Monthly Archives: May 2009

Vibrations Reviews – July 2009 Issue 8

Messina – Split Your Heart With An Arrow (Single) Packaged in a DVD case rather than the more conventional CD case (crazy or what?!) is a fitting gesture for Wakefield quartet Messina’s new single. It’s a deliberate misdirection. But don’t … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Club @ Birmingham Academy 27/05/09

Support: Defeater, Ruiner Despite a well received support slot with The Gaslight Anthem earlier this year, and an appearance at Leeds’ Slam Dunk Festival last weekend, surprisingly tonight in Birmingham there’s a poor turnout of no more than a 100 … Continue reading

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The Hold Steady @ Leeds Cockpit 19/05/09

Still enjoying the success of last year’s highly acclaimed fourth album ‘Stay Positive’, as well as current DVD release ‘A Positive Rage’, it’s clear to see the Brooklyn quintet are in high spirits from the off. Whilst the sold out … Continue reading

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Manic Street Preachers ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’

Having long defended the credibility of the Manic Street Preachers throughout all the radio friendly, dare I say ‘Dad rock’, that the band have become known for in the 15 year absence of the iconic Richey Edwards, the prospect of … Continue reading

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Gallows ‘Grey Britain’

In 2006 Gallows emerged from seemingly no-where and rejuvenated UK hardcore punk, in turn earning frontman Frank Carter, amongst numerous accolades, the number 1 slot in the not so prestigious NME Cool List. Back with their second offering, there’s no … Continue reading

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Hello there…

Hello to anyone who may have had the fortune / misfortune of stumbling across these ramblings. Basically I’m an aspiring music writer, always on the look out for opportunities to get my work out there, build up a reputation and most importantly … Continue reading

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