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Pictures below by David Baird

Big Country - Images by David Baird

NME Awards Tour Pictures 14/2/12


Rising Hip Hop star Azealia Banks opened, 2011 was big for Azealia - with her hit single '212', as well as topping NME's cool list and finishing 3rd in BBC's Sound Of 2012 poll, I think it is safe to say that 2012 is going to be her year.

She was followed by personal favourites of mine - Tribes, recently releasing their debut album 'Baby' in January 2012 after gaining a large following in 2011 with the release of 2 Ep's, this britpop/shoegaze inspired band are very reminiscent of Pavement and the Manics.

The penultimate band on the bill were long standing electro indie rockers Metronomy, for years Metronomy have had a large underground and cult following, renowned throughout the right crowds for fantastic remixes of songs and a couple of great albums but it wasn't until 3rd album 'The English Riviera' (2011) that they finally and deservedly reached larger audiences and achieved mainstream success.

Headlining the bill is a band that needed no introduction and the one seemingly everybody was waiting for - Two Door Cinema Club. They seeped into the limelight in 2009 and exploded in 2010 with a string of singles and an amazing debut album in the form of 'Tourist History'. The anthemic electro indie trio (plus touring drummer) whipped the crowd into the biggest frenzy of the night and were a great band to end the bill.

Read a review of the gig at - Here


NME Awards Tour 2012 - Images by David Baird

BRAND NEW - gig review

Brand New after a long long wait finally returned to Nottingham and Rock City on Monday 6th February 2012.

Lead singer Jesse Lacey opens with beautiful acoustic number from De Ja Entendu - 'play crack the sky' and the crowd know they are in for a treat this evening.

Brand New, as lead singer Jesse Lacey rightly stated during the set, have not released any new material since 2009. So the tour, was in fact for the fans and for Brand New's love of playing and for the love of the music. Jesse didn't interrupt the show much to talk but not in a rude way, they just played a blinding set of songs off of all their albums.

Around half way through the set, Jesse says 'how about we play some old ones?' then they go on to play 'Sic Transit gloria' 'Okay I believe you but my tommy gun don't' 'The quiet things that no one ever knows' 'me vs maradona vs elvis' 'jude law and a semester abroad' '70x7' all of which get the best reactions from the crowd, especially the last two from debut album your favourite weapon.

Some slower numbers from the devil and god are raging inside me get great reception, especially 'Jesus Christ' when that great riff kicked in through all the controlled distortion and feedback.

The music fed the crowd for the entire set, Brand new on stage stuck together and seemed to be having a good time, for a gig that got added to the tour late, the turn out was amazing, packed to the rafters full of hardcore Brand New fans that love and know every word to every song from every album. Not many bands can say they have as loyal a following on both sides of the Atlantic as Brand New do.

Pictures below by david Baird.

Brand New - Images by David Baird

Lower Than Atlantis gig & pictures!

Lower Than Atlantis performed in the Rock City Basement on Thursday 26th January 2012.

It was the first sell out Basement show of 2012 and continued the string of sell out shows we have had throughout January.

The fans were loving every minute of it, such an intimate show with a band surely poised for bigger and bigger things. Lower Than Atlantis were tight throughout the set jumping and bouncing and feeding off the energy in the packed crowd and the crowd fed off of the energy on stage. Im sure these guys will be back soon, so if you missed it or didn't get a ticket in time, keep your ears to the ground and your eyes peeled!

Photography by Shaun Wootton


Trainee full time Lighting Designer wanted

Trainee full time Lighting Designer wanted

The successful applicant should have a decent knowledge of DMX data systems and Dimmers, experienced in using the Avolites Pearl Tiger and Expert lighting desks would be an advantage, though not a necessity, the ability to listen and learn is more important.

The Job will entail very late nights helping to run our regular nightclubs and some long days assisting with our live shows.

If interested, please supply a CV along with a brief portfolio to Dave Mcvea (details below)


David J McVea
Technical Manager
DHP Group
Nottingham Rock City
8 Talbot Street

Tel: 0115 941 5840 (Ext 6059)
Fax: 0115 941 8438
Mob: 07506 333 132

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