Jack and Lucia from Twisted Nipple Events share why they love Hull so much

Two of Hull’s most interesting promoters sat down with Dom Smith to chat about their goals, some of their favourite bands and more!




Music website Soundsphere launches new Wrestlesphere for wrestling news and interviews

Dom and Sam Smith from Soundsphere launch new website for IMPACT, WWE and more content

Soundsphere has been a force in the UK rock music scene for nearly 14 years, interviewing the likes of The 1975, Busted, Judas Priest, Placebo, Rammstein, Billy Corgan and so many more.

Now, inspired by their early work in wrestling media (from as early as 2012) speaking with legends including Mick Foley, Ric Flair, Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle, Dom Smith and Sam Smith who create content for Soundsphere, and have recently worked with All Elite Wrestling on music-focused interviews with the likes of Malakai Black and Max Caster have launched Wrestlesphere. On the launch, Dom says: “We have always been a music website, but there was always a great link between music and wrestling and we absolutely made the most of that whenever we could, even in our earliest work, but it became clear as wrestling became more of a focus, that not every wrestler could reflect on their music taste or would want to talk about music, so we decided to build something that focused on a wrestler’s mental health, or their fitness routine, or their legacy – where they could reflect on a deeper level, and that was how Wrestlesphere was born.”

Wrestlesphere has already covered WWE events Money In The Bank and Clash at the Castle here in the UK, completing interviews with the likes of LA Knight and Santos Escobar. Most recently, the platform reviewed AEW’s All In at Wembley Stadium.

For more visit: https://wrestlesphere.com/

Hull alt-rockers DEADSET release ‘The Art of Pointscoring’

DEADSET have released their highly charged, emotive debut single THE ART OF POINT SCORING via Mandemolish Records, based in their hometown of Hull. It’s a track where the soaring guitar, a truly hypnotic bass line and a languid vocal shroud a deeply anguished lyric riddled with a resignation and despair. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cmJFq2lZdU

The band were formed just last year, originally a product of guitarist James Massey and vocalist Sam Mellors, who discovered a genuine bond over writing together after their previous project Girl Afraid ended abruptly. Their sound was moulded into a more claustrophobic, gritty and tense direction when bassist Adam Arnold and drummer Rio Campbell joined, taking the classic indie sensibilities of the two original members into harsher new territories. DEADSET truly came to life when the band wrote as a group and embraced each other’s musical preferences, their influences now relying to an extent on alternative 80s and 90s bands. You may hear a little Deftones here, a little Joy Division there.

The song is an earnest outlook on the toxic environment that can be birthed when you’re struggling to coordinate mental health issues,” says Sam Mellors from the band. “That apathy you experience in which you feel empathy but struggle to act upon it. It’s an ugly subject but writing about it in a vulnerable and genuine way helps to process and accept your own falsities and mistakes; and the accepting of a situation you can’t change when someone else is feeling the same, accepting both parties can make mistakes. It helps me learn vulnerability and forgive others whilst also learning how to change bad behaviour patterns myself.”

Striving to be ever more progressive and unique, the band’s live sound is renowned for fluctuating between genres. Chorus laden and loaded with fuzz and grit, DEADSET are a band trying and aspiring to escape the monotony of life in Hull.

Witness DEADSET live later in the year:


Fri 13 YORK Fulford Arms

Sat 14 HULL Dive

Paul “Chunk” Watling talks about his passion for promoting heavy music in Hull, and beyond

Renowned UK heavy metal promoter, Paul “Chunk” Watling talks about his favourite venues, and places n Hull, and more.