April 23, 2010
Whilst at the Rock Against Racism gig, I interviewed local punk Chris Coleshaw for his opinions on racism and politics.
Punk music has always been about anarchy and spreading a message to fans all over the world. From legendary bands like The Clash to up-and-coming stars like Frank Turner, artists are trying to give their fans something to think about politically.
Local hardcore punk outfit Gutshot are trying to follow in their footsteps. Bassist Chris Coleshaw has a passion for politics and has strong opinions on the some of the extreme right wing parties in the UK.
“I think in Lincoln we don’t need to worry about the BNP too much, more it’s the English Defence League (EDL) which is basically a bunch of football hooligans that have got a so-called interest in politics. They say they’re against extremist Islam. I went to Nottingham and the EDL were marching through there, ‘Unite Against Facism’ put on a counter.
“I’ve seen with my own eyes people going ‘Sieg Heil’ and doing Hitler salutes. For them to say they’re not racist it’s [lies]. They were shouting things like ‘Allah Allah who the fuck is Allah?!’,” Coleshaw says.
Read the rest of the interview here: http://thelinc.co.uk/2010/04/gutshots-chris-coleshaw-speaks-out-on-racism/
April 23, 2010
Last week saw the second annual Rock Against Racism gig in Lincoln, here’s the review I did for The Linc.
The second annual Rock Against Racism gig exceeded all expectations when it played Christopher’s in Lincoln on Sunday, April 18th. The event showcased a variety of local bands from differing genres, with the intention of raising awareness of two important causes; racism and prejudice.
The event was originally meant to held at Walkabout, but the venue changed at the last second. This didn’t affect the gig-goers however, with attendance standing at over 130 people who packed the club from start to finish.
Kicking off the gig were Lincoln punk outfit Gutshot. Having headlined the previous Rock Against Racism show, they were back to fight the cause. Powering their way through a short set of fast-paced hardcore punk songs, the crowd were warmed up and ready for more action.
To read the rest of the article, click here: http://thelinc.co.uk/2010/04/lincoln-music-lovers-came-together-to-rock-against-racism/
April 7, 2010
Last week I interviewed Fyfe Dangerfield of Guillemots fame for the The Linc…
Excitement is in the air for the creative forces behind Guillemots, Fyfe Dangerfield. Having already released his debut solo album “Fly Yellow Moon” and currently writing new Guillemots material, his 2010 diary looks nothing short of busy.
Dangerfield is currently supporting Corinne Bailey Rae for a few shows before moving on to London to gig in April, but despite going solo he is keen to assure his fans that this isn’t the end of the Guillemots: “I haven’t left Guillemots at all, we’re very busy at the moment. I just thought I’d do my own thing as well.”
The rest of the interview can be found here: http://thelinc.co.uk/2010/03/fyfe-dangerfield-splits-and-flies-solo/
April 7, 2010
March 28th I went to the Engine Shed to watch Gorillaz strut their stuff. Here’s the review I wrote for The Linc.
Gorillaz, possibly the biggest band ever to grace the Engine Shed, visited our humble city as part of their GClub Live tour – and they didn’t disappoint.
The show, on Saturday March 27th, was the last of the six date warm-up shows before moving on to the bigger, more extravagant performances expected of them later in the year at various festivals.
This run of gigs is intended to be much more intimate and they were originally aimed solely at members of the Gorillaz fan club, although the Engine Shed did begin selling tickets to the public after the initial rush.
Judging by the queue outside, the majority of fans in attendance were part of the fan club as the e-ticket line dwarfed the normal ticket holders.
Continue reading the article here: http://thelinc.co.uk/2010/03/gorillaz-smash-their-way-through-the-engine-shed/
April 7, 2010
A review of Foreigner’s latest album Can’t Slow Down for OneMetal.com. Co-written with Mark Wrigley, check it out!
Remember that band? The ones who had the massive hit I Want To Know What Love Is? Well they’re back with a new album, and to be honest this album has divided opinions at OneMetal Towers. So in order to give a balanced opinion, we have decided to tag-team review this with OneMetal’s ‘whippersnapper’ Luke Morton standing up for the youth of today, and Mark Wrigley representing the old timers.
The facts are: Can’t Slow Down is the eighth studio album by the 80s rockers, and the first since 1994. However it was back in 1987 with ‘Inside Information’ that Foreigner last had any notable success with an LP.
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.onemetal.com/2010/03/11/foreigner-cant-slow-down/