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Everest Queen, Seven Hundredth Unicorn, Tuskar & Morag Tong

Tonight four bands storm the town centre’s beloved rock pub The Castle with bone crunching guitar music.  So man the barricades for it’s about to get battle epic. Drifting you into their domain on an ever building wave of post-rock atmospherics, Morag Tong’s opener recalls Explosions In The Sky at their delicate, cinematic best.  With the scene set, the band …

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The Keepers, Ill-Informed, Another Forgotten & Sarpa Salpa

The St. Albans ‘Battle of the Bands’ is in full swing with weekly rounds of musical talent showcasing what they’re capable of in order to progress and be crowned The Horn’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ winner 2018.  Cue bugles!  The voting system is clear enough with each reveller given a ballot slip on the door.  Bring enough friends and you’re …

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Band of Tramps

I happened to stumble upon Band Of Tramps by accident one Saturday night in early December during an impromptu visit to the George 2nd, and within hearing two songs I was declaring them one of the best bands I’d seen for a long time. Not only was every member of this three-piece clearly talented, but their actual sound was absolutely …

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Neon Waltz

The Horn has long been one of the more revered and reliable live music venues residing in the surrounding area. A favourable little stop off for bands touring the country looking to accumulate enough support to eventually get that shot at one of London’s prestigious and higher capacity venues, to have a “were you there moment” at Kentish Town Forum …

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Strange Bones, False Heads, Dinges

The Edge is striving to forge itself as a live music venue with a reputation deserving attention. As their mantra goes they are “a small club with big ideas”.  Putting those big ideas into practice, tonight they have two touring bands who have both earned themselves fierce acclaim on the live circuit, Strange Bones and False Heads. Flying the flag …

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Luton Live/s present – Ill Informed, Assimilate, El Moono, Dropouts

A hectic day which involved work, picking up the newly minted copies of the fanzine, (a brief nap) , dinner and a meeting with my co-conspirator, Ben, ends with my attending the launch party for Ill Informed’s new E.P. at Harveys on Park Street. I’m not sure if the gig started early but it begins almost the moment I arrive, …

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Metal 2 the Masses

In a time where more and more live music venues are closing, the opportunity for new bands to gig and get a little exposure is diminishing, like my appetite at the sight of this gigantic pizza in front of me. 2017, however, saw the inauguration of Metal 2 The Masses Hitchin, a battle of the bands competition like no other, …