And It’s Probably Gonna Fade Like A Tattoo That Hides The Shame

22 11 2010

For the last six months or so, I’ve more or less been constantly listening to all three albums by the Gaslight Anthem. While their first one ‘Sink Or Swim’ is easily my favourite (I like it when bands are a little rougher round the edges) this year’s ‘American Slang’ is great too, and it features in the top five of my ‘albums of 2010’ list that I’ve sent to the different mags I write for for their end of year polls.

Tonight, I’m reviewing the band at the Ulster Hall and I have to say I haven’t been as excited about a gig in a long time. Last night they covered Lizzy’s ‘the Boys Are Back In Town’ in Dublin, so here’s hoping we get something similar this evening and if they play ‘1930’ I will almost certainly lose. My. Shit.

Jettblack In This Month’s Metal Hammer

22 11 2010

Check out this month’s Metal Hammer for my three page Access All Areas feature with Jettblack and Reckless Love. I had a blast travelling around Ireland with the boys and doing lots of touristy things, though I swear I must have had my photo taken beside that Phil fuckin’ Lynott statue outside Bruxelles about a million times at this stage.

Anyway, Jettblack in particular are top blokes and a lot of fun to hang around with, so check them out if you haven’t heard them. Aside from the cock up with the byline, the piece looks ace and it’s one of my favourite things I’ve written all year, so if you like tales of booze, birds and debauchery then have a gander.

I also filmed some footage of the lads for their new single ‘Slip It On,’ so I will keep you posted whenever that sees the light of day.