Jay Hampshire

Jay Hampshire

Jay Hampshire is a freelance writer specialising in music journalism. He has written for the likes of Terrorizer, The Sludgelord, The Sleeping Shaman, Punktastic and The London Economic. He loves huge riffs, huge cats, and moderately sized meals.


REVIEW: Desertfest 2019 – Sunday

Camden, London05/05/2019Pictures: Graham Berry (@blktphotography) Sunday is ever considered a day of rest, to look upon the week’s achievements with your feet up and Countryfile on the TV. Unfortunately there’s no rest for the wicked, and those powering on through another day of towering riffs are certainly that (wicked hungover,...

Acid Cannibals

REVIEW: Desertfest 2019 – Saturday

Camden, London04/05/2019Pictures: Graham Berry (@blktphotography) Slightly jaded from yesterday’s proceedings but unbroken, back down the rabbit hole of the London Underground to emerge in Camden for Desertfest Day Two. Luckily Elephant Tree are on hand at The Electric Ballroom to ease us into the day gently, clearly understanding the need...

Grave Miasma

REVIEW: Desertfest 2019 – Friday

Camden, London03/05/2019Pictures: Graham Berry (@blktphotography) And thus those who unite to worship at the great temple of riff descended onto London for the eighth edition of Desertfest – a now firmly established and oft unmissable date in the festival calendar (and perhaps the best - as there’s not a portaloo...

Cave In

LIVE: Cave In

Electric Ballroom, London12/04/2019Support: Old Man GloomPictures: Graham Berry (@blktphotography) The tragic and unexpected death of Caleb Scofield just over one year ago united a community the world over in shock and grief. It was a reminder not only of the brutal nature of life, but of the transcendent and lasting...

LIVE: YOB triumph at the Garage

@ The Garage, London12/10/2018Support: WiegedoodPictures: Graham Berry (@blktphotography) In the factional, near tribal world of extreme music, there are few hallowed bands that succeed in crossing hard borders in terms of sonic reach and near universal reverence. One such band are Portland trio YOB, who have been voyaging through the...