Hey friends. If anyone has been checking One For The Road recently, you’ll be well aware that nothing has really happened for a while. We sent our pal Jonny Gill to review Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes at Fibbers in March, but that’s the only update the website has had in 2019.

There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one is simple – I had a career change just before Christmas and my new job is both physically and mentally demanding, so I spent the first few months of the year using every spare moment I had to catch up on sleep, and then for the last couple of months getting back on track with the other real life things that I’d been neglecting – such as going to the pub or watching the football.

Anyway, now that I’m feeling a bit more settled into the routine the motivation for running this site is flooding back. There has been some great music so far in 2019 and I’ve been to some excellent shows recently, so now seems the perfect time to get back into it.

Im currently exploring the possibility of making a few changes to the way that the site runs. Firstly, I want more opinion pieces on the site. I prefer to write blog style posts about things I’m passionate about over writing reviews, so I’ll be doing more of that. It’s also been the plan since day one to have a regular One For The Road podcast. I’ve been listening to a lot more podcasts recently and it’s definitely something I want to try out. We’ll see how that goes. I feel like the interviews have always been the main part of the site, so that’s not going to change as it’s what I enjoy the most.

The main part of the site which has always been neglected is the reviews. With that in mind, I’ll once again be having a look at putting together a team of writers to keep the music reviews ticking over, hopefully with at least weekly content. Same with the live reviews, I don’t get to as many shows as I used to with the new job, so I’ll be looking for some folks who can keep this going.

Anyway, thanks for reading this. If you’d like to get involved as a contributor with One For The Road, do get in touch. Tell your friends about it too. It’ll be fun.

Here’s a song I’ve been enjoying a lot recently.