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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 […]

Review: Frank Turner – Level III Swindon, 20/01/2018

Review: Frank Turner – Level III Swindon, 20/01/2018

On the 5th of January, Level III announced that it would be closing indefinitely following Frank Turner’s show. The timing is ironic, considering how fiercely Turner has campaigned to save small venues around the country. At least it meant that the venue was going out on […]

Review: Paramore – The O2 Arena, 12/01/2018

Review: Paramore – The O2 Arena, 12/01/2018

With last year’s intimate UK tour completely selling out, Paramore’s return to UK arenas was bound to be huge. The trio decided to use the opportunity to party with their friends – and frontwoman Hayley Williams’ favourite band – mewithoutYou. The Pennsylvanian four-piece have recently celebrated […]

Review: Fall Out Boy – Electric Brixton, 11/01/2018

Review: Fall Out Boy – Electric Brixton, 11/01/2018

When Fall Out Boy announced three intimate European shows, it was clear that they were going to sell out fast. Tickets to their show at Electric Brixton were snapped up within seconds of going on sale, hardcore fans desperate to see the Chicago quartet at […]