Break The Chains Festival @ Temple of Boom, Leeds

By |August 26th, 2018|0 Comments


Well, why not try to squeeze another batch of bands in before the end of the summer?  This new festival had dropped like a bomb when announced earlier in the year, to the extent that I took time out of Desertfest London in May to sit on a kerb outside a pub with a pint and await the allotted ticket sale time, grabbing a couple before it sold out in minutes, then returning to the fray.  With a big smile at the prospect of a phenomenal line-up of legendary grind, hardcore, and extreme metal, the underground organisers in Leeds really have the contacts and the cahones to put together something special.

Harrowed, Nothing Clean, Los Muchachos, Spam Javelin @ Cross Foxes, Prestatyn

By |July 17th, 2015|0 Comments


(pix elliot capper + steve.f)

“Beautiful place, not a lot happens” is how I often found myself describing my home to other travellers in the dark heart of Europe recently, but we locals do know that with a strong wellspring of local talent, plus the urge of others to stir some life into the cauldron with some more exotic ingredients, things do bubble up to the surface every now and again. And when they do it can all turn messy!