Rock

Alias Kid, Banging Their Own Drum

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

These are men of the north country, a happy band of brothers who have staked their future on one roll of the dice. Or so it would seem were it not for the man who has stepped in to back the musical endeavours of Manchester-based band, Alias Kid. 

The Rolling Stones: From the Vaults

Tim Cumming | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Cumming

This month saw the release of two full-length concert films with accompanying CDs and vinyl, from the 1975 Tour of the Americas and the Tattoo You trek of 1981. The Tour of the Americas was Ronnie Wood's first tour of duty, busy and fleet fingered around Keef's frankly brutalist, angular riffing at its crushing, decadent, sloppy best.

Ryan Adams: Gifted With Something Gold

Aaron Vallely | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

This album opens with the single, "Gimme Something Good". The video for which features sex-symbol and actress, or 'scream queen', Elvira.

Deadly Denim - The Darker Side of Firetrap

Mik Scarlet | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

A story on fashion is not my usual Huffington fair, but I actually started my writing career working for an alternative fashion magazine called Sinzine and studied fashion at college back in my New Romantic youth.

Is That A Golf Ball On Mars?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech

The Curiosity rover never ceases to amaze us with the kind of things it manages to uncovers and its latest find is no different. The rover appears ...

Why Radio 1 Moving The Rock Show to Sunday Night Is Smart. Really Smart.

Paul Piggott | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

Sunday 7 September 2014 saw the launch of Dan P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show in its new (and brilliantly positioned) Sunday night slot on BBC Radio 1. It's a big statement, and one that should be congratulated, from the most important media outlet for new music in the UK.

Mr Cameron Holidays in Cornwall - And So Do We...

Josa Young | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Summer 2014 has been for me a succession of attempts to overcome my fear of heights, ably assisted by my kind, patient 13-year-old son. It has also been the UK's most fabulous staycation summer for years, and I don't blame David Cameron for taking a late break under such inviting English skies.

Planet Appetite: North Sea Jazz Festival 2014, Rotterdam, Holland

Rupert Parker | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Now in its 38th Year, North Sea Jazz never fails to please and, this year, with Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams topping the bill, it was better than ever... It's a marvel of good organisation, as the sound is impeccable, everything starts on time, there's never really any crush and everyone's good natured.

A New Breed: Lonely the Brave, Samoans and the One Hundred

Olly Hunter | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

This is the second in a series of New Breed blogs introducing some of my favourite breaking bands that have captured my ears in 2014. Every summer hails the emergence of a new breed of young, up and coming bands heading out on festival season opening up muddy fields and tents across the country ready to make their name known to the world. Here are 3 of the best new bands destined to make big waves through the end of 2014.

Rocking on Heaven's Door

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

What is it about rock stars that won't make them quit while they're ahead? ... I mean, just think of some of the more hedonistic behaviour - eating bats (Ozzy Osbourne), the shark episode (Led Zepellin), urinating on the Alamo (Osbourne again) - if any of them behaved like that in a nursing home then they'd be dosed up and diagnosed with senile dementia.

A New Breed: The Best Breaking Bands in 2014- Calling All Cars & Shrine

Olly Hunter | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

This is the first in a series of New Breed blogs introducing some of my favourite breaking bands that have passed by my radar in 2014. Every summer ha...

Resistance and Responsibility - Why Enter Shikari Matter

Olly Hunter | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

I spoke to Rou Reynolds (vocals) and Rob Rolfe (drums) on the night of their much anticipated return to the live scene. A homecoming show, on the eve of a stint of global touring hitting Russia, Eastern Europe and the United States before coming back to a huge slot on this year's Reading and Leeds main stage.

The Return of Sonisphere Festival- 4 Unmissable Bands On Knebworth's 40th Birthday

Olly Hunter | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

Whilst Glastonbury dominates the headlines and thousands of muddy revellers still try to get their heads around Metallica headlining, back towards London metal horns are emerging on the horizon. Knebworth House is hallowed turf...

Download Festival 2014

Rebecca Hobbs | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Hobbs

Before a foot had trodden on the hallowed Donington turf, many an armchair promoter and naysayer wailed at the 2014 offerings. With competition from other festivals and the memory of 2013 there was always the expectation that this year would be a quieter one for Download. Well as quiet as a rock and metal festival can be.

How Crossfaith Made Heavy Metal History at Download 2014

Olly Hunter | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

For those of you who haven't heard Crossfaith before. They're a genre busting band cut from a cloth not that dissimilar from former tour mates Enter Shikari. They mix up hardcore, punk rock, metalcore and electronics from trance to dubstep to produce a sound that's brilliantly fresh, heavy and most importantly unique.

The Tent Is King- A Download Festival Guide Featuring letlive, Marmozets and Arcane Roots

Olly Hunter | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

This weekend the hallowed fields of Donington Park will welcome 120,000 metal heads to bang their heads, throw their horns and lose their minds to a who's who of metal, rock and alternative music.

Introducing: St Paul and the Broken Bones

Clara Cullen | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

After leaving the UK the band will head back to the US and start focusing on writing their next record before returning to Europe in August and September for a full tour. With the ravenous reception they received on this short stop over things look set to get bigger.

All the Young Dudes Carry the News

Jason Holmes | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

They're here for The Rifles (pictured above), an English band that has planted its flag in the business after eight years of hard graft. Currently midway through a UK and European tour, all four men understand the importance of the live circuit.

Miss The Midnight Barbers at Your Peril

Robyn Strachan | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Strachan

Two-piece The Midnight Barbers are loud. Self-assuredly, gleefully loud; the kind of sonic expansiveness that can bring a room of people to shocked attention.

One More Time: An Interview with Elliot Minor

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clare Dyckhoff

If you are reading this and your first thought is 'Who, and/or what, is Elliot Minor?' then you my friend, are yet to experience one of the most innovative rock bands to hit the twenty-first century with a bang since 2006.

The Last Of the Troubadours

Jason Holmes | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The Last of the Troubadours arrive in our midst from that very English tradition of live playing, blended with a lyricism that has been informed by everything that rock, pop, soul and folk has thrown into the mix.

Is Rock Dying?

Scott Rowley | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Scott Rowley

The End, it seems, is nigh. "It's strange in rock culture just now," Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie told BBC4's Review Show in December. "It's kinda dead, I think. It's over." The Cult's Ian Astbury, meanwhile, has decided that the album has also reached the end of the line.

'Born to Be Wild': The Golden Age of American Rock - Welcome to the Jungle

James Hale | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Hale

By the 1980's, mainstream American rock music had moved far away from the protest and revolution of the 1960s and was more concerned with sex, drugs, partying and having a good time. All the time. Hey it was the 80s so it was allowed, apparently.

Gig Exclusive: Trio Valore Tears Up the Rule Book in Milan

Jason Holmes | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It is here in Milan, far north in the Bel Paese [Italy, the "beautiful country"], that a cultural pragmatism has attracted those of a more refined musical streak. And it is at Biko, a club not far from the throng of the city centre, that Trio Valore has convened to play to a Milanese crowd intent on devouring live music as would they their mammas' pasta e fagioli. It's a crowd of stylists who want to dance, and they do.

The Power and the Fury: 21st Century Punk Rock

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

Letlive are an American post-hardcore/punk band who are here to destroy the myth that rock is dead (music magazines are always fond of saying this so they say rock is back three issues later).