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!

An acoustic evening with Liam Gallagher


Liam Gallagher has had a hell of a 2017 and 2018 looks much the same as he prepares to headline festivals touring his hit solo album that was released last year. Last night however, Radio X and Global hosted a special, intimate, one-off show with Liam on the roof of their Leicester Square headquarters and one of our writers, Sam Dawes, was lucky enough to get tickets to the show.

First a thank you, Radio X put on something brilliant, this will be a memory that i’ll hold dear, I grew up to the sounds of Oasis and this was truly amazing.

Walking up to the show, it almost didn’t feel like it was real, with such a name like Liam Gallagher, if you were to go see him anywhere else, it would be a given that it would be sold out, you would expect to see crowds of fans piling in to whatever venue he was at. Last night however, was very different, there were no long queues to get in, there was a couple of brave fans hoping to get a spare ticket in, I have also since read there were a few fans listening from outside the building, it felt almost cruel to only have one spare ticket, but it is what it is.

Once we were in and up, we walked through the door to the rooftop venue, and it blew me away just how intimate this show was going to be, it was a reasonably sized stage, an assortment of instruments for his band mates, but about two meters away from the edge of the stage was the barrier of the balcony. Cameras were set up all over the roof terrace as well capturing every angle the legendary singer would possibly stand in, Radio X was making sure they were capturing it all, which they have already teased to be releasing soon.


After collecting drinks and trying to keep covered up from the cold as much as possible, Johnny Vaughan soon took to the stage, to announce Mr Gallagher. During Mr Vaughan’s opening speech, he mentioned ‘Seeing a big name in a small venue is the holy grail, you would trade in any stadium show to see Liam in a small venue is right’, I think everyone would agree that this was pretty spot on.

With the sheer amount of video cameras around set up by Radio X, there was a strict no photography or filming put in place by Liam, something I am quite thankful for actually, phones in gigs now just are such a disconnection from the music, people record their favourite songs live, never to watch them again and it’s just something that’s in the way, some people end up watching more of the show through their phone while recording it then actually watching and enjoying, it’s a shame but that is how things are now.

Liam soon came out and kicked things off with ‘Wall of Glass’ this was just about a stripped back set, acoustic guitars, piano, synths and a snare drum and pad were set up, with his band members all in synch to make it an acoustic set, but it was more than just Liam and a guitar, it was still a proper show.

Click here to watch Liam perform ‘Some Might Say’

The venue although small, was almost it’s own downfall, it was on the verge of awkward, there were around 50 people along this roof terrace, half were competition winners who won tickets through Radio X, the other half was a mix of Global staff and people that come with Liam, so it felt that it was a struggle to get a real atmosphere on the go, it was on the cusp of awkward, but not quite, what I think held that together was Liam, if it wasn’t him on stage, it may have slipped to awkward, especially in the position that I was in, along the terrace railing, directly in front of the stage.

Mr Gallagher soon rattled on through his set, starting with a few songs from his solo album such as ‘Greedy Soul’, ‘Bold’ and ‘Paper Crown’ and then mixed in some Oasis classics in like ‘Some Might Say’, ‘Rockin Chair’, of course ‘Wonderwall’ and finishing off the set with ‘Live Forever’. All in all he was on stage for 9 songs, and they went by so quickly, there was a few calls for him to stay on longer, but once the maracas were down, that is where they stayed, I was personally hoping for a little Q&A or even for him to chat more as we all know he has such a big personality, but alas, I can’t complain too much, to attend such a gig was special, a word I can’t stop saying to describe last night.

The set list that I managed to retrieve from the stage:


Liam Gallagher sold out Finsbury Park show in a matter of hours

Well that didn’t take long now did it?

Earlier this week, Liam Gallagher announced he was performing a show in Finsbury Park in June next year on Radio X. The show will consist of two separate stages with a full line up yet to be confirmed for the day.

Tickets officially went on sale this morning at 9am with up to around 40,000 tickets up for grabs for what is set to be a special day of music with ex-Oasis front man heading up the bill, undoubtedly performing many tracks off his hit solo album As You Were as well as a few Oasis classics.

Well, we hope you got in early as the show is now completely sold out, hours after tickets were released for sale to the general public, and Liam has taken to twitter to promise the day will be ‘Biblical’

We hope you got your tickets in time for a show which will be one to remember!

Here is what you will be hearing if you were one of the lucky ones to get tickets:

Weekly Playlist – 23/10

The Weekly Playlist is back again for another week, featuring a variety of rock music from the latest releases to some absolute classics you may not have listened to in a while.

This week we have new releases from Frank Turner, Roam and Waterparks, as well as the latest single from Weezer called ‘Happy Hour’ which will feature on their new album Pacific Daydream. We also have classics from Guns N Roses, Metallica and Van Halen which was also a cracking track to play on Guitar Hero with the banging solo at the beginning of the song.

Also introducing Finn Doherty to this week’s playlist with his song ‘Bruv’ a singer/songwriter local to Norwich and North London.

Check it out below:


  1. Rise Against – Intro/Chamber The Cartridge
  2. While She Sleeps – Hurricane
  3. Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
  4. Metallica – One
  5. Royal Blood – Lights Out
  6. Foo Fighters – These Days
  7. Green Day – Jesus of Suburbia
  8. Slipknot – Duality
  9. Waterparks – Blonde
  10. Neck Deep – In Bloom
  11. Finn Doherty – Bruv
  12. Weezer – Happy Hour
  13. Frank Turner – There She Is
  14. ROAM – Playing Fiction
  15. Tonight Alive – Temple
  16. The Sherlocks – Live for the Moment
  17. Primal Scream – Loaded
  18. Four Year Strong – Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
  19. BlackWaters – Fuck Yeah
  20. Liam Gallagher – Greedy Soul
  21. Van Halen – Hot For Teacher

Weekly Playlist – 09/10/17

Intoducing the This is Noise weekly playlist!

A compilation of what has been playing on our Spotify’s throughout the week.

This week’s playlist includes the latest singles from Shed Seven, Don Broco and Marmozets as well as some absolute classic tunes we couldn’t resist listening back to from Cage the Elephant, Wolfmother and The Rasmus.

This will be a feature that runs every Monday which will include the songs we have been listening to throughout the week before, which will include anything from the latest songs released to personal favourites. We hope you enjoy!

Let us know what you think of this week’s playlist in the comments below: –

LISTEN – Liam Gallagher’s ‘As You Were’ Out Now

The former Oasis front man’s long awaited solo album is finally released and out now! It has felt like a decade since ‘Wall of Glass’ has been released to the world; which I personally would describe is how Oasis would sound now if they were still together; but at long last his first solo effort has finally been released.


Gallagher has recently appeared on Radio X on the Chris Moyles show and they went through the album track by track with Liam describing each song and a few he did go out to say a couple of tracks had an ‘Oasis feel’ so it is sure to appeal to the die hard Oasis fan as well as newcomers up for a bit of rock and roll

Listen to the album below:

Let us know what you think of Liam Gallagher’s first solo effort below –