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Charlie Simpson : Academy 2, Newcastle, 30/6/2011 - Live Reviews
Kelly Smith watches former Fightstar front man Charlie Simpson play an intimate, but brilliant show in one of his first solo performances at the Academy in Newcastle

We Are The Ocean : Academy 2, Newcastle, 14/10/2010 - Live Reviews
Kelly Smith finds much acclaimed post hardcore band We Are The Ocean monotonous and soon becoming dull at a show at the Acadeemy 2 in Newcastle

DVD-Nirvana : Live at Reading - Profiles
Kelly Smith is impressed by the energy and force of Nirvana's new DVD, 'Live at Reading', which was filmed in 1992 at their headlining performance at the Reading Festival

Ghost of a Thousand : Interview - Interviews
Up-and-coming Brighton-based group the Ghost of a Thousand speak to Kelly Smith about their frantic live schedule and just released debut album, 'New Hopes, New Demonstrations'

In Case of Fire : Interview - Interviews
Kelly Smith chats to hardworking Irish punk pop trio at a gig in Newcastle supporting Fightstar about their heavy schedule of touring and just released debut album, 'Align the Planets'

Slam Dunk Festival : Leeds University Refectory, Leeds, 25/5/2009 - Live Reviews
While finding much to admire in the performances of bands such as Me Vs Hero, We Are Kings and the show-stealing Kids in Glass Houses, Kelly Smith finds one day Leeds punk pop festival overcrowded and badly organised

You Me At Six : Academy, Newcastle, 10/3/2009 - Live Reviews
At the Newcastle Academy, Kelly Smith watches much hyped pop punk five piece You Me At Six play a capable, yet almost entirely formulaic set which inds them rarely breaking out of their comfort zone

Fightstar : Interview - Interviews
Kelly Smith chats to increasingly acclaimed post-hardcore emo band Fightstar about touring with Feeder and their third full length album which is due out early next year

Fightstar : Academy, Newcastle, 23/10/2008 - Live Reviews
At the Newcastle Academy, Kelly Smith watches the still grossly under rated Fightstar in support to a dull Feeder play an energetic and atmospheric set

We The Kings : Interview - Interviews
Kelly Smith speaks to Travis Clark, lead singer of excitable Florida-based pop punksters We The Kings, about touring and his band's just-released and self-titled debut album

We The Kings : Cockpit, Leeds, 16/9/2009 - Live Reviews
At the Cockpit in Leeds, Kelly Smith finds We The Kings' enthusiastic blend of punk pop infectious and compelling

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