Thursday 31 May 2012

William Control // Review, Leeds Cockpit

Wil Francis, best known as “Aiden’s” front man, has returned to UK shores with his solo electronic based project “William Control”.

Est.1987 headed down to Leeds Cockpit to discover why this solo venture is everything that Aiden isn’t…

Friday 25 May 2012

It Boys! // Live Review, Manchester Academy 3

We have been hotly anticipating It Boys! debut UK tour for a while now.  The first two singles really got us interested and after getting our hands on the album before its release [read our review HERE] we couldn’t wait to see the live show. The boys are over supporting Forever The Sickest Kids, so Est.1987 headed down to Manchester Academy 3 to check them out.

Thursday 24 May 2012

Slam Dunk Festival Preview // MC Lars

This weekend sees the legendary Slam Dunk Festival return for yet another two days of music, seeing a plethora of bands and partying. 

We caught up with MC Lars ahead of the event for a quick chat about why he loves the festival and what he’s been up to…

Tuesday 22 May 2012

DZ Deathrays // Interview & Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

Brisbane thrash-pop duo DZ Deathrays have just released their debut album "Bloodstreams" and are currently on a mammoth tour. They have hit UK shores to tear things up so we headed down to Leeds Cockpit to chat to Shane and Simon about all things touring, the album and J├Ągermeister!

Monday 21 May 2012

Dead City Ruins // Interview & Tour Preview

Meet Dead City Ruins, a Melbourne rock quintet who capture the metal musicianship of the 70s and 80s and combine it with bluesy rock riffs. 

We caught up with Lead Singer Jake Wiffen ahead of the band's extensive European tour...

Sunday 20 May 2012

General Fiasco // Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

We last caught up with the General Fiasco boys not so long ago back in February [you can check out the interview at the bottom of the review]. Since then they’ve completed a UK tour, released their E.P “Don’t You Ever” and are back out on the road yet again. We headed down to Leeds Cockpit to check out the hard working Irish rockers.

Saturday 19 May 2012

Takida // Interview

We first told you about Swedish rockers Takida HERE as we marked them as a band to watch out for. Their debut UK single "You Learn" came out on 7th May and we caught up with the band for a quick chat about their music, touring and anime!

Friday 18 May 2012

Polinski // Live Review, St. Philip's Church, Manchester

We were lucky enough to be invited to attend a very special event organised by Future Everything in association with Hairbrain. Paul Wolinski aka “Polinski” is returning to his home town for his debut audio visual show. We were expecting futuristic rhythms, euphoric tones and soaring instrumentals as Polinski takes electronica to the next level in the glorious surroundings of St Philip’s Church. And we weren’t disappointed…

Thursday 17 May 2012

Lawson // Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

Well, don’t say we didn’t warn you! We tipped Lawson as a band to watch [HERE] and they have been taking 2012 by storm ever since. Their much anticipated debut single “When She Was Mine” is released on 27th May and the boys have just commenced a sell out UK tour. We headed down to catch up with the quartet as they played Leeds Cockpit.

Wednesday 16 May 2012

FUTURE TALENT #7- Talk To Angels

We have already tipped Bradford based “When Giants Collide” for big things [ HERE ] and now we have another Bradford based treat in store for you. Meet “Talk To Angels”, an alternative rock quartet who only formed in 2007, but wasted no time in taking their talents across the pond, playing a 6 week U.S tour the following year. Having already wowed new music giants CMJ, the band has played a host of festivals such as Leeds, Wireless and SXSW.

Monday 14 May 2012

MC Lars // Interview & Live Review, The Parish Huddersfield

Time flies when you're having fun, so they say, and MC Lars must've been having a lot of fun; he is now in his tenth year as a rapper and about to release his Greatest Hits! [No, we can't believe it either!] He's back in the UK on tour with Wheatus and also appearing at Slam Dunk Festival. We caught up with Lars on the first night of the tour at The Parish in Huddersfield. 

Sunday 13 May 2012

It Boys! - "Introduction" // Album Review

Meet It Boys!, the Hollywood alt-pop quintet are set to take UK shores by storm. In fact this isn’t the first time we have introduced you to the Californian five-piece; we tipped them as a band to watch out for ahead of their Slam Dunk Festival debut later this month. [Read that HERE] UK bands such as “The Wanted” and “One Direction” have started a surge of UK talent making it big in the U.S; now it’s America’s turn to show us what they’ve got. 

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Vans Warped Tour 2012 LONDON Line-up Announcement & 5 Date UK Tour

For the first time in 14, yes FOURTEEN years the legendary Vans Warped Tour will be gracing UK shores.

Saturday 10th November 2012 sees the tour come to London's Alexandra Palace so put the date in your diary and get your tickets whilst you can!

And here is the initial line-up...

Monday 7 May 2012

ONE TO WATCH // Takida release debut UK single "You Learn" TODAY

You may have already seen Swedish sensation "Takida" take to the stage playing with "3 Doors Down" on their recent UK tour. Now Takida prepare to unleash their debut UK single, ‘You Learn’ today. The single is taken from the bands forthcoming UK album, ‘The Burning Heart’.