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From Wednesday 16 January 2019

Seven bands added to Slam Dunk Festival

Slam Dunk Festival has announced the latest raft of bands set to play the spring bash. Metalcore legends Atreyu will be making their Slam Dunk debut and are joined by The Word Alive and Pagan. Other bands confirmed for the May bank holiday festivals include Real Friends, Seaway, WSTR and Milk

Monday 14 January 2019

Slam Dunk Festival Impericon Stage line-up revealed

Slam Dunk Festival has revealed the line-up of its Impericon Stage. The previously announced Glassjaw will top the bill while the latest additions of The Bronx, Cancer Bats and Angel Du$t will perform alongside Gallows, Turnstile and Knocked Loose. The organisers confirmed that it is the first of two heavy stages

Tuesday 11 December 2018

AFI – ‘The Missing Man’

The release of 2017’s self-titled, or ‘The Blood Album’, was heralded as the comeback critics and fans had been waiting for from AFI. It was a return to the post-hardcore sound that began with ‘Sing the Sorrow’ and coursed through ‘Decemberunderground’, and it felt like a band

Monday 10 December 2018

Taking Back Sunday announce UK & European tour

Taking Back Sunday have announced a number of UK and European shows as part of their 20th anniversary worldwide tour. The band will hit the road in June starting in Birmingham on 13 June and ending at Download Festival in Madrid on 28-30 June. To celebrate

Thursday 06 December 2018

WSTR: “I would rather be a band you really hated than one that was ‘alright’”

Friday 30 November 2018

LIVE: Nervus / Worriers @ The Parish, Huddersfield

The playlist at The Parish throws up The Lawrence Arms’ eloquently dark ‘The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City’, a tale which depicts battling through the elements and noise to find something better. While one of Chicago’s finest acts–

Tuesday 27 November 2018

LIVE: RVIVR / Happy Accidents / Hurry @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Every now and then, life throws up those unexpected surprises that make you think “hey, that’s pretty good”. Tonight’s entertainment in the homely DIY aesthetics of Leeds’ Wharf Chambers is a prime example. Originally billed as a headline show for London three-piece Happy Accidents, a couple

Wednesday 21 November 2018

LIVE: Less Than Jake / Reel Big Fish @ O2 Ritz, Manchester

Lie me on the bed, hook me up to an IV drip and pump me full of early-2000s nostalgia – Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish are in town. It’s time dust off your trilby, fish out that checkerboard studded belt and see if your Airwalks

Friday 16 November 2018

LIVE: Slayer / Lamb of God @ Manchester Arena, Manchester

In the rustic surroundings of The Beer House pub in Manchester Victoria station, a heavily tattooed gentleman places one biker boot on the table to create his podium. Sporting a sleeveless denim jacket and adorning a patch of Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ album artwork, he takes a

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers – ‘Bought To Rot’

Like a shooting star through the sky or spotting a four-leaf clover, it is a very rare occurrence for Laura Jane Grace to get bitten by the solo record bug. It’s almost a decade since Grace last dabbled in a project away from Against Me! with the