Monday 17 December 2012

Architects New Lyric Video // "Even If You Win You're Still A Rat" Feat. Oli Sykes

Architects brand new lyric video for "Even If You Win You're Still A Rat", has just landed at Est.1987 HQ and we just can't get enough of it. The track which features Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes is taken from the album "Daybreaker".

To watch the video and find out where you can catch the band in 2013 click below...

Thursday 13 December 2012

FUTURE TALENT #15- Life On The Sideline

Meet Life on the Sideline. Originating from Hartford, Connecticut, the pop-punk quintet are making a name for themselves on the scene, despite only being together one year. Having already supported the likes of "I Call Fives" and "State Champs" their infectious anthems are pulling in fans left, right and centre. 

Before supporting fast rising Pop Punk icons "Major League" for part of their December US tour vocalist, Nick DiCiancia took time out to sit down with Est.1987 to talk influences, recording the E.P and putting the band together via "Craiglist".

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Hit The Deck 2013 // First Announcement & Brand New Second Location

Hit The Deck Festival 2013 is creeping upon us and the anticipation couldn't be any higher. The 2012 festival will be hard to beat, but with the first 20 bands just announced it is looking stronger than ever. And if that wasn't enough the festival just got even larger with a new location added- Bristol.
Want to know more about the venues, how you can get tickets and which bands have already been announced, including Don Broco and We Are The In Crowd? Click below...

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Taking Hayley // UK Headline Tour Feb 2013 & Battle Of The Bands Competition

We've been championing four-piece, Taking Hayley for quite some time now and the boys have had a phenomenal 2012.  In addition to releasing their debut album, "Tricks And Games", to much acclaim in August, they have been busy touring the UK on a headline tour and playing the Vans Warped Tour in London last month. 2013 shows no signs of slowing down either! 
Want to know where you can catch the band on their February headline tour and find out how your band can support them? Click below...

Thursday 6 December 2012

Slam Dunk Festival 2013 // First Line-up Announcements & Now A 3 Day Festival

Slam Dunk Festival is now in its 8th year and the 2013 festival is set to be even bigger and better than ever before. What used to be a two day festival has now been expanded to a full 3 day touring festival beginning at Leeds before heading to Hatfield and rounding off at the new location of Wolverhampton. 

To find out more about how you can be there and who are the first set of acts to be announced, including All Time Low and Pierce The Veil click below...

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Miss May I // Interview & Live Review, Manchester Club Academy

Last time Est.1987 caught up with Ohio five-piece they were over in the UK supporting Parkway Drive and getting prepared to release album number three “At Heart”.
Now they are back on UK soil, successfully released their album and getting ready for a headline tour. 

We sat down with front-man Levi Benton to chat about what they’ve been upto, the metal scene and Black Ops II of course!

Sunday 2 December 2012

Escapists // Interview & Headline Tour Starting Next Week

Between festivals, support slots and an EP release, Escapists have had a busy year so far and before the year is out they have a headline tour to complete. No slowing down for Christmas then lads?

So, before their tour begins on Tuesday, we sat down with front-man Simon Glancy to chat about touring, influences and songs about aliens.

Thursday 29 November 2012

Reading & Leeds Festival 2013 // New Stages & First Line-up Announcement

It's that time of year again when the buzz starts building for next year's Reading & Leeds Festival. The festival returns on Friday 23rd August to Sunday 25th August at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park. Leeds. With two brand new stages as well as the first set of acts being announced it is set to be the best year yet. 

Want to know all the latest line-up info and how you can get your hands on next years tickets at this years prices? Click below...

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Blood On The Dance Floor // Live Review, Manchester Academy 3

 It is safe to say that Blood On The Dance Floor is an intriguing band. Amidst all the hair and make-up and alter egos of Dahvie Vanity and Jayy Von Monroe they have an incredibly loyal, dedicated fan base and a small army of songs.

Est.1987 headed down to Manchester Academy 3 to see to see if they lived up to the hype that seems to follow the American duo around.

Tuesday 20 November 2012

It Boys! tour with Blood On The Dance Floor // Interview & Live Review

Here at Est.1987 we've been telling you about Hollywood's It Boys! for a good few months now after we first caught up with the boys on their first time in the UK back in May. Fast forward a few months and the five piece are back and on tour with Blood On The Dance Floor. As well as supporting them on tour the guys have also played their biggest show ever- The Vans Warped Tour London.
We headed down to Manchester to chat to them all about how much they love the UK, working with Breathe Caroline and All Time Low and how they will never dye their hair green!

Sunday 18 November 2012


The Story So Far has just headed back to America after a playing a select few headline UK dates, The Road To Warped Tour and playing at Warped itself at London's Alexandra Palace. However, they will be back in no time after just announcing a full UK and European headline tour. With a new album out in Spring 2013 the tour will not be one to miss.

To see all the tour dates, find out where you can your hands on tickets and to read an interview with the band click below...

Tyl​er Hilton // Live Benef​it for Hurricane San​dy, 25th November

Next Sunday- November 25th, Tyler will host a live concert on which he's dubbing his birthday party. However, in lieu of gifts, he's raising funds for his charity organization "TH Books For Kids", and all donations will go directly to benefiting schools and libraries affected by Hurricane Sandy.  
Tyler is also rewarding those fans who raise the most money for the cause: the top 4 donors will receive a personal shout-out from Tyler, signed Tyler Hilton merchandise, and a $25 gift card courtesy of Cold Stone Creamery so they can join in with his Birthday celebrations. 

Want to find out more and how you can be involved? Click below... 

Friday 9 November 2012

Vans Road To Warped Tour // Less Than Jake & New Found Glory Live Review & Photo Gallery

It’s been thirteen years since the infamous Vans Warped Tour graced UK shores, however it’s back and not doing things by halves. The main event may be tomorrow in London, but the ‘Warped tour bus’, so to speak, has been making its way around the country for the past week on “The Road To Warped Tour”.

Want to know what happened when Less Than Jake and New Found Glory took to the stage? Click below…

Thursday 8 November 2012

Vans Road To Warped Tour // The Story So Far Interview & Live Review

Being hailed as the saviour of modern day pop-punk The Story So Far has an impressive reputation that proceeds them.

As well as playing a handful of headline shows, the five-piece are over in the UK to play Vans Warped UK Tour after its long awaited return.

We sat down with bassist Kelen Capener before the show in Leeds on the "Road To Warped Tour" to chat about the forthcoming album, tour life and British food!

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Vans Warped Tour, UK // TAKING HAYLEY win the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands and are added to the line-up

Taking Hayley only formed in 2010 but you will have no doubt seen them popping up all over the place. The Birmingham four-piece have had a busy eighteen months, and to top it all off they have just won the prestigious Ernie Ball Battle of The Bands and are now playing the sold Vans Warped UK Tour this Saturday. 

We caught up with guitarist Levi Keeling back in July. Want to know what he had to say about the new album, the band's sound and indeed name, as well as find out all about Vans Warped UK Tour? Click below... 

Tuesday 6 November 2012

The Getaway Plan // UK Album Release

UK- the wait is over! The Getaway Plan has finally released their much acclaimed album "Requiem". The Australian four-piece are back and stronger than ever. We caught up with the band back in September when they were over here on tour with Pierce The Veil.

 Want to know more about the album and what the boys had to say about their comeback, handling the pressure and future plans? Click below...

Sunday 4 November 2012

Tyler Hilton // Headline UK Tour Interview & Live Review

The last time Est.1987 caught up with Tyler Hilton it was back in June and he was over here for the first time supporting Boyce Avenue. After falling in love with the UK, he is currently working his way through his first European headline tour and with most of the dates selling it he has definitely made an impression.

Est.1987 headed down to Manchester to chat with the main man himself and see what his headline show had to offer…

Wednesday 31 October 2012

It Boys! Back In The UK / Tour Dates & New Video

Last time we hung out with Hollywoods It Boys! they were over here on their first UK outing. After heading back to America the five-piece has had a very busy Summer. Fortunately they've found time to come back to UK shores to support Blood On The Dancefloor and fit in time to play the UK Vans Warped Tour.  
Want to know where you can catch the guys on tour, watch the new video for "Start The Party" and see the video interview from our chat with them earlier in the year? Click below...

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Rat Attack // New Video & FREE Download

Let us introduce you to Rat Attack; the Exeter four-piece are causing a stir with their debut single, and it's only just been released! Taking influences from Refused, The Hives and The Beastie Boys this single is just a taster and we can't wait for the EP! 

Our new favourite band? They are definitely in contention!
Want to watch the video, see where you can catch their live show and get your hands on a cheeky free download from the boys? Well click below... 

Sunday 28 October 2012

The Blackout // Pre-Party Tour Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

This was no ordinary The Blackout show; taking things back to the sweaty, in your face, more intimate venues the band were giving fans a special treat to see them play smaller venues in preparation for their much larger tour, kicking off in January 2013.

Est.1987 headed down to the sold out Cockpit show to check out what the “Pre-Party Tour” had to offer…

Thursday 25 October 2012

Reckless Love // Interview with front-man Olli Herman & Live Review

Reckless Love is a band intent on putting the glam back into rock n roll. We saw the flamboyant Finnish quartet earlier in the year supporting Black Veil Brides and playing Download Festival. Now they are back on UK soil on a headline tour showing us Brits how it’s done.

Est.1987 caught up with enigmatic front-man Olli Herman backstage before they stormed Leeds Cockpit. Want to know what he had to say about…

Kitty Cowell // New Video, THE WORLD

Female hip hop artist Kitty Cowell is back with a new video for The World. The Cardiff sassy rapper, described as a “a rap/electro live wire” by Music Week Magazine is going from strength to strength. To watch the brand new video and to get your hands on her mixtape FREE click below...

Tuesday 23 October 2012

FUTURE TALENT #14- Singled Out

Singled Out are the exciting breakout pop-punk/hardcore band from Minneapolis. Initially formed in 2009 as Dead On The Dance Floor, the 4 piece released debut E.P "This Has Just Begun" before re-launching themselves in July 2011. With a new name and a more focused sound, "Unfamiliar Faces" E.P was released on August 3rd. Singled Out were also victorious in this years Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, earning them the right to play on the prestigious Vans Warped Tour. So read what happened when we caught up with the band...

Monday 22 October 2012

Turbowolf // Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

“We’re Turbowolf; we drive around in a red f*****g van, like Postman Pat, delivering riffs to every city”

So, before the band end their touring cycle and head back in to the studio to get working on the next album, Est.1987 headed down to The Cockpit in Leeds to check out what the four-piece had to offer.

Saturday 20 October 2012

Young Guns // Interview & Live Review, Leeds Met Vans Music Night Tour

Since we last caught up with the Young Guns boys they have had a whirlwind of a year and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. They have just completed a sold out UK tour playing their biggest headline shows to date.

 Est.1987 caught up with Ben and Fraser from the band backstage at the Leeds show to chat…

Thursday 18 October 2012

Gallows // Interview with Wade MacNeil

Gallows are currently busy headlining sold out shows around the UK. After this run the band aren't slowing down in the lead up to Christmas; they are heading out Canada and America.  

Est.1987 took the opportunity to sit down with front-man Wade MacNeil. The former Alexisonfire vocalist and guitarist joined Gallows just over a year ago after Frank Carter's departure. 

To read what Wade had to say about the new album, influences and the rebirth of the band click below. 

LostAlone // Double A-Side Single "VESUVIUS" & "CREATURES" 5th Nov

LostAlone have just finished a UK tour with Tonight Alive but show no signs of slowing down any time soon. As well as supporting Evanescence on their UK Arena tour in November the Derbyshire trio recently announced their double A-side single release; "Vesuvius" and "Creatures". 

To find out more about the release, check out the tour dates and watch the video click below...

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Gallows // Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

A year ago the ferocious, enigmatic Gallows front-man, Frank Carter, announced that he was to depart the band leaving them to continue on without him. Step up former Alexisonfire guitarist/vocalist Wade MacNeil. A year, an EP and new album later Gallows are back on the road.

Est.1987 headed down to the sold out Leeds Cockpit show to see what the new line-up and shake up had to offer…

We Are The Ocean // 2013 UK Headline Tour Announcement

Having just wrapped up an intimate club tour We Are The Ocean are pleased to announce their biggest UK headline  tour to date. 

To Find out where you can catch the boys on tour, how you can get your hands on tickets and read an interview with the band click below...

Friday 5 October 2012

4ft Fingers // Tour Preview

4ft Fingers are back and hitting the road once again. It's hard to believe that the band has been around for a decade and they are stronger than ever as they commence on the 10th anniversary tour which began last night in Birmingham and rounds up in Manchester in a week. 

Click below to find where you can catch the tour which will see the skate punk band play a set from the first two albums...

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Aiden Grimshaw // Interview & Live Review

Aiden Grimshaw has just wrapped on his first UK tour- and with most dates selling out it was a resounding success. If his face seems familiar you may recognise him from 2010's X Factor line-up. However,  he's paving his own way in the industry.

Est.1987 headed down to Leeds Cockpit to chat to Aiden about working on his debut album "Misty Eye", moving to London and his love for Biggie Smalls...

Saturday 29 September 2012

Motion City Soundtrack // Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

Motion City Soundtrack are back on UK shores with a run of dates up and down the country. Their fifth studio album “Go” was released in June and saw them put it out as a joint effort between Epitaph and their own label “The Boombox Generation”.

Leeds welcomed back the Minneapolis five-piece with open arms as they played The Cockpit on the final date of their UK leg. Est.1987 headed down to check them out…

Thursday 27 September 2012

We Are The Ocean // Interview & Live Review

It is a new era for We Are The Ocean. The recent departure of vocalist Dan Brown has seen the band return as a four-piece with a brand new album and sold out tour; not bad going eh?  In what feels like forever since the band toured the UK they hit Manchester’s Deaf Institute for another sold out show.

Est.1987 headed down to check out their live set and caught up with the band pre-show to chat about the new record, the progression of the band, oh and Lord Of The Rings soundtrack.

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Pierce The Veil // Interview

In the final instalment of our 3 part special, we sat down for a chat with Vic Fuentes and Jaime Preciado of Pierce The Veil. The San Diego quartet are currently storming the UK on their first headline tour and with every date selling out it has been a whirlwind week for the guys. 

Est.1987 caught up with them backstage at Manchester Moho to chat about the vision for the latest record, Spanish guitar solos and the screaming female fans. 

Monday 24 September 2012

The Maine // Interview & Live Review

The Maine are currently on their biggest tour to date; The Pioneer World Tour. The mammoth run is soon coming to an end but shows no signs of slowing down.

 Est.1987 headed down to Manchester Academy 2 to check out the show. We also caught up with the band beforehand to chat making the new record, taking risks and dirty laundry!

Thursday 20 September 2012

Pierce The Veil w/ The Getaway Plan & Crown The Empire // The Cockpit, Leeds

Yesterday we brought you interviews with the two support bands making up this stellar line up- Melbourne’s The Getaway Plan and Dallas’ Crown The Empire. Missed that? Click HERE to catch up.

With the tour headed up by Pierce The Veil the show was bound to sell out and sell out it did. With a packed to the rafters Cockpit, excitement could not have been higher; and this was even before the bands came on stage. Want to know what happened when all three bands played to the sold out crowd? Well click below…

Wednesday 19 September 2012

The Dead Formats // Interview & Debut Album Release

With a punk attitude and a desire to tear down musical boundaries, Essex sextet The Dead Formats are taking the UK by storm, both musically and socially. 
Their debut album "At Sixes And Sevens" was released this week so Est.1987 caught up with the band to chat individuality, musical style and Britishness. 

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Pierce The Veil storm the UK- PART 1/3 Interviews with support acts // The Getaway Plan & Crown The Empire

San Diego quartet Pierce The Veil are back in the UK on their first headline tour and dare we say it- this could be the most anticipated tour of recent months! With a lot of the dates already sold out and the others on their way, the bands return to the UK couldn't come sooner.
 In a 3 part special we will be hanging out with all the bands on the bill and bringing you the review of the live show. 

First up we sat down with support bands -The Getaway Plan and Crown The Empire. To read what they had to say about touring, their albums and why they love the UK click below...

EVENT OF THE WEEK // Aiden Grimshaw debut UK tour begins tomorrow...

If you watched The X Factor back in 2010 you may recognise Aiden Grimshaw. After going down a storm on the hit show he disappeared for a little while working hard on his debut album, “Misty Eye”, which was released in August. Now Aiden is embarking on his first, much anticipated UK tour. 

To find out where you can catch him and how you can win tickets click below…

Monday 17 September 2012

FUTURE TALENT #13- Angry Bears

Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some but we have a treat in store for you. Meet Angry Bears The Norwich, Connecticut trio has made short work of making a name for themselves in the local scene, grabbing attention with their high octane, aggressive live shows during which the band is renowned for forging an energetic rapport with their ever growing crowds. And now word is spreading quickly! 

Est.1987 jumped at the opportunity to chat with the guys about touring, the shaping of their sound and staying gold...

EVENT TO WATCH // Takida headline London show, 21st September

We first brought Swedish chart toppers Takida to your attention back in May when they released their debut UK single "You Learn". Now they're hitting the UK and playing a headline date at The Relentless Garage in London on 21st September. 

For more info on the event and to read our interview with the band click below...

Thursday 13 September 2012

We Are The Ocean Tour Preview

We Are The Ocean are back with not only a new album, "Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow", but the boys are heading back out on the road! Est.1987 will be heading down to catch the much anticipated tour next week and we think you should too! For the full list of tour dates and new video for "The Road" click below...

Sunday 9 September 2012

Taking Hayley // Live Review, Dry Bar, Manchester

Taking Hayley only formed back in 2010 but have been working hard building a loyal fan base and even bagging themselves a slot supporting Mcfly. Est.1987 caught up with the four-piece back in July as we marked them out as a future talent. 

So, when the band announced their August tour we couldn’t say no to heading to Manchester to check out their live show. Want to know what we thought? Click below…

Monday 3 September 2012

Kids In Glass Houses // Interview & Live Review

Kids In Glass Houses have had a busy summer playing at a variety of festivals up and down the country. Their 2012 touring schedule is soon coming to an end but not before they take to the stage at Darlington’s newest venue- The Hub. 

Est.1987 caught up with the Cardiff quintet to chat about festival season, holding the Olympic torch and swimming!

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Obey The Brave // NEW VIDEO, "It Starts Today" & UK Tour Dates

Canadian metal act Obey The Brave are having a busy week this week; not only have they released brand new video for "It Starts Today" their debut album "Young Blood" is also out! To watch the video and find out where you can catch the guys on their UK October tour click below...

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Don Broco // Making The Video "Actors"

We recently brought you our album review of Don Broco's debut full length offering "Priorities" and in short we loved it. The boys are back with second single from the album- "Actors" and if you want to watch a behind the scenes video featuring Fussball, male nudity and plenty of antics click below...

Sunday 19 August 2012

Merthyr Rock Festival Preview // Futures Interview

Merthry Rock, the UK's new 3 day alt/rock festival in the heart of Wales is back for its second year.This boutique festival brings together a mix of indie and rock bands, both home-grown talent and from further afield. FUTURES are set to play the festival on the Friday night and we caught up with the four piece to chat to them more about the event, the new record and all their festival "do's and don't's"!

Tuesday 14 August 2012

FUTURES // Interview & Live Review

Having just finished up on the Karma Tour Futures have had a busy year thus far. After leaving their deal with Mercury behind the four-piece went it alone, launching self built record label Indigo and releasing their debut album shortly after. 

Est.1987 headed down to Manchester’s Sound Control as Futures headlined the “A Declaration All Dayer”. We chatted to the guys about the new record, making the right decisions and having a Bon Jovi moment!

Sunday 12 August 2012

Don Broco // "Priorities" Album Review

“Priorites”, the lead single from Don Broco’s first full length offering, certainly moulded the band’s reputation for writing songs with unforgettable choruses and infectious hooks, perfectly creating the anticipation for the eponymously titled album. 

“Priorities”, the album which is released tomorrow, will enter the public arena with high expectations after the band’s previous E.P success. So what do the four Bedford boys have to offer?

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Leeds Festival Preview // Ceremony Interview

When Californian hardcore punk outfit Ceremony came to Leeds on a recent UK tour it is safe to say it was one of the most riotous shows that Est.1987 has ever attended! 
The boys are back in August playing at the Reading and Leeds Festival so to read what happened when we caught up with guitarist Anthony Anzaldo click below; we chatted all things fans, recording the new album, "Zoo", and isolating social media...

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Amy Can Flyy // Live Review, Manchester Sound Control

You may remember that Est.1987 caught up with Bournemouth pop-punkers Amy Can Flyy earlier this summer. The boys had been away working hard on a new EP, “The Start”, and prepping to go out on the road. Well, the tour came around pretty soon and the boys have been out with That Sunday Feeling and Falling Faster. 
Of course Est.1987 couldn’t pass up the opportunity to head down to Manchester on the final night to check out their live show…

Monday 6 August 2012

22 // Interview & Debut Album "Flux" Released Today...

Born from the ashes of Norweigan Grammy Award winning band Gåte, 22 is the new creative endeavour and brainchild of guitarist Magnus Børmark. After two highly successful E.Ps the group now release their long awaited debut album "Flux". 
Released today "Flux" is as captivating, experimental and as appealing as its predecessors.

 Est.1987 caught up with Magnus to chat recording, the pressure they put themselves under and hidden codes within the album!