Author: John W. King

Punk fun at the Seaside – The Great British Alternative Music Festival – Butlins Skegness 2018

A festival with a great crowd, great bands, no camping required and all you need for a great weekend!

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Future Get Down – EP2 – Review

One of the problems with being 50 is that having heard lots of music over the years, everything you listen to sounds a bit like something that went before.  It makes it harder to get excited about something new. But when Future Get Down’s EP2 landed in my mailbox, it immediately grabbed me and had me listening to it on repeat with genuine excitement. Not to say that they are 100% original – streams of consciousness over electronic beats whilst dressed in bee keeper outfits is hardly ground-breaking, and there’s more than a slight nod to LCD Soundsystem, but...

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Shiiine On Birmingham – Orbital, Happy Mondays, Wedding Present etc – Review

Shiiine On Birmingham Saturday 8th September 2018 @ O2 Academy, Birmingham People often have heated debates about which decade was the best for music – coincidentally most people come to the conclusion that the best era is the one in which they were in their late teens / early 20s! For me personally, the best era for music is right now.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve little interest in much of the music in the charts these days (too much auto-tune and X-Factor manufactured acts, but then maybe I’m just old) but the charts don’t matter like they used...

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Electric Fields 2018 – Review

Set in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle, in the picturesque county of Dumfries and Galloway, Electric Fields offers a tempting proposition of quality lineup, attended by fun loving people in a safe, friendly environment with kids play area, excellent food, and clean toilets.

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St Vincent @ O2 Leeds Academy – Review

When a 3 hour round-trip on a school night to catch 4 songs is totally worth it, you know it’s a pretty special kind of artist.

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