Desmond Does Durban

Our favourite heathen, Russel Smith, returns to gigs and writing reviews for us, bands and ladies beware. He kicks off his return with a few choice words on Desmond and The Tutus recent gig at Live.     Having been out the of the loop on the live music front for a spell, it was a bittersweet reunion to find myself surrounded by familiar sweaty bodies and some new ones all eagerly anticipating the evening’s bill of entertainment at... Read More

Go! Go! Bronco – The Tide | Free Download

  They did it, they finally did it. After 6 years of being together, G!G!B have released an album and it’s worth the wait. Nine tracks of rock ‘n roll and metal influenced hardcore that’ll have you moshing, so be careful where you listen to this, you could knock somebody’s teeth out. Give it a listen below and if you dig it, you can download it for free.         This Saturday will be G!G!B’s... Read More

Black Math

In the relatively short time Black Math have been together, they’ve been making big waves in the Durban scene and with good reason too. A rock ‘n roll outfit that draws from previous generations but injects their own youthful testerone into the mix, they’re here to bring back balls and depth to music. We chatted to them about being a young band and where they see themselves going with all this.   DIY: First of all, who are... Read More

The Stellas Live Charge The Pub

The Stellas recently hit up the trusty Winston Pub for the launch of thier new EP, Live Charge. They were supported by local shredders Black Math and Catlike Thieves. Russel Smith reviews the show and chats to The Stella’s for a bit. I don’t think I’ve bothered to watch a Catlike Thieves show for two years. I can’t recall the reasons for my aversion to witnessing them play again, but they were strong enough to get me to shun them for... Read More

Rock ‘n Roll at Unit 11

The dudes from itsAparty threw a rock ‘n roll jol at Unit 11 last Friday with The Otherwise, Cheap Bad Habits and E.X.P.L.O.S.I.O.N. Barker Noir writes about it and Gareth Bargate took the photos. Whenever I go to Unit11, it reminds me of a quote from 24 Hour Party People where Tony Wilson’s discussing their new club they’re opening in Manchester. “Let’s call it Factory, we always see signs saying Factory Closing – let’s reverse... Read More