Monday, 16 April 2012

"Rock & Roll is not dead"

"Someone recently said we're like an everyman's rock and roll band - there's something there for everybody" grins Anthony Wright, lead vocalist and guitarist of Wolverhampton's own The Whiskey Syndicate.

The statement couldn't be more true. With their hard-hitting beats and stripped-down rock sound, the band produce a little something for everybody to get into.
The band are Wolverhampton's answer to Guns 'N' Roses and Motley Crue; a true rock and roll band that never fail to get an audience moving.

In June the band will at long-last release their début album, 'The Right Side Of Crazy'. But last night they were at the Slade Rooms for their launch show, previewing the album in its entirety before taking to the stage for the biggest performance of their lives.

The show proved that the band were up to the challenge as they showed why they've become renowned for their live shows. The band powered through a set of songs old and new as the audience danced and sang along to the band, with songs 'Rise For Me' and 'Break The Chain' showing the band on top form.
The band end the show by taking a bow and diving into the arms of their adoring audience - a fitting finish to a phenomenal hometown performance.

Yet despite all the momentum the band have, they're making sure that they don't get swept up in the moment and are remaining realistic about their hopes for the album.
"World domination would be a bit delusional. We want to make a statement; we want to make an impact. Rock and roll is not dead."

To listen to the interview, click here.

Hadouken Wolverhampton Gig Preview

In just five short years dance-rock band Hadouken have signed to Ministry Of Sound and patented their own brand of bass-driven synthrock. And on Wednesday 16th the band will bring their ever-popular club sound to Wolverhampton's Slade Rooms.

The band have been turning heads since their début album, 'Music For An Accelerated Generation', in 2007 and have maintained a devoted cult following ever since.
Now the band are all set to release their third album and are currently touring the UK with a brand new show.

In an exclusive interview singer James Smith revealed that fans can expect their favourite songs at the show, alongside brand new material from the upcoming album.
"You've got to respect that people want to hear songs that they know. We generally will play a few [new songs] but we're not going to play an entirely new set. They're the ones that are going to be the singles and that are going to come out soon enough."

Smith went on to reveal that fans can expect a very exciting show.
"We like to get everyone moving and singing along. There's a lot of fun for the people that don't want to get involved with the mosh pits as well."

Smith also praised Wolverhampton and the fans the band have there.
"When we've played in Wolverhampton, we've always had a good crowd and we really enjoy it. There's been some really memorable gigs there." 

Tickets for the show are available at or from the Midlands box office. 

To listen to the interview, click here.