Damian FitzGerald

Damian FitzGerald

Writer (London, England, UK)
- Nerd, TV/film junkie and music enthusiast. For me nothing is better then drinking warm British lager listening to live music, be it in a hot sweaty venue or in a muddy field during festival season. Delighted to be bringing a British twist to PureGrainAudio!
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With the inclusion of The Beatles "All my Loving," Gloria Gaynor’s "I will Service" and Neil Diamond’s "Sweet Caroline" it was clear that Me First and The Gimme Gimmes saved the best for last.
on Mar 04, 2017
AFI are a band who, throughout their career have constantly evolved their sound. Back with their tenth studio album, read our review to see what we thought about their long-awaited return.
on Jan 23, 2017
Ahead of their show in London supporting Clutch, PureGrainAudio sat down with Chris Brooks from Lionize to talk about everything from recording in Jamaica to the zombie apocalypse. Read on...
on Jan 18, 2017
Clutch, as usual, forgo any gimmicks to treat rock fans to another night of massive sounding rock riffs to sign off what has been a shitty year for music fans. Read our review of their London show here...
on Jan 06, 2017
It's been four years in the making but, after taking themselves out of their Boston comfort zone to record this album, the Dropkicks have returned with their best album yet. Read our review here...
on Jan 03, 2017
As part of a promotion tour for their upcoming new album, we sat down with Al Barr from Boston punks the Dropkick Murphys to chat about the inspiration behind their new record 11 Short Stories Of Pain And Glory.
on Dec 19, 2016

6.5 / 10

Twenty years into their career and is their any sign of pop-punk favourites Bowling For Soup stepping outside their comfort zone? Read our review of their latest album here...
on Dec 01, 2016
Recently The Lounge Kittens headed out on their biggest headline tour to date and our reviewer caught up with the band at a fairly intimate gig in London. Read the review here...
on Nov 15, 2016

8.5 / 10

Despite much upheavel, the new Hey!Hello! album has finally seen the light of day so here are our thoughts on the latest work from rock icon Ginger Wildheart.
on Oct 14, 2016

8.5 / 10

A unique but familiar sounding band Blackberry Smoke have developed their sound over the course of their career and deliver the goods again on new album Like An Arrow. Read our review here...
on Oct 13, 2016
On All Bright Electric Feeder have gone full circle from their debut album Polythene through to chart topping success with Echo Park and back again all without losing their identity.
on Oct 11, 2016
Imagine if Richard Cheese seduced all three of the Andrews Sisters.. it doesn't get much more fun than the Lounge Kittens. Read our review of their debut album here...
on Sep 21, 2016
Cage9's latest album Illuminator sees them playing a sound which has been done by many bands but, it's a sound that they do very well. Read our review here...
on Sep 12, 2016
(Hed)PE return with their tenth album, Forever but have the band manage to recapture the spark of their heyday? Read our review here...
on Aug 02, 2016
Danish rockers Volbeat have been on the edge of metal greatness for a while now so will new album Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie lead the band to superstardom? Read our review to see what we think...
on Jul 26, 2016
American Head Charge have been around forever and, as such, it would be fair to expect so much more from the band than what they offer on this record.
on Jun 23, 2016
Day three of Download Festival and, despite no let up in the rain, 80,000 weary rock fans were in high spirits for a day of great rock and metal from the likes of Halestorm, Shinedown, Amon Amarth and main stage headliners Iron Maiden. Read our review here...
on Jun 19, 2016
Day two of Download saw Juliette And The Licks, Beartooth, Sixx A.M, Megadeth and more warm up the crowd for the main attraction. Black 'Fucking' Sabbath. Read our review here...
on Jun 19, 2016
The heavens may have opened on day one of Download Festival but Rammstein, Raging Speedhorn, Korn, The Wildhearts and more made sure that rock won over! Read our review of day one here...
on Jun 19, 2016
Weezer return with their tenth album but does it live up to their legendary past? Read our review to see what we think...
on Jun 15, 2016


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