Ashfields Rock Bodega To The Ground

It’s taken me a few days to get back here and since I last reviewed something i’ve had a great time, on the 8th of March I had the great pleasure of seeing Ashfields launch their Brand New EP “New Skin” into all our faces and ears.

Ashfields played a brilliant set of new and old tracks which had a packed crowd screaming every single lyric back at them and the best thing about the whole night was seeing the smiles and genuine delight on the bands face, they have worked so hard to get to this very point and it has totally paid off for them.

After hearing comparisons to Oasis and how they might be the next iteration of the Manchester rock and roll stars then it might be worth continuing to watch Ashfields and how they might continue to change and develop.

Catch Fire might be the brightest star for pop punk in Notts but Ashfields are definitely the brightest Indie star in the local area.

If I get to doing a review for “New Skin” then stay tuned

Photography by Montanna Rose Canning

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Catch Fire Bring Rock City Down!

I never knew how a band could kick off an EP release until last night. Catch Fire launched a brand new EP on Friday and I was Lucky enough to attend the Rock City gig. I have already labeled Catch Fire as Nottingham’s brightest Pop Punk star and i fully stand by that, to be well and truly honest they blew my squirtle themed socks off.

The band really looked in their element last night loving every second of it, the audience shared that emthusiasm, from a mini mosh pit to screaming the lyrics to every song.
They played an acoustic number for us, one they said they only play at Rock City called “Introspective pt. II” from the first EP, for me that was the highest point, seeing the smile on the bands faces as the crowd emotionally sang along to a very personal song, it simply made my night.

It all felt very personal, as if you were involved in a secret club watching what could be a massive band for years to come, to use a cliché, it felt as if we were witnessing a bit of history.

If you can see Catch Fire i can’t say it enough but see them, learn the lyrics and scream them back at the band that has worked so hard to reach this point. I plan on reviewing the EP so stay tuned for that.

Bailey Armstrong signing off.

Photography by Montanna Rose Canning

Blossoms Hit Lincoln Hard

Bit of context to start the post, I didn’t post on Sunday because I had a very important gig last night and i thought i’d postpone the post till tonight to review it.

Blossoms really are the next great British Band, stemming from clear inspirations all the way from the Smiths to The Coral and Oasis, Blossoms continue to blow my mind. My first exposure to Blossoms had to have been “Charlamagne” long before the album and my love for them grew after seeing them headline “The Quarry” on sunday night of Y Not now almost a year later and both Standard and Deluxe versions of the album bought how did they sound now? 

Bloody brilliant to put it bluntly. The show man ship is top notch and last but not least the talent between all five lads. On stage it is almpst screamed at you that these are five mates from Stockport just enjoying the time on the road together.

Honestly if you can get down to a Blossoms show you need to imediately, if you want to know what the future holds for british bands you need to support them if you love indie music see them!

Blossoms are the next big thing!

Bailey Armstrong

Photography by Montanna Rose Canning