GIG REVIEW – Smash The Bank Holiday Alldayer @ Comrades Club, Conwy

By |April 30th, 2017|0 Comments

(good pics by diane durham red evans – shit pics by neil crud)
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This is what makes us tick… I say ‘us’ as in real people who go out and watch live music, who support it and the causes involved. Today is an exception, as in, it was exceptional… What a great day!

Eleven bands, eleven great performances and several sore heads. Despite the fact that promoter Mark Watson-Jones was only made aware of the archaic 11pm closing for this Bank Holiday Sunday on the morning – a swift re-jig of stage times and even swifter changeovers ensured everyone got to play.

Depraved State, Teeth Crack @ The North, Rhyl

By |December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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We weren’t supposed to be here… On our (probably) 20th Annual Jolly Boys Xmas trip to Chester, we somehow stumbled on a train home and again, stumbled into The North.
What can I say about Depraved State apart from they are a phenomenon to behold… From that opening ear-splitting feedback to that end blast a mere ten or twelve minutes later. They burst onto the scene in January as a 3-piece and bit like the Terminator travelling through time, guitarist Ifan finished the set naked on the floor amid an electric torrent of noise. 

New EP – DEPRAVED STATE – Demo 2016

By |August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Hold your breath, hang onto to your hats, fasten your seat belts…
Depraved State from North Wales have been noted for their hit ‘n’ run ram raid style shows and they’ve done exactly the same with this… Their debut release…
‘Demo 2016’ is a howitzer of six songs in five minutes and will leave you feeling equally cursed and blessed…

‘Noise Annoys #2’ @ Rascals, Upper Bangor

By |July 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Spam Javelin, Los Muchachos, Death Of Youth, Depraved State, Sleep Beggar

(review n pix by Diane Evans)
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The second of two nights of mayhem ripping across the North Wales coast’s sadly somewhat diminishing live music venue scene. Tonight I find myself in Rascals, Upper Bangor for what promises to be a bit of a treat for this old school punky goth chick.
Noise Annoys is proof that the heart of punk is still beating and seems to be happily enjoying a bit of a revival in spite of this extreme right wing political climate. I’m sure it’s been there all along, just below my radar, but it’s a welcome return for me as it’s a sound I’ve been missing.

Spam Javelin, Emissaries Of Syn, Depraved State, Maines, Red Than Dead @ Crosville Club, Bangor

By |April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

(review by CombiChris Markwell)
(pix – CombiChris, Neil Crud, Steve Brute, James Phillips)

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Walking into the Crosville Club in Bangor, you’re greeted by a sign which reads:
NEED GLASSES?
GO TO SPECSAVERS
DON’T STEAL OURS!

This is the kind of sarcasm I can get behind. Thursday, April 8th sees 5 bands take to the Crosville’s stage to ply their musical trade in front of a group of people who have braved the recent mad weather to be attacked by mad music.