LIVE REVIEW: Alien Ant Farm, Hoobastank, P.O.D, Manchester Academy 2, 16/05/2015
Go back to the early 2000’s and the rock and alternative music scene was a very different place. The bizarre rap inspired afterbirth of metal was just rearing its ugly head. It certainly was a weird couple of years, with nu-metal being one of the big surprise success stories around at the time. The genre’s success, however, was short lived yet there is still a massive demand of people asking for one major thing — nostalgia. Well, we couldn't have asked for more when the announcement was made that three of the major players in the movement would be returning ...
VIDEO NEWS: dirt Reveal ‘Insomnia’
Rising alt-rockers dirt have revealed the video for their brand new single Insomnia, which was premiered on Sophie K’s Breaking Bands show on Team Rock Radio earlier this week. The new single precedes the band’s appearance at Camden Rocks Festival on the 30th May, where they will perform at the Purple Turtle at 12pm. Talking of the track and video, vocalist Alistair Keenan explains: "We are super excited to finally share our new track ‘Insomnia’ with the world. It’s been a short while since we have released new music and we are all excited to hear what people think of our new direction. ...
ALBUM REVIEW: God Damn – Vultures
God Damn prove they are more than just the next Royal Blood with their erudite debut album, Vultures. Trust us, this Black Country duo are not your typical two man rock 'n' roll machine. In fact, their lyrics are far more thought out than just trying to Figure It Out. Under guitarist Thom Edward's greasy locks is a much more elevated and quintessential spirit. Take album titled track Vultures, and in fact every song on this album, they are not driven by genre. It's quirky and unusual like a Nirvana LP. Maladie Melodie is a cocktail of Marylin Manson and the grunge pioneers. You come away feeling like your ears ...
FESTIVAL NEWS: Vans Warped Tour UK Returns For 2015!
Vans Warped Tour UK is BACK! After a successful 2013 and a sad no-show in 2014, festival organiser Kevin Lyman listened to the music fans and has decided that 2015 is the year that the Warped Tour returns to UK shores and will be held at the home of Alexandra Palace. Talking of the announcement, he commented: "Due to popular demand and the ability to put together a sellar line-up, we look forward to bring the Vans Warped Tour back to the UK." Early bird tickets are already on sale, available from the Warped Tour website. Make sure you get the 17th June in your diaries ...
LIVE REVIEW: Pinky Swear Festival, Sound Control, Manchester, 02/05/2015
Pinky Swear Festival, the love child of Pinky Swear Records owners Lee Burgess and Conor Dawson is a pop punk festival held in Manchester promising amazing music, no stage clashes, amazing BBQ offerings (courtesy of Savs BBQ pit) and cheap ticket prices. And boy did they come through! Held at Sound Control; with sixteen bands across two stages, Pinky Swear Fest was everything it promised to be. Smile and Burn were a welcome treat, hailing from Berlin, these guys blasted out tracks like Apologies and Alibis to warm the crowd up. If you're not familiar with them, give them a listen! ...
VIDEO NEWS: SHVPES Reveal ‘State Of Mine’
SHVPES have revealed the video to their latest single State Of Mine, which is also available as a free download via the band's website! The video precedes the quintet's performance at this weekend's Slam Dunk Festival, as well as a one-off headline show in Leicester at the Firebug tomorrow (22nd May). SHVPES will also perform at NASS Festival. Check out the video below:
FESTIVAL NEWS: Latitude Festival Confirm More Arts Names For 2015
Not just your average music festival, Latitude is known to bring some of the finest acts in the world of art and comedy. The latest additions for the comedy tent include Andrew Maxwell, Russell Kane, Jason Byrne, Mark Steel, Tom Deacon, Joel Dommett, Aisling Bea, Elliot Steel, Joanna Griffin, Jenny Bede, Spencer Jones, Ian Smith, Stuart Laws, Lloyd Griffith, Fin Taylor and Tom Lucy. The theatre arena will see performances from Chris Goode & Company and Ignition, alongside the Soho Theatre who will present Penny Arcade, Panti Bliss, Le Gateau Chocolat, Rubberbandits, Paul Currie and Lou Sanders. Confirmed for the Literary ...
MUSIC INTERVIEW: Kilkovec
Having recently released their sophomore EP Sick of This, we caught up with Hampshire trio Kilkovec to get the fine detail on the EP, how they give their music so much emotion and what plans they have for the upcoming year. You've just recently released your second EP 'Sick of This', which has received some great feedback, are the nerves worse the second time around? Matt: I don’t know so much about nerves, I think the excitement and satisfaction is definitely better this time around! To be brutally honest we think that Sick of This should really be our debut EP as ...
Rising alt-rockers dirt reveal their brand new video.
Warped Tour will be returning to the Ally Pally once again this year.
Check out the brand new video from SHVPES right here.
Latitude Festival add more acts to their line-up.
Having recently released their sophomore EP Sick of This, we caught up with Hampshire trio Kilkovec to get the fine detail on the EP, how they give their music so much emotion and what plans they have for the upcoming year. You’ve just recently released your second EP ‘Sick of This’, which has received some […]
2015 is lining up to be a hectic yet exciting year for Rolo Tomassi, from celebrating ten years as a band to the upcoming release of their new album Grievances. We sat down with the gang for a chat about it all at Hit The Deck.