Now in its third year Mad Cool Festival has already delivered some stunning line-ups, with the likes of The Who, The Prodigy, Foo Fighters and Green Day all featuring in past editions of the Madrid-based festival. This year was perhaps one of the most stacked line-ups to date, not only in the small history of the festival, but also compared to other festivals around Europe. Spanning across seven different stages this years edition featured some amazing acts, from Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys, to Depeche Mode and Pearl Jam. But where most of the attention was drawn to the headline acts, and I guess understandably so, this year also featured a bunch of fantastic up-and-coming bands too. Both local and international artists took to the two smaller stages, called the ‘Mondo Sonoro Stage’ and the ‘Thunder Bitch Stage’, and it was here where I had the pleasure of discovering these five new (to me) bands.
Escapism is an important part of life. Whether that comes from sport, film, art or something else, the escape from the daily rigmarole of work and routine can often be the release that we need. Nothing embodies that notion of escaping the reality more than psychedelic rock, the captivating imagery, and the wandering larger than life sounds, the grandiose vocals and lyrics, it’s a genre bursting with imagination and other-worldliness. Since the genre beamed its colourful head back in the late 1960s, the sound has been twisted and blended with different styles, each era bowing their heads to the originators, but having their own unique take on it.
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Date: May 17, 2017
Where?: The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Music video that I helped to create, and also starred in.
‘…First music video created for my Music Video Production class at Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus. It is a fan made video of Slipknot’s Snuff. Hope you enjoy my first ever video 🙂
Actor: William Garnett
Dancer: Catherine Pastrana
Video crew: Giulia Spadaro and Nikita Zabinski
Editing: Giulia Spadaro…’
First published: February 10, 2016
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Date: March 11, 2016
Where?: Lennon’s, Southampton
The guys from Night Owl Promotions stopped by to give us the run down of their upcoming night at Lennons this Friday, featuring Lock & Key, Griever and more.
£5 tickets are available here: www.fatsoma.com/night-owl-promoti…ver-nebraska-more
First published: March 7, 2016
Shows like these are notorious for their crowd interaction, the mosh pits, the lead singer jumping into the crowd, the sweaty fat guy with his top off swinging it above his head, it can be these antics that makes these type of gigs so enjoyable to attend. However, it’s a shame when sometimes a minority of people take there enthusiasm a bit too far and get carried away with it, swinging there bodies all over the place, especially into small girls and people who are clearly not in the mosh pit. Different people enjoy gigs in different ways, some people like to mosh as there expression of enjoyment of the music, and some people just like to enjoy the music. The two should not have to clash, even at a small venue such as Joiners. In spite of this, the raw emotion that was shown by each band on the night is enough to get even the mellowest of guys stirred. The Intimacy of Joiners makes it feel like you’re at one with the band, the audience able to see each emotion on the bands faces – to study/to admire.