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Run From Robots ready for Hull again

Posted in News with tags , , , on 17th July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Following what was described as a storming show at The Ringside in Hull, pop punk outfit Run From Robots will return to The Ringside in Hull on 1st August for what could be one of the most anticipated shows of recent years.

Support comes from Hold Your Own, Hate Mondays, A Dirty Downfall and Valys.

Tickets are available, for £5 each, from the Arcade Promotions website, as well as from local bands.

For further details, click here.

Valkyrian Festival Updates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 21st April 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

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Following the success of last year’s Valkyrian Festival at the Ringside in Hull, festival organiser and owner of Valkyrian Music Nick Taylor, commonly known by his pen name Nico Davidson, is proud to announce that Valkyrian Festival is set to go ahead again this year to raise money for Autism Plus. The event is set to take place at the Lamp in Hull on November 24th.

Headlining the festival will be Birmingham based power metal quintet Dakesis, who earlier this year supported the legendary Edguy. Joining them will be the likes of Sanguine, who are confirmed for both Download Festival and Ibiza’s Hard Rock Hell, along with Hull’s premier black metal act Infernal Creation, who later this year will be hitting up Bloodstock. Other confirmed acts include Incassum, Sea Of Giants, Nitronein, Ziyos and Aonia.

Sanguine guitarist, Nick Magee, commented "Sanguine are psyched to be playing Valkyrian 2012, make yourselves pretty, dust off your stomping boots and get ready for an invasion."

Incassum guitarist Chris Taylor had the following to say as well: "Incassum are stoked to play this year’s Valkyrian Festival at The Lamp, Hull. It’s going to be great sharing the stage with other bands representing a myriad of heavy music styles, not least Infernal Creation with whom we had the pleasure of headbanging with during our first date in Hull last winter.  The event is raising money for Autism Plus which is a really worthy cause, and another reason to get your asses down to The Lamp on the 24th of November. See you there!"

Like last year’s event, this year’s show will feature a raffle to help raise extra funds. Prizes will include goodies from the likes of Metal Blade Records, Napalm Records and Earache, as well merch donated by the bands and members of the Valkyrian Music team.

Wayne Dorman, frontman for Dakesis also commented: “It’s a real honour to be headlining Valkyrian Festival! We’ve a great relationship with the guys at Valkyrian Music – they were the very first publication to review our latest album “Trial by Fire” and they gave us top marks to boot, as well as being voted their band of the month in February – we can’t wait! Dakesis always have a great time when we play in Hull and the surrounding areas, so bring on the party, it’s going to be an amazing night!”

Tickets will be available on the door for a mere £3 and doors will open early in the day. For more info and updates, head over to the official Valkyrian Festival Facebook page here.

Line-up is subject to change.

Band of the Month [March 2012]: Incassum

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , , , , on 2nd March 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

This month’s Band of the Month come in the form of Manchester-based melodic metallers Incassum. The band blend a vicious combination of melodic vocals, snarling growls and screams with a hint of face tearing riffs. I was lucky enough to have seen Incassum back in November when they were touring with Spires.

Incassum are certainly one of the few bands that bring their all to both the studio and the stage.

The band will also be playing at Valkyrian Festival, in aid of Autism Plus later this year at The Lamp in Hull.

In the mean time, here’s a video of Incassum performing at The Ringside in Hull.

Odessa w/Support @ The Ringside [Live Review]

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , , , on 22nd November 2011 by conorclaustrophobia

Bands: Odessa, Calasis, Not Another Code Red, Gratitude, Scrimshaw, The Stanford Prison Experiment, A L E T H E I A, The Colour Line
Location: Ringisde, Hull
Date: 20th November 2011

Odessa’s UK tour them to the musically diverse city of Hull at the Ringside as part of an all-day event. The first act of the night were a new band known as A L E T H I A. This was their first gig and it was no surprise that their stage presence was poor, though this might have something to do with it being their first gig as well as the nerves getting to them. They struggled to get the crowd excited with their metalcore sounding set – a feat only accomplished by bands that the Hull folk are used to seeing. The roaring of their guitars sounded more akin to a distorted explosion of unpleasant sounds as opposed to something the crowd could get into and the snarling vocals left much to be desired. Another notable thing about this new band’s set was the lack of song names being announced, almost as if they expected the crowd to automatically know the names of their songs, in some form of vain arrogance, despite it being their first gig.

The Stanford Prison Experiment took to the stage afterwards and they weren’t any better than the first band. The frontman had his back to the crowd throughout most of the set, almost like he was just performing to the rest of the band – Not really something that should be done if a band wants to entertain people or even gain some new fans. The next band Scrimshaw completely upped the quality of the show so far with a mixture of good stage presence and some humourous statements that lightened up the mood of the crowd. So far, they were the best ‘core band of the night. Gratitude were next in line to play. Before they went on stage, a lot of people were outside having a quick smoke but the second they knew Gratitude were on a lot of them came rushing back. They played an energetic and heavy set that had some progressive rock sounds to it and an even a song that sounded like a Foo Fighters track. “Relentless” and “In Smoulders” went down well with the crowd.

The Hull based pop-punk-meets-post-hardcore outfit Not Another Code Red were on of the definite crowd pleasers of the night, especially with their cover of “Black And Yellow”. Calasis were a no show due to a run-in with the long arm of the law at a gig the night before, so let’s move onto the main support The Colour Line. Without a doubt, they stole the show on Sunday night with great sounding vocals, a strong, post-hardcore sounding set and a lot more energy and charisma than the other bands. The headliners, Odessa, failed to reach the bar set by The Colour Line. The performance was lacking heavily and there’s definitely room for improvement.

The show was mediocre at best due to the differing quality of performances from each band and the headliner really did fail to impress – Perhaps The Colour Line should have had their slot instead.

Conor Taylor

The Welly Warmer @ The Ringside [Live Review]

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , , , on 4th November 2011 by conorclaustrophobia

Bands: ReVerbed, Heartless Angels, Frisky Biscuit, Blue Eyes Don’t Lie
Location: The Ringside, Hull
Date: 3rd November 2011

The Welly Warmer has been a part of the local music scene in Hull for a long time now, with Music HQ and Arcade Promotions each taking it in turns to put it on every Thursday night at the Ringside. Due to some bands dropping out last minute, Frisky Biscuit and Heartless Angels stepped in as the replacement acts for the night.

The first act to play were the acoustic quartet Frisky Biscuit. To say that I’ve never been interested in acoustic music, this quartet really did impress me. Their set started with two covers before they performed their new original song called “Breathe In” which was a masterpiece of a song. Frisky Biscuit’s members also displayed a very diverse vocal range. They’re certainly a band I would like to see play again at the Welly Warmer.

Heartless Angels brought a pop punk influenced set to the Welly Warmer with them. Their set was a mixture of mediocre songs and some truly great ones. They sounded to have improved since they shared the stage with former Cradle of Filth vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva, as they were more active on the stage. The frontwoman reminded me a bit of Hayley Williams from Paramore – Both vocally and visually. The main support of the night were Blue Eyes Don’t Lie. To say they’re a pop rock band, they sounded more like a hard rock outfit. Though the crowd seemed to enjoy them, I found to be not as entertaining as the first two bands.

Doncaster-based ReVerbed were the headlining act and no wonder – They put on a truly tremendous show. In all honestly, they were the best band of the night. They had a great sound and kept what was left of the crowd entertained. Their alt-rock sound really did blow the minds of the crowd, especially songs like “Obsession”, “Beautiful Lie” and “Burn”. The combination of male and female vocals worked well and did the music a lot of justice. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing more of ReVerbed in Hull and other parts of the UK as well.

Conor Taylor