Wednesday 29 February 2012

General Fiasco // Interview & Live Review

Last week Est.1987 managed to catch up with Owen, Enda, Stephen and Stuart, aka- General Fiasco. The mid point in their headline tour had brought them to Manchester and we hung out with them pre-show. 

The "Rebel Get By" songsters have had a busy couple of years since the release of their debut album, "Buildings", and 2012 is set to be no different!

Monday 27 February 2012

Dog Is Dead // Interview & Live Review

Dog Is Dead; 5 lads from Nottingham, recently signed to Atlantic Records,
 bringing us their unique blend of harmonious, euphoric indie-pop. 
Est.1987 caught up with Rob [vocals/guitar], Trev [bass/saxophone] and Dan [drums] ahead of their Leeds Cockpit show where they talk to us about their unique sound, appearing on Skins, oh and setting their dressing room on fire!

Sunday 19 February 2012

Spector // Live Review - The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Last time we were at Manchester’s Deaf Institute the tone was slightly different; the floor was well and truly shaking to the heavier sounds of Young Guns and POLAR [check that out HERE]. This evening it was refreshing to return to the quirky venue, with its eclectic wallpaper and shabby chic bohemian vibe, to see Spector

Saturday 18 February 2012

Pulled Apart By Horses // Interview & Live Review

Pulled Apart By Horses are back! The new record "Tough Love" came out in January and is causing quite a stir. The Leeds quartet is now half way through their UK headline tour and after that- next stop Europe! 
Est. 1987 headed to Manchester and caught up with lead singer Tom Hudson and bassist Rob Lee to chat all things touring, their music and comedy encounters with Thom Yorke! 

Thursday 16 February 2012

ONE TO WATCH- Future Event // Slam Dunk Festival 2012 Line-up Announcement

Now in it's 11th Year Slam Dunk is stronger than ever! Taking place in not one but two locations over the May Bank Holiday weekend, the Est.1987 crew will be on the Leeds site bringing you all the latest music news!
Here's a reminder of what went down at Slam Dunk 2011 including Goldfinger, Less Than Jake and Hellogoodbye: read it HERE.
So, what does Slam Dunk 2012 have in store? The first set of acts were announced yesterday and it looks like it will be the best year yet:

Monday 13 February 2012

Hyro Da Hero // Interview & Review

“Once in awhile, an artist steps up who doesn’t quite follow the cycle. He doesn’t pay heed to “what’s cool.” He doesn’t give a shit about “Who’s hot.” He doesn’t follow the zeitgeist but, rather, the zeitgeist follows him.” 
Hyro da Hero's biography

Sunday 12 February 2012

ONE TO WATCH - Future Event - Spector UK TOUR Interview with Frederick Macpherson

Spector are the band on everyone's lips; their unique blend of indie-electro rock has made them firm festival favourites as well as had them gracing Later...With Jools Holland and BBC's Sound of 2012. With their album dropping in to the public sphere later this year and the guys about to embark on a headline tour (which is fast selling out), Est.1987 caught up with lead singer Frederick Macpherson before it all kicks off.

Thursday 9 February 2012

A Wolf At Your Door Records Part2 - POLAR Interview & Review

Welcome to Part 2 of this special feature where we preview the bands we think you should be checking out from A Wolf At Your Door Records. First up was Hildamay yesterday- one of the great acts signed to the UK's number one independent rock record label.
To Read part 1 in full click HERE

Wednesday 8 February 2012

A Wolf At Your Door Records Part1 - Hildamay Interview & Review

Meet Hildamay- 5 lads from Kent set to take the rock world by storm. Signed to A Wolf At Your Door Records set amongst an impressive roster that includes Deaf Havana and Lower Than Atlantis, the quintet have a busy 2012 ahead of them. So, make sure you jump on the Hildamay bandwagon now!

Monday 6 February 2012

EVENT of THE DAY- To Kill A King Acoustic Gig - Crash Records, Leeds

Head down to Crash Records in Leeds this evening and you are in for a treat! London folk-rockers To Kill A King will be hanging out in-store and playing a special acoustic show.

Sunday 5 February 2012

Gustav Wood - Young Guns // Interview & Review

Young Guns are back with a new album and new tour. The Bare Bones Club Tour was one of our featured events to watch out for and the boys didn’t disappoint! We caught up with lead singer Gustav Wood ahead of the sold out show at The Well here in Leeds.

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Giveaway- Win a SIGNED ALL TIME LOW poster

Our favourite pop-punkers All Time Low are currently over here on their 2012 UK Tour. Joined on the road by The Maine and We Are The In Crowd it is a must see show!