Gig Review: Camden Rocks Festival – Part 2

Following on from the afternoon session of Camden Rocks Festival, which we covered here, the evening saw things get a whole lot heavier and sweatier as the day-long celebration of emerging British rock, metal and punk continued. Having seen At The Sun bring a rocking end to the afternoon, I moved back up to Dingwalls…

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Gig Review: Camden Rocks Festival – Part 1

Thousands of people flocked to the north London borough of Camden for a feast of the finest emerging British rock, metal and punk talent at the annual Camden Rocks Festival on Saturday (2 June). The action kicked off at 12pm with music running into the early hours of Sunday morning at various afterparties, as rock…

Camden Rocks Festival announces full line-up and stage times

North London’s annual live music feast Camden Rocks Festival is just over a week away and, with 8,000 music fans ready to descend upon Camden next Saturday (2 June), organisers have today announced the full line-up and stage times. 200 bands, selected from an impressive 5,000 applications, will take to a whole host of Camden…

Gig Review: Dorja, Gelato & Duke Of Wolves

Transatlantic five-piece Dorja gathered in the same city for the final time this year to bring a successful 2017 to a fitting end in London on Tuesday evening. Joined by Gelato and Duke of Wolves, the rockers put on one hell of a show at The Black Heart in Camden – which is swiftly becoming…

Gig Review: AT THE SUN, Anonymous & THEIA at The Black Heart

Last night we headed up to The Black Heart in Camden for a feast of riff-tastic rock’n’roll to see our former New Band of the Week AT THE SUN support east Midlands trio THEIA alongside Anonymous. First up was London quintet AT THE SUN, who got the evening off to a positive opening with a…

Introducing: Next To None

American rockers Next To None not only sound like Slipknot 2.0, they also carry the added intrigue of having former Dream Theatre and Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy’s extremely talented son Max sitting on their own drums. The quartet from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, have honed an incredible sound that combines Slipknot-esque DJ sounds with Max’s…

New Band of the Week: From Idols To Ashes

A few weeks ago we met Bristol post-hardcore rockers From Idols To Ashes at a Last Hounds gig in Camden, and ever since I’ve been eagerly awaiting bringing them to you as our New Band of the Week. Now finally that time is nigh, so get ready for something extremely exciting and very heavy to…

Camden Rocks announces full line-up and event details

Camden Rocks, the UK’s biggest all-day multi-venue festival, has revealed the full line-up details ahead of the event on Saturday (June 3). The organisers have also announced a special, free of charge Kraken Stage, which sees acoustic performers playing in the Camden Market Amphitheatre. The event plays host to a whole host of the UK’s most…

Feeder announced as Camden Rocks headliner

British rock giants Feeder have been announced as the headline act for this year’s Camden Rocks Festival. The Welsh rockers have been named alongside another 30 confirmed bands joining the line-up for the event, which takes place on 3 June at 25 venues across Camden Town. With a career including no fewer than 25 Top 40 hits and…

Gig Review: Eva Plays Dead, Sumo Cyco and Devilskin at Camden Underworld

On a day that will be remembered in history for all the wrong reasons, three female-fronted rock bands from across the globe gave Londoners an evening to remember for all the right reasons. Last night England’s Eva Plays Dead, Canadian rockers Sumo Cyco and the fiendish New Zealand band Devilskin put on a special display…

Gig Review: Alter Eden, Tactful Kactus, C.O.M.P.A.S.S and Jay Von Cassidy at The Fiddler’s Elbow

Last night I witnessed a very special gig, including a band that wowed the audience with their very first gig ever. I went along to see Stoke-on-Trent rockers Alter Eden a few days ahead of their eagerly awaited second EP on Friday, and was then treated to a masterclass in making it up as you go along…

Introducing: Self-proclaimed best band in the world, The Blend

Devon rockers The Blend believe they are the catalyst for a well overdue change in the music industry. It’s safe to say the band, who proclaim themselves “the best band in the world” on their Facebook page, aren’t lacking in confidence or self-belief. Further fueling those claims is the fact that drummer Francis Whitley has been…