Tag: Rock

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Curved Air: live at Waterfront Studio

My father first discovered Curved Air’s unique blend of electronic, folk-influenced rock through a school friend as a teenager – a chance discovery that lead to his disbelief and excitement at us witnessing their live show together more than 40 years later. Singer Sonja Kristina has been the only constant member since the band’s formation…

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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…

Creative Writing

Girl outside

Have you seen her eyes? Searching grass stains Reaching up the bark Of her rough touch, Rough hands Legs like hay, the hairs like needles, Could lose thoughts in them, do you understand? Oh, have you seen her eyes? Dancing lily pads, I once tried to catch them in the lake — Silly mistake, oh…

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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…

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You Me At Six: reVItalisation

Surrey-bred rock band, You Me At Six, have given us their sixth album, conveniently titled VI (just in case you forgot). Whilst eclectic would be stretching it, styles do switch throughout providing something for everyone as long as you like rock. It is refreshing to hear a band that have previously done so well by…

Creative Writing

Cold Stone

Stone plinths carry the weight of a cold— Marble mother clinging to a son in rags; Covered in blood and thorns and sorrows. Lying daffodils at their cold carved feet—   Among the cold plethora of your prayers. Feeling the weight of tired gazes on my back; Bathing in tears and sympathies and blessings: They…

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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…

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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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