Gig Review: Rough Shag presents…Chains of Love, Vladimir, Death Rays of Ardilla

The right atmosphere was set up in Bungalows and Bears that night. The usual foot traffic of every Saturday night was treated to a mix of psychedelia, hard rock and desert rock. Yes, another Rough Shag night, full of rocking bands and vinyl records… Continue reading “Gig Review: Rough Shag presents…Chains of Love, Vladimir, Death Rays of Ardilla”

Singles Review : Firesuite, Cats:For:Peru, Niña, Ellen and the Escapades, Death Rays of Ardilla, City Reign, Guards

Greetings, readers! You still there? I’m watching a documentary on Metal and when they got to the interview with Ronnie James Dio, I lost it. Fuck, he was a legend. From the moment he saved Black Sabbath from the Ozzy-shaped hole to his cameo in The Pick of Destiny, he was always rad!

This week’s singles are presented by the armed kookaburras that Cognitive Dissonance Records sent our way. WE SURRENDER.

Ah, singles, right:

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Wake up to Death Rays of Ardilla

Death Rays of Ardilla is a band we have been waiting to release something for far too long, their new 10″ is out soon (you can preorder from Rough Records) and without further ado, here’s the psychedelic track ‘Diamonds’. While you wait for your order, you can always check an interview we did ages ago (link). If you are in Sheffield and want to check … Continue reading Wake up to Death Rays of Ardilla

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Xrayhorse 9 – Buffalo Bones, Wot Gorilla?, Death Rays and Dead Sons

Buffalo Bones, Wot Gorilla?, Death Rays and Dead Sons @ The Harley

Opening duties was by Buffalo Bones, from Leeds. Starting with some mild  blues rock which progressively got more and more interesting (and, yeah, heavier), they went for some grunge stuff. The very tribal ‘Strangest of feelings’ (all about that creepy intro and wicked bass-love this one) and ‘Silence is golden’ were cool ditties. They closed the proggy-lite ‘Left before I arrived’, a prime cut saved for the last. Top choice.

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Tramlines 2010 – Saturday

Saturday 24: Pata de Perro (Sheffield Alabama Death March).

Day started out nicely with the Bromheads‘ flashmob in front of the Student Union of the University of Sheffield. A sparse but eager crowd was there, told by organisers that as soon as the band started playing, they had to freeze in position, with poses as silly as they could muster to keep for 2 minutes.

The song played was ‘Friends’ (the very one they played when they got chased out of the City Library twice in April). Afterwards it was time to take the Busker Bus, which arrived not late not early, but exactly when it was expected to arrive. After cramming everyone inside, the band haphazardly started to play ‘Friends’ again.

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