Takedown Festival 2015 [Festival Review]

TD-23-01-15-ANNOUNCEMENTbThe first thing that needs to be said is this: Takedown Festival 2015 was really well-run. Organising an event that takes in over 40 bands across five stages, runs to schedule, and delivers a smooth, hassle-free and fun experience for punters is a serious ask – but the Takedown crew rose to the challenge and did an awesome job. Even the security were nice guys. Or maybe paid actors.

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Posted on 11 March 2015

Hawk Eyes – ‘Everything Is Fine’ [Review]

hawk eyes everything is fineOpening with Tom Morello-esque volume swells and kicking into a raw and stately Karnivool-style groove, The Trap is one of my favourite scene-setters in some time. I knew Everything Is Fine would be sick, but Read more…

Posted on 05 February 2015

Hawk Eyes – ‘Die Trying’ [Review]

HAWKEYES2 smallAs far from happy-go-lucky cheerfulness as it’s possible to get, Die Trying is a fat slab of throat-rending catharsis – and a clear indicator that Hawk Eyes’ 2015 album Everything Is Fine is going to be fucking immense. Read more…

Posted on 11 December 2014

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