After more than 5 years hosting the annual Vans Off the Wall Music Night, it’s clear that 2012 marks the year in which the tour has finally come into its element. Unlike many other annual tours, Vans Off The Wall always makes sure it pleases a wide range of people by providing the crowd with a mix of genres always providing something for everyone and this year sees no different.

We popped along to the sold-out gig at the HMV Ritz in Manchester to review the show in all it’s glory and then snapped some  pictures of Young Guns and We Are The In Crowd when the tour rolled up to the ABC in Glasgow.


It’s been a great year for Tonight Alive – they’ve toured across Europe three times, played the infamous Soundwave festival in their home country of Australia, and they’ve graced the Kevin Says Stage for the whole summer on Vans Warped Tour. After this jaunt to the UK, they’ll be back to the US-of-A for a 6 week stint opening for Pierce The Veil.

But this evening it’s the people of Glasgow they’re here to impress. Last time they graced the stage at King Tut’s was to support Young Guns on their Bare Bones club tour back in February. Now they’ve returned as headliners in support of their own debut album What Are You So Scared Of, the followup to their successful 2011 EP Let It Land. read more…


A lot of people are likely to be puzzled upon reading a news post here at CtrlAltRock that’s about a former X Factor contestant, but when said former contestant manages to successfully distance themselves from the SyCo machine and undergo wholly more organic process in order to create a record we feel it’s worth a listen…read more