Monday 30 July 2012

We Are Scientists // Live Review, The Duchess York

The Olympics wasn’t the only sell out event last Friday as We Are Scientists, back on UK soil, took to the stage in York. Not quite on the scale of the Olympic opening ceremony, but nevertheless an entertaining evening was expected from the quirky trio.  
Est.1987 headed down to The Duchess to see what the three-piece had to offer, after having to pull some of the tour dates due to lead singer Keith Murray’s throat problems.

Sunday 29 July 2012

Leeds Festival Preview // Pulled Apart By Horses Interview

Here is the latest in our Leeds/Reading Festival previews. And this week it is Leeds' very own Pulled Apart By Horses in the spotlight. They take to the main stage at Leeds on Friday and Reading on Sunday. 
Est.1987 caught up with lead singer Tom Hudson and bassist Rob Lee earlier this year to chat all things touring, why they love Leeds and comedy encounters with Thom Yorke!

Friday 27 July 2012

FUTURE TALENT #12- Taking Hayley

Taking Hayley only formed in 2010 but you will have no doubt seen them popping up all over the place. From securing a loyal and growing fan base to even playing with Mcfly, the Birmingham four-piece have had a busy eighteen months, and it is only set to get busier. 
We caught up to have a chat with guitarist Levi Keeling ahead of the band's up coming tour and album release. Want to know what he had to say about life on the road, how the band have matured musically and "Tricks and Games" click below...

Thursday 26 July 2012

As Cities Burn // Interview & Live Review

As Cities Burn is back on the road, and it may be for the very last time. After breaking up back in 2009 fans were pleased to hear that the Louisiana band were re-forming and making it to UK shores. 

Est.1987 took the opportunity to catch up with the four-piece at The Well in Leeds. To see what they had to say about reforming, hating the hardcore scene and the candle burning out click below...

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Party In The Park // Live & Backstage Report

A 70,000 strong crowd, chart topping pop acts, soaring temperatures and a stage invasion courtesy of Dermot O’Leary; the biggest free event in Yorkshire was under way this Sunday. Party in the Park, with 96.3 Radio Aire and Leeds City Council pulled it off once again this year with a star-studded line up of both home-grown and international talent. 
Est.1987 were on-hand to bring you all the action from the site, catching up with some of the acts backstage including One Direction, Cover Drive and DJ Fresh.

Monday 23 July 2012

Leeds Festival Preview // Young Guns Interview

With Leeds/Reading Festival Weekend just around the corner Est.1987 is bringing you previews of some of the best acts playing over the 3 days. We headed down to The Well in Leeds to catch up with Young Guns front-man Gustav Wood earlier in the year on the bands' "Bones Club Tour". To read what Gustav had to say about the new album, touring and how High Wycombe has treated him click below...

Saturday 21 July 2012

ORANGE // Interview & Review

 Tim Armstrong of Rancid discovered and signed ORANGE when they were just 16 years old. Fast forward and ORANGE has been a band for over ten years and they’re still in their early twenties.

The LA pop-punkers are back in the UK so Est.1987 took the opportunity to catch up with front-man Joe Dexter to chat the new sound, why he loves the UK and why he hates oranges!

Thursday 19 July 2012

FUTURE TALENT #11- The Glass Caves

You may remember we told out about the Futuresound competition with the winners playing at Leeds Festival. 

Well Est.1987 headed down to Leeds Cockpit to catch up with entrants The Glass Caves to see what happened as they competed in the Futuresound 2012 competition.

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Party in the Park Preview // with 96.3 Radio Aire and Leeds City Council

Party in the Park with 96.3 Radio Aire and Leeds City Council are back again this year hosting the biggest free event in Yorkshire! Temple Newsham plays host to the event  on Sunday which will see stars such as One Direction and Professor Green take to the stage. 
For the full lineup and event news click below... 

Sunday 15 July 2012

Leeds Festival Preview // Deaf Havana Interview

Leeds/Reading Festival weekend is fast approaching so we are giving you a run-down of who we think you should be checking out on the line-up. First up? Deaf Havana. 
Est.1987 jumped at the chance to hang out with the Kings Lynn four-piece to chat about playing Leeds/Reading Festival, leaving 'screaming' in 2006 and being the best that they've ever been.

Thursday 12 July 2012

Departures // Tour Preview & Video

Departures recently tore up the stage at Leeds' very own Ghostfest, and what's more is they captured their riotous performance on video. The Scottish Hardcore Kings showcase their live set using their own "Sunday" as its soundtrack. 

To watch the video, which just dropped today, and to see where you can catch the boys on the road this August click below... 

Monday 9 July 2012

Tonight Alive // Free Download, October UK​ Tour & Album Rel​ease​

Sydney 5 piece Tonight Alive can now reveal that their debut album, "What Are You Scared Of?" will be released at the start of October through Search and Destroy/Sony Records. Produced by Mark Trombino and featuring Mark Hoppus from Blink 182, this debut album follows on from the bands much acclaimed debut UK EP, "Consider This". 

To claim your FREE download of Tonight Alive's lead track 'Breaking and Entering' taken from the band's debut album  click below.

Miss May I // UK Headline Tour Announcement & Interview

Troy, Ohio melodic metal band Miss May I are coming back to the UK this Autumn to embark on their first UK headline tour. The seven-date tour takes them all over the UK and will see them destroying the major cities. 

We caught up with front man Levi Benton on the bands recent tour over here which saw them supporting Parkway Drive. To read what he had to say about  the new album, life on the road, lions and to see the UK tour dates click below. 

Saturday 7 July 2012

Futuresound Competition // Leeds Festival 2012 Finalists

With Leeds Festival 2012 fast approaching it can only mean one thing; Futuresound Competition 2012.
The annual competition offers 6 bands the opportunity to play at Leeds & Reading Festival with the overall winner opening the NME/Radio1 Stage.
The finalists have been announced and the competition rounds have already begun...

Thursday 5 July 2012


Merthyr 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 further afield with the headline acts for the 3 days announced as Razorlight, Skindred  and Kids in Glass Houses...

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Dog Is Dead // New Video "Glockenspiel Song"

Dog Is Dead have been on our radar for a while now delivering a unique blend of harmonious euphoric indie-pop
The Nottingham five piece have just premièred the video for new single "Glockenspiel Song". Click below to check it out...