You might recognise Vinnie Caruana from the pop punk glory days (early ‘00s if you’re asking) and his band The Movielife. These days he’s playing in new band, I Am The Avalanche as well as writing and playing solo material.
Claire caught up for a brief chat with him to see how things are going…
You can read the interview online HERE and also this will run in the next print issue of Lights Go Out.
We’ll be announcing more of the features in Issue 21 soon, it’s almost ready to go to print! The cover looks great and we’ve got some great bands inside the pages. Exciting times for sure!
It really is about time we got Issue 21 out to the world, so we’re finalising all the content now. I’m hoping to have it out in about 4 weeks in time for when I go on tour with my band, Just Add Monsters. Anyways, it’s time to start making announcements about what will be in Issue 21 of Lights Go Out….
So it gives me great pleasure to announce the fist band that will feature in Issue 21 ………… THIS IS HELL!!!!!!
This Is Hell formed back in 2004 from the ashes of former bands The Backup Plan, Scraps and Heart Attacks, and Subterfuge. Since then they’ve had a few line-up changes, four studio albums and various EPs. They have recently released The Enforcer so Claire caught up with them to find out all about it. You’ll be able to check this interview out in the forthcoming issue!!!
Pretty damn sweet start to the new issue if I do say so…..
Updates are becoming a bit more frequent now, which I’m sure is good news for everyone out there. So today it gives me huge pleasure to post yet another “Online Exclusive”. Today we are pleased to be able to post up an interview with upcoming singer/songwriter Darian Renee.
Yes, primarily Lights Go Out is a punk based zine. But I also like to keep things interesting my dangling our feet into other genres. We get sent a lot of different stuff to check out and review and yes, a lot of the time things can be utter shite (metalcore bands take note, I mean you!) and then sometimes you’ll hear something that isn’t your normal listening choice, but it actually makes you take note. This is what happened when we got sent the debut EP from Darian Renee called “Only The Beginning”. For an 18 year old, the voice is pretty impressive stuff, so I thought why not have a little chat with Darian for the site?
You can read the interview here – so please do!
Update time again! We’ve been a bit slack on updates, but real life has been more than manic. Rest assured we are working on Issue 21 and I will try and announce some of the bands featuring in the new issue from next week. But for now, here’s a little Lights Go Out update….
First up – the shop. We changed online shops a while back and have been getting to grips with this new one. As such we don’t have a full stock list up quite yet. We’re slowly working on it, using the time to do a back issue stock check as well (something that we’ve needed to do for a while now). Today issues 17 + 18 were added to the shop. So the last 4 issues are available on there along with the very limited Lights Go Out tote bags. Please do check the shop out and pick something up. Every single zine sale goes straight back into this project and helps us keep going. Shop here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?post_type=product
Reviews – We get so many download links these days, it takes a lot of time to get through them all. We’re doing our best, but if you’ve sent a physical release then we will definitely ensure you get your review that bit quicker. And if you’ve put a vinyl out, please do send us that to review and help feed our editor’s addiction.
Also, if you’re reading this and fancy reviewing some download links for us, please do drop us a line and help us out! Much appreciated.
We’ll also have some stickers soon, which will come free with all orders in the shop or you can pick them up dirt cheap, we’ll have them in the shop as soon as we can. Badges too.
I know we don’t have an address for sending stuff too on the site. I’ll have an address I can publish soon, so for now, please drop us an e-mail first, cheers.
And don’t forget we are still updating the NEWS page as often as we can, so please do go check it out.
Vinnie is known for his work with The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche. And now he’s playing solo. Having just released his EP “City By The Sea” on Xtra Mile Recordings, he’s currently in the middle of a run of European shows that see him appearing at Groezrock this weekend.
Claire caught Vinnie‘s show last night and here’s a review for you! Please check it out!