ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2021

On 24th August 2007, Sophie Lancaster died from brutal injuries sustained after a tragic and unprovoked attack. To honour the anniversary of her passing and to show appreciation for the work The Sophie Lancaster Foundation do for people in alternative subcultures, our team members have chosen albums that help them feel proud to be who … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: BLOODSTOCK 2021 – MEGAN’S FIRST LIVE EVENT AFTER LOCKDOWN

What was Bloodstock 2021 like? BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2021; sounds like a pipedream, right? Well, by some miracle and frankly, sheer hard work, it actually happened, and I was lucky enough to attend. When I knew that I was going to Bloodstock, I thought it would be interesting to document my experience. I don’t … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: BLOODSTOCK 2021 – MEGAN’S FIRST LIVE EVENT AFTER LOCKDOWN

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: TIPS FOR ATTENDING AN EVENT AFTER LOCKDOWN

I attended my first gig after a year and half due to the pandemic, you can read about it here. If you’re heading to a live show or any other event for the first time after COVID and any event after that, here are some tips I have learnt that really helped me cope during … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: TIPS FOR ATTENDING AN EVENT AFTER LOCKDOWN

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: NOZFEST – LOTTY’S FIRST EVENT AFTER LOCKDOWN

Where do I start? The last actual live show I had attended before heading into global lockdown was Sabaton at Wembley Arena in February 2020. So, it had been at least a year and a half since I attended an actual live show. For context I mean not watching it through a screen or seated … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: NOZFEST – LOTTY’S FIRST EVENT AFTER LOCKDOWN

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – JULY 2021

It's the end of the month so we know what that means, it's time for our team members to reveal their choices for album of the month. Here's what they picked. Martin: Faeland - When I Close My Eyes FAELAND were a very recent discovery. I spotted a Facebook ad from the group offering a … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – JULY 2021

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2021

In the words of BON JOVI, we are half way there and the end of this month is looming. It's time for some of our team to reveal their choices for Album Of The Month. Lotty: Bloodbound - Creatures Of The Dark Realm Swedish Power Metallers BLOODBOUND caught me hook, line and sinker when I … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Out Of Lockdown

Lockdown is ending! This means that gigs are on the rise again and I have been to my first gig in person in what feels like years, although it might actually be only about 8 months. I went to see one of the bands I have told you about, The Sweetchunks Band. It was a … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: Out Of Lockdown

ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – MAY 2021

You maybe aware that May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this is hugely important to us at Rock Out Stand Out. This edition of album of the month is honouring this. Some of our team members have chosen albums that either describe lyrically and/or musically what living with mental illness and/or aspects of it, … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT ALBUMS OF THE MONTH – MAY 2021

WORDS FROM THE TEAM: A Look Into Inside Out With Cinema Therapy and How The Film Helped Me

Warning: This article contains film spoilers. It tends to be a tradition of mine to change my mind about what I write about for Mental Health Awareness week at the last minute. Watching a video from YouTube Channel Cinema Therapy gave me inspiration for this piece. For those who don't know Cinema Therapy is a … Continue reading WORDS FROM THE TEAM: A Look Into Inside Out With Cinema Therapy and How The Film Helped Me