After a quiet, and bitterly cold January, Winter gig season is rolling back into town with some great names hitting the UK this month. Here’s our recommendations…
Finishing up the Apocalyptic Love tour, Slash & co return to our shores for just 2 more dates in Nottingham and Blackpool. Always guaranteed a brilliant night with a great variety of Slash’s back catalogue getting an airing, it’s not a show you want to miss!
Tickets are still available for Nottingham here.
After wetting the UK’s appetite last October with a couple of shows, Tremonti is back for a handful of dates across the country in support of his debut album. It promises a night of pounding heavy metal and killer riffs.
Dates and tickets can be found here.
Having just released their debut album and confirmed US dates for later this year, the future shines brightly for Macclesfield trio The Virginmarys. Harnessing that rock n roll spirit and producing gritty, irresistible music, we highly recommend you join their party!
See what the fuss is about for yourself and get your tickets here.
After successfully reaching their target on Pledge Music, The Union are out on their first headlining in tour in a year. Bringing their catchy, blues infused rock to a host of UK cities, they also have up and coming rockers BlackWolf in support.
Get tickets to a show near you here.
With their new album receiving rave reviews, Deftones are back to shake the UK’s foundations this month.
Get involved and get your tickets here.
Deftones - Koi No Yokan
Koi No Yokan, Japanese for the feeling of love at first sight and also the title of the new album from Deftones. Koi No Yokan is the follow up from 2010’s highly acclaimed Diamond Eyes, and once again proves just how important and innovative Deftones are as a band operating today.
Balancing between moments of brutal heaviness with gut wrenching riffs and moments of pure tenderness, these tracks layer off every way possible but always come back to the same familiar Deftones sound, with crashing soundscapes and Chino Morenos undeniable voice. The experimentation of their previous effort is still very evident but there is so much more on offer this time around with this record.
Opening track, Swerve City, shows instant promise with a menacing riff and a dark sense of mystery about it. Leathers is fantastically aggressive, the rage of the guitar is so in your face you can almost feel it. The franticness of these tracks weave in nicely with the softer more thoughtful tracks on the record. The likes of Romantic Dreams and Entombed are layered with dreamier, more winding riffs, with lighter, breathier vocals from Moreno, conveying a lot more emotion and feeling. Rosemary, along with Tempest, break the mould, both epic in length and in style, both masterpieces in their own right. Tormenting and beautiful at the same time.
Even as they enter their third decade of making music together, there is no denying the importance of Deftones and what they bring to the world of metal in 2012, still leaps and bounds ahead of the rest. The hope, the pain, the questions of life are all here on this record. Love at first sight never sounded so good.
Boddickers hail from Manchester, a city well renowned for the many great bands it has produced. Boddickers are no different. Drawing a mixture of influence from the likes of Deftones, Faith No More, Hundred Reasons and Foo Fighters, they produce melodic tunes with fuzzy guitars and harmonic vocals. They are set to release an EP soon, but at the minute you can find a couple of samples from this on their facebook page, ‘Solace’ and ‘Think On’ which are both brilliant examples of their alternative sound. You can also go down and check them out at Grand Central in Manchester on 6th October.
For more info and to listen to the tracks go to http://www.facebook.com/boddickers