…Verna Colosi and Rachael Scarsbrook. Well done ladies! You can read their winning reviews below.
We decided that the standards of writing were so high that we’d choose two reporters to join our media team. And we’re very happy to have them both!
The winners have been notified and will be receiving more information about their exciting Redfest weekend in due course. In the meantime have a read of their reviews.
There’s one specific moment in While She Sleeps’ set tonight that will go home in the memory of each individual present. During a feral, crazed rendition of Dead Behind The Eyes, Loz thrusts his microphone to the crowd and it’s the breathless, almost humbled grin on his face as they screech his words back at him, that sets the tone to the entire evening. Though they follow relatively conventional forms of metalcore nowadays, it’s the passion and dedication they throw into every performance that makes them special. Judging by the faces of each member of the crowd, they would heartily concur. Drawing mainly from their intense debut album This Is The Six, While She Sleeps are on the fast-track to the rock big time; however, in the midst of it all, it’s worth wondering just how far they can propel themselves on one load of rocket fuel. – Verna Colosi.
Since when did Foals become so popular? Yes, their last crack at making it big was a true and heartfelt representation of their math inspired rock vision, but despite this there was a lot of stick attached to people; myself included, who ever sincerely declared their love for the Oxford four piece.
With rumours of a split circling the blogosphere, the tail end of 2012 was a troubling time for fans, but who could have predicted such a glorious return with; dare I say it? Some of the band’s best work to date. ‘My Number’ is the perfect indie pop song. The shredding nature of Yannis’s guitar cutting through the nothing but spirit rousing synth core to create a piece of art that is so festival perfect, I can smell the mud and wellies already. ‘Holy Fire’ isn’t just the album title, it’s a band pre-empting their fans reactions. – Rachael Scarsbrook.