Handmade Festival is right around the corner and is offering a delicious taste of some of the best indie, rock and alternative bands who grace this planet. Prepare yourselves for a brilliant weekend of music and discovery (and possibly leg ache), and if you need some help deciding who to see, we’ve got your back. Here’s our Top 10 picks of bands playing the weekend!
Pure Noise Records is very much known for its heavily pop-punk influenced roster, with everyone from The Story So Far and Four Year Strong, to State Champs and Seaway leading the pack. One of it’s latest additions however, is offering something a little different to the sunshine punk jams that often fill its releases. New Jersey punks Can’t Swim are here to make some noise, and there’s not a pizza slice in sight.
There’s no denying that 2015 was a great year for music and we waved it off with a smile when the New Year chimes hit, but now we’re looking to the next twelve months and picking what is going to be our soundtrack. From everything to punk and hardcore, to the dulcet tones of acoustic artists, we’ve rounded up some of the best acts who we think are going to have something to shout about this year!
Unlike many Albums of the Year lists, we wanted to change things up a bit this year and give you a look into our whole teams minds and the music that has been soundtracking their years. We all have varied music tastes here at Bring the Noise, from the metal heads to the indie kids, we’ve got someone for every genre on our team. Here’s who they picked for their Albums of the Year!
Round off your festival season by checking out some of the hottest indie and alternative talent across Shoreditch this week, here’s our picks of who to see at Community Festival 2015.
With pop-punk becoming more and more saturated by the minute, it’s hard for bands to release a record that isn’t instantly compared to other successors within the genre. State Champs however, have taken everything that worked with their debut, developed and tweaked it to perfection and have now dropped the greatest pop-punk album of the past ten years with Around the World and Back. Yes, it’s really that good.
Opening up the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival is no mean feat, but Feed the Rhino rose up to the challenge. We caught up with Lee and Oz the day before their performance at Reading to discuss the new record, the ridiculous things that happen to them on stage and we get the answer to the question that everyone has been asking.
Having celebrated the release of their debut album in the summer, when we caught up with Prides before their set at Reading Festival they were in pretty high spirits. They told us about the ideas behind the album, their love of the X Factor and their flourishing film careers.
Headlining the Lock Up stage on the Friday night at Reading Festival were the kings of pop-punk New Found Glory. We caught up with Jordan and Cyrus before their set to discuss their love of Nando’s, their awful tattoo’s and what has kept them together after all this time.