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REVIEW: LIVE IN BARNSLEY 2015

REVIEW: LIVE IN BARNSLEY 2015

And so Live In Barnsley rolls around for a third year and I have the opportunity to see quite a number of local bands perform there for the first time, a few old favorites and a tonne of bands from outside of town playing too. I’d drawn up my itinerary a few days before; listing … Continue reading

EP REVIEW: SPY EYE – CONSTANTS AND VARIABLES

EP REVIEW: SPY EYE – CONSTANTS AND VARIABLES

Following the overindulgence and excesses of December, January is always the silent partner to the festive session, and a quieter side to the local music calendar and events scene emerges. That said, the Barnsley music scene already appears to be a bit different this year. Following the eagerly awaited release from local indie luminaries The … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: THE BLACK LAMPS

ALBUM REVIEW: THE BLACK LAMPS

Although The Black Lamps have been together for around ten years now – initially under the moniker Battling Tops – its members have played a vital part in their local music scene for the best part of thirty-five years. One look at their biography and you’ll see a South Yorkshire rock family tree claiming lineage … Continue reading

REVIEW: PUSHER – 10,000 HOURS E.P.

REVIEW: PUSHER – 10,000 HOURS E.P.

As I write this, despite having never played a gig in their hometown (their debut is tomorrow night supporting Exit Calm), over the last year, Pusher have garnered somewhat of a cult following of online devotes, salivating over each carefully crafted and planned release. This is a band, who have so far released five exquisite … Continue reading

MUSIC REVIEW: EUTHEMIA – END E.P.

MUSIC REVIEW: EUTHEMIA – END E.P.

Euthemia, who released their debut EP Sell Me Hope two years ago, are back on form with “End”, a robust and strong mix of glam, pop, punk, and straight up hard-boiled rock. Opening track, also titled Sell Me Hope, begins mellow enough, with a poppy-dubsteb intro, before blasting into post-hardcore territory, with Muse like vocal … Continue reading