Single Review – BLACK YEARS – II

By |November 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Footloose Records of Holywell is the gift that keeps on giving.. This, their latest offering is a three track 7″ single from Wrexham / Chester’s Black Years, a band who have built up a solid reputation for polished melodic hardcore performances.
As you can see from the pic, you can get a bundle of t-shirt and single (with vinyl of your choice) all for tenner – so what you waiting for? – There’s only 30 bundles available!

Bastions, Black Years, Wolves, BBR, Hammers @ Offas Tavern, Prestatyn

By |March 6th, 2013|0 Comments

(review n pix by dan read)

Hardcore in Prestatyn? On a Wednesday night? What madness is this?! Now don’t get me wrong there are events going on in Prestatyn all the time but not of this quality. After all this has Bastions as its headliner on a warm up gig before their 14 date European tour with Battle For Paris. Certainly it was a cracking line up formed by the new boys in Dirty Vultures Promotions.

Bastions, Hammers, Wolves, Black Years, B.B.R. @ Offa’s Tavern, Prestatyn

By |March 6th, 2013|0 Comments

(review n pix by mwj)


Murky midweek mayhem, with an excellent line-up presented on the doorstep by the newly founded Dirty Vultures Promotions. Their previous connections to funtimes at Speakers Corner in Colwyn Bay had enabled the persuasion of this return (close to) home for the much travelled and currently disparately located Bastions. Having seen the venue many times passing on the train as it is right next to the station it seemed ingrained in my memory but when inside and seeing the pretty decent set up in there I figured I may well not have actually been there before. There’s not the best of turnouts for a gloomy Wednesday but vibe is still good.

BROOKERS BIG GOODBYE BASH – Brookers Bar, Chester

By |February 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

(review n pix by dan read)

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So the day I was dreading had arrived. The last live music event at Brookers Rock Bar in Hoole, Chester. Not just that though, it was the last day the venue was to trade. Once those doors closed that was it….forever!

The fact I had 12 bands playing throughout the day meant there was no time to look on the negatives of the day. I was going to be busy….very busy!

As doors opened we already had people waiting to come into the venue. More I think for the nostalgia of it being the venue’s final day, but to behonest as long as there were people in early on watching the bands things were all good.