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Download Festival 2019 – Ones To Watch

As the campsite opens for five day campers, we asked one of our senior writers and festival attendee Tom Butterworth to give us his low-down of the ones to watch.

Download Festival and WWE NXT

Wrestling has been a focal non-musical point at Download Festival for the past couple of years. With the evolution of the professional UK scene and the live tapings at the festival, we give a quick round-up of Download's history with NXT.

Slam Dunk Festival Awards 2019 – South

We're bringing our festival awards back! This is where we round up our favourites of a festival into a few categories. First up, deputy editor Lizi gives her opinions on the best parts of Slam Dunk South 2019.

Slam Dunk Festival South 2019

Day two of Slam Dunk 2019 sees us hit Hatfield for the final day of the touring festival. As a regular to the Birmingham date, it was weird heading to an all outdoor version of Slam Dunk. What was weirder but probably the best thing about the festival, was the fact that there were double stages, allowing for clashes to be minimised.

Broadening Horizons – How Slam Dunk is appealing to more fans than ever.

Slam Dunk has long been seen as a predominantly pop-punk festival. Although they have often featured a smattering of heavier or more abrasive bands, much of the higher reaches of the festival bills have been dominated by relatively inoffensive bands. In the last two years we have seen a rise in truly interesting aggressive music with the likes of Employed To Serve winning Kerrang!’s album of the year award last year and groups such as Code Orange making a splash on the global stage with a Grammy nomination. As Slam Dunk has manoeuvred to keep pace with this scene change, so has it looked to widen it's vision to further encompass a generation of fans who gazed longingly over The Pond at Vans Warped Tour in the late 1990s.

Hot Takes: Getting To Know Our Nameless Boy

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

Download Festival 2019 ones to watch part 1

It's now less than a month until Download Festival 2019! We scour through the bands in a two part series of our ones to watch! First up, I (deputy editor Lizi) take you through 10 of the artists I'm most looking forward to seeing

PREMIERE – You Over Me – We’re Not Changing

We are delighted to premiere We're Not Changing, the debut single of new London pop-punks You Over Me! The band features one of our very own writers Will and we are delighted with his new venture and think the band hold a lot of promise!

Hot Takes: Getting To Know Neverlanded

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

Introducing The Hunting Project – the next big thing in the hardcore world

It is my pleasure to finally introduce to you a band called The Hunting Project. I've known these guys for some time, meeting them via my Love It To Death Instagram (Love It To Death is my personal music blog, in case you were wondering) back when they had no music out and were called Grizzly!. How times have changed.

Slam Dunk 2019 ones to watch part two

The first of our two-part Slam Dunk ‘Ones to Watch’ features went live as Tom Butterworth previewed the most exciting of the heavier aspect of the festival. In today’s piece, I give my own ones to watch for who I cannot wait to see this year.

Monday Motivation: Best new singles of past week

Each week we bring you our favourite new releases of the past week to help kick start your Monday (or in this case Tuesday) off to a good one!

Hot Takes: Getting To Know Scavengers!

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

Let’s Talk About…. Lights (Slam Dunk Edition)

In this Slam Dunk special edition of our Let’s Talk About series, we discuss alternative pop starlet Lights who is gearing up for her debut appearance at the festival.

Hot Takes: Getting To Know wavebye

Q1 – Who is in your band? Fin – Vocals and Bass, Daly – Guitar and Vocals, James – Drums and Jordan – Guitar. Q2 – What is your take on your own sound? The easiest way to describe us is pop-rock but I think emo/indie/pop/rock is a more accurate (possibly over the top) description. […]

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