Tag: Punk

Music, Venue

DREAM WIFE INTERVIEW

Dream Wife are at the forefront of the future of punk/indie rock in the UK at the moment. While preparing for their anticipated tour that sees them stopping off in Norwich at the Epic Studios, I was able to chat on zoom with guitarist, Alice. The band have caught the ear of some of the…

Fashion

Return of grunge

Floral dresses are a wardrobe staple irrespective of the season, and for autumn/winter ’19, they are back and even darker than ever. Inspired by the grunge look that thrived in the 90s, it would not be your typical autumn palette without dark colours, such as lavender on navy and vermillion roses. Initially emerging from brands…

Music, Venue

King Nun at the LCR

King Nun, originating from London, is pretty hard to define. Their earlier stuff was pretty inarguably punk, but now they have a more complex and non-specific location within rock music, with alt-rock, indie-rock, and a few other terms being tossed around, but none nailing down the unique-ness of their personal brand of loud, lyrical, intense…

Music

Sssnakebite: Shikari at the LCR

I remember the first time I saw Enter Shikari like it was yesterday. It was the first time I ever felt like I could actually be injured at a gig and I loved it, coming out dripping with sweat, bruised by a thousand person strong mosh pit and having only fallen on my face three…

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Shame Review

Cheers subside, the crowd crackles electric. A single spotlight has snapped on, silhouetting through piped smoke guitarist Sean Coyle-Smith. Backlit, he lets the room hang like this a moment – then he carves into Dust on Trial, the opener to debut LP Songs of Praise. The riff builds to a crescendo, heart rates rise, the…

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Poorboys Promotions: living a loud life

We talk a lot about Norwich’s music scene here at Venue. From big to small, LCR to Gringos, it’s safe to say we’re a lucky lot. Yet there’s a small, but very important, group of people who constantly work away behind the scenes to make these venues fill with sound. Often getting overlooked, promotion companies…

Music

IDLES: This Snowflake is an Avalanche

Following their critically acclaimed debut album Brutalism, the Bristol-based quintet IDLES have supported big names such as the Maccabees and Foo Fighters. But it was their most recent release, Joy as an Act of Resistance, that threw them headfirst into mass popularity. What is it about this new album that has caught the attention of…

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