After seeing The Rock Fairy’s post on Facebook about Skindred’s recent visa troubles, we figured that it was a suitable time to explain the whole visa thing. Skindred are not the first and definitely won’t be the last band to run in to visa-related troubles, but maybe if you read our visa tips run down, you won’t be added to that list.
Now in its third year, Winterstorm is a rock festival held in the pretty seaside town of Troon in Scotland. I had the pleasure of going last year and it's one of the first festivals I've been to which really gets stuck into being eco friendly without jumping on the greenwashing* trend we're seeing … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Winterstorm Is A Festival With A Social Conscience
A celebration of some of my unsung industry heroes for 2017
Picture this, you've got a gig later and you go to check your car and boom, all your gear has been nicked. What do you do? Do you have enough money to go and replace it all? Do you have enough kind friends to lend you some gear so you don’t have to cancel your … Continue reading Keeping Your Gear Safe
Well I didn't expect to be writing such a public post after sharing a screenshot of an email but it looks like I better! First, let me explain the background of the story to make sure people have the facts. As a music writer and radio DJ I obviously have a passion for music and … Continue reading Adamgate
I'm about to provide you with a failsafe checklist for creating your band's promo shot. You know the one that people will look at and judge you and your music by in 30 seconds? Yeah. That one. Read and learn... Wardrobe. Make sure you're wearing black, or denim, or even black denim. Leather is also … Continue reading How To Create An Awesome Band Promo Shot
"Give ‘Em Hell is dirty, grab you by the throat and throw you against the wall rock and roll. Gritty and, at times, heartfelt, you can almost smell the stale booze soaked morning after regret. Is this a big middle finger to everyone that’s ever crossed Mr Bach? I would say so." Check out the … Continue reading Sebastian Bach – Give ‘Em Hell (Album Review For TBFM)
I recently caught up with Warpaint's bassist, Jenny Lee Lindberg, for a chat. Find out what she had to say here
Well we're already on February and what a whirlwind year this is turning out to be already! I'm not long back from New York where I went to see The Red Hot Chili Peppers and bonus, it was SuperBowl weekend too! What an amazing way to start the year. Got to catch up with some … Continue reading Busy Little Fairy!
"Every song is made to be played. Loudly. All the way up to 11. If this album was, as I suspect, working through a breakup then they had a damn good time doing it." Check out the full review of Fighting Wolve's latest album Chapter One and find out what I scored it out of … Continue reading Fighting Wolves – Chapter One (Album Review For TBFM)