This is one I was looking forward to— three bands who could legitimately headline their own shows and have done previously. Advertisements
2017 is coming to an end and so it’s time to round up all the album releases and decide which ones truly were the best. Our writing team has kindly put together their top lists for the year across the indie, rock and pop genres— do you agree with them?
Well, the darkness has fallen across the land and the icy grip of coldness reaches out for you every time you step from the comfort and safety of your home – the end (of the year) is nigh and it is time for my top five metal albums of 2017.
What’s better than an all-girl Japanese power metal band? Absolutely nothing, and that’s why Lovebites were not to be missed when they performed at the Underworld in Camden, London this week.
The temperature had taken a massive drop throughout the day, by night it was cold, so cold and the pale blue lights streaking up the Islington Assembly Hall walls made it somehow feel colder — quite fitting considering the main act are Norwegian. Once inside though, it felt almost tropical in comparison.
The artwork on this record is very telling.
With two albums under their belts, Decade certainly know a thing or two about producing incredible British rock. Highwire Magazine writer Tom Clarke caught up with Alex Sears (lead singer) and Connor Fathers (guitarist) ahead of their support slot for Deaf Havana at Rock City, Nottingham.
Once upon a time, 1996 specifically, my favourite band in the whole world broke up and I was devastated. The Cavalera brothers had gone their separate ways and Sepultura was no more. Yes, yes, I know they continued with Derrick Green as lead singer but as far as I was concerned, the band was dead.
Electric Wizard was known as a doom metal band in times past, but the latest album has them going on more of a hard rock-cum-doom-cum-stoner adventure.
First of all, I need to talk about the album artwork. Cannibal Corpse is notorious for their early album artwork, particularly their first three records which the artwork was banned in many countries. Even now they’re still prohibited from playing some of their early songs in certain places.
As I arrived at the Electric Ballroom, the queue was snaking along Camden High Street but within a short time it was moving along swiftly much to the delight of fans wearing only t-shirts sporting their favourite Cradle of Filth artwork.
It was Halloween 2015 that One Direction played their last ever full-length, official show. Teenage girls all over the world shed enough tears to fill the seven seas, and the five men went their separate ways to pursue solo careers.
Some might dare to describe The Horrors as a bit old hat these days.
Turnover live at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
Alvvays live at The Roxy in Los Angeles.
2Q Festival kicked off in 2016 with a not-to-be-missed lineup in Derby.