Saturday 29 September 2012

Motion City Soundtrack // Live Review, Leeds Cockpit

Motion City Soundtrack are back on UK shores with a run of dates up and down the country. Their fifth studio album “Go” was released in June and saw them put it out as a joint effort between Epitaph and their own label “The Boombox Generation”.

Leeds welcomed back the Minneapolis five-piece with open arms as they played The Cockpit on the final date of their UK leg. Est.1987 headed down to check them out…

Thursday 27 September 2012

We Are The Ocean // Interview & Live Review

It is a new era for We Are The Ocean. The recent departure of vocalist Dan Brown has seen the band return as a four-piece with a brand new album and sold out tour; not bad going eh?  In what feels like forever since the band toured the UK they hit Manchester’s Deaf Institute for another sold out show.

Est.1987 headed down to check out their live set and caught up with the band pre-show to chat about the new record, the progression of the band, oh and Lord Of The Rings soundtrack.

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Pierce The Veil // Interview

In the final instalment of our 3 part special, we sat down for a chat with Vic Fuentes and Jaime Preciado of Pierce The Veil. The San Diego quartet are currently storming the UK on their first headline tour and with every date selling out it has been a whirlwind week for the guys. 

Est.1987 caught up with them backstage at Manchester Moho to chat about the vision for the latest record, Spanish guitar solos and the screaming female fans. 

Monday 24 September 2012

The Maine // Interview & Live Review

The Maine are currently on their biggest tour to date; The Pioneer World Tour. The mammoth run is soon coming to an end but shows no signs of slowing down.

 Est.1987 headed down to Manchester Academy 2 to check out the show. We also caught up with the band beforehand to chat making the new record, taking risks and dirty laundry!

Thursday 20 September 2012

Pierce The Veil w/ The Getaway Plan & Crown The Empire // The Cockpit, Leeds

Yesterday we brought you interviews with the two support bands making up this stellar line up- Melbourne’s The Getaway Plan and Dallas’ Crown The Empire. Missed that? Click HERE to catch up.

With the tour headed up by Pierce The Veil the show was bound to sell out and sell out it did. With a packed to the rafters Cockpit, excitement could not have been higher; and this was even before the bands came on stage. Want to know what happened when all three bands played to the sold out crowd? Well click below…

Wednesday 19 September 2012

The Dead Formats // Interview & Debut Album Release

With a punk attitude and a desire to tear down musical boundaries, Essex sextet The Dead Formats are taking the UK by storm, both musically and socially. 
Their debut album "At Sixes And Sevens" was released this week so Est.1987 caught up with the band to chat individuality, musical style and Britishness. 

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Pierce The Veil storm the UK- PART 1/3 Interviews with support acts // The Getaway Plan & Crown The Empire

San Diego quartet Pierce The Veil are back in the UK on their first headline tour and dare we say it- this could be the most anticipated tour of recent months! With a lot of the dates already sold out and the others on their way, the bands return to the UK couldn't come sooner.
 In a 3 part special we will be hanging out with all the bands on the bill and bringing you the review of the live show. 

First up we sat down with support bands -The Getaway Plan and Crown The Empire. To read what they had to say about touring, their albums and why they love the UK click below...

EVENT OF THE WEEK // Aiden Grimshaw debut UK tour begins tomorrow...

If you watched The X Factor back in 2010 you may recognise Aiden Grimshaw. After going down a storm on the hit show he disappeared for a little while working hard on his debut album, “Misty Eye”, which was released in August. Now Aiden is embarking on his first, much anticipated UK tour. 

To find out where you can catch him and how you can win tickets click below…

Monday 17 September 2012

FUTURE TALENT #13- Angry Bears

Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some but we have a treat in store for you. Meet Angry Bears The Norwich, Connecticut trio has made short work of making a name for themselves in the local scene, grabbing attention with their high octane, aggressive live shows during which the band is renowned for forging an energetic rapport with their ever growing crowds. And now word is spreading quickly! 

Est.1987 jumped at the opportunity to chat with the guys about touring, the shaping of their sound and staying gold...

EVENT TO WATCH // Takida headline London show, 21st September

We first brought Swedish chart toppers Takida to your attention back in May when they released their debut UK single "You Learn". Now they're hitting the UK and playing a headline date at The Relentless Garage in London on 21st September. 

For more info on the event and to read our interview with the band click below...

Thursday 13 September 2012

We Are The Ocean Tour Preview

We Are The Ocean are back with not only a new album, "Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow", but the boys are heading back out on the road! Est.1987 will be heading down to catch the much anticipated tour next week and we think you should too! For the full list of tour dates and new video for "The Road" click below...

Sunday 9 September 2012

Taking Hayley // Live Review, Dry Bar, Manchester

Taking Hayley only formed back in 2010 but have been working hard building a loyal fan base and even bagging themselves a slot supporting Mcfly. Est.1987 caught up with the four-piece back in July as we marked them out as a future talent. 

So, when the band announced their August tour we couldn’t say no to heading to Manchester to check out their live show. Want to know what we thought? Click below…

Monday 3 September 2012

Kids In Glass Houses // Interview & Live Review

Kids In Glass Houses have had a busy summer playing at a variety of festivals up and down the country. Their 2012 touring schedule is soon coming to an end but not before they take to the stage at Darlington’s newest venue- The Hub. 

Est.1987 caught up with the Cardiff quintet to chat about festival season, holding the Olympic torch and swimming!