The Aristocrats at The Fleece, Bristol 2023

The Aristocrats

The Fleece, Bristol Thursday, 15th June 2023 Live music is, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest experiences a human can have. Where else can you switch off the rest of the world and take yourself to somewhere truly…

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AVKRVST - The Approbation

AVKRVST – The Approbation

“At the young age of 7 years old, Martin Utby and Simon Bergseth made a pact that they would form a band when they got older. Now, 22 years later they’ve done just that. An album is ready – 55 minutes of music inspired by everything they grew up listening to – everything from Mew, Anekdoten and…

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Empyre - Relentless

Empyre – Relentless

In this streaming self-promotional world, many doubt the role of record labels in the modern music industry, but when it comes to curation and band selection they do still play a part especially the smaller niche labels. Like InsideOut or…

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Focus at the Earl Haig Club April 2023


The Earl Haig Club, Cardiff Wednesday, 19th April 2023 This is the fourth time I’ve seen Focus play live, and each time it has been at the same venue. The fact that the Earl Haig is within walking distance of…

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Haken - Fauna

Haken – Fauna

Since Haken’s last album, 2020’s Virus, the band have parted company with long-standing keyboardist Diego Tejeida. The reason given was the standard ‘musical differences’ cliché, albeit worded as “very different musical visions”. As a result, Fauna, Haken’s seventh album, is…

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The Abbey – Word of Sin

The Abbey – Word of Sin

The Abbey is a Finnish band assembled by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jesse Heikkinen. Heikkinen has been in multiple bands previously, as well as recording solo material under the name Iterum Nata. He was inspired to create The Abbey after being…

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