played for a while, this is a special show for them and this is how it went. Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – OCEANS ATE ALASKA -BIRMINGHAM 26/07/17”

GIG REVIEW – OUR WORLD BELOW? – WOLVERHAMPTON 1/7/17

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Performing at the Slade rooms on the 1st July we see 4 bands supporting headliners Our World Below?.

First on the bill are local Birmingham band Enemy Of Atlas. Coming across as your young teenage rock band it’s hard to tell if the band needs work or just the equipment. At first it was incredibly hard to hear the vocals and there was pretty bad reverb meaning it was nearly impossible to hear what was said between tracks. However, Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – OUR WORLD BELOW? – WOLVERHAMPTON 1/7/17”