Solemn Sun @ The Joiners – Southampton

Solemn Sun

As people trickled into the Joiners for the last night of Solemn Sun’s debut tour, they were greeted by the soft, friendly sound of The Retrospective Soundtrack Players. The folk-rock band played a range of Christmas-themed songs, which put the whole crowd into a festive mood with their cheerful and upbeat tones. After the Christmas tracks, the folk-rock band kicked into a range of their more anthemic songs that got everyone joining in. The Retrospective Soundtrack Players ended with ‘Don’t Let Me Disappear’ to which everyone was chanting along with chorus: “Don’t Let me disappear/Leave my body right here.” After their performance, they couldn’t help but leave a smile on everyone’s faces as they exited the stage.

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Erasure @ O2 Guildhall – Southampton

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A man squeezed his way through the crowd, four pints teetering in hand. It’s not the alcohol, nor being so insistent on reaching the front of the sold-out O2 Guildhall Southampton that captured the dizzying spectacle of tonight. It was more his glitter-encrusted fedora, with blinking LEDs, strobing to the accelerating claps and stomps. It’s a safe assumption that all four cups were bought in the hope that just one would survive.

And then Erasure arrived.

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Twenty One Pilots + Purple @ Electric Brixton – London

Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots have erupted in popularity over the past two years. Their recent successes have been exalted by their friends in high places – opening for the US leg of Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock and Roll tour back in 2013 – but this sudden recognition is far from undeserved. Electric Brixton was one of two UK dates on their Quiet is Violent World Tour, and it was understandably sold out. Ohio-born Tyler Joseph (vocals, piano) and Josh Dun (drums) make up this dynamic duo, and their alternative rock, rap medley is as electrifying live as through speakers.

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System Of A Down announce one-off Wembley Arena show

Alt-Metal band, System Of A Down have announced a one-off UK show at London Wembley Arena.

The show will be a part of their ‘Wake Up The Souls’ world tour from April 10-23. This performance is the first System Of A Down have played in England since Reading Festival 2013. The show will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.  (more…)

Of Mice & Men announce 2015 UK headline tour

After supporting Linkin Park on their recent arena tour, Of Mice & Men have announced that they will be playing their very own headline tour of the UK set to kick off March 26, 2015 with the first venue being the O2 Guildhall Southampton.  (more…)

The Blackout @ The Joiners – Southampton

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The six Welsh lads in The Blackout are cheeky chaps, and seeing them live is both a mixture of music and stand-up, especially with the two lead vocalists Sean Smith and Gavin Butler bouncing off one another with insults and jokes. They’re both like school children with bundles of energy as they bounded across the stage, crossing paths and microphone leads causing complete and utter mayhem without a care in the world. It was hard to tear your eyes away from their performance as you never knew what was coming next — and that’s a pretty impressive achievement.

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