Tag Archives: Rock


You might have a bit more free time on your hands of late and find more time to discover new music. So I’ve put together some songs, past and present from Scunthorpe and North Lincs artists and bands but if you can add to it, please do!

Local independent & original artists


Review// Final Farewell to the previous Landlady of Lincoln Imp

It was the end of an era this past weekend, when after five years, landlady Lorraine Briggs called last orders on her time at The Lincoln Imp, as she settles down with partner Paul to raise her grandkids.

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New Night // Alternative Disco

A brand new trial DJ night. The Alternative Disco. With Indie, Pop Punk, Rock and more.

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“Mighty Welsh Math-Rock” The Decoy @ The Lincoln Imp

Described by Kerrang as “mighty welsh math-rock” The Decoy have gone from strength to strength since releasing their debut album ‘Avalon’ last year, which was premiered by Kerrang after their ‘Parasites’ EP previously caught their attention.

Hailing from the depths of Pontypool in South Wales, The Decoy have since moved on from humble beginnings playing in their local circuit, to touring the UK with bands they have
admired since being kids in a cover band. Having shared the stage with bands like Attack! Attack!, Press to Meco, and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Decoy have managed to make their eclectic sound fit in with a variety of others. They’ve also notably toured with Freeze The Atlantic and played the Giant Squid Stage at Y-NOT Festival in recent years, where they played with Arcane Roots, Queen Kwong, Madness, Noel Gallagher, Sikth, Abandoned by Bears and Neck Deep to name a few.

In 2015 they appeared on the TV show Made In Cardiff ‘Live at the Vaults’. They are currently working with Chris Coulter (Arcane Roots/Jamie Lenman) on a new single to proceed their second full length. The Decoy also proudly endorse Marshall Amplifiers and now, the beautiful folks at Vocal Zone, who are greatly appreciated as we all enjoy beverages that do not aid singing (beer). To date, The Decoy are super proud to be winners of Torfaen’s Got Talent. Usually those kinds of things are won by kids with amazing voices, that year they made the wrong choice.

Played with:
Freeze the Atlantic, Press to Meco, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Trophy Eyes, Veridian, Attack! Attack!, Abandoned by Bears, Massmatiks, Sikth, Arcane Roots, Queen Kwong, Madness, Noel Gallagher, Neck Deep, and The Hives.

Q&A // Chris Metcalf of ‘Dyin Flies’

So for those of you who don’t know who the Dyin Flies are, they are a local band from Scunthorpe who like to make a lot of noise, with their loud and fast skate punk rock.

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2018 Upcoming // Top Alternative Gigs

If you’re into something a little more alternative, maybe rock, metal, emo, screamo, punk then these gigs could be right up your street. Here’s our top picks for BIG alternative gigs announced so far for 2018 in Scunthorpe.

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Gig Review// Scunny’s New Rock Revolution

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Best Reptile

Always supporting local, the whole Scunthorpe Nights team joined the New Rock Revolution at Café INDIEpendent on Saturday. Targeted at the rock/alt scene of Scunthorpe & surrounding. The night featured 3 top alternative local bands, with a rock disco playing inbetween sets. The gig took place in the basement area of the café. The temporary BYOB policy certainly didn’t put people off from attending, and people seemed to have no problem turning up with their own cans and bottles and everyone seemed to be in high spirits.

First to the stage were Best Reptile. This  local 3-piece include members of former local legends Shuriken and as their debut gig, the band played an extremely solid and lively set, pleasing the crowd. We look forward to hearing more from Best Reptile soon – especially as their Facebook page informs us they are recording an EP next month.

The Erotic Politicians

The second act of the night were the Erotic Politicians. These guys are fantastic. The music from this rock band is tight and technical, with humorous twists in the vocals, which adds a grin to go with the uncontrollable head banging and foot stomping when listening to this band.Mike Thorpe from the band Erotic Politicians was behind the night itself so a well done to him on performance and putting the effort into organising the night.

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JoJo – Tripdown Project

The final band of the night were The TripDown Project. It’s been a busy year for the TripDown boys, having embarked on a European tour earlier in the year, and then working on their recently released album – Post Modern Delay. The band were kind enough to give Scunthorpe Night’s a pile of their albums to give away for free after their set, which were well received by the crowd. The band played a decent set of mostly originals, with a couple of covers thrown in for good measure. The cover of Just Dropped In, originally by Kenny Rogers (covered in the style of Supergrass) went down particularly well with the crowd. Always a brilliant act to see, I most enjoyed the epic guitar shredding from frontman JoJo.

The TripDown Project are currently in talks about a London gig in the near future, we hope to have details soon. It was an all round brilliant night. Decent equipment was used and the sound engineering was right for the room, giving solid drums, deep bass, crisp guitar licks and clear vocals. With a decent crowd turning up to support the demand for this kind of event. We are hoping the New Rock Revolution will return again soon. If you like alternative music support the gigs and nights put on to show you are interested and you do want this.


Review by Casper Croft



Welcome to the press release for our ONLY event this year. Who knows when we will do one again. We have hosted ONE OFF events before but since the live music scene kick started we have been behind the scenes helping other people promote their events and music.

It’s now time for our Annual appearance. This will be a limited capacity event. We are pleased to announce the event will be held at Cafe INDIEpendent, a place to enjoy music in the town centre with a real community feel and great gig atmosphere down in the basement. This will be an intimate gig, with plenty of energy. Music to jump around to.

Please join us to celebrate us nearing almost two years up and running as your local non profit community organisation Scunthorpe Nights.

This is will be a NO TICKET event, so it’s payment on the door only! Show up early to avoid the risk of not getting in. Once capacity is full, it’s full. £3 ON THE DOOR. So that’s Three bands for £3!!

The event will be open to ages 16+ 

As the name #AlterEgo suggests, it will be primarily alternative bands. Not heavy metal but a little more rocky. If you haven’t heard of the bands in the line up it is recommended you check them out as you never know they might turn you into an alt rock lover.

Our main headline is pretty special to us and their fans. They have had  airplay on BBC Introducing a number of times and also featured as BBC RADIO ONE’S track of the week. Where there track was played prime time for a whole week. They are also special as it was announced of their split due to the lead vocalist and guitarist leaving. So we bring you their FINAL GIG. Please welcome our headline band:


Join us in wishing the boys farewell as this will be Ameira’s FINAL gig.

‘An epic chunk of heavy, Anthemic alternative rock which easily keeps pace with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Don Broco and Twin Atlantic.’ -Tom Young

Next up


THE SPECIAL GUESTS we cannot name due to this being quite an exclusive to get them. We can say they’re a signed band undergoing a new image from out of town. So this has to stay Hushed for now.


Odd Rival is a Indie Rock band based in London. The band is fronted by brothers Patrick (bass/voices) & Chris Smith (guitar) alongside Alastair Batchelor (drums).


To support the event you can use this facebook banner.