Live Review: Victorious Festival 2017 – Day 1

Rockshot sent me to write a massive review of Victorious Festival 2017. To read about Days 2 & 3 and see some fantastic photos of the weekend snapped by photographer Simon Reed, follow this link.   I am local to Portsmouth, and I admit that I became slightly concerned before attending my third Victorious Festival. Victorious refuses to stop growing. It engulfs the entire city, with stages … Continue reading Live Review: Victorious Festival 2017 – Day 1

Live Review: Lissie (Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms, 04/12/16)

Written for PORTSMOUTH NEWS. — Removing electricity from rock to leave behind only the voices and guitars, beckons assumptions that only a raw, atmospheric gloom will remain. On her acoustic tour, Lissie backs this up at least to begin with, during the profane ‘Shameless’ – its erratic rhythm built from knocking on the wood of her guitar. Her chaotic movement escalate from tapping to stomping during … Continue reading Live Review: Lissie (Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms, 04/12/16)

Live Review: Kunt and the Gang (Southampton Firehouse, 04/11/16)

“After years of songs about wanking, I was ready to stop a few years ago. But then, my guardian angel came one night.”  Kunt, lone member of Kunt and the Gang abrasively reminisces, until he reveals a puppet of the saviour that opened more doors – Jimmy Savile, who gets the biggest cheer that he’s had in years, and ever will do. However, Kunt says … Continue reading Live Review: Kunt and the Gang (Southampton Firehouse, 04/11/16)