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18 Apr All photos are online now!
Deaf Havana Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton April 14th 2014 All photos by Shannon Hanney for Music Box Unwinds. All rights reserved, do not remove watermark. www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk/photosFacebook | Twitter

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Deaf Havana
Wulfrun Hall
Wolverhampton
April 14th 2014

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18 Apr Deaf Havana plus support, Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall, Monday 14th April 2014
Deaf Havana set out on the “Old Souls” tour, hitting cities Leeds, Oxford, Wolverhampton and more. Support on this tour was from Welsh band The People The Poet and American rockers The Maine.
Doors opened at 7pm sharp. Eager fans had been queuing since noon to get the best view possible. I collected my photo pass and entered the venue. First up was Welsh band The People The Poet. The crowd seemed restless and didn’t respond too well to them, but in my opinion, they played well.
Next up were The Maine from Arizona, USA. From the response the crowd gave them, it was clear that a lot of people were fans. They played a good 8 song set, opening with “Run” from their latest album, released in 2013, Forever Halloween. Singer John O’Callaghan entertained the crowd with banter with other band members and got creative to encourage the crowd to dance around, saying he had thrown a “metaphorical rattle snake” at them.

Finally main act Deaf Havana took to the stage. The stage was dark, then illuminated by a sign spelling “DEAF HAVANA” in yellow/golden lights when band members took to the stage. Opening with “Lights”, followed by “Everybody’s Dancing”, they certainly did have everybody dancing! Fans seemed to particularly enjoy hearing old favourites, such as “I’m A Bore, Mostly”, “Little White Lies” (which they played slowed down and relaxed) and “Nicotine And Alcohol Saved My Life”. They left the stage after playing “Mildred (Lost A Friend)” and left the crowd wanting more. They returned to the stage after a few minutes and played a few more songs before leaving the stage for the last time.
- Shannon Hanneywww.musicboxunwinds.co.ukPhotos from their set will be online shortly.

Deaf Havana plus support, Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall, Monday 14th April 2014

Deaf Havana set out on the “Old Souls” tour, hitting cities Leeds, Oxford, Wolverhampton and more. Support on this tour was from Welsh band The People The Poet and American rockers The Maine.

Doors opened at 7pm sharp. Eager fans had been queuing since noon to get the best view possible. I collected my photo pass and entered the venue. First up was Welsh band The People The Poet. The crowd seemed restless and didn’t respond too well to them, but in my opinion, they played well.

Next up were The Maine from Arizona, USA. From the response the crowd gave them, it was clear that a lot of people were fans. They played a good 8 song set, opening with “Run” from their latest album, released in 2013, Forever Halloween. Singer John O’Callaghan entertained the crowd with banter with other band members and got creative to encourage the crowd to dance around, saying he had thrown a “metaphorical rattle snake” at them.

Finally main act Deaf Havana took to the stage. The stage was dark, then illuminated by a sign spelling “DEAF HAVANA” in yellow/golden lights when band members took to the stage. Opening with “Lights”, followed by “Everybody’s Dancing”, they certainly did have everybody dancing! Fans seemed to particularly enjoy hearing old favourites, such as “I’m A Bore, Mostly”, “Little White Lies” (which they played slowed down and relaxed) and “Nicotine And Alcohol Saved My Life”. They left the stage after playing “Mildred (Lost A Friend)” and left the crowd wanting more. They returned to the stage after a few minutes and played a few more songs before leaving the stage for the last time.

- Shannon Hanney
www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk
Photos from their set will be online shortly.

15 Apr all photos online!
Memphis May Fire plus support, O2 Academy 2, Thursday 10th April

American metalcore band Memphis May Fire set out on a UK tour to promote new album “Unconditional” with Birmingham band Cytota, Japanese band FACT and American band The Word Alive. They played a sold out gig at the O2 Academy 2 on Thursday 10th April.
Fans arrived steadily throughout the night. Birmingham band Cytota were first up and played an energetic 20 minute set.
Next up were Japanese band FACT. Combining screamy melodies with gang vocals in the chorus, they entertained fans for 25 minutes before leaving the stage.
With the room almost full, American rockers The Word Alive played an impressive half hour set and thoroughly entertained fans. It seemed clear that some fans only went to the gig to see them.
The room now full of fans and hot and sticky, headline act Memphis May Fire took to the stage after leaving fans waiting 25 minutes. They opened with hit song “The Sinner” to get the crowd moving. The band played a song from their new album – “Unconditional” – “The Rose”; the crowd responded to this well but didn’t know it too well. They were meant to play a two song encore, but due to technical issues with the drums, they played straight through; playing “Prove Me Right” and finishing with “Legacy”.
- Shannon Hanneywww.musicboxunwinds.co.uk

all photos online!

Memphis May Fire plus support, O2 Academy 2, Thursday 10th April

American metalcore band Memphis May Fire set out on a UK tour to promote new album “Unconditional” with Birmingham band Cytota, Japanese band FACT and American band The Word Alive. They played a sold out gig at the O2 Academy 2 on Thursday 10th April.

Fans arrived steadily throughout the night. Birmingham band Cytota were first up and played an energetic 20 minute set.

Next up were Japanese band FACT. Combining screamy melodies with gang vocals in the chorus, they entertained fans for 25 minutes before leaving the stage.

With the room almost full, American rockers The Word Alive played an impressive half hour set and thoroughly entertained fans. It seemed clear that some fans only went to the gig to see them.

The room now full of fans and hot and sticky, headline act Memphis May Fire took to the stage after leaving fans waiting 25 minutes. They opened with hit song “The Sinner” to get the crowd moving. The band played a song from their new album – “Unconditional” – “The Rose”; the crowd responded to this well but didn’t know it too well. They were meant to play a two song encore, but due to technical issues with the drums, they played straight through; playing “Prove Me Right” and finishing with “Legacy”.

- Shannon Hanney
www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk

15 Apr

On the one year anniversary of the passing of their bass player, Chi Cheng, Deftones released their amazing, previously unreleased track, Smile from their unreleased album Eros.

Unfortunately, Chi was involved in a car crash in November 2008. He remained in a coma for awhile after the accident, eventually to come out of the coma but only into a semi-concious state in which he remained until April 13th 2013. Chi sadly passed away at only 42 years old.

Personally, Chi Cheng has been one of my absolute favourites since I was a teen and after seeing Deftones without him in 2010 it spurred something in me to do something. On February 23rd 2011 we held the first ever fundraiser for him in Britian.

Tragic that such a beautiful person who done so much for charity and everyone around him, while creating immense music could be taken in such a horrible way.

Give the song a listen, it’ll break your heart but fill your heart with happiness to hear one of Chi’s last recordings.

Fly High. Fly Free, Dai!
Chi Ling “Dai” Cheng
1970-2013

13 Apr All of Shannon’s photos of Memphis May Fire in Birmingham are online now!
Memphis May Fire Birmingham, UK April 10th 2014 All photos by Shannon Hanney for Music Box Unwinds. All rights reserved, do not remove watermark. www.musicboxunwinds.co.ukFacebook | Twitter

All of Shannon’s photos of Memphis May Fire in Birmingham are online now!

Memphis May Fire
Birmingham, UK
April 10th 2014

All photos by Shannon Hanney for Music Box Unwinds.
All rights reserved, do not remove watermark.
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12 Apr All of Charlotte’s shots of Arcane Roots in London on april 10th are online now!
Arcane Roots The Garage London, EnglandApril 10th 2014 All photos by Charlotte Davidson for Music Box Unwinds. All rights reserved, do not remove watermark. www.musicboxunwinds.co.ukFacebook | Twitter

All of Charlotte’s shots of Arcane Roots in London on april 10th are online now!

Arcane Roots
The Garage
London, England
April 10th 2014

All photos by Charlotte Davidson for Music Box Unwinds.
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12 Apr

After what seems like forever, we finally have new music from the insanely awesome band, Dot Hacker!

They’ve released their new track “Whatever You Want”, which is the Side A of their Record Store Day 7” release. It’s also from their new album How’s Your Process, which should be released this summer! Cannot wait to hear more new music from Dot Hacker!

Get your ears wrapped around the amazing new track!

01 Apr Elliot MinorFarewell ShowMarch 30th 2014Islington
London, England
All photos by Charlotte Davidson for Music Box UnwindsAll rights reserved, do not remove watermark/credit.www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk

Elliot Minor
Farewell Show
March 30th 2014
Islington

London, England

All photos by Charlotte Davidson for Music Box Unwinds
All rights reserved, do not remove watermark/credit.
www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk

25 Mar A year ago we shot The Gaslight Anthem’s second night in Glasgow which was also on founder of MBU,(me) Stacey’s birthday!
Today is Stacey’s 25th birthday and a year from The Gaslight Anthem’s amazing show!

A year ago we shot The Gaslight Anthem’s second night in Glasgow which was also on founder of MBU,(me) Stacey’s birthday!

Today is Stacey’s 25th birthday and a year from The Gaslight Anthem’s amazing show!

17 Mar

Music Box Unwinds will be made into a one off podcast!

Who would you like to hear being interviewed on the podcast?

Either reply to this post of send us your thoughts to musicboxunwinds.co.uk/ask

Thanks!

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16 Mar Reverend and The MakersElectric BallroomLondon, EnglandMarch 13th 2014
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Reverend and The Makers
Electric Ballroom
London, England
March 13th 2014

All photos by Nicola Cane @ Music Box Unwinds
All Rights Reserved. Do not remove watermark.
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11 Mar All Time Low with support from Tonight Alive and Only Rivals, O2 Academy Birmingham, 9/3/14American pop-rockers All Time Low set out on the “A Love Like Tour” tour with Australian female fronted band Tonight Alive and Dublin rockers Only Rivals. They played a sold out show at the O2 Academy Birmingham on 9/3/14.
Doors were at 7pm and upon arriving to the venue the queue appeared to go on for miles. Some fans had been at the venue since 6am trying to meet the band and hoping to get to the barrier.
Irish band Only Rivals were first to take to the stage and played a 30 minute set. They did a decent job of getting the crowd warmed up.
Next to take to the stage was Australian band Tonight Alive. It appeared that most of the crowd were fans; they were singing along and moshing for the entirety of their set. They played an energetic 40 minute set, opening with “The Fire” and closing with hit single “Lonely Girl”. Fans seemed to really enjoy “Listening” which they released as a single in July 2012. Front woman Jenna McDougall asked the crowd if they wanted to hear a new song; they then performed “The Edge”, it went down well with the crowd.
15 minutes before All Time Low took to the stage eager fans started chanting and urging them to come out. Fans also seemed to get excited when a huge black curtain was lifted up to cover the stage. The room suddenly went dark, I grabbed my camera and got into prime photographing position. Lights behind the curtain lit up to leave silhouettes of the band members. The curtain dropped and the band went straight into playing, opening with “Do You Want Me (Dead?)”. Guitarist Jack Barakat was running around and jumping all over the stage, he didn’t stay still for more than a few seconds! Female fans threw bras towards the stage, many actually getting onto the stage. I counted at least 20 before I left the pit!
Because of the heat in the room a lot of fans had to be pulled out of the crowd and given water and a sit down; singer Alex Gaskarth noticed this and told the entire crowd to “take one massive step back so these guys at the front can breathe”, to which they cheered and did. Throughout their entire set the entire band were creating banter with each other and with the crowd; this added a more humorous touch to the show. Drummer Rian Dawson stopped drumming at one point in their set to vomit; Alex joked about daring Rian to eat a bowl of custard immediately before their set which would cause him to vomit.

After playing hit song “Weightless” Rian, Jack and bassist Zack Merrick left the stage and left Alex alone to perform “Remembering Sunday” and “Therapy” on an acoustic guitar. I saw many fans crying during “Therapy” but they quickly composed themselves when the rest of the band rejoined Alex on stage for “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t)”. Before playing “Time Bomb”, Alex and Jack looked at the crowd and selected five lucky fans to come up on stage to sing and dance, I even saw one take a quick ‘selfie’ with Jack. This worked well with the fans singing parts of the song and dancing around the stage. They played “Oh! Calamity” and left the stage without saying anything. The crowd cheered for them to come back. They returned to the stage minutes later to play “The Reckless And The Brave”, “A Love Like War” – originally sung with Vic Fuentes (lead singer of Pierce The Veil) but Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive filled in – and they ended with “Dear Maria, Count Me In” then left the stage for the last time, thanking everyone for coming out and seeing them.
- Shannon Hanneywww.musicboxunwinds.co.uk

All Time Low with support from Tonight Alive and Only Rivals, O2 Academy Birmingham, 9/3/14

American pop-rockers All Time Low set out on the “A Love Like Tour” tour with Australian female fronted band Tonight Alive and Dublin rockers Only Rivals. They played a sold out show at the O2 Academy Birmingham on 9/3/14.

Doors were at 7pm and upon arriving to the venue the queue appeared to go on for miles. Some fans had been at the venue since 6am trying to meet the band and hoping to get to the barrier.

Irish band Only Rivals were first to take to the stage and played a 30 minute set. They did a decent job of getting the crowd warmed up.

Next to take to the stage was Australian band Tonight Alive. It appeared that most of the crowd were fans; they were singing along and moshing for the entirety of their set. They played an energetic 40 minute set, opening with “The Fire” and closing with hit single “Lonely Girl”. Fans seemed to really enjoy “Listening” which they released as a single in July 2012. Front woman Jenna McDougall asked the crowd if they wanted to hear a new song; they then performed “The Edge”, it went down well with the crowd.

15 minutes before All Time Low took to the stage eager fans started chanting and urging them to come out. Fans also seemed to get excited when a huge black curtain was lifted up to cover the stage. The room suddenly went dark, I grabbed my camera and got into prime photographing position. Lights behind the curtain lit up to leave silhouettes of the band members. The curtain dropped and the band went straight into playing, opening with “Do You Want Me (Dead?)”. Guitarist Jack Barakat was running around and jumping all over the stage, he didn’t stay still for more than a few seconds! Female fans threw bras towards the stage, many actually getting onto the stage. I counted at least 20 before I left the pit!

Because of the heat in the room a lot of fans had to be pulled out of the crowd and given water and a sit down; singer Alex Gaskarth noticed this and told the entire crowd to “take one massive step back so these guys at the front can breathe”, to which they cheered and did. Throughout their entire set the entire band were creating banter with each other and with the crowd; this added a more humorous touch to the show. Drummer Rian Dawson stopped drumming at one point in their set to vomit; Alex joked about daring Rian to eat a bowl of custard immediately before their set which would cause him to vomit.

After playing hit song “Weightless” Rian, Jack and bassist Zack Merrick left the stage and left Alex alone to perform “Remembering Sunday” and “Therapy” on an acoustic guitar. I saw many fans crying during “Therapy” but they quickly composed themselves when the rest of the band rejoined Alex on stage for “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t)”. Before playing “Time Bomb”, Alex and Jack looked at the crowd and selected five lucky fans to come up on stage to sing and dance, I even saw one take a quick ‘selfie’ with Jack. This worked well with the fans singing parts of the song and dancing around the stage. They played “Oh! Calamity” and left the stage without saying anything. The crowd cheered for them to come back. They returned to the stage minutes later to play “The Reckless And The Brave”, “A Love Like War” – originally sung with Vic Fuentes (lead singer of Pierce The Veil) but Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive filled in – and they ended with “Dear Maria, Count Me In” then left the stage for the last time, thanking everyone for coming out and seeing them.

- Shannon Hanney
www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk

11 Mar Photos of All Time Low are online now!
All Time LowSupport from: Tonight AliveBirmingham AcademyMarch 9th 2013
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Photos of All Time Low are online now!

All Time Low
Support from: Tonight Alive
Birmingham Academy
March 9th 2013

All photos by Shannon Hanney @ Music Box Unwinds.
Do not remove watermark/credit.
www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk
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11 Mar All Tonight Alive photos are online now!
Tonight AliveSupport for: All Time LowBirmingham AcademyMarch 9th 2013
All photos by Shannon Hanney @ Music Box Unwinds.Do not remove watermark/credit.www.musicboxunwinds.co.ukTwitter | Facebook

All Tonight Alive photos are online now!

Tonight Alive
Support for: All Time Low
Birmingham Academy
March 9th 2013

All photos by Shannon Hanney @ Music Box Unwinds.
Do not remove watermark/credit.
www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk
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09 Mar Sam Carter // ArchitectsABC March 8th 2014Glasgow, Scotland
All photos by Stacey Auld @ Music Box Unwinds.All rights reserved. Do not remove watermark.www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk

Sam Carter // Architects
ABC March 8th 2014
Glasgow, Scotland

All photos by Stacey Auld @ Music Box Unwinds.
All rights reserved. Do not remove watermark.
www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk