GIG REVIEW – Psycodeth, Atlas Will Atone, Braxton Hicks @ The Skerries, Bangor

By |June 8th, 2013|1 Comment

(review by mwj / pix by neil crud / vid by paul bryce)


I really should go out in Bangor more often, treated to homemade curries in advance, chauffered to venues, thoroughly entertained, in good company, then taxied back, with more curry and a bed for the night! The opportunity is definitely there as there is a steady supply of gigs at The Skerries for a while now care of North Wales Metal Promotions. It may be pretty small but that keeps it cosy and the sounds loud, and tonight there is a busier turnout than I’ve seen previously there too.

GIG REVIEW – St Pierre Snake Invasion, Braxton Hicks @ The North Wales Inn, Rhyl

By |June 7th, 2013|0 Comments

(review by neil crud / nat – pix by crud and fatman)
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It has to be said that Steve Rastin is like that Vietcong soldier they found in the jungle in the 1980’s who thought the Vietnam War was still being fought! He [Rastin] operates in the Rhyl Bubble, unaware of what goes on outside the zone, and quite frankly couldn’t give a toss either. Gigs organised are sometimes promoted, sometimes the bands are told they’re playing, sometimes they’re shambolic [gig and band], sometimes a success, sometimes both. What you can’t take away from Rastin is consistency, he’s consistent at all of the above and also essential to all things local and live. Since the move from the very square and unatmospheric surroundings of Vegas Bar to the rough ‘n’ ready ‘n’ reopened North Wales Inn things have taken a turn for the better… Yes, that ramshackled karaoke piece of shit PA is still wheezing its way through performances, but people are once again turning up to see live bands… This is a plus, as for far too long bands have been playing to other bands on the bill and the bar staff.

GIG REVIEW – Inferno, Bad Dog, Braxton Hicks, Jed is Dead, I Fight Lions @ Rascals, Bangor

By |May 31st, 2013|0 Comments

There were so many bands on this bill that it should’ve been called a mini-festival, and I cast a dubious eye over the start times, changeover times and thought there’s no way this will go to plan!! Initially, and right up to it was obvious Dinosaur Garden were not going to turn up, there were six bands lined up to play. With Dinosaur Garden providing the kit, but nowhere to be seen (no message, no call), a new kit had to be found for the night. Thankfully Inferno had brought their own anyway and were kind enough to share it with all and sundry, because that’s what bands do isn’t it? Help each other out (someone mention that to Dressed Naked‘s drummer next time you see him).
Anyway, one thing was for sure… This was gonna run late…

New EP – BRAXTON HICKS release The Bench

By |May 25th, 2013|0 Comments

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link2wales records are proud to announce the second release for both label and band with the Braxton Hicks EP ‘The Bench’.

GIG REVIEW – Vermin Suicides, Braxton Hicks, Toby Parker & The Suitcase @ Mello Mello, Liverpool

By |May 9th, 2013|0 Comments

(review n pix neil crud / pix by phil newall)
Vermin Suicides
The good thing about playing in a ‘regular gigging’ band is you get to play with and see some ace bands, and sometimes even get paid for the pleasure.
Tonight, was a pleasure, and hey! We even got some petrol money (which really fucks up my diesel engine!).