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Blogtober Day 18: Ode to Trench

Blogtober Day 18: Ode to Trench

twenty one pilots released their fifth album, TRENCH, on the 5th of October, and I was too apprehensive to listen to it straight away, but now I’ve heard it a few times I wanted to get my thoughts about the album down. What better place […]

Blogtober Day 8: You Me At Six – Sound Knowledge, Marlborough, 07/10/18

Blogtober Day 8: You Me At Six – Sound Knowledge, Marlborough, 07/10/18

Another Sunday, another trip to Sound Knowledge, this time to see the indefatigable You Me At Six. It’s been a busy couple of years for the band – this is their second full-length release in the space of eighteen months – and this show was […]

Blogtober Day 3: Kodaline – Sound Knowledge, Marlborough, 30/09/18

Blogtober Day 3: Kodaline – Sound Knowledge, Marlborough, 30/09/18

With a bite in the breeze and the night drawing in fast, standing in the courtyard outside Cafe Thirty8 on Sunday evening proved that autumn has well and truly arrived. It’s the perfect season for listening to a band like Kodaline: their indie-pop is laced […]

Review: Deaf Havana – Sound Knowledge Marlborough, 09/08/18

Review: Deaf Havana – Sound Knowledge Marlborough, 09/08/18

With the heatwave over and a cool breeze in the air, it was the perfect day for a family-friendly acoustic set. Taking place in the courtyard outside Sound Knowledge and Cafe Thirty8 at lunchtime, an eager group of fans were thanking their lucky stars for […]

10 surprising line-up changes in 2018 (so far)

It seems every week at the moment another band announces the departure of one of their members. I’ve compiled a list of the ten most shocking line-up changes from the last six months, just in case you missed any of these first time around. January:  […]

Review: Waterparks – KOKO, 04/03/2018

Review: Waterparks – KOKO, 04/03/2018

Fresh from finishing their biggest UK headline tour to date, Dead! were the heaviest band on this line-up and they took advantage of that fact from the word go. Kicking off their set with The Boys The Boys – a song reminiscent of Kids In Glass Houses’ Animals […]

Review: The Wombats – Sound Knowledge Marlborough, 14/02/2018

Review: The Wombats – Sound Knowledge Marlborough, 14/02/2018

Although the relentless rain refused to stop for a single second, the room – and the courtyard outside – were packed with people desperate to see The Wombats. The Liverpudlian trio have built a loyal fanbase over the past 15 years, and with the release of […]

Review: Highly Suspect – O2 Forum Kentish Town, 08/02/2018

Review: Highly Suspect – O2 Forum Kentish Town, 08/02/2018

Almost a year has passed since Highly Suspect last toured the UK, but it’s been an uncharacteristically quiet one for the rock ‘n’ rollers. After releasing two full-length albums in the space of 16 months, the Massachusetts trio have presumably spent the past year working […]

Review: Don Broco – HMV Oxford Street, 02/02/18

Review: Don Broco – HMV Oxford Street, 02/02/18

To celebrate the release of Don Broco’s third album, Technology, the four Bedford boys decided to precede their UK headline tour with a series of acoustic sets and signings. With the band arriving 30 minutes later than expected, eager fans were treated to a playback of Technology […]

Review: Defy by Of Mice and Men

Review: Defy by Of Mice and Men

I’ve recently begun writing album reviews for afterLIVE (check out my thoughts on Tonight Alive’s Underworld and Fall Out Boy’s MANIA) but with one review slot a week and many, MANY albums released, I decided that I’d bring album reviews to The Bumbling Blogger, too! Hold on to […]