The Slam Dunk Festival 2021 line-up had been one that heavy music fans had been waiting for what seemed like eternity. Since its original announcement for Slam Dunk 2020, the line-up had gone through many changes and has somehow managed to stay absolutely brilliant. It really was a day in the diary not to be missed.
Marking their recent record release NINE with two stripped-back sets, Blink-182 returned to Kingston's party hive PRYZM for two sold-out acoustic album launch shows with Banquet Records. Two-thirds of the band; singer Matt Skiba and bassist Mark Hoppus, brought all the placid pop-punk vibes for a compact, career-spanning set.
Reforming, returning and reigniting a music industry revival, The Damned Things release their second studio album 'High Crimes' via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to first full-length debut 'Ironiclast', 'High Crimes' results in a record relishing in each individual member's essence, erupting in an energetic sonic dynamism.
Five years down the line from the release of ‘My Shame Is True’, Alkaline Trio are back with their highly anticipated ninth studio album ‘Is This Thing Cursed?’. The big question is, what musical direction have the band decided to take after such an absence?