GIG REVIEW – Easter All Dayer @ The Pot, Rhyl

By |March 31st, 2018|1 Comment


Rhyl is currently quite notorious for non-attendees. Once the hub of all things bright and musical during the Breeding Ground, Dudley Arms and Bar Blu days things have nosedived over the years with venues and bands struggling to justify the efforts involved in hosting gigs.
There are still great nights going on, but with so much choice for gig goers it’s easy to see a band ‘next time’. So today it was heartwarming to have a good attendance from the word Go and a pile of great bands to boot.

GIG REVIEW – Amsterdam Red Light District, Emissaries Of Syn, Morvo @ The North, Rhyl

By |March 4th, 2018|0 Comments


Four gigs in four days, I’d happily do one every day, such has been the quality of this run… Liverpool, Conwy, Liverpool and now Rhyl (which is like the rough parts of Liverpool but with plywood for windows). We are back at The North for a Sunday night gig arranged for touring French band Amsterdam Red Light District who gave the few of us watching a lesson in Performance.

GIG REVIEW – Boycott The Baptist, Indoctrinate, Emissaries Of Syn @ The North, Rhyl

By |September 27th, 2017|0 Comments


Boycott The Baptist
are the only band I’d ever sign a Grindcore pre-nup with and the only band who could assume my beverage and get away with it… The reason being, they are simply wonderful. They are out there on their own in terms of nonsensical material that makes perfect sense, delivered in brutal fashion. On a UK tour with Indoctrinate, they are a two-man mission to put you in a position of compromise with their sarcasm, wit and ability to punch your lights out with their (usually) less than a minute blasts. That sixty seconds or so usually contains 45 seconds of feedback then a fifteen second Panzer attack of the senses… Simply blissful.

GIG REVIEW – 2 Sick Monkeys, Feral Existence, Emissaries Of Syn, Spam Javelin @ Stö, Leipzig

By |August 20th, 2017|0 Comments


We gatecrashed this gig as our Nuremburg dates had fallen through. Europe is actually a lot bigger than it is on the map! Drove through the day from Podbor in the Czech Republic to land in Leipzig; the New Berlin (I’m told).
Stö is a squat venue; the whole street is a squat. Great set-up and really nice people. Good to see Pete Butler of 2 Sick Monkeys again, and good to see him looking so well. The generosity of the venue was wonderful – free food, free beer, the offer of somewhere to sleep and money for fuel – and us being complete strangers.

Emissaries of Syn / Spam Javelin Euro Tour 2017

By |August 20th, 2017|0 Comments

[pics by Saw Woodman]
eosj leipzig
A long time mantra for me and by extension the band has been “go places, meet people, do things”. Following this philosophy seems to happily lead to an exponential and tangential myriad of occasions and opportunities to live life loud in locations esoteric and exotic.