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Prey Drive: Once More with Feeling

Norwich alt-rockers Prey Drive have had something of a busy year. Seeming to be on every Spotify curator’s radar, the band have racked up tens of thousands of plays on the platform, even appearing on both Enter Shikari’s and Basement’s curated playlists. Once More with Feeling makes it clear why, scratching an itch for those…


Fatherson: Scot-rock takeover

It seems somewhat fitting that Fatherson have arrived in Norwich on World Mental Health Day. The band have always been candid with mental health and feelings of loneliness, painting a cinematic background that has united a cult fanbase in singalongs and earnest connection. Ever huge on record, the band face the challenge of keeping their…


Soundtracking your nightmares

The soundtrack to any horror is vital. Jason Voorhees’ killing spree would hardly work as a horror if it was set to 80’s staple Girls Just Want to Have Fun. The legendary chestburster scene in Alien would be a non-starter if Freddie Mercury was belting out his desire to break free as it happened. It…


The Treatment: Rock n’ Roll isn’t Dead

Huddled outside Waterfront on a Sunday night are a rag-tag band of people. From younger fans of the revived hard rock of recent years, to those who saw the original wave of British metal, all are eagerly anticipating tonight’s gig. Opening are Tequila Mockingbird, a refreshing all-female trio who combine classic rock sensibilities with modernised…


UEA’S own: Space is Big

Grungy, punky and honest to a t, UEA rockers Space is Big have spent 2018 turning heads in the Norwich punk scene. Fronted by Minty Taylor and completed by Ed Brown, Henry Opina and Harry Surman, the band draws inspiration from hand-on-heart staples such as Green Day and Mom Jeans. Their frenetic energy is always…

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