Temples Festival (Saturday) @ Motion, Bristol

By |May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments


A new extreme metal festival in the UK?  As your tireless reporter (ahem, unpaid!) I felt duty bound to investigate its credentials.  Never mind the slightly more selfish reasoning that the organisers seemed to have cherry picked some of the stand out bands caught on my recent European jaunts (been reading my reviews? 😉 ) and stuck them all in a converted warehouse in Bristol. 

KEN Mode / Unkind / We Came Out Like Tigers @ Santiagos Leeds

By |October 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

KEN Mode, Unkind, We Came Out Like Tigers

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With one band from Canada and another from Finland meeting not quite in the middle to blaze a trail of noise through Europe it was the least I could do to head a couple of hours east to catch them in a bar in Leeds.  After an after work rush over it turned out I could have relaxed a bit as while one hometown support band (Tree of sores) had split up a week or so before the show, another (Iced Out) was a no show due to breaking down on the way from the Durham.  So I was able to savour a beer and a chat with Yorkshire types before heading up for the one remaining localish (Liverpool) support, We Came Out Like Tigers.