Stop-Stop + supports @The Maze 2/7/2017

Well, after making my way to The Maze in Nottingham during a very warm summers’ day I managed to cool off a bit, after all, I had travelled to see three bands play tonight. Lippstick, a band that were emerging onto the local music scene, in a big way. They’re one of a number of bands waiting to hit the big-time and when you see them perform you’ll see why they’re not far off. Think theatrics meets horror-flicks in terms of band-image. They performed a mixture of both original material as well as a cover Don’t Cha and Sexy Back, re-mastered for a more rock tasting sound. One super fan in the audience got to sing with the lead singer and some point during their set things got interesting when they did another song about hookers. The crowd seemed to like Lippstick. Now I’d seen Parasite before and they just seem to get better every time I hear them perform, though a technical glitch did cause a small problem but other than that it was business as usual. They did attempt a Paradise City cover which actually went down quite well in all fairness. Straight over from Barcelona, Stop-Stop really brought the house down and got the crowds, including myself, towards the edge of the crowd stage. Think Bon Jovi meets Guns & Roses with a bit of Kiss and that’s the best way to sum up these guys. They did a combination of their own material which included a song called Billy No-Mates, which was dedicated to a member of the audience of the same name. They even did one dedicated the front-man’s mum and another to Facebook called Spit It Out. Weird story behind that one. Queen’s song Fat Bottomed Girls got the cover treatment and it true rock fashion a lot of man-flesh was on display. Overall it was a great night.

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Patriot Rebel @Rock City basement, Nottingham, 28/4/2015

Crowds gathered at the basement of Rock City for the launch of Patriot Rebel’s new LP launch and there was plenty to enjoy as four other bands helped celebrate the launch.

Parasight kicked off the night some top quality rock which was worthy of rock greatest themselves, it was that good and drew a large crowd. You could practically sense the adrenaline rush after a few minutes, and Desensitised, first female duo of the night and these were two girls who defiantly had something to shout about kept everything going. With plenty of material about beer, rubbish boyfriends and weekday antics along with lots of laughs these two are a definitely ones to watch in the future were the local music concerned. Keeping with female leads You Want Fox were the first all-female trio whose oozed adrenaline and bass

Eva Plays Dead kept everything going and took things straight into the crowd and their female lead even serenaded one lucky punter in the process, and the bassist kept the stage antics going with a riff on a speaker. By the end of the night Patriot Rebel owned the stage and ended night the only way it was meant to be: with full-on rock, and adrenaline fuelled mayhem. This was a night full of fresh original material, and these are five guys who have relentlessly proved there worth in the local music scene.

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