Interview with Ryan McCombs, frontman of SOiL

Our team, Kieron and Debz caught up with Ryan McCombs of SOiL on their recent tour. Alt Ent: So, it’s been a year since you were here in the UK. How does it feel to be back? McCombs (Soil): Good, I mean not because I’m sitting here, but for me, whenever I leave I’m ready…

SOiL rock the North-East

On a chilly November evening, somewhere on the bank of the Tyne, between bars and bridges, a sound check took place in The Riverside. A lone tour bus sat outside, lights on, curtains closed. A small group of people start to form a huddle of excitement and anticipation. Behind the closed doors, SOiL prepare to take the…

Hyena Kill Live Review

So many bands have come through London who I’ve seen before yet just can’t be bothered to go and see again… Perhaps due to lack of originality, atmosphere, or whatever else it is that usually fails to get the juices flowing…I rarely head out on a Tuesday night these days for those very reasons. But…

The Rocking Dead: Rob Zombie comes to London

If anything is keeping rock n roll alive, it’s the undead. What appeared to be a long-standing line outside the venue bore more resemblance to what one would call a zombie horde. Eager long-haired, sweaty bearded fans were rife with anticipation; some queuing for half the day, some haggling down extortionate prices from the touts…

Blossoms hit London

I’d heard Blossoms before but I’d never listened to their music in detail. Before heading to the show, I decided to check out their recent No1 album alongside a few videos on t’internet. Not bad. Kind of what you’d expect to hear if an 80’s Fleetwood Mac tour bus crashed into Kasabian’s on a drizzly…

Crank it up – The Hyena Kill

I first saw The Hyena Kill perform live well over two years ago, having caught them by chance at Camden’s Black Heart. Whilst the Manchester duo seldom pass through London, the experience was somewhat overwhelming given the location; one of London’s tiniest but loudest first-floor venues. Having left my earplugs at home that day, I…