Author: Dillon Eastoe

2000 Trees Festival Review + Photoset

➤   22 July, 2019, 21:39

Photos: Philip Hiscocks Nestled in a beautiful corner of the Cheltenham countryside, 2000 Trees Festival transforms Upcote Farm into a weekend of ear-splitting punk and hardcore for one weekend a year. The sheep are moved offsite (although...

Barn on the Farm Review + Photoset

➤   14 July, 2019, 14:34

Photos: Philip Hiscocks How do you celebrate an important anniversary? A few drinks with friends? Going out for a fancy dinner? If you’re Barn on the Farm Festival founder Josh Sanger you go a bit larger than...

Festival Preview: 2000 Trees Festival 2019

➤   16 June, 2019, 21:36

Having grown into a staple of the alternative festival calendar, 2000 Trees Festival returns once again to Upcote Farm in Cheltenham with a lineup of old favourites heading up the bill. With the sheep shifted offsite for...

Festival Preview: Barn on the Farm Festival

➤   13 June, 2019, 22:00

Photo: Caitlin Mogridge Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Barn on the Farm is an absolute gem of a festival tucked away on Gloucester’s Over Farm. With the capacity at less than 3000, this is an intimate...

Swimming Girls Review – Exchange

➤   12 June, 2019, 19:39

It’s ‘Girls Night’ in Bristol on Monday. While the Spice Girls battle through a monsoon over at Ashton Gate, down at Old Market Street’s Exchange a few hundred people are tucked into the comparatively warm and dry...

Dot to Dot Festival 2019 Review + Photoset

➤   31 May, 2019, 19:30

Photos: Lee Ramsey With a stacked lineup and a reputation for breaking some of the biggest acts around today, Dot to Dot Festival was always going to be special, and this year’s event didn’t disappoint. With the...

The National – I Am Easy To Find

➤   24 May, 2019, 09:40

Having graced the Grammys and conquered the pyramid stage with 2017’s Sleep Well Beast, The National had planned to take a break. According to the band, there was little appetite to record new music. A chance encounter...

Manic Street Preachers Review – The Forum, Bath

➤   19 May, 2019, 11:00

Following recent celebrations of two of their defining albums The Holy Bible and Everything Must Go, this year sees Welsh national treasures Manic Street Preachers run the rule over their mega-selling 1999 record This Is My Truth,...

Tacocat – This Mess is a Place

➤   17 May, 2019, 20:00

Photo: Helen Moga Tacocat’s fourth album This Mess is a Place (and first on the legendary Sub Pop label) was born in the anxiety of post-2016 America, where open bigotry is presidential and minorities are under increasingly...

Festival Preview: Dot to Dot Festival 2019

➤   13 May, 2019, 19:38

As if another three-day bank holiday weekend wasn’t enough to put you in a good mood, Dot to Dot Festival is once again taking over Bristol’s city centre on Saturday 25th May. With sets from established acts,...

The Xcerts Review – The Fleece

➤   20 April, 2019, 16:16

Having rode the lush, open road rock of last year’s Hold On To Your Heart as far as it will carry them, The Xcerts are wrapping things up with a final headline tour, coinciding with an EP...

Lucy Rose Review – St George’s Bristol

➤   20 April, 2019, 15:06

Following the release of her daring album No Words Left last month, Warwickshire songwriter Lucy Rose has been celebrating with a tour of intimate seated venues across the UK. Back at Bristol’s St George’s Church, the setting...

Laura Gibson Review – The Louisiana

➤   6 March, 2019, 19:32

A veteran of the Oregon folk scene, singer-songwriter Laura Gibson packs a few hundred fans into the cramped confines of The Louisiana for an evening of intimate acoustic songs. Having released the fantastic Goners late last year,...

The Japanese House Review – Rough Trade Bristol

➤   3 March, 2019, 15:30

After releasing four EPs via label Dirty Hit over the past year, on Friday (1st March) Amber Bain aka The Japanese House finally unveiled her debut full-length Good at Falling. It’s a swirling piece of emotionally open...

Brian Fallon Review – Komedia

➤   2 March, 2019, 15:37

After a triumphant round of summer reunion shows with his old outfit The Gaslight Anthem, New Jersey’s Brian Fallon is back in the UK with his intimate ‘Songs from the Hymnal’ tour. Taking in theatres and churches,...