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!

Episode 69 – Fargo Promotions, Blank Parody, Simai, Birmingham M2TM & Gnarwolves

Plenty of good chat for you this week…

  • My guest is stalwart and legend of the local scene Tony from Fargo Promotions. He’s here to talk about his work, about Godiva Calling and about Dave’s World Live
  • Talking Dave’s World Live, there’s a song from the latest band to be added to that bill – Blank Parody
  • There’s also a song of the week from my favourite Bulgarian rapcore band, Simai
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands returns to the show with an update from the first Birmingham Metal 2 the Masses semi final
  • I review the stunning new album from Gnarwolves
  • I round up what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Dave’s World Live, Temple Black, Birmingham Live Bands and Milk Teeth

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 68 – mini mixtape, ’68, Gehtika & good news galore

A music-filled show for you this week…

  • Instead of a special guest, I’m bringing you a six song mini mixtape of awesome tunes from this scene in 2017 so far, some of whom also happen to be playing Dave’s World Live on Sunday 11 June. That means you’ll be hearing from Wax Futures, Splintered, KiriKai, Stranded, deny all robots and Flatline.
  • On top of all that music, there’s also a song of the week from ’68.
  • I review the brand new EP from those spiffing chaps in Gehtika
  • I round up what gigs are coming up over the next few days
  • And there’s loads of good news from Temple Black, Sophie Fest, Black Coast, deny all robots and Dead Hands

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 67 – M2TM Coventry Final review with Squatter, Failure is an Option, While She Sleeps & Flatline

Another ace show for you…

  • My guest this week is Bloodstock Radio’s own Squatter who will help me look back on Saturday’s Metal 2 the Masses Coventry Grand Final, which featured The Mire Deep, Devil’s Playground, Barbikan, Djinova, WAVE, Pelugion and Sumer, from whom I also play a song
  • There’s a song of the week from Failure is an Option
  • I review the new album from While She Sleeps and the new EP from Flatline
  • There’s a lot at what gigs are coming up over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Godiva Calling, Sophie Fest, Black Peaks, The Contortionist, wars and SHVPES

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 66 – M2TM Coventry Final preview

Music galore this week…

  • I’ll be previewing this weekend’s Metal 2 the Masses Coventry Final at the Arches Venue, which will feature Pelugion, The Mire Deep, Djinova, Devil’s Playground, Barbikan and WAVE, as well as guest headliners Sumer.
  • I’ll talk you through each band and play you one of their songs too.
  • I’ll also tell you not only what prizes the winning band will walk away with, but what YOU could also get your hands on!
  • And there’s the usual gig roundup and news from Mosh Against Cancer Coventry, Dave’s World Live and Kevin Devine.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 65 – Barbikan, Wax Futures, M2TM Birmingham & Dave’s World Live news

An eggs-cellent pre-Easter show this week (#sorrynotsorry)…

  • I’m joined by your new favourite power metal band, and Metal 2 the Masses Coventry finalists, Barbikan, who talk lullabies, dragons & drummers
  • There’s a song of the week from the brilliant Wax Futures
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands reports back on the final Birmingham Metal 2 the Masses heat, with the help of Matt from Southfall
  • There’s news from Mosh Against Cancer Coventry, Birmingham Metal to the Masses, Birmingham Live Bands and Fargo Promotions
  • And I reveal another band that will be playing at Dave’s World Live in June!

Podcast time! Eggs-cellent!

Episode 64 – Mosh Against Cancer, ’68, Creeper tour, M2TM roundup, Pugtopsy

An awesome show this week…

  • My guests are Chris and Angel from FATangel talking all things Mosh Against Cancer, with a bit of music from Bull-Riff Stampede and Sanguine
  • There’s a song of the week from the awesome ’68
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands reviews the latest heat of Birmingham Metal 2 the Masses, with help from Devil’s Dice
  • I review Creeper’s headline tour, where they were supported by Milk Teeth, Energy & Puppy
  • I also review the third Metal 2 the Masses Coventry semi final, which starred Simai, Abandoned Life, Djinova & Barbikan
  • There’s a bonus song of the week from Pugtopsy
  • There’s news from Temple Black, Ghost, WAVE and Frank Carter
  • And I reveal TWO MORE bands who will be playing Dave’s World Live in June!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 63 – Vengeful Atonement, Petrol Girls, Wax Futures, Mastodon & M2TM catch ups

A behemoth of a show this week for you…

  • My guests are the brilliant Vengeful Atonement, who tell me why they opted for a full album instead of just an EP
  • There’s a song of the week, plus a mini live review, from Petrol Girls
  • I review the new mini album from Wax Futures and the new full album from Mastodon
  • I also report back on Sunday’s Metal to the Masses Coventry semi final, which starred Oily Toys, Slack Alice, WAVE, Devil’s Playground and Abhorrent Decimation
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands brings you up to speed on two weeks of action from the Birmingham Metal to the Masses competition, with the help of Rustlung and Netherhall
  • There’s news from Gehtika, Slam Dunk Festival, The Darkness and Birmingham Live Bands
  • PLUS I reveal the first two bands for this June’s Dave’s World Live event!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 62 – Palm Reader special

A very special show for you this week…

  • My guests are the brilliant Palm Reader, who join me for a feature-length special
  • We talk about their comeback track and tour, their two albums so far, their views on the British scene and more
  • And I’ll play you a few of their songs too!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 61 – Djinova, Gehtika & live report from M2TM Birmingham

A shorter, but totally sweet episode for you this week…

  • My guests are deathcore lot Djinova, who talk brutality, technicality and band logos
  • There’s a song of the week and some spiffing news from the brilliant Gehtika
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands reviews Heat 2 of Metal 2 the Masses Birmingham, with the help of Matthew from Genesis Arc
  • There’s a look at what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days.
  • There’s news from Temple Black, Wax Futures, Black Rose Cadillac, Petrol Girls and Against Me
  • And I reveal the first few details about something very special - Dave’s World LIVE!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 60 – Splintered, Stranded & live reports from M2TM Coventry Heat AND Birmingham

A riff-heavy episode for you this week…

  • My guests are hardcore mob Splintered, who tell me about their new lease of life since changing their name.
  • There’s a song of the week from another hardcore lot - Stranded
  • There’s a live report from the wildcard heat of Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, which starred Djinova, Vengeful Atonement, When the Wolf Comes Home, Kirikai and WAVE.
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands reviews Heat 1 of Metal 2 the Masses Birmingham, with the help of Nat Bite from Killer Bob
  • There’s a look at what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Cancer Bats, Mayday Parade, Arctangent and Splintered.

Podcast time! Excellent!