When it comes to all things alternative in the UK, there’s really nothing bigger or better than Download Festival. It’s got it all – the Gods of Rock, up-and-coming bands, and everything from the WWE NXT to sideshows in between. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a heavy music fan, this is the pilgrimage that you absolutely have to make at some point in your lifetime. We were at this year’s event and it did not disappoint.
April 2015 saw As It Is release their debut album Never Happy, Ever After. The album made its way into the UK Top 40 and the band managed to creep their way into the US Top 200 at 159. Met with much acclaim, the album was praised for its lyrics, emotions and fresh punk feel. A year down the line the band have re-released Never Happy, Ever After with some extra treats for fans.
It could be said that Eastbourne is known mostly for being a home to a hive of retired oldies. It’s certainly not known for its music scene. Nevertheless, South Coast boys ROAM are here to disprove the stereotype and put Eastbourne on the musical map with their debut Backbone.