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I Love Retro Music, ‘Cos Retro Music’s Good For Me

I Love Retro Music, ‘Cos Retro Music’s Good For Me

Whilst working in a clothes shop at the moment, which is currently providing some income while I climb the music journalism ladder, it has left me thinking a lot about fashion, as you would expect.

Everything you see at the moment is all nostalgia based. Celebrating nostalgia and bringing back that warm fuzzy nostalgic feeling when we see a cassette tape on a t-shirt or a character from a…

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Adelphi 30 Celebrations 03/10/14: Black Delta Movement and Life

During the week of the 30 years celebrations at The New Adelphi Club in Hull, local band Black Delta Movement took to the stage playing a drum kit with the word Life in white graffiti lettering on the front of it.

BDM as they are referred to in short by fans and other musos, had less than a week before this, rocked the stage at…

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What gigs to go to in Hull in October

The 16th sees La Bête Blooms play Fruit for their EP launch show. Having seen front man Dan Mawer play in front of me for the first time in a barn like building at The Boat House playing acoustically, his voice and weirdly wonderful performance style always creates a feeling of being mesmerised and slightly unsettled. Their last single ‘Home’ was a hauntingly…

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Review: Trinity Festival 2014 Overview

Review: Trinity Festival 2014 Overview

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Local bands Life and The Talks steal the moonlight from headliners Toploader

Considering I was working most of the weekend this year, in a less musical setting than a festival, I found it hard to catch most of the amazing bands scheduled to play.

In stark contrast to other years, I was outside this year and spent a lot of time at the main stage.  Where as in previous years, despite the warm…

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Quality Music Week In, Week Out, Down at The Sesh in Hull.

Quality Music Week In, Week Out, Down at The Sesh in Hull.

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The Sesh 30/09/14: Coaves, Disreali Gears and Craig Dearing Band

For the past 9 weeks I’ve been a weekly patron of The Sesh, the line-ups are always great, so it’s hard to pick stand out bands, but this week’s quality of bands was truly outstanding.

For anyone who has been to Humber Street Sesh, was a regular attender at The Sesh at Linnet and Lark, over on Princes Avenue, do please come down to…

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Trinity Festival Previews 2014

Trinity Festival Previews 2014

Trinity Festival: Ones to Watch this weekend

Saturday:

Copenhagen

Considering ‘How Does it Feel’ is the title track from their EP, which has been released on iTunes, I’m really feeling ‘In the Moment’. Melodic, powerful and epic could describe most of their songs, and the first two tracks are amazing, but ‘In the Moment’ is a real deal clincher for me. If you get chance take a trip to see…

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We Are The Royal Felony

We Are The Royal Felony

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The Sesh 23/09/14: The Royal Ocean, Felony and The Madisons

What would you get if you took the band We Are Carnivores, extracted two members and added an ex GST Cardinals member? Why a night at The Sesh of course!

Tuesday really showcased just how varied a line up at The Sesh can be. Bands on this week’s roster included musicians who have played in rock ‘n’ roll indie bands from the height of the…

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~ Tuesday, October 7 ~
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Amazing singer songwriter from York Toby Burras, doing some looping and a few very interesting cover versions, including #ghostbusters and No Scrubs by #TLC #wow #livemusic #hullmusicscene #cityofculture #cityofmusic #hull #hull2017 @2017hull @browsemaghull @musichq #jazbarhull #york #yorkmusic #yorkmusicscene  (at Jazz Bar Hull)

Amazing singer songwriter from York Toby Burras, doing some looping and a few very interesting cover versions, including #ghostbusters and No Scrubs by #TLC #wow #livemusic #hullmusicscene #cityofculture #cityofmusic #hull #hull2017 @2017hull @browsemaghull @musichq #jazbarhull #york #yorkmusic #yorkmusicscene (at Jazz Bar Hull)

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O’Rileys Review: When We Were Wolves, The Valliant, Dividium, Remenitions and Contours.

Despite a lack of audience at O’Rileys in Hull last night, the quality of the bands performance and the enjoyment of the audience was not lacking in anyway.

After interviewing Contours briefly at Humber Street Sesh about their intentions for the band, telling me they will play fewer local shows and try and get out and play other cities. Scott Taylor’s vocals almost sounded a kin to a gruff dog bark in parts with very low vocals, mixed in with hardcore riffs and a dare I say it, St Anger sounding snare drum. The band, still in the development stages of their career I’m hoping to see more from them in the future.

Liam Spencer, providing vocals for Remenitions took to the stage in his usual energetic manner, and proved you can still move on stage, (and off), even if the crowd is stationary. Keeping his energy high throughout the set he ran circles round the audience, while the band followed in his wake. After seeing them storming the stage at the last Sesh held at Linnet and Lark, I think I was expecting more from the band, but with a few technical issues, I definitely have and will again, see them perform better than this.

Dividium took to the stage sounding epic and chunky. Their music seemed to have more space to move around, each part evenly spaced in the mix, every sound and instrument showcased in all its magnificent glory. Despite the band being a man down, with guitarist Zack Glossop unable to make this show, their ensemble musicianship could not be faulted. They are not just a band; they are a well-oiled music machine that gives your ears a drowning in the most beautiful yet heavy way. With Rammstein style vocals in small doses and Metallica inspired guitar solos, their main modern influence being Dream Theatre, if you like that band you’ll be sure to ‘get’ where Dividium are coming from. The guitar was crystal clear and the rhythm section pounded by Jean Chavaurda on drums and bassist Danny Stevenson supported the two natural front men, whilst also giving strong performances in their own right. ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ gave a sprint in tempo and brought about a crescendo for the end of the set which was unappalled prior to this song.

The Valliant set the scene with Dragonfly scrims masking their guitar cabs and vocalist Rob Lea gave us a slice of hardcore vocals. With Si Phillips on backing vocals and rhythm guitar, their collaboration brought an epic pop punk anthemic feel to the choruses, a definite sing along opportunity for anyone who knows the words. Lea was not shy in his delivery and was not afraid to scream out and stand up elevated at the front of the stage. A bemused audience later found out Lea was only standing in and claimed his voice was ‘gone’, despite being one of the loudest singers I’ve heard, quiet wasn’t really in his range. If he hadn’t mentioned he’d stepped in on this tour, I’m sure most audience members wouldn’t have known as he gave a great performance and was good fit for the music, despite not being a regular member. It’s the sort of genre that makes you want to move instantly, friendly banter between the bands is almost a given at gigs like this, and there was certainly a bit of that.

When We Were Wolves, hailing from Wales, brought a bunch of bearded lads to the stage, the bassist, rhythm guitarist and vocalist all collided with each other initially before becoming more at ease in the space. There was a topless drummer, a circle pit and moshing, and guitarist Rhod Evans wore a striking black and yellow Continents shirt, another amazing band from the same area of Wales. Continents have also played at O’Rileys in Hull, around a year ago, not long after the venue opened. In-between singing backing vocals bassist Matt Shaw could be seen head banging and wind milling his hair. He played amazingly melodic high notes which complimented the high end guitar notes in one of their songs. The band also announced that they released their EP on the day of the Hull gig, (22/09/14) and that it had reached no.3 in the iTunes metal charts. Considering they told us they are just a small band trying to get their name out there, they aren’t doing too badly and a handful of their Hull fans knew some of the words.

Singer Mitch Bock said he wanted to make this gig the best one yet and make it special. With the last song, ‘Hounds’, Mitch definitely saved the best ‘til last, asking the whole audience to come on stage while he went out front. A photographer was also off stage capturing the special moment, safe to say one of the best moments I’ve ever experienced at a gig. And Mitch made sure everyone was involved and didn’t leave anyone behind. The whole audience was involved, backstage crew and musicians moving around us. In true hardcore style everyone who wanted it was offered the mic, and it created a real sense of being included in the gig and made it such an amazing experience to be part of.

Heartless EP – Available now for download through iTunes and other outlets: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/heartless-ep/id912440717

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Photo Credit Scott Taylor Photography: www.facebook.com/ScottTaylorPhotography

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~ Monday, October 6 ~
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Post-Storm Wreckage

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The Sesh 16/09/14: Breeze, Dead Hormones and Witty’s Passage

The Sesh this week was like a calm cooling breeze licking your face, with the occasional whirlwind track to blow you over.

Admittedly after the excitement of lots of festivals and the last Sesh at Linnet and the first ever Sesh at The Bear, I must say this week had a very different feel and a different crowd standing aboard the mighty…

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