Category: Live Reviews

Tim Loud & The Terrorpins
Live Reviews

Tim Loud at The Taphouse

Folky-punky-noisy fun on a Friday night.

For this gig, Tim kindly decided to be flyer buddies with us here at WSP (proof on the right), so I wanted to write a few words about the show.

It’s just a quick one though, because, you know, life… Overall, it was a very enjoyable night – with some surprisingly great pizza from the Old Abbey Taphouse too, so check that out if you are ever in the area.

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The Skints with Bedouin Soundclash

Too much dancing, too much fun, the entirely correct amount of bass...

For the second of my weekend double-gig-athon (read the review of the first one here), I was back in Manchester once more, this time with tingling anticipation bubbling up inside me. After some appropriately spicy chips, myself and Josh found ourselves under the railway arches of Gorilla, ready for an evening of offbeat fun. Bedouin Soundclash

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Gloryhammer Live (plus Beast in Black + Windrose)

Ridiculous future-goblin-pantomime-metal is brilliant

This might be a short one – brilliantly, I got to go to two gigs this weekend! – but Saturday night I was invited by my mate Josh to see the band Gloryhammer

Now, I’d never heard of them before he asked, but over the last couple of months I’ve listened to their brilliant-if-odd mix of symphonic theatrical space metal with a rise sense of anticipation. With songs like “Questlords Of Inverness, Ride To The Galactic Fortress!“, and raging, hypermelodic guitar solos, you know you’re in for a treat. I was fairly sure I’d end up with neckache from too much head-banging, after many years without going to a proper Metal show.

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The Beths at Band on the Wall

Touring Auckland Band play fuzzy fun pop and make me feel nice!

I’ve been excited about seeing the Beths for about 6 months now, ever since listening to them on a whim on bandcamp and getting hooked. Having missed them earlier this year, it was with a bubbling joy I dragged my lovely wife off to see them at Manchester’s Band on the Wall. We had some Jamaican chocolate dumplings first in Pull Up Cafe, obviously, then headed into the venue… The Beths

Well. Did they live up to the hype in my quite easily-hyped brain? Yes. The Beths were fantastic.

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The JB Conspiracy Burn Down Manchester

...I thought it was just meant to be a "warm up"?

Manchester Punk Festival is a vast, enthralling beast. With over 130 bands, over three days, its a thing of majesty, to the point of being potentially a bit overwhelming. Plus I was too scared to ask my wife for permission to go – I’ve been out a lot recently! So sadly, this year, I can’t make it.

However, when I heard there was a cheeky little warm up gig, starring none other than my-possibly-favourite-band JB Conspiracy, I got all excited like.

Live Reviews

0161 Matinee Show Review

Quality live punk rock. Cheap as chips too.

I hit up the 0161 + Old Town house Matinee show on the 24th February. Given that I was there, didn’t hurt to take a few pics and try a stab at a wee review… Crocodile God

Finishing off the afternoon/evening(?) were¬†Crocodile God. Me and Dougle had an debate about whether or not they sound vaguely American or not. I think they do, and I’m right. Plus he did agree they sound a bit like a heavier, looser, Northern early 90s Green Day. Which is a terrible, meaningless description, but also about right.