Live Review, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Key Club, 16-12-17

Kill the silence

Our first band of the night, coming out of Leeds, post-hardcore band, Kill The Silence. Opening straight away with some heavy catchy riffs, helping keep things intriguing from the offset. These guys clearly have a lot of energy to give, interacting with the crowd and giving us plenty of reasons to interact back. And in a genre saturated with rather similar sounding music, they manage to theirs feel like it stands out with solid song structures and strong vocal work, their particular sound was rather refreshing to the ears. There was great musicianship from four band members, even with a new to the band bassist and certain instrument malfunctions about halfway through, Kill The Silence performed an incredibly tight set, this combined with the rather welcoming atmosphere the audience was giving off made for a solid baseline for them to rest easy on. 7/10.




Next up in our lineup from the night is Veridian, a six-piece rock formation from Reading, only formed in 2016 and only a year it seems like they are making great progress in their scene, and it is easy to see why. Giving off similar vibes to bands like Young Guns/ Mallory Knox. Their chilled back, high energy style of music helps it feel very accessible to all audiences, their overall sound felt unique for the genre, with each individual band member instrumental parts standing out, solid vocals, unique guitar tones, and intricate drum work. Their overall energy from the set was fantastic, they know exactly what to to do to get the audience interested, giving us plenty of reasons interacted, and along with a packed out house made for a great atmosphere. 8/10.



The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

The last band of the night, our headliners, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, on their 10th-anniversary tour of “don’t you fake it” which they played all the way through during their set. The incredibly intimate venue mixed with a sold-out show made for an incredibly fun and intense atmosphere throughout. My first impression of Red Jumpsuit is that their unique style of highly energetic pop punk/ pop rock seems to be a great crowd pleaser and along with great crowd interaction from the band members, and in turn which got a wonderful crowd reaction from everyone and made for a really engaging environment.
And this mixed with their great musicianship and a strong dialed in sound, which utilizing solid song structures, gripping guitar work and strong vocals just made for an honestly just great overall performance. 9/10


Knuckle Puck announce tours

Knuckle Puck have announced two huge tours for the end of 2017.


First of all they will be heading out in October and November with Movements, With Confidence and  Homesafe. Check out the dates below


They will then be touring in EU and the UK with Tiny Moving PartsHave Mercy and Movements throughout November and December. Check out the dates below

Make Them Suffer announce UK tour

Make Them Suffer have announced that they will be heading out on a UK tour this October, following the release of their album Worlds Apart.


First Movement
Grinding Teeth
Power Overwhelming
Midnight Run
Dead Plains
Save Yourself


Catch the band on the following dates

23 October 2017 London Boston Music Rooms
24 October 2017 Manchester Rebellion
26 October 2017 Glasgow The Garage Attic
27 October 2017 Leeds Key Club
28 October 2017 Brighton Sticky Mike’s
29 October 2017 Bristol The Fleece
30 October 2017 Nottingham Rock City Basement



American Football Release New Video

American Football have released yet another video for a song off of their sophomore record, yet against being self-titled. In this new release, the band are gracing their track Home Is Where The Haunt Is weith a brand new video which yet again not only shows their musical maturity but also their growth as a band. The band are soon to be gracing UK stages again on a short run of shows and it is definitely not going to be a show to miss. However,  in the meantime check out the new video for American Football’s Home Is Where The Haunt Is below.

Intervals announce UK/EU tour with Polyphia and Nick Johnston

Canadian prog-metal maverick Aaron Marshall aka Intervals has announced a return to Europes and the UK shores in October/November with instrumental prog acts Polyphia and Nick Johnston in tow. You can listen to Intervals below as well as check out the dates.

Tue-31-Oct // London UK // O2 Academy Islington
Wed-1-Nov // Bristol UK // The Fleece
Thu-2-Nov // Birmingham // UK Mama Roux’s
Fri-3-Nov // Glasgow // UK Stereo
Sat-4-Nov // Manchester // UK Rebellion
Sun-5-Nov // Oxford UK O2 // Academy2
Tue-7-Nov // Haarlem Netherlands // Patronaat
Wed-8-Nov // Cologne Germany // Underground
Thu-9-Nov // Hamburg Germany // Logo
Fri-10-Nov // Berlin Germany // Musik & Frieden
Sat-11-Nov // Prague Czech Republic // Nova Chmelnice
Sun-12-Nov // Bratislava Slovakia // Randal
Mon-13-Nov // Budapest Hungary // A38
Wed-15-Nov // Vienna Austria // The Chelsea
Thu-16-Nov // Ljubljana Slovenia // Orto Bar
Fri-17-Nov // Munich Germany // Backstage Club
Sat-18-Nov // Aarau Switzerland // KIFF
Sun-19-Nov // Brescia Italy // Colony Club
Tue-21-Nov // Lyon France // CCO
Wed-22-Nov // Barcelona Spain // Razzmatazz 3
Thu-23-Nov // Madrid Spain // Caracol
Fri-24-Nov // Toulouse France // Connexion
Sat-25-Nov // Bordeaux France // Iboat
Sun-26-Nov // Nantes France // Ferrailleur
Mon-27-Nov // Paris France // Backstage By The Mill
Tue-28-Nov // Colmar France // Grillen

Bush announce UK/EU tour for September/October

Armed with their 7th studio album titled ‘Black And White Rainbows‘, Bush have announced their first European headline tour in 4 years for September and October of this year, beginning with a show at O2 Kentish Town Forum on September 21st. You can view the dates below as well as listen to them below!

21-Sep            O2 Kentish Town Forum London, UK
22-Sep            O2 Institute Birmingham, UK
23-Sep            Waterfront Norwich, UK
25-Sep            O2 Academy Bristol, UK
26-Sep            O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
27-Sep            O2 Ritz Manchester, UK
29-Sep            E-Werk Cologne, Germany
30-Sep            Trix Hall Antwerp, Belgium
01-Oct            013 Tilburg, Netherlands
03-Oct            Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
04-Oct            Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
06-Oct            Grosse Freiheit Hamburg, Germany
07-Oct            Komplex Zurich, Switzerland
08-Oct            Gasometer Vienna, Austria
09-Oct            Tonhalle Munich, Germany
11-Oct            Lisbon Coliseu Lisbon, Portugal

Napoleon announced as support for August Burns Red UK tour

For those who wondered who would be joining August Burns Red as main support on their forthcoming Messengers 10 year anniversary UK tour, it has now been announced as Napoleon! You can check out the band below as well as the dates.

28.07.2017 – London, Underworld *SOLD OUT*
29.07.2017 – Bristol, The Fleece
30.07.2017 – Manchester, Sound Control
31.07.2017 – London, Underworld *SOLD OUT*

Slowcoaches announce October/November UK tour

Giving you some punk to keep you warm this winter, London-based trio Slowcoaches have announced their biggest headline tour to date for October and November this year. View the dates below as well as a peek of what the band are like sonically.

Oct / Nov 2017 Headline Tour
18/10/2017 – UK, Liverpool – Studio 2
19/10/2017 – UK, Manchester – Soup Kitchen
20/10/2017 – UK, Sheffield – The Rocking Chair
21/10/2017 – UK, Leeds – Lending Room
23/10/2017 – UK, Newcastle – Think Tank Underground
24/10/2017 – UK, Glasgow – Broadcast
25/10/2017 – UK, Nottingham – Bodega
27/10/2017 – UK, Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach Downstairs
28/10/2017 – UK, Exeter – Cavern – Indie Club
30/10/2017 – UK, Bristol – The Louisiana
31/10/2017 – UK, Oxford – Cellar
01/11/2017 – UK, Brighton – The Joker
02/11/2017 – UK, London – Kamio

Stone Sour announce UK tour, release new single ‘Song #3’

Stone Sour have unveiled a new video for ‘Song #3’ as well as giving you the announcement of a major UK tour this winter. The band release the music video over on their YouTube channel, but you can listen to it below as well as the tour dates!

Wed 29th Nov – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena

Thu 30th Nov – LEEDS First Direct Arena

Fri 1st Dec – BRIGHTON Centre

Mon 4th Dec – LONDON O2 Brixton Academy

Tue 5th Dec – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Fri 8th Dec – GLASGOW SSE Hydro