It’s taken a while, but it feels like Issues have finally, fully, arrived. Their latest album, 'Beautiful Oblivion', is bursting with creativity and first-class instrumental performances. It’s a breath of fresh air among their contemporaries, and in large part because the band have now totally abandoned everything that held them captive to limitation. With a UK headline tour on the horizon, this is a new start for Issues, and the future couldn’t look brighter.
2000trees is something of a spiritual home for Jamie Lenman, a much earlier year of Trees was even set to be headlined by his previous band, Reuben. In 2019 he isn’t headlining the now much larger festival, but he does have his own stage, with a personally curated line-up for the opening day. We caught up with the man himself to reflect on the 'Golden Age' of British post-hardcore and its resurgence.
As bands go, Press to MECO are as warm and friendly as they come. Their passion for simply playing and creating music is obvious, their cheery demeanour is overly positive even for a Friday afternoon at a sun-soaked festival. Between bouts of charming self-depreciation and chuckles the band delve into what the last year has taught them about being creative.
It's been ten years since Washington D.C trio Animals As Leaders released their self-titled debut album and to celebrate it this they've headed out on a 10 year anniversary tour. With support coming from Cryptodira and Rolo Tomassi we knew we couldn't miss out on this line-up and headed to The Garage show in Glasgow.
Jamie Lenman took his Road To Lenmania to Saint Luke's in Glasgow for an evening of live music which saw him performing two special live sets. One of these an acoustic set pre-supports and then a full-on triumphant headlining set to round off an incredibly special night.
This year, 2000trees has, in a totally unsurprisingly turn of events, put together another stellar line-up of the best rock and alternative music has to offer, including some truly exemplary bands from across the spectrum of hardcore music. Here’s our guide to the ones you need to catch at the weekend.
The Barrowlands is a legendary venue. Easily Glasgow’s best, and though it’s criminally underused these days, when a band books there it tends to be a sign of “we know we’re on top form and we need a venue that can handle that.” What tonight proves is that there’s an exception to every rule.
Booking the cavernous O2 Academy in Glasgow is a bold move for Fatherson. The band have long had a dedicated cult size following, packing out smaller venues all around the country, but this is a seriously big room. It’s a real statement of intent for this band, a sign they want to be on those bigger stages, and if this show is anything to go by they’re liable to get there.
Earlier this month rock trio The Xcerts took to Glasgow's SWG3 as part of their UK tour in support of latest EP Wildheart Dreaming. We took a trip down to the show, one of the final dates of the tour, to capture some highlights. Check out our photo gallery here!
Touring in support of their latest album 'I, The Mask', Swedish metallers In Flames graced UK soil for a run a headline shows, bringing Norma Jean and Light The Torch along for the ride. We ventured down to the Glasgow show for a night of riffs and mosh pits.