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BOB DYLAN | LIVE REVIEW

BOB DYLAN | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wed 3 May The generation of music that gave birth to Bob Dylan is regrettably disappearing. The test of time has noticeably affected those who supported him from the start of his career but has not caused their loyalty to falter as they trundled into the […]

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THUNDER / CATS IN SPACE | LIVE REVIEW

THUNDER / CATS IN SPACE | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Fri 24 Mar It’s a testimony to Thunder that they can still pack an arena out, nearly 30 years into their career, when other bands of their ilk have long been since forgotten. The UK hard rockers are back in south Wales and […]

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OLLY MURS / LOUISA JOHNSON | LIVE REVIEW

OLLY MURS / LOUISA JOHNSON | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Mon 20 Mar As a big fan of Olly Murs, I had high expectations for his show on the 20th March 2017, and I think that it’s safe to say that he did not disappoint. On taking the stage following a set from […]

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THE XX | LIVE REVIEW

THE XX | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Fri 17 Mar Four and a half years ago, just a day after releasing their sophomore album Coexist, The xx played to a sold-out Coal Exchange prior to embarking on a huge European tour. Whilst their appearance in the Welsh capital may have been a surprise […]

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A DAY TO REMEMBER | LIVE REVIEW

A DAY TO REMEMBER | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sun 22 Jan Although the snaking line of ticket holders has already slithered its way around the entire complex, a few freezing fans are in the cold as the first act makes their way out onto the raised platform. UK emo-punkers Moose Blood have […]

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD / DISTURBED | LIVE REVIEW

AVENGED SEVENFOLD / DISTURBED | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Thurs 19 Jan Following on from Korn and Limp Bizkit’s triumphant return to the capital in December, tonight Cardiff is once again treated to another bill of metal behemoths. Bringing their full production to the Motorpoint this evening are goth nu-metal heroes Disturbed and […]

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SUPER FURRY ANIMALS | LIVE REVIEW

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS | LIVE REVIEW Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sat 17 Dec   Super Furry Animals fittingly ended their Fuzzy Logic 20th anniversary tour – also incorporating Radiator, the 1997 follow-up to that adored debut album – at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, to a packed house. As much a homecoming as a normal gig, it’s […]

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KORN / LIMP BIZKIT / MADBALL | LIVE REVIEW

KORN / LIMP BIZKIT / MADBALL | LIVE REVIEW Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sun 18 Dec   The last time Korn and Limp Bizkit hit South Wales together was 1997 in Newport. This was arguably around the time that the term ‘nu-metal’ was conceived, which makes both these bands the founding fathers. That was nearly 20 […]

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BIFFY CLYRO | LIVE REVIEW

BIFFY CLYRO | LIVE REVIEW Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Tue 6 Dec   When you get an email at 5.30 on a cold December evening, asking if you’d like to review Biffy Clyro that same night, the phrase “does a bear defecate in the woods?” comes to mind. Even if my reply was a tad more […]

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KORN / LIMP BIZKIT | LIVE PREVIEW

KORN / LIMP BIZKIT | LIVE PREVIEW Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sun 18 Dec If you were into angst-ridden nu-metal or rap-rock 15 to 20 years ago, you’ll remember not being able to flick through a magazine without seeing column inches being taken up by red cap-wearing Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and king of the […]