• Favorite Song of Top Artists.

    2 Feb 2011, 14:40

    Newton Faulkner - First Time.
    We Are The Ocean - Confessions
    You Me At Six - Take Off Your Colors
    Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
    Kids In Glass Houses - Fisticuffs
    Paramore - Born For This
    Biffy Clyro - Cloud Of Stink
    Lostprophets - Last Summer
    Stereophonics - Traffic
    A Day To Remember - I'm Made Of Wax Larry, What Are You Made Of.
    Alter Bridge - Blackbird
    Shinedown - Fly From The Inside
    Linkin Park - Waiting For The End
    Fall Out Boy - 27
    Avenged Sevenfold - Tonight The World Dies
    Canterbury - Set Your Right
    Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
    Muse - Plug In Baby
    The Blackout - Said & Done
    Billy Talent - Diamond On A Landmine
    Keane - We Might As Well Be Strangers
    Young Guns - There Will Be Rain
    Deaf Havana - Smiles All Round
    The Enemy - We'll Live and Die In These Towns
    Two Door Cinema Club - What You Know
    Panic! At The Disco - Time To Dance
    Maximo Park - Nosebleed
    Enter Shikari - OK, Time For Plan B
    Kasabian - Thick As Thieves
    Fightstar - Follow Me Into The Darkness
    Foo Fighters - Times Like These
    Alexisonfire - Young Cardinals
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers - By The Way
    Serj Tankian - Sky Is Over
    Coldplay - Fix You
  • Stereophonics 6/3/2010 NIA

    7 Mar 2010, 16:17

    Sat 6 Mar – Stereophonics, Hip parade
    We should start by stating that I would consider myself quite a fan of Stereophonics, despite the majority of their audience being twice my age, and I went along to tonight’s gig with high expectations.
    The NIA tonight, is completely sold out meaning no spare seats can be seen and on the floor things looked to be getting quite cramped.
    The support band for tonight’s proceedings were Scottish pop band Hip Parade in what I believe to be their first arena outing. With a typical four man set up the music on offer echoed the sounds of fellow Scots Franz Ferdinand in my opinion. They don’t really create the impact that is essential to engage an arena sized audience meaning I won’t rush out to download or buy their songs, although saying that I’m sure they would be great in smaller venues headlining.
    Stereophonics take to stage at 8.45 without any real big fanfare to a huge applause. Opening with new song Innocent, sets the mark for tonight’s performance as the band promise to perform both new and old songs to the delight of fans alike. The lighting rig for tonight’s show is magnificent and really makes the visual side of the show much more captivating. Obviously a well oiled machine, singer Kelly Jones’s voice never seems to falter through the show with the audience lending a hand on songs such as Traffic and Have a Nice Day. Kelly gives smiles of contentment to band mates throughout the show, showing that for the band the spark of enjoyment is still there and doesn’t highlight the fact that they have become bored with touring just yet. But how could you really, with songs such as Dakota and Just Looking which really are escapist songs for those listening to forget about woe’s and troubles and just have a good time. Ending the main part of the set with first single Local Boy In The Photograph the band the stage to a proud crowd who seem sure that they are right to support such a committed and successful band . Returning for a 3 song encore, the band looked obviously chuffed with the stage of euphoria that the crowd are left in and are sure to return time and time again.
  • Kerrang! Relentless Tour 2010 in Birmingham

    31 Ene 2010, 10:02

    Sat 30 Jan – Kerrang! Relentless Tour 2010
    After being excited for weeks about this one, I couldn’t wait for Kerrang Tour to finally hit Birmingham, after making its way across the country. Birmingham was one of the middle dates in this heavily publicised tour which focuses on bands popular in teenage magazine culture but also highlighting up and coming bands that journalists alike have highlighted as promises for the future.
    Even though I started queuing half an hour before the time that doors actually opened I still managed to miss the bulk of the opening act’s set, the band being Young Guns. This is a band that have previously toured with successful bands such as Lostprophets and We Are the Ocean, so already has some awareness amongst some of the audience. I for one am a fan and tonight am in fact sporting one of the band’s t shirts. With this in mind and a brilliant debut EP entitled Mirrors, I thought that the band would be a great live experience. Unfortunately as the queue made its way up to the venue, I could hear the sound I was dreading. They were already playing. So, as I entered the venue a wall of death was just taking formation, meaning that the band must have been very good at getting the crowd on side, and for the songs that I actually watched I was very sure that these are a sure band for the future.
    As the tour had revolving support acts, the next band to grace the stage were My Passion. I hadn’t experienced much of the material from My Passion before the concert, but I have to admit I didn’t have the highest hopes for this band. The rock and electro style works for bands such as Enter Shikari and Pendulum, but this sounds just doesn’t do it for me. Although I have to confess that live the songs really came into their own, as the band delivered them in a much heavier fashion. With a very over glamorised clothing department and bounce able tunes, the band really impressed as a live band.
    Next on was The Blackout, from Wales, who on their latest album The Best in Town have been getting some airplay from mainstream stations such as Radio 1 meaning the audience were obviously very much familiar with their work. Overhearing some of the conversations in the queue, The Blackout were the main reason that many of the audience were present tonight as was it in my case. With great sing-along choruses and heavy breakdowns they are the perfect band to just let yourself go and have a mosh to. And boy did they mosh. The crowd went wild as hits such as Children of The Night and Save Our Selves (The Warning) came out thick and fast. Double front men Sean Smith and Gavin Butler, really knew how to get the crowd going as was demonstrated during the song We’re Going To Hell... So Bring the Sunblock in which they got the female section of the crowd to pretend to be zombies, as the song is based, and for the men of the audience to show off their guns in the pits. It’s showmanship like this that really makes a show memorable.
    Finally, after an all UK line up, came American band All Time Low who follow rumours to be quite party animals. With hit songs such as Weightless and Dear Maria, you’d think the crowd would go mental. And boy they sure did. Personally the stamina was gone, after using a little too much of it for The Blackout, however I gave my body and mind to the band to do as they please. Pogo jumping was the main sight of All Time Low’s set with the majority of the set spent 2 foot in the air. Despite All Time Low wanting a huge party, in my opinion they struggled to deliver this as the script seemed much too practiced and repeated rather than specific to the individual concert. Along with this, the people of the balcony were just not allowed to party as staff of the venue was stopping them from even standing from their seats. Although despite these minor faults they delivered a fun and light-hearted set.
    All in all, the night was a very pleasant experience with band of the night status going to the mighty Blackout who was just so professional and seemed to be just loving the experience they had been blessed with. I for one can’t wait for Kerrang Tour 2011, and if 2010 was anything to go by, then it’s going to be crazy.
  • Franz Ferdinand

    20 Oct 2009, 7:19

    Mon 19 Oct – Franz Ferdinand, Music Go Music
    Music Go Music
    Starting with their own interpretation at the Alton Towers theme tune, Music Go Music seemed promising. Until the lead singer walked on. The sound quality was terrible, you couldn't hear the words she was singing and every song sounded exactly the same.

    Franz Ferdinand
    Starting with a backdrop of their name, Franz Ferdinand seemed to come hit after hit. After the first few songs, their name was pulled across, with some difficulty, to reveal a giant screen which displayed some great visuals. The band were on top form in my opinion up until the encore by which time they had played every well known song they have. The encore consisted of songs that no one really knew or just little fill ins such as synths and drum solo's. Although both these sections, synths and drums, were good. The whole show had a very retro feel and was a great light show. Overall they played brilliantly.
  • Where are your Top 20 from ?

    8 Ago 2009, 19:15

    System Of A Down - Glendale, California
    Fall Out Boy - Wilmette, Illinois
    Billy Talent - Mississauga, Ontario
    Shinedown - Jacksonville, Florida
    Green Day - East Bay, California
    Scars On Broadway - Los Angeles, California
    The Enemy - Coventry, England
    Linkin Park - Agoura Hills, California
    Black Stone Cherry - Edmonton, Kentucky
    Avenged Sevenfold - Huntington Beach, California
    Serj Tankian - Beirut, Lebanon
    Newton Faulkner - Reigate, Surrey
    Rise Against - Chicago, Illinois
    Maximo Park - Newcastle, England
    Slipknot - Des Moines, Iowa
    Franz Ferdinand - Glasgow, Scotland
    The Killers - Las Vegas, Nevada
    Biffy Clyro - Ayrshire, Scotland
    Fightstar - London, England
    Muse - Teignmouth, Devon