2020 is a year which has been so God awful it is as if it tumbled from the blackened soul of Lucifer himself, with most of us literally locked inside our own homes for months, the country, scratch that THE WORLD, on its collective knees, and no live music to soothe our pain and misery. So although Download 2021 is yet 10-long months away it is no surprise, following their recent announcement, that excitement is already creeping towards fever pitch at the mere thought of seeing the bands we love thrill us from the festival's stages next year.
Southampton based trio The Lounge Kittens are back with their 2nd EP 'Have Another...' and once again, thanks to crowdfunding, have done it without the help of a major record label.
When Deftones dropped 'Around the Fur' the expectation was the next record would embrace the bounce and dance floors of rock clubs everywhere. On 'White Pony' they defied all expectations by taking their sound in wild, beautifully textured and unexpected directions. This isn’t to say that 'All That Divides' is Black Peaks' 'White Pony', but it suggests that the band aren’t far off their own seminal record.
We headed to Download Festival 2017 to see if the 15th edition would be just as much fun as those before it. With System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith headlining there really was something for everyone to enjoy.