Thanks for the feedback Pete. I agree that Live Dates could be better, I have some ideas how to improve it but I think it'll have to be left for a later release - the plan this time is to keep evolving the site rather than leaving it for several years between updates.
Logo design is a bit beyond my design skills, hence the simplistic typographic logo (and I quite like the guardian ), but it's definitely something we can look into developing later on.
Personally i think it lacks a bit of character now that it's all white and grey and has a kind of facebook-esque minimalism.
Not that it's bad, just seems so faceless and dare i say dull. Really well coded and formatted, just lacks a little bit of spark in my opinion.
Could you guys not have put a sliver of colour in there somewhere or is the greyness there to make the content stand out? come on maybe a background image or something, even a logo as suggested? although i don't know if just a logo is enough.
For me the new design is good technically although no identity or charisma aesthetically.
Although I dunno about the colour scheme on this occasion mike as ninehertz has always had a warm community vibe to me rather than a minimalist, sparse feeling. I know you're trying to step away from the stoner rock thing but i think this is maybe too far in the other direction..
Anyway, i'm OK to live with it as the content is the real attraction.. just giving my 2 cents!
Yeah it's great that you are, I'll have a think. Just wanted to get away from being seen as solely stoner rock and doom and to be honest our logo and style was straight out of 1999-ish era for that kind of music anyway, there's a lot happened in the genre since!