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!

Episode 59 – When the Wolf Comes Home, Charles Dexter Ward and the Imagineers, Ideal Club EP review & M2TM Coventry Heat 5 live report

A cracking episode for you this week…

  • My guests are the quite brilliant When the Wolf Comes Home, who talk playing live, recording and not doing weird things to every third note.
  • There’s a song of the week from Charles Dexter Ward and the Imagineers
  • There’s a live report from heat 5 of Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, which starred Djinova, Vengeful Atonement, Slack Alice and Devil’s Playground.
  • There’s a review of the debut EP from Ideal Club 
  • There’s a look at what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Surprise You’re Dead Music, Mosh Against Cancer 2, Sonata Fall and Metal 2 the Masses Wolverhampton.
  • And I tell you why all of the world’s recent problems are the fault of a certain Foo Fighters frontman.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 58 – bloom, Dead Heads, M2TM Coventry Heat 3 & Palm Reader live report

A bumper episode for you this week…

  • My guests are the exceptional bloom who tell me about how they formed, how they surprised themselves with how much they enjoyed playing live and what success might look like for them.
  • There’s a song of the week from Dead Hands, a great band currently in need of a drummer - could it be you?
  • There’s a live report from heat 4 of Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, which starred Shallow Kings, Simai, Slowbro and The Mire Deep, and another live report from Palm Reader, wars, Toy Mountains, bloom and Splintered
  • There’s a look at what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from While She Sleeps, Coast to Coast, Employed to Serve, Uprising Leicester, Surprise You’re Dead Music, Metal 2 the Masses Wolverhampton, Vengeful Atonement, Wounded Cross and Bloodstock Festival.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 57 – Temple Black, Splintered & M2TM Coventry Heat 3

On the menu this week…

  • My guests are the brilliant Temple Black, who sit on the heavy end of heavy rock and have an excellent proportion of band members called Dave.
  • Ahead of their slot supporting Palm Reader this weekend, my song of the week comes from the awesome Splintered
  • There’s a live report from heat 3 of Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, which starred Oily Toys, When the Wolf Comes Home, Adda Nari and my band WAVE.
  • There’s a look at what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Godiva Festival, 2000 Trees, Arctangent, Holy+Gold, Metal 2 the Masses Wolverhampton, Power Quest, FATangel bookings, Fargo Tours, Gehtika and Black Rose Cadillac

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 56 – denyallROBOTS, Arbor Lights, Stranded & M2TM Coventry Heat 2

On this week’s show…

  • My guests this week are the superb trio denyallROBOTS.
  • There’s song of the week from post rockers Arbor Lights.
  • There is a live report from the second Metal 2 the Masses Coventry heat, which starred Koncept, Barbikan and Temple Black.
  • I review the new demo from Stranded.
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Conjurer, Surprise You’re Dead Music, Palm Reader, Dead Hands, Golden Deathmask & Fargo Tours

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 55 – Wax Futures, Coast to Coast, Splintered, Kirikai, M2TM & ADTR

On this week’s show…

  • My guests this week are the fabulous three-piece Wax Futures - winners of my award for best live band of 2016.
  • There’s song of the week from pop punkers Coast to Coast.
  • There are live reviews of A Day to Remember’s arena tour - where support came from New Found Glory, Neck Deep and Moose Blood - plus a report from the first Metal 2 the Masses Coventry heat, which starred Pelugion, Wounded Cross, Abandoned Life and KiriKai.
  • I review the new EPs from KiriKai and Splintered.
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Home of Metal, Splintered, Bloom, Press to MECO, Bloodstock Festival, Arctangent Festival, 2000 Trees Festival and Puma XIII.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 54 – Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, Tyrannosaurus Nebulous, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, wars & live reviews

Coming up this week…

  • In celebration of the start of the Metal 2 the Masses competition in Coventry this week, my guests are two of the team from the Underground Ascending, who have helped bring the contest to the city.
  • There’s song of the week from Tyrannosaurus Nebulous.
  • There are live reviews of Black Coast, Cove, Charlie Jack, Ho99o9 and the Dillinger Escape Plan.
  • I review the new album from Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes and the debut album from wars.
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Havok, While She Sleeps, Black Foxxes, This Memory, Splintered, WAVE, Arbor Lights and Oldernar.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 53 – KiriKai, Free Sun Rising & Code Orange

A cracking show for you this week…

  • My guests are the brilliant grunge band KiriKai who talk Coventry, bringing grunge back and, of course, metal 2 the masses Coventry.
  • I have a song of the week from long-time friends of this show Free Sun Rising.
  • I review the stunning new album from Code Orange.
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Gojira, (hed) PE, Darkest Hour, Black Rose Cadillac, The Prophets, Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, Vengeful Atonement, Metal Wave Promotions & Splintered

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 52 – Pelugion, bloom & Dark Swan Dive

A hum-dinger of a show this week…

  • My first guests of 2017 are awesome Coventry heavy rock trio Pelugion, who talk riffs and the upcoming Metal 2 Masses Coventry competition.
  • I have a song of the week from a Birmingham band I’m very excited about…bloom.
  • I review the debut EP by Dark Swan Dive.
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Slam Dunk Festival, wars, Tony Iommi, Crimson Star and Dead Hands

Don’t forget to subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher, and check out the Facebook page too!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 51 – 17 gigs in early 2017 you can’t miss!

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s what I’ve got for you in this first show of 2017…

  • I’ve picked out 17 gigs happening in the West Midlands in the early part of 2017 that you’d be simply mad to miss. That means shout outs for (amongst others) Beaumont, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Coast, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Surprise You’re Dead Music, A Day to Remember, Black Sabbath, Black Peaks, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Ideal Club, Birmingham Promoters, Trash Talk, Palm Reader, While She Sleeps, Mosh Against Cancer Coventry, Metal 2 the Masses, Creeper, Matt 2 the Masses and Sophie Fest.
  • There’s a song of the week from Coventry punks Molotov Souls.
  • And there’s a few snippers of news too.

Don’t forget to subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher, and check out the Facebook page too!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 50 - end of year awards!

It’s that time - the first ever Dave’s World Awards!

  • Find out who has won
  • Hear tunes from all the winners
  • And I’ll throw in some of your suggestions too!

Reminder of those bands shortlisted: Underground Empire, Wax Futures, Southfall, To the Wall, denyallrobots, Black Coast, Oldernar, Brass Tongue, Dead Hands, Laptop Philharmonic, Lock & Key, Pörk, Vengeful Atonement, Stone Broken, Free Sun Rising, Anchors and Alibis, Stranded, Blank Parody, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Creeper, Black Peaks, Every Time I Die, Letlive, Zoax, Milk Teeth, Korn, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, While She Sleeps, Palm Reader, Cane Hill, Puppy, Black Foxxes & Heck

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 49 - Black Coast documentary, denyallrobots, Throes of Autumn, Biffy Clyro & Brand New, Zoax & Hacktivist, more awards news

Back to full health for the final regular episode of 2016…

  • This week the main feature is a special documentary going behind the scenes of Black Coast’s new single Lawless.
  • There’s a song of the week from Throes of Autumn
  • I review the latest EP by denyallrobots
  • There are two live reports - from Biffy Clyro & Brand New’s big arena show last week and Zoax, Bad Sign & Hacktivist slaying the Flapper this week
  • I reveal the final set of shortlists for next week’s end of year awards.
  • And I round up what gigs are coming up over the next few days.

Don’t forget to join me next week for the first ever end of year awards!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 48 - WAVE & some more awards shortlists

A snotty show this week…

  • My guest this week is Will, the drummer in and other half of my band WAVE. We chat about the band, winging it and I’ll play you some of our tunes.
  • I take a look at what gigs are coming up over the next week
  • And I reveal a few more nominees for my end of year awards!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 47 - Tiny Rockets, Blank Parody, Underground Empire, Pierce the Veil, Letlive, Creeper & Dave’s World Awards launch!

A busy, BUSY show for you this week…

  • My guests this week are the brilliant Tiny Rockets, who do everything - even their albums - fully live! We have a great chat and I’ll play you a couple of their songs.
  • There’s a song of the week from the highly promising Blank Parody.
  • I review the new EP from Underground Empire.
  • I’ve got a live report from the Pierce the Veil, let live and Creeper show at the weekend.
  • There’s news from KISS, Home of Metal, Pulled Apart By Horses, Vengeful Atonement and Metal 2 the Masses Coventry.
  • I look at what gigs are coming up over the next week.
  • And I reveal the first set of shortlisted bands for the inaugural Dave’s World awards!

And don’t forget, you can get £10 off your first booking at Pirate Studios just by listening to Dave’s World - just use the code I give out during the show!

Oh, and one more thing…make sure you tell me what your favourite releases of 2016 have been so I can include them in my end of year round-up - thanks!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 46 - Second City Hardcore Special, with Negative Reaction, Brass Tongue, Flatline, Lock & Key and Stranded

Something a bit different for you this week, I take a closer look at Birmingham’s vibrant hardcore scene. Over the course of this special, I find out what the appeal of hardcore is and why the local scene is special, with the help of…

  • Kieran Murphy of Negative Reaction and KJM Bookings
  • Brass Tongue
  • Flatline
  • Lock & Key
  • And Stranded

I’ll also play you a few tunes too!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 45 - Pörk, Black Rose Cadillac & peak gig season

On this episode…

  • My special guests are the hilarious and brilliant grunge/stoner band Pörk, who tell me all about their debut album Cogito Ergo Sum - which comes out this weekend! Ill also play you a couple of songs from that album.
  • There’s a song of the week from the hard rocking Black Rose Cadillac
  • There’s news from Anthrax, Metallica, Blank Parody, Dark Swan Dive and Metal 2 the Masses Coventry.
  • It’s peak gig season, which means there’s so many shows to check out this weekend you won’t know where to go
  • And I tell you about a special version of November Rain

And don’t forget, you can get £10 off your first booking at Pirate Studios just by listening to Dave’s World - just use the code I give out during the show!

Oh, and another thing…make sure you tell me what YOUR favourite releases of 2016 have been so I can include them in my end of year round-up - thanks!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 44 - Enemo-J, Laptop Philharmonic & festival news

On this episode…

  • Joining me this week are veterans of the local scene Enemo-J, who tell me about being a band for 16 years and having more than 30 members!
  • There’s a song of the week from the brilliant Laptop Philharmonic
  • There’s news from Download Festival, Bloodstock Festival, Slam Dunk Festival, Blink 182, Judas Priest, Black Coast & Little Cavalier.
  • There’s a few gigs to check out over the weekend.
  • I put out my first request for you guys to tell me your favourite albums and EPs of 2016 so I can include them in my end of year round up - please tell me what you’ve been blasting in 2016!
  • And I tell you about how you can make a death metal board game a reality!

And don’t forget, you can get £10 off your first booking at Pirate Studios just by listening to Dave’s World - just use the code I give out during the show!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 43 - The Loved and Lost, Ideal Club & Vengeful Atonement

Coming up for you this week…

  • Joining me this week are the wonderful and lovely The Loved and Lost, who tell me all about their band and their plans for 2017.
  • There’s a song of the week from the ace Ideal Club.
  • I review the debut album from Vengeful Atonement.
  • There’s news from Download Festival, Metallica, Black Peaks, Code Orange, Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, Metal Wave Promotions/Hallow Festival & Little Cavalier.
  • There’s a few gigs to check out over the weekend.
  • And I tell you about a weird AC/DC cover by a band who’s name I have to spell out.

And don’t forget, you can get £10 off your first booking at Pirate Studios just by listening to Dave’s World - just use the code I give out during the show!

Podcast time! Excellent!