“This is a song by a band called The Vaselines. They’re from Edinburgh, Scotland. And they’re very punk rock.”
Those were the first words uttered by Kurt Cobain to a packed-out crowd at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on 31st October, 1991. The quiet, long-haired genius then preceded to kick off Nirvana’s Halloween show with a powerful rendition of ‘Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam’.
23 years on and this small band from the Scottish capital, admired so greatly by one of the icon’s of music history, embarked on Sheffield’s Plug venue on 27th November 2014 for their penultimate show of the year. (more…)
On Monday 24th February 2014, I went to HMV in Sheffield to meet Reverend and The Makers, who were signing copies of their brand new album ‘ThirtyTwo’ as well as playing a short acoustic gig for the hometown crowd.
Defeater put on a truly brilliant show on the fourth night of their European Tour at Sheffield’s Corporation. Alongside support from ‘Goodtime Boys’, ‘More Than Life’ and the outstanding ‘Caspian’, the five piece from Boston, Massachusetts blew the rapturous crowd away with their performance on an unforgettable night.