Slam Dunk festival celebrated its tenth birthday this year with a monster party! With a diverse line-up including Panic! At the Disco, Of Mice & Men, Hellions, Blood Youth, As It Is, Yellowcard and many more, it was one not to be missed! Four writers (including myself at the Midlands) attended over the course of the weekend and give their views below!
Five-piece rock band Mallory Knox stood out to me so much at Slam Dunk South 2016. As this was the first time I’ve been to SD, it was a pretty big deal for me, including being surrounded by many of my favorite bands and artists.
Over the years Lacuna Coil have really developed their talents, and Delirium is their heaviest to date. However, the change in line up could have been a factor in the musical change but it could also be that they are still growing as people and artists and want to try other forms.
In the best Bruce Buffer impersonation that you can do – WE ARE LIVE. 20 venues 200 bands and a press pass! Welcome to Camden Rock festival which adds more hustle and bustle to THIS vibrant part of London Town, the world famous Camden Town
I look forward to more tracks to be released from this band, as so far, I’d say judging from this EP they are definitely worth keeping an eye on. I wish the best for the release of EP, and the band itself.
Overall a very good night with three top class bands and hopefully this will not be the first and last night we have the New Grave kings and queen back in the land of the dragons.
Amaryllis’ ‘Nova Initium’ is definitely a stand out album, with their punchy guitar riffs and melodic vocals, it’s definitely a throwback to the old school Sunny Day Real Estate brand of emo which is bound to catch some attention at next month’s Camden Rocks Festival.
According to their biography on their website, this EP is described as “their most refined and anger driven music to date”. This type of tag line builds up a lot of optimism for this release so lets see how it fared…
Tiger Army are a rock and roll American band based in Los Angeles, California. Since their arrival in 1996, TIGER ARMY have drawn critical praise from the New York Times, performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had a No. 1 Most Requested Song on influential LA radio station KROQ with the single ‘Forever Fades Away’, not to mention sharing stages with artists such as Morrissey and Social
For today’s gig I headed over to the Buff Club Glasgow. It is one of those venues that you never forget when you go there as there is always a lingering smell of vomit in the upstairs venue…however, this odd inclusion was not a reflection of tonight’s performances…
Heading over to the Rebellion in Manchester, I was excited to see one of the bands that had blew me away last year…Forever Still.
Architects, are a five piece hardcore band from Brighton, formed over a decade ago back in 2004, the band have now finally released their epic seventh album, ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us.’ And if you’re a big fan of their previous album, ‘Lost Forever // Lost Together’ then you’ll definitely be a fan of this eleven track killer.
Before I start my review I would like to say that the UK needs more festivals like this one. It is rare that you will see such a great line up on a festival bill, especially one that has some of the best unsigned / DIY bands in the UK, so with anticipated excitement I took the long drive down to Wakefield for the first ever Upload Festival at Warehouse23.
When headliners, Issues took to the stage, the room erupted into raucous applause, whistles and screams from the many adoring fans…
It’s a bittersweet night in Cardiff as Adelphia hit the infamous Womanby Street venue with fellow touring bands Everybody Looks Famous and Glass Giants. It’s bittersweet as the latter are taking an extended break and tonight doubles up as their hometown show. So for tonight, they take to the stage as headliners.