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23 Apr Bayside Support for: Alkaline Trio o2 ABC, Glasgow April 21st 2014 All photos by Stacey @ Music Box Unwinds www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk/photosFacebook | Twitter

Bayside
Support for: Alkaline Trio
o2 ABC, Glasgow
April 21st 2014

All photos by Stacey @ Music Box Unwinds
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23 Apr The Murderburgers Support for: Alkaline Trio o2 ABC, Glasgow April 21st 2014 All photos by Stacey @ Music Box Unwindswww.musicboxunwinds.co.uk/photosFacebook | Twitter

The Murderburgers
Support for: Alkaline Trio
o2 ABC, Glasgow
April 21st 2014

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22 Apr All photos of Alkaline Trio aswell as our interview with them are online now! Go check them out.
Matt Skiba // Alkaline Trio Support from: Bayside & Murderburgers o2 ABC Monday 21st April 2014 Glasgow Scotland All photos by Stacey @ Music Box Unwinds. All rights reserved, do not remove watermark/credit www.musicboxunwinds.co.uk/photosFacebook | Twitter

All photos of Alkaline Trio aswell as our interview with them are online now! Go check them out.

Matt Skiba // Alkaline Trio
Support from: Bayside & Murderburgers
o2 ABC
Monday 21st April 2014
Glasgow Scotland

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22 Apr It was an absolute honour to spend some time with some of my all time favourite musicians.
Thank you, Alkaline Trio!Do not remove watermark/creditwww.musicboxunwinds.co.uk

It was an absolute honour to spend some time with some of my all time favourite musicians.

Thank you, Alkaline Trio!
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22 Apr

After 14 years of waiting, I finally got the chance to sit down with the legends that are Alkaline Trio. This is the first time I’ve had the privilege of interviewing a band that I truly love and have done for more than half my life. 

Check out what they have to say about My Shame Is True, the writing process, their tour and what’s to come for the band.

Massive thanks to Matt, Daniel and Derek, Emma, Haaris and their tour manager, Andy! extra thanks to Andy for calling off sound check so there was no noise interruptions and giving me a setlist :) 

First of our interviews to be recorded using a bin to prop it up ha!

Thank you and enjoy!
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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

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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

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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
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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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