Author: Matt Seddon

Architects + Support @ HMV Ritz, Manchester – March 10, 2015

Never in my time of attending gigs have I ever seen a queue as long as the one outside of Manchester HMV Ritz tonight. Unfortunately opening band Counterparts are thrown on 5 minutes after the doors open and it’s left to them to impress a crowd which is filling up the venue very, very slowly. Although their set should be ridden with infectious breakdowns and high octane energy, songs off of their latest album “The Difference Between Hell and Home” don’t quite cut it tonight due to the patchy sound and seemingly uninterested crowd. Songs such as ‘Ghost’, ‘Witness’...

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Ryan O’Keeffe Of Airbourne Talks To ThisIsNotAScene

TINAS operative Matt Seddon recently caught up with Airbourne drummer, Ryan O’Keeffe, for a quick interview. They talked about the band, touring, the writing process, the new album “Black Dog Barking” and much, much more… Hey, this is Matt Seddon of ThisIsNotAScene and today I am here in Manchester with Ryan O’Keeffe of Airbourne. How you doing mate? Ryan: G’day mate. Yeah I’m good ta. Pleasure to be here speaking to you today. So apart from playing the drums in Airbourne, do you have any interesting hobbies or jobs you can tell our readers about? Ryan: Yeah sure. Well I’m...

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Airbourne, Orange Goblin & The Treatment @ HMV Ritz, Manchester – December 7, 2013

Sporting an impressive CV that includes support slots with the likes of: KISS, Mötley Crüe, Status Quo, Alice Cooper, Slash, and now the mighty Airbourne – The Treatment [9/10] is a band name that has been on the lips of many avid rock fans all across the UK and Europe recently, and with a new album due for release in the new year, it was down to these Cambridge rockers to bring down the roof tonight! Coming on dressed head to toe in denim and leather and sounding like the long lost lovechild of Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard, The...

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Impericon Never Say Die Tour 2013 @ Club Academy, Manchester – October 9, 2013

Kicking off the Impericon Never Say Die Tour 2013 at the club academy in Manchester is the Australian hardcore band Hand of Mercy [7/10]. Rather similar to their Aussie brothers in Parkway Drive, they get the crowd moving immediately with their breakdown-filled set getting the crowd into the mood for the long night of music to follow. Their energy and passion on stage attracts quite a large crowd for the first band of the night – an amazing feat due to their relatively unknown status in Britain, however after tonight’s impressive set, it is clear that Hand of Mercy have gained...

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Sabaton – Swedish Empire Live

A mere 2 years since their last live release, Sabaton are back with “Swedish Empire Live;” their new live CD and DVD that features their all new line-up. Nominated best live band at the 2012 Metal Hammer Golden God Awards and hosting the annual “Sabaton Open Air” and “Sabaton Cruise.” Sabaton are hands down one of the most impressive live bands you will ever behold, spawning forth a high octane live show that is backed up by some of the catchiest metal anthems the world has ever known. “Swedish Empire Live” captures perfectly the band on top form, recording in...

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