Takedown Festival 2014

As you may know from previous posts, one thing I really enjoy being able to do is promote local music. This time I can go one better!

On 15th March, Southampton University will be host to Takedown Festival 2014.

This event is host not only to well know bands such as Kids in Glass Houses and Funeral for a Friend but also to many local bands such as 6 Minutes to Sunrise, who I have previously reviewed and Seasons in Wreckage who are based in Portsmouth.

Doors open at 13:30 and there will be lots more bands playing throughout the day.

Tickets are available through the official website (www.takedownfestival.co.uk)

So, if you want a day filled with good music, both on a local and national level, what are you waiting for?

Fight like Apes

A fellow work experience at nme recommended I listen to this band, as they are from Ireland, same as said work exp. Now, I thought it would be pretty good as the others that she has reccomended have been amazing, but  I am afraid even the people with good taste in music can have the occasional bad band on their list, and this is one of theirs.

The first song I listened to on their myspace was called “Jake summers” and to be honest that was their best one out of the lot as it wasn’t 99% mice squeaking. Plus I could understand most of the lyrics on this track. However, it goes downhill from there.

One piece of advice whilst listening to them, turn down your treble, you will need it, the female lead singer often reaches pitches only dogs can hear. In fact they should lend her voice to the next mosquito device.

But, I must say the “highlight” of the track was a cover version of Lightsabre cocksucking blues, originally sung by McCluskey. I thought, to be fair on Fight like apes I would listen to McCluskey’s version to see if it was just a bad song, but sadly, it seems, fight like apes just destroyed a pretty decent song. It didnt help that it was originally sung by a male and the cover version sounded like a prolonged orgasm by the female.

But, if you are into your loud mouthed, screaming females then you should definitely give them a listen just don’t put the volume on too high, we don’t want any windows breaking!

Anathema

Ok, so the first band I picked was at random on Myspace.I merely clicked on unsigned bands and then on experimental as I thought I would try something different and the genre just seemed to fit with what I wanted for the first review!

The first band on there was from America and I think for now I want to stick to British bands so I clicked on another one and this is how I found Anathema!! Continue reading “Anathema”