Ahead of their main stage slot at Slam Dunk Midlands we sat down with Mayday Parade vocalist Derek Sanders and guitarist Brooks Betts for a chat about all things music. With their fifth studio album Black Lines released in 2015 - and also signifying their tenth year within the band - there was plenty to talk about!
Now in its tenth year, Slam Dunk Festival weekend is a highlight for many music lovers across the country. 2016 saw the relocation of Slam Dunk Midlands to Birmingham’s NEC, we headed down to check out some of BTN’s favourite bands on what looked set to be a brilliant day of live music.
It’s been a little while since the UK has had the pleasure of a full headlining Mayday Parade tour, so when it was announced in the summer we knew we had to be there. Half a year and a venue change later, there we were at The Troxy, in a sea of teenage girls, waiting for the show to start.