Sunday 29 April 2012

The Used // Interview & Live Review

The Used are back; “Vulnerable” the new album was released in March and the Utah four-piece are back in the UK, set to rock venues up and down the country. Est.1987 headed down to Manchester’s HMV Ritz to meet up with Quinn [Allman, guitar], Jeph [Howard, bass] and drummer Dan [Whitesides] to chat music, regrets and doing their job to the fullest.

Saturday 28 April 2012

Professor Green // Live Review, Leeds O2 Academy

Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green has already had a phenomenal career thus far and, since his hit single “Read All About It” claimed the number one spot, things have really taken off, currently on his biggest tour to date. So, Est.1987 headed down to Leeds O2 Academy to see what Professor Green’s sold out live show had to offer.  

Thursday 26 April 2012

Bastille // Interview & Live Review

Meet Bastille. In fact you may remember us mentioning them HERE as a band we tipped you to watch out for. What started out as a solo project by Dan Smith [who was born on the French, Bastille Day, hence the name] has now turned into a four-piece full live band with an E.P out on 30th April and an album on the way. We headed down to The Harley in Sheffield on the opening night of the tour and chatted to Dan all things touring, recording and having a “wow this is amazing man” moment.

Monday 23 April 2012

Deaf Havana // Interview & Live Review

Deaf Havana have had an amazing few months since the release of their acclaimed album "Fools and Worthless Liars" at the end of 2011. Tickets for the recent tour are in hot demand with most selling out and the venues having to be upgraded to a higher capacity. So, Est.1987 jumped at the chance to hang out with the Kings Lynn four-piece to chat leaving 'screaming' in 2006, playing Leeds/Reading Festival and being the best that they've ever been.

Sunday 22 April 2012

Lostprophets // Live Review including Interview with support band // Modestep

If you don’t recognise the name Modestep, well, where have you been? The four cheeky Londoners have been storming the airwaves with their blend of dubstep and rock. The boys have touched down in Manchester as sole support for Welsh rockers Lostprophets. Est.1987 headed down to the show to catch up with Josh, Tony, Matt and Nick [Modestep] to chat influences, Bieber and turning fan points into tattoos!

Friday 20 April 2012

ONE TO WATCH // "Polinski" Debut Audio Visual Show - Interview

We have something a little different that we couldn’t wait to tell you about! FutureEverything in association with Hairbrain present: Legendary Komische musician Dieter Moebius’ live, improvised score for Fritz Lang’s silent sci-fi masterpiece “Metropolis” in the heart of Salford on Thursday 17 May. 

Thursday 19 April 2012

FUTURE TALENT #6- When Giants Collide Live Review

We love home grown talent, so when we found this band we were pretty excited. Meet When Giants Collide [WGC]; a local band set to make it big. 

The West Yorkshire metal quintet are all about blending authentic progressive rhythms with melodies and intricate riffs.  

Monday 16 April 2012

Andrew W.K // Interview & Live Review

It has been ten years since Andrew W.K's album "I Get Wet", (including iconic and controversial front cover) was released.  The "Party Hard" singer is back, with full band and currently on a world tour; their biggest to date! 
We caught up with the man himself ahead of the Manchester Academy show to chat rock 'n' roll, the lucky number 13 and of course, partying!

Sunday 15 April 2012

FUTURE TALENT #5- Le Blorr Interview

For the 5th band in our Future Talent series meet Chris Hess and Adam Winn aka “Cookie” and “Hot Damn” aka Le Blorr. Joined on the road by bassist Zac “Sugar Butter” Sullivan the Satellite beach trio is complete.Their blend of psychedelic rock n roll riffs, electronic beats and piercing vocals are captured on debut EP "Bim Bom".

Le Blorr are currently touring the UK for the first time after being hand picked by Tom DeLonge to support his band Angels & Airwaves. We headed down to the Leeds show to catch up with the band to chat touring, influences and just how they got their nicknames! 

Saturday 14 April 2012

Angels & Airwaves // Le Blorr - Live Review, Leeds 02 Academy

The doors aren’t open for a while but the crowd circles the outside of The Academy in Leeds; murmurs of excitement run through it ahead of tonight’s 02 show. They write albums, write film scores, work on graphic novels and are now in the UK for a select string of dates: yes, Angels and Airwaves [AVA] are back.

Thursday 12 April 2012

Miss May I // The Ghost Inside // Parkway Drive - Live Review

Ohio's Miss May I and Los Angeles' The Ghost Inside are back on UK shores, setting out on a tour with Parkway Drive [above]. Est.1987 headed to the sold out show at Manchester Academy 1 ready for what would be a hefty array of American and Australian hardcore!
We caught up with Levi Benton [Miss May I] and Aaron Brooks [The Ghost Inside] to chat recording, pre-show rituals and lions! To read what they had to say click HERE.

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Miss May I // The Ghost Inside - Interview

Miss May I [top] and The Ghost inside have just embarked on a huge European tour supporting Byron Bay's finest Parkway Drive
Both MMI and TGI are set to play The Warped Tour this summer and that's just a small part of a huge year ahead! Est.1987 headed to Manchester to catch up with Levi Benton [MMI] and Aaron Brooks [TGI] to chat recording, pre-show rituals and lions!

Saturday 7 April 2012

FUTURE TALENT #4- Fish Tank Interview

For our Future Talent series this month we have an experimental guitar based prog pop-rock trio from Broadstairs, Kent. Meet Joe Nash, Ed Wetenhall and Joe Jeffcoate AKA- Fish Tank. Recently likened to Tubelord and Biffy Clyro by BBC Introducing, the three-piece have  released an EP to the world and are embarking on a selection of tour dates– all this and they’re still at university. 

Wednesday 4 April 2012

ONE TO WATCH // It Boys! to play Slam Dunk 2012 & more acts announced!

Slam Dunk may very well be our favourite festival and is now an even closer contender after the latest line-up announcements including Funeral For A Friend, Charlie Simpson, Canterbury and a set from these Hollywood pop-punkers...

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Failsafe // Interview & Live Review

Failsafe, the Preston rock quintet, are back with album number three and are taking to the road on their first gigs of 2012. Yes, you may recognise these guys from The Inbetweeners episode they appeared in or from their slots playing with famed American "post-punk laptop" rapper MC Lars. Est.1987 caught up with lead singer Jim Norris ahead of their Manchester show to chat all things"Routines", music videos and the infamous British sitcom!

Sunday 1 April 2012

ONE TO WATCH // Echotape - Interview & Live Review

Meet Echotape, a band that came together to break down the  They are the 5 piece of, Andi Karthauser [AK], Marc Burford, Dan Bowman, Daniel Morriss and Mike Burford hailing from Andover and may just be one of your favourite bands of 2012. 

Heading out on their debut tour Est.1987 caught up with AK and Mike to chat all things recording, being on the road and "AAI"! 

D.R.U.G.S // Live Review - 02 Academy, Leeds

A year ago and Est.1987 were hanging out with new band Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows [D.R.U.G.S] as they played Leeds Cockpit. We chatted all things music, their fans and being on the top of their game. Read that full interview HERE. Fast forward to the present and tonight we head down to the vastly larger venue, Leeds 02 Academy, to see the “post-hardcore supergroup” take to the stage as the main support for Hollywood rockers “Black Veil Brides”.