Black Rebel Motorcycle Club kicked off a mammoth world tour in Dublin last month in support of forthcoming album Wrong Creatures (released 12 January 2018), and we caught them at Birmingham’s o2 Academy a couple of nights later.
New material was given an airing alongside their better known classics. Kicking off with new single Little Thing Gone Wild, the stage sunk in deep red light and smoke to set a suitably dramatic tone. The crowd started a little on the subdued side, but soon livened up, with the occasional drink flying high in the air over the crowd every couple of songs. Continue reading
Alt-rock band Yonaka were one of the first bands to play at this year’s Bestival 2017, with an exciting performance on the Invaders of the Future stage. Both the energy of lead singer Theresa Jarvis and heavy guitar hooks got the crowd jumping and moving along to a dynamic performance.
The band performed several unreleased tracks as well as Drongo and newest single Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya. They drew a wide-ranging audience to this early set, including plenty of committed fans at the front who knew every word of every song. Towards the end of their set, Jarvis leapt from the stage and down into the pit, screaming lyrics from Ignorance to fans in the front row, before the band wrapped things up with final song, Bubblegum.
Yonaka’s set was high tempo energy at its best, and a great way to kick off a weekend of live music.
Review & Photos: Phoebe Reeks
Dark Blue is a new track from Welsh band Nineteen Fifty Eight. The female-fronted five piece group have been earning a fair bit of radio airplay and steadily building appreciation over the past couple of years for their engaging brand of alt-rock.
Dark Blue is the title song from their forthcoming 6-track EP due for release on 19 May. Catch the songs in person too on 23 May when they visit Nottingham’s Bodega for a live show supporting As December Falls – tickets here.
Nineteen Fifty Eight – Dark Blue
Some energetic pop-rock from New Yorkers Diet Cig in the form of Link In Bio, a fine new single taken from the forthcoming debut album Swear I’m Good At This (out on 7 April).
Diet Cig are Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums). The duo have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman’s other band for a lighter.
Diet Cig – Link In Bio
Here’s some slick alt-rock to kick-start our week, courtesy of London 5-piece outfit Suzerain. Always is taken from the band’s second album Identity, which was released last month and available now to download or stream.
Suzerain – Always