Tag Archives: The Blackout

EP reviews: MORE THAN MOST, HOMEWRECKR

MORE THAN MOST – Impossible Is Temporary

EP Review: MORE THAN MOST – Impossible Is Temporary Self release [Release date 05.02.16] This is the debut EP from the London five piece who formed back in 2014. They describe themselves as ‘electronic alt-rockers’ and contain elements from the … Continue reading

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Gig review – THE BLACKOUT – The Garage, Glasgow, 26 March 2015

 THE BLACKOUT – The Garage, Glasgow, 26 March 2015

The music business is a fickle world. A couple of years ago I had a chat pre-gig in Edinburgh with Gavin Butler about the band’s then new release, the album ‘Start The Party’, and the band’s upcoming festival dates at … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE BLACKOUT – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 5 November 2014

THE BLACKOUT – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 5 November 2014

I last saw The Blackout in action at this venue back at the start of the year. Since then the band have been through a lot of trials and tribulations ending with the band splitting from their record company and … Continue reading

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Single & EP reviews : WHEN WE WERE WOLVES, TEN PERCENTER, ASA, SHAFT OF STEEL

WHEN WE WERE WOLVES – Heartless

WHEN WE WERE WOLVES – Heartless EP Self Release  [Release date 22.09.14] When We Were Wolves are a post hardcore fivesome from South Wales. They formed in 2011 and Heartless is their second EP. Later this year they will be … Continue reading

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Gig review: GUILFEST – 18 July 2014

Good to have the Guilfest back after the previous company running it went into liquidation after 2012’s festival. Last year they had two one day line-ups sponsored by Magic FM. The amount of stages has remained the same with two … Continue reading

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Album review: THE IDOL DEAD – Dark Little Hearts

The Idol Dead - Dark Little Hearts

Raaa! Records  [Release date – out now] The Idol Dead were formed in Leeds back in 2008 with the five members having eclectic musical tastes which were tapped to produce the band’s sound. They bill themselves as ‘five men hell … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE BLACKOUT – King Tut’s, Glasgow, 23 January 2014

The Blackout - King Tut

This tour was billed as ‘The Final Party Tour – Take 2’ due to the fact that the first leg at the tail end of last year had to be cut short as frontman Gavin Butler had been taken ill. … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE BLACKOUT – The Fleece, Bristol, 22 August 2013

Since touring with the Lost Prophets and winning Kerrang’s Best British Newcomer award in their early days, The Blackout have come a long way, recently releasing their fourth album ‘Start The Party’.  On the eve of playing the main stage … Continue reading

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Interview: Gavin Butler from THE BLACKOUT

In these times of double dip depressions, rising unemployment and a bleak outlook it is good to know that the Blackout are out striving to cheer up the nation. Having just released their latest album ‘Start The Party’, which is … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE BLACKOUT – Edinburgh 22 January 2013

I first saw The Blackout a couple of years ago supporting My Chemical Romance at the SECC in Glasgow. That night the guys had the SECC crowd eating out of their hands by the second song, not bad for a … Continue reading

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Album review: THE BLACKOUT – Start The Party

        Cooking Vinyl (Release date – 21.01.13) Hard to believe that 2013 marks The Blackout’s 10th anniversary having formed ‘out of boredom’ back in 2003. The welsh wonders have come a long way since then and ‘Start … Continue reading

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