While She Sleeps, Halfsight, Elegies, The Leadmill, Sheffield 29-12-15



With the news of Lemmys death still sinking in, i really wasn’t in the mood for going to this gig. But i had responsibilities as i was the driver. Whilst we were at the pub,pre gig, i wasn’t really taking anything in from the chats we were having. I was there, but i wasn’t there. Once at the Leadmill, i wasn’t impressed with either of the support acts. As for WSS, there was a lot of energy up there, but again i just couldn’t really get into it. Would have been great if they’d tried to do a Motorhead cover , but at least Loz mentioned good old Lemmy. Just a shame that half the kids didn’t seem to know who Ian Fraser Kilmister was though 😉 After their set was finished, the first song played over the PA was “Ace Of Spades”. There was no way i was leaving that venue till i’d heard the full song. R.I.P. Lemmy. This was a strange way to finish my gig going of 2015.

Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds 23-5-15


Pvris, We Are The Ocean, Lower Than Atlantis, While She Sleeps , Architects.

A cool day out. Traveled up on the train. My mate Nomis picked us up & we dropped off our bags at his place. Took a bus into town & straight to the pub 🙂 The ticket/wristband exchange was the best I’ve ever encountered. Very smooth & quick.Various venues around Leeds were used, but, we were mostly at the main stage,which was open air, at Millenium Square. It was pretty much a day of “new music” for me. Was especially looking forward to PVRIS & they didn’t disappoint. ( Thanks to my niece,Alice, who introduced me to them. Also, nice to briefly see you at the festival!)   Saw WSS & Architects in the O2 Academy. There was also an after-show party in the Leeds arena, thought it was pretty crap ! Still, i got to check out the venue

Cancer Bats , While She Sleeps, Hundredth , Oathbreaker, @ Norwich UEA 24-4-15



Bit of a rare thing for this gig : I wasn’t driving ! Tonight it was Cats turn to drive, so it was a whole new experience for me lol. I’ve got to admit, i DO prefer to drive myself because of two reasons : 1. I like to be in control, 2. I really don’t trust many other people to drive ! So yeah, it was a bit of a test for Cat 😉 Well, i must say, she passed with flying colours, so i’d certainly go with her again if need be. Tonights gig was a pretty damn heavy one! All new to me. I enjoyed the night & i’d say i preferred the Cancer Bats set. Would certainly go see them again (same goes for WSS).