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From Wednesday 13 February 2019

Final Slam Dunk artists announced

Alternative music fans rejoice – the final seventeen bands have now been added to the 2019 Slam Dunk line-up, and it’s quite the announcement! There’s plenty for pop punk fans to celebrate as A Loss For Words return after their break up a few years ago, with Neck Deep, As

Monday 11 February 2019

SWMRS – ‘Berkeley’s On Fire’

For a band who began life back in 2004, SWMRS have taken their time – via a 2015 name change from Emily’s Army – in rising in the punk rock ranks. The first album under their new name, ‘Drive North’, was released in 2016 and brought a significant increase

LIVE: This Wild Life / William Ryan Key @ The Key Club, Leeds

Leeds’ Key Club is everything a small venue should be – dark, sweaty, underground, with a good bar, great sound, the world’s stickiest floors, and mildly questionable toilets. And an over-stage sewage pipe. The last one may be slightly more specific, but it’s always a good venue to see

Bury Tomorrow announce UK tour

Bury Tomorrow have today confirmed a string of tour dates for December, set to be their only UK shows in 2019. The tour kicks off in Portsmouth on 13 December, finishing up at London’s Roundhouse on 21 December – full dates are listed below. The band have promised their biggest

Friday 08 February 2019

Sun Arcana release new single and video

Essex-based alt-rockers Sun Arcana have today released their atmospheric, stadium-filling new single ‘Let Me Down (Ventilate)’, the first follow up to 2018’s ‘As I Take A Breath…’ and acoustic sessions EPs. You can watch the video for the new track in full below. Sun Arcana will be supporting Normandie on their

Descendents announce exclusive headline date

Punk legends Descendents have announced an exclusive London headline date at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday 2 August, with special guests C.J. Ramone and PEARS. The gig will be their first back in the capital since June 2017 and will follow their Thursday night headline set at Blackpool’s Rebellion

Gojira UK summer tour dates announced

Progressive heavy metal kings Gojira have announced their biggest UK headline shows to date, with three shows nestled comfortably in the middle of metal festival season at the end of June and beginning of July. The band, who released debut album ‘Terra Incognita’ in 2001, have become one of the

Thursday 07 February 2019

Slam Dunk announce Jagermeister Stage

With just over a hundred days to go (not that we’re counting, of course) until Slam Dunk 2019, the excitement is really starting to set in – and the good news for fans of the heavier stuff is that the festival have today announced the Jagermeister Stage line-up, as

LIVE: Parkway Drive / Killswitch Engage / Thy Art Is Murder @ O2 Apollo, Manchester

It’s been more than twelve years since Parkway Drive first made their way to Manchester from their native Australia. Back then, they were playing venues like the much-beloved and long-defunct Jillys in support of the likes of Comeback Kid, but tonight sees them returning to one of the city’s

Emarosa – ‘Peach Club’

2019 is already turning into the year for bands to embrace a change in sound. It’s a move that is always bold, if not always wise – but when it’s done right, a change can be exactly the right move to unveil a new and exciting identity. When it came