Most consider the festival season a bit of a none starter if they didn't get the chance to make it to Slam Dunk. Travelling through three major UK locations each year during the May bank holiday music lovers in their hordes religiously flock to the event. With a few big changes to the stage arrangements this year, along with a duel headline setup, we took a trip down to this year's event in Leeds to see what all of the fuss was about.
It's finally the time of year where Slam Dunk Festival returns, taking over Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham for three days of rock, metal and punk. Bigger and better than ever, with Hatfield expanding to a new site, we're spoilt for choice and can't wait to be back at one of our favourite festivals of the year. Wondering who to check out this weekend? Here are some of our top picks!
This week New Jersey rockers Can't Swim release their debut album Fail You Again, before they make a welcomed return to the UK alongside Real Friends next month. We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Chris LoPorto to chat about the new record, becoming a five-piece and revisiting his childhood home.
Be Nothing is everything you'd expect from Boston Manor. Whilst they operate within a somewhat stale pop-punk scene, they're one of the few bands who manage to fit into the genre comfortably, whilst also managing to defy expectations and bring something refreshing to the table.
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.