SMOKEHOUSE REVIEWS: Darko / Actionmen / PMX / Pessimist – 02/02/18

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The Smokehouse in Ipswich brought everyone an evening of rock goodness from fast skate-punk madness to hardcore moshing on Friday night as Darko, Actionmen, PMX and Pessimist put on a show that filled out this tiny venue.

And first things first, an apology to Pessimist, we were only able to catch the last two song of your set and couldn’t quite cut our way through the room to get some snaps, from what we heard was decent and sounded well rounded enough and left us intrigued to hear more, hopefully we can make amends and review and take photos of you guys in the near future.

Check out Pessimist – https://www.facebook.com/wearepessimist/

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For us the night properly kicked off when PMX entered the stage as the Scottish punk band brought us their Melodic Punk and personality and relaxed attitude which was infectious throughout the venue as they ran through their set and feeling relaxed enough to take advantage of the snacks and beverages behind the scenes to the side of the stage as well as often getting interactions from the audience in between songs.

Considering they only just performed in Manchester the previous night the four-piece band didn’t show any signs of a long days travel as they finished up their set and soon joined in with the crowd for the rest of the evenings entertainment.

Check out PMX – https://www.facebook.com/Pmxrock/ 

Actionmen

Legends Actionmen have been making crazy hard rocking noises since 2000, and Friday night wasn’t any different from the Italian trio, with surprisingly heavy sound mixed in with melodic playing and just about every other style you can think of. It’s hard to nail down who Actionmen are as each song took an unexpected twist going from heavy to melodic sounds to then flipping it entirely to a jazzy kind of sound that only makes sense by listening and experiencing Actionmen.

No mater the mash up of styles within their songs the tightness within the band and their music is truly understated as with each switch of tone and sound, it was in perfect harmony with each other which was a pleasant surprise to the evenings music.

Check out Actionmen – https://www.facebook.com/actionmen/

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The night finished off with Darko who brought us their shredding hi-octane hardcore punk rock, this was clearly the crowd favourite and the timing of the set was perfectly in time with the night as it didn’t take long for the room to turn into a mosh pit feeding off the energy who i’m sure, the bassist did not stop bouncing and moving the entire set.

Darko was the perfect finish to the evenings hard rocking feast of an evening that leaves you having a good time after seeing some good music played loud and hard. The bands each stood out and were the perfect example for what an evening of local music can bring.

Check out Darko – https://www.facebook.com/Darkoband/ 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL REVIEWS – Impilo – Royal George 27/01/18

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Hip hop fusion band Impilo smashed out another great gig in Ipswich as they performed at the Royal George Pub on Saturday night as they played old classics and some new tunes for their first gig of 2018.

The band which hailes from Ipswich consisent of MC Bhebhe, bassist Murray Collins, guitarist Gav Mac and on the drums Rayna Vandel, Since the release of their catchy debut single ‘Wings’ taken from their up and coming debut EP ‘Breakaway’ which has gained multiple plays on BBC introducing and they have been labelled as ‘ones to watch over the coming year’.

A night full of Hip Hop, Funk and Jazz the 4 piece band put on a show for the crowd!

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MC Bhebhe brought his usual charisma and confidence getting the crowd involved with the bands hit tracks from M.I.A, Tempo, Wings and many more…at one point the band got themselves and the crowd on the floor!

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Special guest Angelle performed on the night as the female artist made her presence known as she performed her catchy tune Who Do You Think You Are which was created with guitarist Gav Mac, while she also performed with the man himself Bhebhe on the night which was the highlight of the night!

For more info on the band check out their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/impilomusic/ 

 

 

Radio 1 Rocks one-off show looks mental!

Fantasy line-ups just got real

Radio 1 have announced that Arcane Roots, Architects, Enter Shikari, Marmozets, Neck Deep and PVRIS will all come together for a one off show called Radio 1 Rocks held at the Maida Vale studios on Halloween.

What makes this even more special is that YOU could be there by applying here!

Absolutely unreal line up this!

Marmozets to unveil new song tonight!

At last some more news from the Marms

After going dark whilst recording their follow up album to ‘The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets’ they came back by releasing ‘Play’ but not really telling us much more, and keeping whatever details of a new album relatively under wraps.

Well after the past 4 days of tweeting out letters which spelt out the word ‘Habits’ the Marms have now revealed that they will be on the Annie Mac show tonight on BBC Radio 1 from 7pm to play their newest track ‘Habits’.

We can only hope they reveal at least a little bit of information on their new album as it feels like forever since the release of ‘The Weird and Wonderful…’

Their single ‘Play’ can be found in the This is Noise weekly playlist below:

Let us know if you’ll be tuning in in the comments below: