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This is where I will be sharing music reviews from singles/albums to local gigs and random shows..!


This story is fiction, but inspired by a real life experience during a review of Glasvegas at The Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea. This story was also originally published in ALT-MU Magazine as a three part series. 

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You may have found yourself singing along to ‘Ray Charles’ on the radio recently unaware of the talent behind the track, Chiddy Bang. An American alternative hip-hop duo who have recently had their debut single Opposite of Adults certified gold in the US and reach number 11 in the singles chart here in the UK.

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Jennifer was sent along to review The Horrors on behalf of Mayhem! Magazine in May 2012.

Mayhem! treated ten lucky readers to free tickets for five-piece garage rave rockers The Horrors at the Pyramids in May – so we came along to find out what all the fuss was about!

An ample audience filled The Pyramids eager for their performance. On scanning the room we couldn’t help notice that most fans seemed to be older than the band members themselves, perhaps reminscent of the old-school influences of ‘back to the roots’ garage and rave in their music.

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Subsource blew me away with their high energy rock dubstep mania when I saw them live at Take Down Twenty Twelve in March 2012. So I took some time with them to find out more about their continued rise through the ranks with hype that is set to explode into your TV screens soon with their documentary currently nominated for an award in LA.

Take a moment to read this interview, you won’t regret it!

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A compelling and satisfying set for the avid indie rocking Glasvegas fans that packed out a sold out Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth on 21 March 2012.

An early warning for newcomers though, Glasvegas can be hard to take for those with an ear for rock in its purest sense or a preference for melodic harmony and vocals. That said there must be something unique about a band that can attract such a bizarre mix of people.

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There is no doubt the gorgeous sisters that make up acoustic soul/folk duo, Daughters of Davis, have the talent, determination and inspirational attitude to make their dreams come true.

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My interview with the Kaiser Chiefs was published in the February 2012 issue of Mayhem! Magazine. The Kaiser Chiefs were on their first UK tour in almost two years at this point. The tour followed their re-emergence that year with a new album – ‘The Future Is Medieval’. We caught up ahead of their appearance at Portsmouth’s Guildhall in February 2012 to see how it was going…

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Catching up with Noah and the Whale before their gig at The Wedgewood Rooms in May, I got to take a look into the story behind the band from the infamous random gang of criminals that stole their vintage band equipment in 2009, member changes later that year and their current success with their own brand of upbeat indie / folk / rock that has proved to the masses that Life for this band, does indeed go on.

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A festival that did exactly what it said on the tin, Hevy Music Festival 2011 (Hevy) delivered everything any doting hard rock/metal/punk/alternative fan would want to experience in one weekend and more.

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An American pop rock feast of bands played at the Wedgewood Rooms in June at the latter end of their Slamdunk tour, which was willingly eaten up by the crowd of angst teenagers in anticipation for the headliners, Mayday Parade.

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