Gig photos of the month – June

Welcome to the latest edition of our pick of our favourite gig photos taken this month, our little way of highlighting some of the incredible photographers out there sweating it out in the photo pit and putting themselves in precarious positions to get the perfect shot.

Be sure to check out each of these talented photographers pages and give them a follow if you like their work, if you want your photos to be considered in our next gig photos of the month feature for May use the hashtag #ThisIsNoise on Instagram.

MORE: Check out the last edition of GPOTM here

If anyone fancies writing reviews and taking snaps at shows then get in touch by emailing and join the This Is Noise team!

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The Second Sons at Koko, 19.06.2018.

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Tom Morello | Prophets of Rage at Provinssi.

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Deaf Havana reveal video for single Sinner

Deaf Havana have released the official video for their single Sinner  which is the first single taken from their upcoming album Rituals which is out on August 3rd.

With the release of their upcoming album Deaf Havana are also set to play London’s O2 Academy Brixton on December 7th, which will be the band’s only UK headline show for the rest of 2018, it definitely will be something special.

But for now you can check out the video to Sinner below:


Fatherson announce Autumn tour

Fatherson will be continuing their new album preview tour with an 11 date tour in the build up to their third album ‘Sum of All Your Parts’¬†which comes out September 14th.


This tour comes not long after the release of the latest single from their new album called ‘Making Waves’¬†and were sure that name will be an apt description for this tour showing off their latest music.

This tour will add on to their remaining summer tour dates where they will be appearing at 2000 Trees among other dates.

July tour dates:

12 London, The Lexington
13 Cheltenham, 2000trees
14 Middlesborough, Westgarth SC

Black Honey have announced their self-titled debut album!

Black Honey have finally announced details of their highly-anticipated debut album which is set to be released on September 21st!

As part of the announcement they dropped their second single of 2018 and¬†opening track of their self-title effort¬†‘Only Hurt The Ones I Love’!

The band unveiled ‘Bad Friends’ earlier this year as their first single of 2018, and the four-piece get bigger and better with every release since bursting onto the scene in 2014¬†with their squalling guitars, vivid colours and cinematic vignettes, there‚Äôs no other British band out there quite like Black Honey!

The 12-track effort¬†¬†is made up of entirely new music with nine brand new songs on offer, and features¬†‚ÄėHello, Today‚Äô (the track that saw the band become a household name at Radio 1), and the 2017 closer ‚ÄėDig‚Äô!¬†

The band reach another milestone with the announcement of their self-titled debut LP and we are excited to listen to it!

‚ÄėBlack Honey‚Äô ‚Äď Tracklisting

01 Only Hurt The Ones I Love
02 Midnight
03 Whatever Happened To You
04 Bad Friends
05 Blue Romance
06 Crowded City
07 Hello Today
08 Baby
09 Into The Nightmare
10 Dig
11 Just Calling
12 Wasting Time

They will be hitting the road from the 13th October for a headline tour with the finale taking place at London’s Electric Ballroom, and they’re playing loads of festivals over the summer too.

October UK headline tour:
13/10 Thekla ‚Äď Bristol
14/10 Concorde 2 ‚Äď Brighton
15/10 Academy 2 ‚Äď Birmingham
16/10 Norwich Arts Centre ‚Äď Norwich
18/10 Church ‚Äď Leeds
19/10 Riverside ‚Äď Newcastle
20/10 Stereo ‚Äď Glasgow
21/10 Academy 2 ‚Äď Manchester
23/10 Rescue Rooms ‚Äď Nottingham
24/10 Electric Ballroom ‚Äď London

New Noise 29/6: BFMV, BlackWaters, Yellowlees and more

#NewNoise is back once again for another week where we take a look at the latest releases from the week from albums, EPs and Singles


Bullet For My Valentine return with album number six titled¬†‘Gravity’ after releasing two singles from the album Over it’¬†and¬†‘Letting You Go’.

Punk rockers BlackWaters; who we previously covered at Camden Rocks; have released their longest EP to date with 5 tracks¬† titled¬†‘People Street’.¬†

LA Ska Punkers The Interrupters have released album number three titled¬†‘Fight the Good Fight’¬†after releasing lead song¬†‘She’s Kerosene’.

Check out the last #NewNoise here

Folk rock duo Boxers Jaw from¬†Massachusetts have released their new album ‘Guilt & Shame’.

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Brisbane rockers TIRED EYES have officially released their debut EP ‘In Denial, Force a Smile’.

Dublin garage rockers Fangclub have released their latest EP¬†‘True Love’¬†their latest EP since the released of their self-titled debut album.


Norwich local Yellowlees (formerly Pedro) has just released his debut single under his new name ‘Blow My Cover

New Jersey duo Brick + Mortar have released their third single¬†‘Question’¬†which comes off their forthcoming album Meta Meta etc.’

Miles Kane has released the third single¬†‘Cry On My Guitar’¬†which comes out ahead of his latest album¬†‘Coup De Grace’

Tom Lumley has left a nice surprise by releasing new single¬†‘Crawling’¬†on all streaming platforms.

Trophy Eyes have released their second single¬†‘More Like You’¬†which comes from their upcoming album¬†‘The American Dream’

#NewNoise Playlist:

Ipswich Music Day 2018 preview

The countdown is on for Ipswich Music Day as we bring you a list of  bands that will be hitting one of the many stages in Christchurch Park.

Now in its 28th year, Music Day is the largest free one-day music festival in the UK, and hosts six stages featuring a selection of the brightest local unsigned artists found in East Anglia РSo here is a list of bands to check out!

Saving Scarlett

Where are they performing? Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage

What time? 12.30pm

Saving Scarlett will ¬†definitely be one of the early ones in the day to catch as the female fronted Alt/Melodic rock band from Suffolk will be gracing the Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage!¬†¬†With their debut album ‘Hourglass released last year they have plenty of material to get through for the crowd to kick-off the day!


Where are they performing? Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage

What time? 6:30pm

Headlining the Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage, a band you need to check out as they bring their Alternative Pop-Rock to close the festival, so if you like Knuckle Puck or Neck Deep you will want to catch these to finish your day!


Rad Pitt

Where are they performing? Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage

What time? 1:15pm

One of Colchester’s most popular bands Rad Pitt will be one to check out who will bring their lively presence to Music Day with their fun blast of¬†post-hardcore with some solid guitar work and riffs for an entertaining set!


History & Lore

Where are they performing? Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage

What time? 5:30pm

Set to bring their upbeat vibe and ambient indie sound, History & Lore will be a band to check out late into the day with the Melodic-indie five-piece from Cambridge look to play tracks from their new EP ‘Lights’.

Strike the Sun

Where are they performing? University of Suffolk Bowl Stage

What time? 12pm

Another Female fronted band to check out is Strike The Sun who will kick-off the day at the University of Suffolk Bowl Stage as the alt-rock four-piece will be ones to check out for sure!

Radio Orwell

Where are they performing? Monument Stage

What time? 2pm

A name that has been around for awhile hitting many venues across East Anglia, this five-piece will put you in a chill mood, bringing their Jangly Indie Guitar Pop to the stage!


Where are they performing? Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage

What time? 4.30pm

Hip hop fusion band Impilo will get you on your feet and dancing away as the four piece from Ipswich bring their upbeat and engaging sounds to the stage as lead singer Bhebhe will make sure to put on a show on the day


Music Day Play-list below

Rolo Tomassi announce brief UK tour

Rolo Tomassi will be hitting the road on a short but brilliant 5 date tour bringing Norwegian punk rockers Blood Command and Norwich based screamo rockers Cassus along for the ride.

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A short and sweet tour which adds on to their current summer dates which see’s Rolo playing multiple festivals all touring their latest album¬†Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It.¬†

A Wilhem Scream + Darko + Other Half @ The Waterfront


Other Half

The first slot of the evening featured local three piece band Other Half. Showing a deft hand at a more melodious brand of punk / Indie rock, their songs were interspersed with self-deprecating humour and the promise of free CD’s. They certainly showed a lighter touch than Darko or A Wilhelm Scream and were none the worse for that. Despite claiming they have been playing the same eight songs for the last couple of years, they played some of their recently released¬† material and are a band worth seeking out on¬† Bandcamp.


“There’s an empty space down here and I expect to see bleeding bodies”

Proving support on the UK leg of the European tour, they gave a high level performance. Their delivery is fast. Very fast. With the heavy, thick guitar sound driven by rapid staccato bullet like drumming and overlaid with the rapid growling vocals of Dave Smith.


Used to playing smaller venues the band looked at home and owned the stage. It was a shame the audience showed only luke-warm appreciation to what was a quality performance by this UK band.

A Wilhelm Scream

So set the scene for a dynamic performance from the headline act and they did not disappoint the faithful.


The small audience of hardcore fans were duly rewarded with a standout performance. At times anarchic, engaging, funny and unpredictable, the energy level remained high throughout the show, interrupted only by a broken amplifier. While waiting for the replacement amp the audience were treated to and accompanied an impromptu rendition of Bryan Adams’s “Summer of 69” as Darko sorted out a replacement and “Loops”, the sound tech, hooked it up.

With renewed vigour, the set closed out with “The Horse” and “RIP”. By now the mosh pit was in a frenzy, roaring along to the chorus, following every word. Blood may well have been spilt in the mosh pit, as at various points during the closing numbers bodies were either flying through the air, surfing or slamming into each other. By the end of the evening the flock had renewed their vows, new members were baptised and the band continue on to spread their punk sermon to the next congregation of faithful worshippers.


LIVE REVIEW: The Baskervilles + Brixton Alley + Saving Scarlett at The Swan

Playing pubs always lead to interesting shows, it is very much battling the environment to put on the best show you can with the area and space you have available, it can be limiting, cramped and sometimes awkward. Admittedly that’s one thing you have to give to The Swan, they did a fantastic job, not only making the most of the space they had available, but to make the show feel like it wasn’t just a typical pub gig.


Saving Scarlett

First up for the night was Saving Scarlett, with all 5 of them up there it was evident it may have been a little cramped for them but they they didn’t let it affect them too much. As their set went on you could noticeably see their confidence levels grow as especially with lead singer Lisa Francis, and with that, their set just continued to improve song after song. Their influences were pretty clear too with incorporating a solid cover of A Day to Remember’s ‘All I Want’ which was a smart move on their part as it definitely got me and i’m sure others singing along. All in all, it was a solid set and i’ll be looking forward to seeing these guys again at Ipswich Music Day where hopefully, they will have a bit more space to breathe.

Check back to our official Facebook page tomorrow for our gallery from the night


Brixton Alley

Next up were Brixton Alley, due to them only being a three piece they definitely had a lot more space to play around with and damn did they make it count. Their first song slowly built, with both guitarist, Jonny Magro and bassist, Ben Wells standing in front of drummer, Alex Wells before they absolutely erupted into their main riff from ‘Back in the Day’. From there it was just pure visceral energy from the trio as both Magro and Wells were jumping and moving with each beat that was simply infectious. Their sickly sweet riffs mixed with fast lyrics just worked fantastically well and definitely left me just saying one word at the end of their set. Wow.


The Baskervilles

Finally it was time for the headliners, The Baskervilles. This was their hometown show and their chance to debut their latest single ‘Blood In My Mouth’. The four-piece just carried on from where Brixton Alley left off, high energy and fantastic mix of beats with sweet riffs. ‘Kalashnikov’ and the debut of ‘Blood in My Mouth’ worked extremely well live which had everyone hooked from the get go with a well curated set list, and let’s not forget ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’ a song just made for a live show that ended up being the closer.

Each band that played left a fantastic account of themselves and it was incredible to see just how much talent was on display. I can’t help being extremely optimistic for each one of these bands future and we are genuinely excited to see what is next for these guys.

Must see bands playing at Isle of Wight Festival this weekend

With the Isle of Wight Festival celebrating their 50th birthday this weekend we thought we would scour through their extensive line up for this years celebrations and pick out some top bands that you have to see. Some maybe obvious must watches and others may have slipped by the radar but all are going to be definitely worth a watch!



Info: 10:30pm, Friday, Main Stage

Kicking things off with one of the more obvious of choices, the Friday night headliners. They should be an absolute no brainer to go see for just pure fun value alone, let alone the endless absolute bangers these guys have in their repertoire, definitely don’t miss!


Liam Gallagher

Info: 8:45pm, Saturday, Main Stage

Okay, okay, another headliner, we know not exactly one that would of fallen off the radar. Liam has had an absolutely blinding year so far and there is only one way to describe what his show will be like. Biblical.



Info: 11pm, Saturday, Kashmir Cafe

Rocking out the Kashmir Cafe, Bullybones will be bringing their mix of retro rock ‘n’ roll sounds and punk vibes which will combine to make a loud and raucous affair that you will regret not witnessing, it’s impossible not to enjoy this shot of new nostalgia.


Tom Grennan

Info: 7pm, Friday, The Big Top

Another one that is having an absolutely cracking year, Tom Grennan has been touring non-stop and with each single he brings out it shows off his diversity and no end of talent that will just keeping shooting his stock upwards. Catch this guy when you can, as he is destined to keep going up and up.


Anchor Lane

Info: 3:25pm, Sunday, Hard Rock Stage

You a fan or Blackstone Cherry or Alter Bridge? Then these will be a must see, instantly from the sound of their guitars to the powerful vocals these are ones that will appeal to anyone that loves a bit of rock



Info: 12:55pm, Saturday, The Feeling with Pirate Studios & Pretty Green

With only a couple of songs out the only way to describe these guys at the minute is BIG, big riffs, catchy lyrics and they know how to put on a show, we look forward to hearing whats next for these guys


Ivory Wave

Info: 2:35pm, Sunday, This Feeling with Pirate Studios & Pretty Green

Mad mix of sounds that in theory shouldn’t work together yet sound absolutely brilliant, we here love bands willing to experiment with instruments to create new sounds and Ivory Wave’s does a cracking job of it.

Just a few suggestions off an absolutely stacked line up for Isle of Wight’s 50th anniversary, if you are heading that way this weekend, you are in for an absolute treat!