Out of south Wales come Torchbearer. A hardcore punk quartet with a brand new EP on the way. Against the Tide is it’s name. Recorded across two studios, the EP is made up of five, furious tracks that are sure to draw some interest from fans of hardcore.
Let's not beat about the bush here, The St Pierre Snake Invasion have one of those band names you just don't take seriously, like Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!. The fact is, Chunk and most other bands who have made it anywhere despite having a ridiculous name can back themselves up with good music. With the new record from The St Pierre Snake Invasion, however, the question lies not in the name, but in the music.
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.
The Punk 5-piece from the big city of London EAT DIRT. thrash their way through 14 songs with the majority of the tracks being between 1-2 minutes long collectively completing the record in 26 minutes. 'Short and sweet' is a pretty accurate term to use here but we should forget about sweetness part of that statement, sure the songs are bangers, but sweet is not a word that works in this pacey-punk madness.
It seems these days I write the word 'punk' in practically every piece I write, be that punk of the pop variety, of the hardcore variety, or of the not very good variety. 'Born A Cynic', Weatherstate's first full length, ticks the boxes of the first two.
Temple Newsam, Leeds, 25th May 2019: Never will you find a more wretched hive of snapbacks and Vans. As the fans begin entering the festival grounds, the day is bright and warm... sadly it won’t last, but rain, thunder or snow wouldn’t have kept the legions away from Leeds today.
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.
Hull punks Three Day Millionaires reveal their new single The Snub! Bassist/vocalist Daniel Harrison says of the track; “I remember walking into practice one night with the chord progression for the chorus and the vocal melody. It was always going to be a feel-good song, at least lyrically, but I distinctly remember feeling like a massive weight had […]
Intechnicolour are joining Drones, Haggard Cat and Bitch Falcon on the About To Break tour! The run sees the four bands on a rotating headline set and will be joined by special guests! Check out the dates and order below; Wed-Oct-31 – Cardiff, Undertone – Bitch Falcon (HL), Haggard Cat + locals Thu-Nov-1 – Bristol, The Mothers […]
Bristol’s RXPTRS are set to release their second single Parasites on July 20! In the short time since their formation in early 2018, the quintet have created a sound that combines elements of hardcore punk, grunge and punk rock that is gritty and in your face! Vocalist Simon Roach says of the track; “It relates to certain experiences we’ve […]
Palm Reader have been one of the best bands of the UK underground hardcore scene. With their third album Braille they will surely break out of the clutches of the underground. The seething melodies and bone shaking riffs, create an intense yet gripping atmosphere. With the magnitude and quality of the songs on this album, […]
Bailer have revealed another new track from their highly anticipated forthcoming self-titled release (February 9, Distro-y Records). The new single is called Feel It More! The band say of the track; “We all get caught up in the heat of the moment sometimes, and it makes it hard for us to stand back and take it all […]
It’s a cold dark night in Camden North London, it’s spooky, scary and would befit any Halloween tour or midnight walk. But, this isn’t Halloween, this is pure hardcore heavy distorted metal trapped in the body of hip hop. This is Brooklyn’s very own, Ho99o9. We of Alt-Corner are here. The Electric Ballroom has been […]
Alternative hardcore band Lifetight have released their new video for ‘Dreams‘, taken from their acclaimed debut EP Self-Tightled, released 3rd November. Purchase Self-Tightled here: http://geni.us/LIFETIGHTSelfTightled Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of hardcore staple Lock & Key, Lifetight’s self-tightled EP follows Lock & Key in it’s no-holds-barred, straight talking, two-stepping. This alternative hardcore EP builds on the finest traditions of […]