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Butserfest 2016 line-up change

This Saturday (September 10) sees a whole host of everyones favourite bands head to Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Petersfield for the UK's biggest ancohol and drug free festival Butserfest. This year also marks the festival's tenth anniversary!

Dope announce exclusive UK show!

US alt-metallers Dope have announced they will be playing thier first ever UK headline show in London this year! The show, set for the O2 Islington on November 7th, is in support of their October 28th release Blood Money.

Reading Festival 2016 Review

Chandni recently attended the prestigious Reading Festival. Upon her return, she compiled a summary of the best bands she saw during her weekend. Read what she thought here...

HALFNOISE has a Sudden Feeling

HALFNOISE, the solo project of producer and former Paramore drummer Zac Farro, has shared the title track from forthcoming album Sudden Feeling. The record is set for release on September 9 via Congrats! records.

Truck Festival 2016 – Steventon, Oxfordshire

My Truck experience started later than advertised due to having to work! After speeding down the A34 (Disclaimer: speeding added for excitement purposes only) I finally arrived and had an agonizing wait in the queue to get my press pass being able to hear Lonely the Brave knowing I was missing them, so my introduction to Truck this year was me wanting to do an angry old person shaking finger pointing at whoever was at the front of the queue holding me up...

Breathe In The Silence – Hold My Heart.

Breathe In The Silence are to set to release their new second EP titled “Hold My Heart” on the 2nd of September via Crooked Noise. Breathe In The Silence are a post hardcore band from the mountains of South Wales. They also class their genre as “Valleycore”.

Introducing Lightscape

Introducing Norwich based quintet Lightscape are pleased to reveal their new single ‘Running’ taken from their forthcoming EP ‘For Present, For Past’ which is due for self-release on the 02 September.

Say hello to Jack the Envious!

Playing in a band can be a full time job, but the origin of post-hardcore quintet Jack the Envious combined music and national service. In 2012, vocalist Nir Perlman and guitarists Guy Avnon and Shalev Grados formed the band in high school, later being joined by bassist Guy Chekarov during military service. Throughout the time period of their formation to 2014, the band juggled songwriting, relentless touring and military careers.

Columbus take on the A-Z Questionnaire Challenge!

Australian alternative punk trio Columbus are gearing up for the release of their debut album Spring Forever on August 26th. The band have also just announced that they are hitting the UK for the first time in November with Roam and Like Pacific. We challenged vocalist/guitarist Alex Moses to take on our A-Z interview.

Feed Them To The Forest take on the A-Z Questionaire

Feed Them To The Forest are a rock band from the North of England. Blending the emotionally charged sound of the late '90s Long Island punk rock scene with a distinctly British twist, FTTTF bring the genre up to date with an intense and energetic live show, laced with hooks, harmonies and anthemic melodies. The band took on the A-Z Questionnaire Challenge! Read their answers...

Artist Playlist: Luke Rainsford of Layover

Artist Playlist is the new feature from AltCorner where members of your favourite band are in control! Each participant is asked to compile a list of bands and/or tracks that they cannot stop listening to right now and create the ultimate playlist!   In this weeks edition of Artist Playlist we have the immensely talented […]

Columbus – Spring Forever

Brisbane trio Columbus release debut album Spring Forever through UNFD on August 26. The record is the follow up to 2015’s EP Home Remedy which saw the band break out into the limelight. The power-punk trio came together in school and were completed via a school jazz band (no, really) and we all need to thank that school band for gifting us a very talented trio!

Nothing announce UK dates!

Philadelphia alt quartet Nothing have followed up the release of album Tired of Tomorrow with the announcement of a run of European dates with the UK leg starting on September 11!

ARTIST PLAYLIST: Nicole Mason of Divides!

Artist Playlist is the new feature from AltCorner where members of your favourite band are in control! Each participant is asked to compile a list of bands and/or tracks that they cannot stop listening to right now and create the ultimate playlist! In this edition we have the immensely talented Nicole Mason of Divides....

Kamikaze Girls Highlight Realities Of Mental Health Problems In ‘Ladyfuzz’

A name that was given to vocalist and guitarist Lucinda Livingstone by KG drummer Conor Dawson in a previous band they were both members of, the term ‘Ladyfuzz’ stemmed from Livingstone’s un-healthily nerdy obsession with fuzz pedals and stuck as a nickname for her on-stage persona.

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