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Shed Seven Special Edition EP!

‘A Maximum High’ special collector’s edition EP featuring brand new versions of On Standby, Going For Gold, Bully Boy and Chasing Rainbows out Monday 7th November. Click for more information

Enter Shikari Review! 25/10/11

Enter Shikari held the last gig of their UK tour dates, which has had them traveling around Europe in September, the UK and Ireland in October, at, of course, Rock City.

Within around ten minites of coming on stage, lead singer Rou, after already having clambered through the crowd and surfed about, climbed up onto the balcony and across to the sound booth which he then slid down and dived back into the crowd, Mental.

The crowd loved it. The crowd loved everything, every second of every song, the quiet words of wisdom between songs, bellowing lyrics so loudly that any other band might have been drowned out.

The atmosphere had been set from the start however, with Letlive and Your Demise putting on great shows - Letlive lead singer, Jason started the whole balcony climbing and crowd surfing, while Your Demise at one point were mockingly sexually abusing their friend dressed in a bear outfit.

Needless to say Enter Shikari rose to the challenge, not one person would have left disappointed, especially after they practically ended with Juggernauts and Ok, Time for plan B. Newer songs from album A Flash Flood of Colour still went down great, the progressed sound edging on Dubstep, goes to show that they will remain popular and these kind of crazy, amazing gigs with the, dare I say it, young and reckless fans are not set to become a thing of the past anytime soon.

Photography by Shaun Wootton

Check out this slideshow taken from Rock City house photographer David Baird's website below. To buy prints of this gig or any of his photo's please visit his website Here

Enter Shikari - Images by David Baird

Drive Thru Records 15th Birthday!

Few record labels have done more to encompass the DIY ethic of punk rock than Drive Thru Records. Brother and sister Richard and Stefanie Reines formed the label in 1996, based on a pure and simple business ethic – a love for new music. Working out of their kitchen, Richard and Stefanie have signed and worked with some of the most influential bands to grace the pop-punk and pop rock scenes.

As Drive Thru Records turns 15, fans are able to download all the label’s catalogue including earlier pressings from New Found Glory, The Starting Line, long out of print Rx Bandits and Finch’s early EPs, along with music from Drive-Thru family new-bloods such as Hellogoodbye, Steel Train and Houston Calls. This is in addition to the ‘best of’ and themed compilations.

The label has a long and varied roster; Dashboard Confessional’s Swiss Army Romance was released through Drive Thru, Midtown’s (Save The World, Lose The Girl) lead singer Gabe Saporta now fronts Cobra Starship, and Something Corporate’s Andrew McMahon, who released 2 critically acclaimed albums with the band, is now the frontman of Jack’s Mannequin.

Other bands on the label, including Senses Fail, The Early November, Hidden In Plain View, The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche and The Starting Line have enjoyed enduring success, while Drive Thru has, at every stage, remained true to both themselves and the music. Drive Thru Records represents an entrepreneurial approach to business that is so rare within the music industry: a true success story, against all the odds. From the kitchen table to the office desk, and despite the label being on indefinite hiatus since 2008 (while Richard and Stefanie ventured into artist management) the family run business feel has not been lost.

43 titles are now available to download from iTunes UK with even more coming next month.

Your chance to support a headline band in Rock City Main Hall!

Hey Everybody, this is your chance. Your chance to win a support slot to a main room show at our very own Rock City. Amazing. Our friends over at Nusic said this...

Ello Nusic Supporters

A new NUSIC New Music Podcast is online now, it features an incredible opportunity, the chance to support DOG IS DEAD at Rock City in:

The biggest ever headline show by a Nottingham act!!!

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Ciao for now!

Bombay Bicycle Club smashed it! Review.

Bombay Bicycle Club this Monday certainly had those rafters packed inside of rock City. With an ambience of excitement the fans waited. Then they played. They were not disappointed.

Bombay were on absolute top form, the  emotional scope of their music is tremendous, truly impressive. Switching from melancholy to joyous is not something they can only achieve in the studio, which in my opinion sets them apart from most bands today. From their harmonies to their meticulously well crafted guitars everything was absolutely spot on this evening. I do not believe that this is uncommon, i think through time and practice plus absolute love of the music makes this sort of exceptional gig a nightly occurrence with these boys.

The fans loved every minute of it, with album songs being just as well received as their singles, they aren't that sort of band and they aren't those sort of fans.

Great gig, great band, listen out for them in the future, go see them in the future, you won't be disappointed.

The Following photos are taken by our resident photographer David Baird, to buy prints of this gig or any of his photos, please visit his website Here


Bombay Bicycle Club - Rock City - Images by David Baird