Episode 88 - Molotov Souls, Drawn In & news

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Back to business this week…

  • My guests are Coventry’s Molotov Souls, who tell me all about their debut EP Reptiles, which was released earlier this month
  • There’s a song of the week from the brilliant Drawn In
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way this week
  • And there’s news from Conjurer, At the Drive In, Andrew WK, Bloodstock Festival, Left For Red and Thrash Therapy

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 87 - Palm Reader special (repeat broadcast)

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I’m still hella busy right now, so I’m taking the opportunity to repeat a couple of my favourite specials that I’ve put out since starting Dave’s World. Maybe you didn’t hear them the first time, in which case, I hope you enjoy them. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy hearing the again!

This week, I’m revisiting possibly the best interview special I’ve ever done; my extended chat with the wonderful band Palm Reader.

Episode 86 - Second City Hardcore Special (repeat broadcast)

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I’m still hella busy, so I’m taking the opportunity to repeat a couple of my favourite specials that I’ve put out since starting Dave’s World. Maybe you didn’t hear them the first time, in which case, I hope you enjoy them. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy hearing the again!

This week, I’m replaying the episode I’m possibly most proud of; my special on the Second City hardcore scene, which featured contributions from Negative Reaction, Splintered, Flatline, Lock & Key and Stranded.

Episode 85 - Diamond Head special (repeat broadcast)

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I’m hella busy right now and there’s not much going on in the local scene, so I’m taking the opportunity to repeat a couple of my favourite specials that I’ve put out since starting Dave’s World. Maybe you didn’t hear them the first time, in which case, I hope you enjoy them. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy hearing the again!

This week, I’m revisiting my chat with a true metal icon; Mr Brian Tatler of Diamond Head!

Episode 84 - Blank Parody, Palm Reader, Crimson Star & The Decayist

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A somewhat truncated show for you this week, as it’s that time of year when everyone is off doing other things. Anyway…

  • There's a song of the week from Crimson Star
  • I review the debut EP from Blank Parody
  • I’ve got a live report from a Palm Reader gig
  • And, as a bonus I’ve also got the second episode of The Decayist podcast in full for you

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 82 - Devil's Playground & Life Against Time

No reviews this week as it’s a bit of a quiet time, however, still plenty of good stuff for your ears…

  • I’m joined by Coventry Metal 2 the Masses winners Devil’s Playground as they get set to play at Bloodstock Festival this weekend!
  • There’s also a song of the week from Life Against Time
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way this week
  • And there are a couple of bits of news

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 81 - 21 gigs coming to the West Midlands before the end of 2017 you have to attend, deny all Robots, Molotov Souls & Milk Teeth

No interview guests this week, but still plenty of stuff to get through…

  • I’m picking out 21 gigs that are coming to the West Midlands before the end of 2017 that you definitely should go to.
  • There’s a song of the week from deny all Robots in tribute to them splitting up
  • I review the debut EP from Molotov Souls
  • There’s a live report of the Milk Teeth, Employed to Serve and Wallflower show at the Flapper last week
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Slack Alice, Barbikan, Dark Swan Dive, Wounded Cross, Press to MECO, 36 Crazyfists, Jamie Lenman, the Loved and Lost and a reminder to save the Flapper.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 80 - Blank Parody, Deadfly & Fractions

80 episodes? 80?? Mad!

  • My guests this week are the brilliant Blank Parody, who I spoke to at Dave’s World Live last month
  • There’s a song of the week from Deadfly, a band who are technically from Devon but whose bassist is from Solihull so, y’know, they count
  • I review the debut EP from Fractions, which happens to be released this Friday
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way over the next few days
  • There’s news from Free Sun Rising, Sophie Fest, Frank Iero, The Bronx, Slipknot, Borders and the Flapper
  • AND I’ve got a trailer for a brand new podcast about music starring me and my good friend (and friend of this podcast) Mr Chris Nee

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 79 - Black Foxxes, Devil’s Playground, Ghosts of Dead Airplanes & Save the Flapper!

Back to our regular format this week…

  • My guests are the awesome Black Foxxes who return to this show to tell me all about the last 12 months in their world
  • There’s a song of the week from Coventry Metal 2 the Masses winners, and soon-to-be Bloodstock Festival performers, Devil’s Playground
  • I review the new EP from Ghosts of Dead Airplanes
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way over the next week
  • And there’s news from Sempiternal Festival, Pelugion, Dark Swan Dive, Wounded Cross, Surprise You’re Dead Music and details of how you can help save the Flapper!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 78 - 2000 Trees review, featuring interviews with Employed to Serve, Vukovi, Petrol Girls & Safe Gigs For Women

I spent last weekend at 2000 Trees Festival, so that’s what this week’s show is all about

  • As well as watching bands, I managed to fit in a few interviews, so you can hear me chat with Employed to Serve (00:02:50), Vukovi (00:26:14), Safe Gigs for Women (00:56:49) and Petrol Girls (01:09:05)
  • I also review a tonne of bands, namely: wars, Decade, Shvpes, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Vukovi, Milestones, Black Peaks, Employed to Serve, The Dirty Nil, Jamie Lenman, The Wonder Years, Bad Sign, Milk Teeth, The Hyena Kill, Petrol Girls, Gnarwolves, The One Hundred, Rolo Tomasi, Palm Reader, The Xcerts, Kevin Devine, The Menzingers and Oathbreaker

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 77 - Netherhall, 2000 Trees Preview, Splintered & Drawn In

Lots of words for your ears this week…

  • I’m joined by Birmingham Metal 2 the Masses finalists Netherhall, who tell me all about their stunning debut EP and let me know how their pre-final nerves are doing.
  • I also preview this weekend’s 2000 Trees Festival, with talk of bands like Employed to Serve, Oathbreaker, The Menzingers, The Wonder Years, The Dirty Nil, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Petrol Girls, Kevin Devine, Gnarwolves, Black Peaks and more
  • There’s a song of the week from Splintered 
  • I review the new EP from Drawn In
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Black Sabbath, The Mire Deep, Ghosts of Dead Airplanes and Fargo Promotions

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 76 - Killer Bob, Slack Alice & ’68

Another killer show packed with new music this week…

  • My guest is Killer Bob front woman Nat Bite, who tells me all about her band, her love of grunge and lets me play you Killer Bob’s debut single, which comes out this Friday!
  • Talking debut singles, my song of the week is the first release from Coventry groovy rockers Slack Alice
  • I’ve got a live report from a one-off ’68 show in London
  • I round up what gigs are coming to the region over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Laptop Philharmonic, Pulse Media Photography, Bloodstock Festival, Drawn In and Surprise You’re Dead Music 

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 75 - Simai, Zero Wasters, Black Star Bullet and Code Orange

Back to our regular format this week…

  • My guests are Bulgarian nu metal band - and now West Midlands residents - Simai, who tell me their story
  • Ahead of their show in Wolverhampton this week, there’s a song of the week from Zero Wasters
  • I review the new album from Dave’s World live headliners Black Star Bullet
  • I also bring you a live report from Code Orange’s tiny Download warm up show, where they were supported by Chamber
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Trash Boat, Fozzy, Good Charlotte, Creeper, Sikth, Mastodon, Papa Roach, Manchester Orchestra, Rise Against, Andrew WK, Bayside, Oceans Ate Alaska, Deaf Havana, Stray From the Path and Sophie Fest

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 74 - Dave’s World Live highlights

Last Sunday was the first ever Dave’s World Live, at the Arches Venue in Coventry. So, on this week’s show, you’ll get to hear highlights from all seven bands who performed. That means…

  • Blank Parody
  • Wax Futures
  • KiriKai
  • Barbikan
  • deny all Robots
  • WAVE
  • Black Star Bullet

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 73 - Dave’s World Live preview, ’68 album review

Dave’s World Live is THIS SUNDAY at the Arches Venue in Coventry! As such, this week’s show is a special preview

  • You’ll hear music and messages from all seven performing bands - that means Blank Parody, Wax Futures, KiriKai, Barbikan, deny all Robots, WAVE and Black Star Bullet
  • I also review the new album from the brilliant duo ’68
  • And there’s a little bit of news from Temple Black, Bloodstock Festival, Superhooch, Overseer and Alter Bridge

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 72 - Slam Dunk review, featuring interviews with Oceans Ate Alaska & Casey

On Saturday I was the NEC enjoying this year’s Slam Dunk Festival…

  • Join me for my on-the-fly reviews of sets by Puppy, You Know the Drill, Sorority Noise, Casey, Shvpes, Milk Teeth, Vukovi, Oceans Ate Alaska, Black Foxxes, Bury Tomorrow, Beartooth, I Prevail, Citizen, Stray From the Path, The Bronx, Enter Shikari, Tonight Alive and Against Me.
  • I also interview local heroes Oceans Ate Alaska and bring you their new single
  • And there’s an interview with Casey and a tune from them too

Podcast time! Excellent!

Dave's World Live! Sunday 11 June at the Arches Venue in Coventry starring Black Star Bullet, WAVE, deny all ROBOTS, Barbikan, Kirkai, Wax Futures and Blank Parody.

Episode 71 - Slam Dunk Preview, Employed to Serve, Kryptic Menticide, WAVE

This week I'm spending most of the show getting excited about Saturday...

  • That's because I'm previewing Slam Dunk Festival - I'll cover each stage and pick out all the best bands, as well as blast some tunes from Milk Teeth and Vukovi
  • Talking music, there's a song of the week from my band WAVE
  • I review the stunning new album from Employed to Serve
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands continues his M2TM Birmingham coverage by chatting to Kryptic Menticide
  • I look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days
  • And there's news from Dave's World Live, M2TM Birmingham, Godiva Calling, Stone Sour, Southfall, Secrets of Mariana, the Loved and Lost, Pelugion and the Chris Cornell Memorial Gig.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Dave's World Live! Sunday 11 June at the Arches Venue in Coventry starring Black Star Bullet, WAVE, deny all ROBOTS, Barbikan, Kirkai, Wax Futures and Blank Parody.

Episode 70 – Secrets of Mariana, Black Star Bullet, Cenfora, Netherhall, While She Sleeps & lots of live reviews

A jam-packed show this week…

  • My guests are the brilliant Secrets of Mariana
  • There’s a song of the week from Dave’s World Live headliners Black Star Bullet
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands continues his reporting from Birmingham Metal 2 the Masses by chatting to semi-finallists Cenfora
  • I review the awesome debut EP from Netherhall
  • I also have live reports of While She Sleeps, Godiva Calling heat 1 – which starred Temple Black, WAVE, Simai & Brixton Alley – and Birmingham Live Bands at Scruffy’s – which featured Temple Black, WAVE, Kryptic Menticide, Pork & Secrets of Mariana.
  • I also round up what gigs are coming up over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Dave’s World Live, WAVE, Defeater, PVRIS and Mogwai

Podcast time! Excellent!