Saturday 30 June 2012

Boyce Avenue // Live Review, Leeds O2 Academy

Brother trio, Boyce Avenue are the YouTube sensation who paved a way for their own hits by first posting videos of cover songs. Millions of YouTube hits and a support slot alongside One Direction later, Boyce Avenue are back in the UK and bigger than ever.

Est.1987 headed down to Leeds O2 Academy to see what the Florida three-piece had to offer.

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Ben Montague // Live Review, Manchester Academy 3

You may remember we interviewed Ben Montague earlier this week mid-way through his headline tour. After already acquiring a growing fan base, supporting The Wanted and an album “Tales of Flying and Falling” on the way, we marked the shows as ones to watch out for.
Here’s what happened when Est.1987 headed down to Manchester Academy 3.

Saturday 23 June 2012

Tyler Hilton // Interview & Live Review, Leeds O2 Academy

Chances are that you may not recognise Tyler Hilton as a stand alone musician; instead many people will recognise his alter ego Chris Keller from the hit show "One Tree Hill". That aside, Tyler is a “real” musician; his latest album “Forget The Storm” is actually his third full length release and he is taking to the road in the UK for the first time alongside Boyce Avenue.
Est.1987 sat down with Tyler to chat about the new record, touring in the UK and why he’s nothing like Chris Keller.

Friday 22 June 2012

William Control // Interview & Review

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 chat to the man himself about the new record, the written word and why we all have to evolve...

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Dead City Ruins // Live Review, The Well Leeds

Dead City Ruins told Est.1987 that “we always play our asses off, if there is 1000 people or no one we still do our best to destroy ourselves!”. And they certainly lived up to that reputation as they took to the stage at The Well in Leeds.

With influences ranging from Motorhead to Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and beyond the Anglo-Aussie five piece are storming through the UK on their European tour.

ONE TO WATCH // Mike Portnoy's new super group ADRENALINE MOB European/UK Tour

There's a new gang in town. They're tough and tight-knit, and they're not taking any prisoners! Bringing together acclaimed Symphony X singer Russell Allen, former Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold drum virtuoso Mike Portnoy and Sonic Stomp shred extraordinaire Mike Orlando, Adrenaline Mob is musical mafia of the highest order. 
Not only are the metal mob embarking on their debut UK/European tour, they are bringing with them new album Omertá...

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Ben Montague // Interview & Tour Preview

Ben Montague has had a busy year so far; he's recorded his debut album, has an E.P and single out in July, played numerous shows and supported The Wanted on tour. 

Est.1987 caught up with him ahead of his Manchester show to chat writing, touring and the story behind Coldplay's "Yellow". 

Thursday 14 June 2012

It Boys! // Interview & Live Review

They've just been announced to play the UK Warped Tour later this year and have a busy summer ahead on the US leg of the tour. 

As promised here is what happened when Est.1987 caught up with Hollywood pop-punkers It Boys! when they were recently touring over in the UK with Forever The Sickest Kids. 

Wednesday 13 June 2012

FUTURE TALENT #10- Amy Can Flyy

Amy Can Flyy have been away for a little while, but have been working very hard; a new EP is on the way and the quartet are back on the road in July.
The boys have also just been filming a new video for “You Can't Stop Us Now”. Stay locked to Est.1987 where we will bring you the video shortly, but for now check out what the boys had to say about the new record, touring and how Bournemouth is a mini California.

Sunday 10 June 2012

The Milk // Interview & Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

The Milk have just flown back to UK shores after storming Mallorca and Ibiza Rocks. Their reinvention of soul and reggae has grasped everyone’s attention. So, Est.1987 headed down to Leeds Cockpit to catch up with the boys pre-show to chat soul music, TOWIE and working with an Inbetweener.

Saturday 9 June 2012

The Internet [Syd tha Kyd & Matt Martian] // Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

I also thought deeply on my own experiences with psychedelic drugs, as well as friends’ experiences. I began writing as if I was the drug, seducing my next victim.” Syd tha Kid describing the writing of the song “Cocaine”.
Est.1987 headed down to The Cockpit to see what else lay behind The Internet’s songs, spawned from the Odd Future collective, the collective that everyone has an opinion on.

Wednesday 6 June 2012

FUTURE TALENT #9- Underwater Tiger

In March of this year, Upstate New York melodic alt rockers Underwater Tiger released their mouth watering debut album, "Where Miles Become Meaning". We caught up with the band to chat about recording their debut album, touring and brotherly love.

Friday 1 June 2012

FUTURE TALENT #8- Take One Car

Upstate New York rockers “Take One Car” have been making a name for themselves since their debut release back in 2009.They are back with latest album “It's Going to Be a Nice Day”, so Est.1987 took the opportunity to sit down with the band to chat about the new record, experimenting and Millerton Village.