May 2018

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Metal to the Masses, semi final 2

12th May 2018

at Dryden Street Social

with Diceratops, Graves, Black Chapter and Stonepit Drive

Tonight’s show was organised by Resin Events and Metal 2 the Masses Leicester.

Reviewed by Martin Baker

Only having to wait a day for the next semi-final was such a treat, and here it was! The was a bit of excitement in the air as the finals and the entire Uprising experience is getting so close we can almost taste it!

To kick this evening off we had Diceratops stomping onto the stage with their great mix of a classic style mixed with some newer elements.

First thing I noticed was their image seemed much more appropriate and they looked the part tonight, which was the final piece of the jigsaw for me and they nailed it tonight...

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Metal to the Masses, semi final 1

11th May 2018

at Dryden Street Social

with Gallows High, Septolith, Seven Hells and Dawn of Anubis

Tonight’s show was organised by Resin Events and Metal 2 the Masses Leicester.

Reviewed by Martin Baker

Tonights semi-final was the first to kick off and it was kicked off in style.

We had Gallows High blast out on stage first with a great opening of seriously chunky set of awesome riffs for us all to get stuck into. There was some really nice guitar synergy that worked well backed up by the impressive bass lines.

This was exactly the start we needed and they performed 100% all the way through their set with some decent banter and a formula for song writing the clearly works well for them, bringing out some very worthy originals for us to feast on...

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Handmade Festival 2018 Saturday

5th May 2018

at The O2 Academy, Leicester

Reviewed by Keith Jobey.

It was a tough choice immediately between Art School Girlfriend and Anteros. After a quick hop between the two, I settled at Anteros, mostly because the room was bathed in sunlight. This was one of the main issues with the festival; not the sun but deciding which stage to head for. There was generally only a choice between two bands but all too often that choice was a tough one. Still, that’s better than having no band you’d like to catch.

Art School Girlfriend in the Scholar Photo: Kevin Gaughan

Scottish indie-punks Rascalation are surely going to be moving up the bill quickly. They offered a lively early set that shook the dust down from the rafters at one point!

Rascalation in the Union Square Photo: Kevin Gaughan

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Handmade Festival 2018 Sunday

6th May 2018

at The O2 Academy, Leicester

Reviewed by Keith Jobey.

Another sunny day begun with Timmas in the Scholar. The Leicester based rock duo overflowing with talent and energy.

Timmas in the Scholar Photo: Kevin Gaughan

A quick dash down to the Attenborough Centre next to catch Earls, another local duo but with the controls set to punk. They delivered a blistering set packed with attitude, social satire and some fine singalong anthemic lines. A highlight of the festival.

Earls in the Attenborough Arts Centre Photo: Kevin Gaughan

Magique feature a melting pot of Leicester musicians, fronted by former Clubs vocalist CJ. There is a touch of Clubs still in their sound but delivered with a little more upbeat 80’s feel, think ABC or McAlmont and Butler.

Magique in the O2 Academy 1 Phot...

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