David Ramirez Conquers The Borderline

David Ramirez Conquers The Borderline

It was the 7th of September, just another day, when David Ramirez played London for a second time in 2018. But for the Austin-born, the gig at the Borderline surely felt like an unbeatable chance to pay tribute and honour those who suffered the event that changed everyone’s life in recent History: 9/11. The singer – who has dual American and Mexican heritage – chose ‘Twins’ to open the last UK show of his European…

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Review: Maggie Rogers at KOKO, London

Review: Maggie Rogers at KOKO, London

Hailing from Easton, Maryland, Maggie Rogers is a singer-songwriter surrounded by an ever-growing amount of hype, and as we edge closer to hearing her highly anticipated debut album. Maggie sold out not one, but two spellbinding nights at Koko in London. After a spectacular support set from Mosa Wild, a band who have since found their way into my playlists, Maggie took to the stage, opening with ‘On+Off’. The atmosphere in the room at this…

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Review: Reading Festival 2018

Review:  Reading Festival 2018

This year’s Leeds and Reading Festivals were some of the best yet, another three-day celebration of live music across the country. This year Global Sound Group was lucky enough to attend Reading Festival. Growing every year, Reading saw a slew of amazing artists descend upon it, as well as a Co-op and Primark for the first time ever. This year many online chose to smear the line-up, many calling it the worst line up ever….

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Don Broco Live at The Cambridge Junction

Don Broco Live at The Cambridge Junction

In an intimate UK show, preceding their appearances at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, and, ahead of their upcoming European tour with 30 Seconds To Mars and Mike Shinoda, Don Broco completely dominated the stage at Cambridge’s The Junction on Wednesday night and was a muscular display of what future performances on the tour will shape up to look like. Having seen them perform earlier in the year touring on this, their new album…

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BoomTown Fair celebrates its 10th year with a wet and wild weekend

BoomTown Fair celebrates its 10th year with a wet and wild weekend

  Despite the British weather deciding to change its mind yet again this August, a sure favourite amongst UK festivals, Boomtown Fair, excelled in the 10th year of it’s creative adventures. Boomtown Fair which takes place at Matterley Bowl in Winchester, Hampshire opened its gates to the world of ‘unity, creativity and freedom’ once more last weekend. This year saw the eccentric festival bring this stage of its unpredictable story to a close with ‘Chapter…

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The sun shines over Bestivals 15th Anniversary celebrations

The sun shines over Bestivals 15th Anniversary celebrations

Fresh off the back of the previous weekends wash out at Camp Bestival, it was difficult to predict what would be in store weather wise for this years 15th anniversary at Bestival. Thankfully, the festival saw the return of this summers heatwave as the temperatures soared across the grounds of Lulworth Estate Following typical Bestival tradition, this years festival goers adventured to the Circus for the weekend as the site welcomed all things diverse from…

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Swamptruck at The Cambridge Folk Festival

Swamptruck at The Cambridge Folk Festival

With their Southern, home-spun and earthy feel, Swamptruck Good Time Band, as the announcer at the Cambridge Folk Festival declared with quiet knowing, ‘They will surely get you all moving!’ He was not in the slightest bit wrong. Despite any challenges of the hot, sticky weather people cleared the way in front of the stage for plenty of jigging to be going on as the band took their headlining place on the opening night of…

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Architects | Alexandra Palace | 03/02/2018

Architects | Alexandra Palace | 03/02/2018

On Saturday 03/02/2018, Brighton metalcore giants, Architects, took the stage at a sold out Alexandra Palace. Architects are a band who have been through a lot over the past 18 months, after guitarist and main songwriter, Tom Searle, sadly passed away after a three year battle with skin cancer. It comes as no surprise then that the band’s biggest show to date would be an emotional event and an incredible tribute to Tom. After immense…

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Live Review: Don Broco at Alexandra Palace, London

Live Review: Don Broco at Alexandra Palace, London

Don Broco | Alexandra Palace, London | 11/11/2017 Review by Philip Marsden On Saturday Night (11th November 2017), alt-rockers Don Broco played their first ever headline arena show to a sold out Alexandra Palace. Don Broco are a band who are right at the top of the alternative music scene, but are hovering just below the threshold of becoming a household name. Their musical style can be hard to pin down, ranging from the hard rock vibes of…

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Live Review: Shawn Mendes at the O2, London

Live Review: Shawn Mendes at the O2, London

This review was very last minute. I got a message from a friend inviting me to a show that night, as he had a spare ticket and hoped I would come along. I didn’t recognise Shawn by name, but would later discover that I recognised a few of his songs, if nothing else. You never get far by saying No to things, so I happily accepted my friend’s offer and headed out to the O2,…

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