Wednesday 28 August 2013

White Rabbit Listings, Plymouth

30th August 2013  Tall Ships £10.00

14th September 2013  Stiff Bizkit  £5.00

28th September 2013 Zico Chain : £7.00

Check out our preview for what to expect from Zico Chain HERE

5th October 2013t Ashestoangels : £6.00

Check out our review when AshestoAngels supported Fearless Vampire Killers HERE

You can purchase AshesToAngels Tickets HERE

11th October 2013 Back To The System, Mis***s, Elithia  : £5.00

14th October 2013 Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hate : £12.50

25th October 2013 Brother & Bones  £7.00

15th November 2013 TRC  £7.00

22nd November 2013 Hacktivist, The Algorithm  £8.00

24th November 2013 Mallory Knox, Blitz Kids, Crooks Tickets on sale Friday 9am


Sunday 25 August 2013

Heroes Night (Say It Like It Is, Haunt The Woods, Crowley's Tears, LGM One) Review at Level 2, Plymouth 24th August 2013

Say It Like It Is (7.5)

The night started proper with Say it Like It Is who are a all female four piece from Plymouth who had dressed up in the Heroes theme of the night. They played mainly covers including "Song 2" - Blur, "Hate Say I Told You So" - The Hives, "Buck Rogers" - Feeder and "Steady As She Goes" - The Raconteurs. Their set was playful, skilfully played and the band traded good banter with the crowd.

They played an original composition "Decisions" a bluesy number which was performed with seductive swagger. The set was rounded off by a humorous amped up cover of "Milkshake" by Kelis. Overall a great start to the night.

Haunt The Woods(6.5)

Haunt The Woods is fronted by Jonathan Stafford a very talented vocalist and rhythm guitar player who was accompanied by flutist and electric guitarist. His vocals were very reminiscent of Damien Rice mixed with Neil Young, he sang song of love lost and found. The highlight of his set was an original song called "Safe and Sound". The band could do with a bit more low end in the form of a bassist. If you are looking for a laid back evening go see them.

Crowley's Tears (8)

We last saw Crowley's Tears on the 16th May 2013 at the White Rabbit. The band is formed of powerhouse Averil Garnett on Drums, Oli Bird on Bass, Adrian Carter on Guitar and Ramon Welsh on Vocals and Rhythm Guitar. The band are a tightly knit unit which played very professionally. Their sound is part grunge, part metal and part indie. Adrian played with mesmerising dexterity and was in the zone for the whole performance, he had an effects pedal for every occasions which he seamless changed between. Adding the low end thump Oli played amazing bass lines which were perfectly in time with Averil.

Highlights of their set was the compelling "Number 5" and the funky "Wonder" which had a funky riff the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be proud of. Ramon was on top form today showing amazing vocal range which was noticeable on the intense "Save Me" with half screamed, half sung vocals ending a great set. Would recommend to anyone .

LGM One (8)

This was LGM One's night, literally the night was organised by their bassist Geoff Heap who did a great job of finding talented bands to join them this evening. Slightly delayed when they hit the stage playing their brand of synth punk with such vigour that everyone was captivated. Dave Wells is their lead singer who splits himself between vocals, guitar and keyboard, he puts his all in to which ever instrument he is playing.

Their sound is driven by drummer Darrel Worral and the already mentioned Geoff on Bass. Highlights of their set were the cryptically titled "Destroying Onions" with its pounding drum beat,  the catchy "System" with its very cool laid back groove, immense guitar work and the epic "Inferno". Although he was in the shadows tonight guitarist Jon Barrabell had lightening quick hands and riffs which gelled the band together. They played a brand new song called "Vampires" which was possibly inspired by Ashes To Angels/ Fearless Vampire Killers.

Completely out the left field they played a cracking cover of "Shipping Up To Boston" with gang vocals, and cool keyboard riff. The night was rounded off with their anthem "Modern Superhero". This is definitively a band worth seeing if they come to a venue near you. 

Thursday 22 August 2013

Heroes and Villains Weekend August 24/25 Live @ Level 2 (upstairs Roundabout)

Live @ Level 2 are putting on an epic two days of live music themed 'Heroes and Villains' so dust down your Spiderman costume and prepare for some good live music.

This is clearly an event not to be missed with so many local bands playing including LGM One headlining Saturday and Walking with Spiders headlining Sunday. 

Check out the event facebook page here

The provisional line up is :-

Saturday (heroes):
 19.00: Treefolk
 20.00: Say it like it is
 21.00: The Jonathan Stafford Band
 22.00: Crowleys Tears
 23.00: LGM One

Sunday (villains):
 18.00: Nathaniel Truscott
 19.00: Lane End
 20.00: Disposable Lovers
 21.00: A New Hope
 22.00: OCCULUS
 23.00: Walking With Spiders

Plymouth Rock Scene caught LGM One supporting FVK, check out the review here

A helpful map showing where the event will be held, courtesy of Google

Details from their website :-

"August Bank Holiday and not going to Reading? Come along to Level 2 (top floor of The Roundabout) which will be hosting a whole weekend of bands which can be enjoyed no matter the weather! There will be food and drink deals throughout the weekend and it's Heroes and Villains themed which means that if you dress up you will get even cheaper entrance!

On each night there will be prizes for best dressed fronted by Final Frontier:

For cheap fancy dress go to Footloose, previously known as Jama Uneek and say that you are attending this event to get a discount! Also make sure to keep your receipt as you will also be given cheaper entrance to the event! "

Saturday 10 August 2013

Fearless Vampire Killers, LostAlone , Ashes To Angels, LGM One 9th August 2013, White Rabbit Plymouth


First on stage were LGM One (7) a self-styled synth punk rock band who were enthusiastic. They were enjoyable to watch and the guitarists played with a skill and dexterity. What separated them from other punk bands is that they were able to get in a groove and explore it. Hopefully they will play some more Plymouth shows.

Ashes To Angels
Next to hit the stage was Ashes to Angels(8) who were certainly making the most of their support band slot playing the crowd favourites, "Hanging Tree", "Elsinore" and "Ugly Club". Ashes To Angels play a heady mix of punk rock, synths and passion. They now feel at home at the White Rabbit and it is certainly their time to shine. The highlights of the night were the flawless versions of "Wintervention" and "Dorian" which were sublime. Crilly was his usual self, bouncing round the stage hanging off fixtures, jumping in to the crowd to much delight of all involved. Special mention goes to Falkor for his amazing guitar playing and showmanship skills. Although this was always Crilly's show with charm and charisma. If you hear Ashes to Angels on record they are 10 times heavier live which is very good. They were so good the crowd did not want them to stop playing,

Ashes To Angels are playing the White Rabbit on Saturday 5th October 2013. Get your tickets here


Next up was Steven Battelle and his powerhouse Lost Alone (8), a band that had a 5 K live review in Kerrang and we can see why. Hailing from Derbyshire, the band play a mix of meaty punk rock with metal riffs which played any louder could topple houses. Although only a three piece, this worked to their advantage with the intricate riffs given space to breathe and be enjoyed. They played mainly songs from their album I'm a UFO in this City including "Vesuvius" and the unbelievably good "Creatures". They also played some new material which shows that another blistering record is coming are way. If this band come to a town near you, go see them.

Fearless Vampire Killers

When Fearless Vampire Killer(9) hit the stage the crowd was hungry for more and that is what FVK delivered. Giving the crowd singalong choruses, riffs, showmanship and humour. They burst straight in to a song off their new EP called "The Pilot: P-Train" or the Motherfucking P Train it should be rechristened. FVK have two massive talents in both Kier and Laurence sharing lead and backing vocal duties. The band play theatrically themed alternative rock in a similar vein to My Chemical Romance with a harder edge. The band played crowd favourites “Necromania”, “At War With The Thirst” and “Bow Ties on Dead Guys” all off their Militia of the Lost Album. 

The highlight of the night goes to "Could We Burn, Darling?" which blew the roof off the White Rabbit. Special mention goes to the sublime bassist, Drew, who provided excellent backing vocals to the songs and amazing bass playing. The set ended with everyone of stage playing a cover of Billy Joel's "I'm Still Standing". Everyone went home with smiles on their faces.