Monday 30 December 2013

2013 Favourites // Hit The Deck Festival Feat. Don Broco

We take a look back at some of the best gigs, festivals and bands of 2013. Next up is Hit The Deck Festival. Est.1987 headed down to the Nottingham leg of the two day festival and as well as catching up with some bands to chat about the festival we also saw some amazing live sets. Click below to read out live reviews featuring Mallory Knox, Vinnie Caruana, Never Shout Never and festival headliners Don Broco amongst others and find out how you can read our interviews with bands including Pure Love, We Are The In Crowd and Bleed From Within...

Friday 27 December 2013

2013 Favourites // Bastille, Interview & Live Review

“Even being number two, or three or four or five is totally unbelievable. We literally can’t believe it, it’s the weirdest thing in the world.” Dan Smith, Bastille
Next up in our look back over 2013 are Brit favourites- Bastille. It’s early evening on Sunday 10th March and Bastille’s debut album “Bad Blood”, after fending off the likes of Emeli Sande, has just been announced as scoring the prestigious number one spot in the Official Top 40 Chart. The band’s recent success may have come as a surprise to some, however a huge underground following has made Bastille the UK’s worst kept secret; word of mouth has seen their fan base grow and grow even before the album release, and quite rightly so. 
Est.1987 caught up with Dan and Kyle at their sold out Leeds show…

Monday 23 December 2013

2013 Favourites // Slam Dunk Festival North FEAT. All Time Low

We take a look back at some of the best gigs, festivals and bands of 2013. First up, a look back at Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds this May. ALL TIME LOW flew in to play at Slam Dunk Festival over May bank holiday weekend. And more than just playing the festival for the first time, they are headlining it; their first UK headline festival slot ever [and about time too].
We caught up with All Time Low ahead of the show to chat about loving the UK, amusement games and wearing Ron Jeremy’s old costume. To read the interview and live review and to check out some photo's from their set click below...

Saturday 21 December 2013

Hit The Deck Festival 2014 // Brand New Confirmed to Headline

Long Island, NY's BRAND NEW will headline the 2014 Hit The Deck Festivals in Bristol and Nottingham on April 19th and 20th respectively. 
The news comes days after the band confirmed a string of UK and European headline dates for April.
For all the Hit The Deck info, ticket link and Brand New UK tour dates, click below...

Thursday 12 December 2013

Findlay // Live Review, Manchester Sound Control

Ahead of catching Findlay on tour we caught up with her to chat about being out on the road, her Manchester roots and chips and gravy. It’s safe to say she had us pretty hyped about the live show. CLICK HERE to read the preview interview.
We headed down to the last date of the tour at Manchester’s Sound Control, a homecoming show for the female rocker. Click below to read our live review…

Wednesday 11 December 2013

The Flatliners// Interview with Chris Cresswell & Live Review at Star & Garter, Manchester

Having been a band for over a decade The Flatliners have been on quite the musical evolution, and they’re still only twenty six years old. The Ontario four-piece is back on a mammoth European and UK tour, off the back of new album ‘Dead Language’. We headed down to Manchester’s Star and Garter to catch the live set.
It was great to sit down with front-man Chris Cresswell before the show to chat about touring, why the album was over 3 years in the making and hi love for coloured vinyl.
To read the interview in full and the live review of the Manchester show click below…

Saturday 7 December 2013

NME RADAR TOUR 2013 // Cerebral Ballzy- Interview & Live Review

It’s been a couple of years since we last caught up with New York punk outfit Cerebral Ballzy and, it is safe to say, they have been causing chaos ever since. Back over in the UK they are coming to the end of a headline run on the NME Radar Tour 2013. Est.1987 headed down to The Cockpit in Leeds to catch the final night of the tour. Click below to read the live review and to find out what happened when we caught up with front-man Honor Titus before the show to chat about the new record, working with Julian Casablancas and partying in a more expansive way…

Thursday 5 December 2013

Don Broco // Live Review & Photo Set, Leeds Met

Headlining their first festival, bagging a top 40 single and playing main stage at Reading and Leeds, Don Broco’s 2013 hasn’t been half bad. The Bedford four-piece is currently storming the UK on another headline tour and, with all dates near sell-outs, it’s the perfect pre-Christmas treat before the guys take time away to work on album number two.

Last time the Bedford four-piece were in Leeds they were storming the main stage at the festival so we were excited to see what their live headline show had to offer. Click below to read our live review and to view all the photos from the show…

Monday 2 December 2013

Vans Warped Tour // Kevin Says Tour, Live Review ITCH

Last month we caught up with iTCH ahead of the Vans Warped Tour coming back to the UK. As well as playing the main event at London’s Alexandra Palace iTCH was also heading out on the Kevin Says Tour. A couple of firsts were in store as we headed down to the Leeds show last week; it is the first time that the Kevin Says Tour has hit the UK and, indeed,  iTCH’s first headline tour. We also checked out main support RDGLDGRN. 
Click below to read the live review, see all the photos and read our interview with iTCH himself…

Sunday 1 December 2013

Findlay // Interview & Tour Preview

Hot on the heels of supporting Jake Bugg and Miles Kane, one woman powerhouse Findlay is setting out on her own headline tour. 

She took time out to chat to Est.1987 about getting out on the road, recording with Flood and the lack of chips and gravy in London. Click below to read the interview in full and to find out where you can catch the tour...

Sunday 24 November 2013

The Maine // Interview with John O'Callaghan & Jared Monaco & Live Review

The Maine, on tour with Anberlin has been taking Europe by storm; unfortunately Anberlin had to pull out of the UK dates. However Britain’s very own We Are The Ocean have been drafted in and are quite the worthy replacement.

Est.1987 headed down to check out the show, but not before catching up with The Maine boys beforehand. To read what they had to say to us about the new record, their DIY ethic and looking back at your school yearbooks and see all the action from the show, click below…

Thursday 21 November 2013

Beartooth // New Video for 'Go Be The Voice'

Currently on tour in the States with August Burns Red and Blessthefall, Beartooth have released the video for new single, 'Go Be The Voice', which is taken from their latest EP, 'Sick'.

The band cast the featured actress when they saw on her CV that she'd been in a Taco Bell commercial. Click below to check out the video and to see where you can catch the guys on tour... 

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Don Broco // Tour Ticket Giveaway. Win 2x tickets to the Leeds show Fri 29th Nov

Don Broco have had a pretty phenomenal 2013. As well as headlining their first festival, performing at Reading and Leeds and a top 40 single, the Bedford four-piece is back on the road on their biggest tour to date.

 Want to win a pair of tickets to the Leeds Met show on Friday 29th November? Of course you do! Click below to find out how to enter and to read what happened when we caught up with the band earlier this year...

Mayday Parade // New Video for 'Ghosts' & UK Tour

Florida’s Mayday Parade have posted a video for new single, 'Ghosts'. The band also recently announced a brand new UK tour in support of their recently released, ‘Monsters In The Closet’, album. The album, met with critical acclaim, rocketed straight into the US Billboard Album Chart at number ten, a career best for the band.

To watch the brand new video and find out where you can catch the guys live click below...

Memphis May Fire // 2014 Tour Announcement

Dallas, TX’s Memphis May Fire are excited to announce a headline UK run for April 2014.  Following on from a rapturous performance at the weekends Vans Warped tour 2013, the band will be heading back in the Spring for headline shows on our shores. 

Click below to find out where you can catch the five-piece on tour and to find out what happened when we caught up with them earlier this year...

Sunday 17 November 2013

Alice In Chains // Live Review, O2 Academy Leeds

Since the death of singer and founding member Layne Stanley some fans and critics have tried to turn their backs on Seattle rockers, Alice In Chains. However, their successful comeback cannot be argued.
They are back in Leeds tonight and Est.1987 headed down to O2 Academy, excited to see what their live show had to offer. Click below to read our review…

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Coasts // Live Review, The Shacklewell Arms, London

Here at Est.1987 HQ we can’t get enough of Bristol five-piece, Coasts. So when we found out they were back on a UK headline tour, of course we had to go and check them out. 

Since we caught up with the boys in Berlin this summer they have been busy working on new material and releasing new single, ‘Stay’. We headed down to the sold out Shacklewell Arms gig in London to see the show…

Monday 4 November 2013

Alice In Chains // Ticket Giveaway- WIN a pair of tickets to see the band live

Alice In Chains is back and we couldn't be more excited to see their live show when it comes to O2 Academy Leeds this weekend. If you want to win a pair of tickets to see the band in Leeds on Sunday 10th November click below.
We'll see you at the front...

Sunday 3 November 2013

The Feeling // Live Review, Leeds City Varieties

The Feeling have been away for a little while and, by the looks of the crowd filing into Leeds City Varieties tonight, it would be fair to say that they have been missed. The show is a sell-out and the anticipation in the room to witness their return couldn’t be greater.

Est.1987 were lucky enough to head down to the show to see what they had to offer after the release of new album ‘Boy Cried Wolf’. Click below to read our live review…

Wednesday 30 October 2013

The Lawson Tour // Interview with Support Band ROOM 94

Room 94 supported Lawson on their tour earlier this year, and they must have gone down a storm because they have been invited back to be the main support for the band’s biggest tour to date.

Est.1987 headed down to Manchester Apollo to check out what Room 94 were all about and we caught up with the cheeky four-piece after the show to chat about their ever growing fanbase, fun on the road and their favourite Instagram filter…

Tuesday 29 October 2013

The Lawson Tour // Interview with Support Band PAIGHTON

We caught up with Joe Atkinson from Paighton a couple of months ago in anticipation of their support slot with Lawson. So we couldn’t not head down to check them out on tour with Lawson and Room 94. We also got the chance to chat to all the Paighton boys before the show to talk about finding their sound, touring and lemon tarts…

Monday 28 October 2013

LAWSON // Everywhere We Go Tour, Live Review, Manchester Apollo

Lawson has had a pretty phenomenal past year and deservedly so; sell out tours, a string of top ten singles and extensive touring both at home and in the States. With an impressive collection of pop-rock infused songs it is no surprise that they are doing so very well. They are back on UK soil and currently busy wowing fans on the ‘Everywhere We Go Tour’. Joined on the tour by Paighton and Room 94, Est.1987 headed down to Manchester Apollo, excited to see what the boys had in store for us. 
To read our live review of the show and interviews with Paighton and Room 94 click below…

Sunday 27 October 2013

The Impericon Never Say Die! 2013 Tour // Intervie with EMMURE's Frankie Palmeri

In our final interview on the Impericon Never Say Die! 2013 tour, we catch up with headline band Emmure. Having been on the tour before the band admit that it’s an honour to come back as the headline act. Front-man Frankie Palmeri chatted to us pre-show about playing on the tour, causing controversy and giving his younger self some advice…

The Impericon Never Say Die! 2013 Tour // Interview with I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN

Sticking with the Impericon Never Say Die! 2013 tour and we caught up with I Killed The Prom Queen’s guitarist Kevin Cameron. We headed down to Manchester, ahead of the show to chat to him about the reformation of the band, working on new material and looking back over the past decade of the music scene…

Saturday 26 October 2013

The Impericon Never Say Die! 2013 Tour // Interview with BETRAYING THE MARTYRS

Next up in our series of interviews with some of the acts on the Impericon Never Say Die! Tour is Parisian six-piece Betraying The Martyrs. We caught up with them ahead of the show to chat about working on the second album, a busy two years of touring and British food…

Friday 25 October 2013

The Impericon Never Say Die! 2013 Tour // Interview with HAND OF MERCY

We caught up with some of the bands taking part on the Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2013. Australian five-piece Hand of Mercy is first up.

Click below to read what they had to say to us about being the first act on stage, taking the DIY approach and the Australian music scene…

Thursday 24 October 2013

FUTURE TALENT #19 // Everybody Looks Famous

 Meet Everybody Looks Famous. The female fronted Tamworth five-piece has been out on the road all summer, gained backing from the likes of BBC Introducing and recently released their debut album 'Fuel To Fire'.

We caught up with them to find out more about the music that they make and the big plans that they have in store...

Young Guns // Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING Bristol Show Video

Young Guns rolled into Bristol recently as part of the Dr. Martens
#STANDFORSOMETHING Tour. 100 of their most avid fans got an up close and
personal show from this brilliant live act .

To watch a live video from the show, see photos from the night and how you can be involved in the campaign and future shows, click below...

Wednesday 23 October 2013

The Impericon Never Say Die! 2013 Tour // Review, Manchester Club Academy

With a hefty 7 band line-up, the Impericon Never Say Die! Tour is back in town and set to get Manchester’s Club Academy basement hotter and louder than ever before. 
With the line-up including acts such as Betraying The Martyrs, I Killed The Prom Queen and Emmure (headlining the night) it is set to be a good mix of bands from across the world, and with a packed-out venue and the first band heading to the stage let’s go…

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Bring Me The Horizon // Tour Preview & New Single 'Can You Feel My Heart'

Sheffield five-piece Bring Me The Horizon are currently one of the most in-demand rock bands around & their tour schedule replicates this. The new tour will start up in Glasgow on October 30th before culminating in the historic O2 Academy Brixton on November 6th.  The band also recently revealed their new single, taken from critically acclaimed album, Sempiternal,  will be “Can You Feel My Heart.”  The song was released via RCA Records on October 6th. 
To find out where you can get your hands on the last remaining show tickets and to watch the new video click below...

Beartooth // New Video, 'I Have A Problem'

 Meet Beartooth, the aggressive metal Ohio four-piece have released a brand new EP through Red Bull Records and are debuting new video 'I Have A Problem'. You may recognise front-man Caleb Shomo from Attack Attack!; he's back and on better form than ever.

This new EP represents Caleb Shomo’s heart committed to record, in a way that’s raw, naked, honest and exceptionally relatable. That emotional catharsis, playing itself out via heavy music, is as much an escape for the multitalented frontman as it is for those who consume it.To watch the new video and get your hands on the EP for free click below...

Wednesday 16 October 2013

'The Feel Tour' Review // Sleeping With Sirens, The Summer Set & Hands Like Houses

‘The Feel Tour’ rolled into Manchester last week to play a sold out night at The Academy. Headlining act Sleeping With Sirens were joined on the road by The Summer Set and Hands Like Houses. With such an eclectic mix of bands there was good reason that it sold out and we knew that it was going to be a fun night for all involved. 
Est.1987 headed down to the show to check out all the action and managed to catch up with a couple of the bands. Click below for our full report…

'The Feel Tour' // Interview with Hands Like Houses

Canberra six-piece Hands Like Houses are over in the UK on tour with Sleeping With Sirens. We went down to the sold out Manchester Academy 1 show to check them out.
We caught up with the band before the show to chat about working on their second album, the Australian music scene and their new found love for British band Don Broco

'The Feel Tour' // Interview with The Summer Set's Brian Dales

The last time we caught up with The Summer Set they were over here on a sell out headline tour before heading back to the States to begin a summer on Warped Tour. Now the Arizona quintet is back on UK soil with Sleeping With Sirens. 

 Est.1987 headed down to the sold out Manchester Academy 1 show to chat with front-man Brian Dales about life on the road, Christmas and rapping in the shower…

Sunday 13 October 2013

Kid Karate // Interview & Live Review, The Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

Meet Kid Karate, vocalist/guitarist Kevin Breen and drummer Steven Gannon. The Dublin Duo has been tearing it up stateside but are now back over in the UK rounding up on a headline tour and their newly released debut EP, ‘Two Times’, is already stirring up a storm.  

We headed down to brand new venue The Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen in Leeds to catch up with Kid Karate as they played as part of The Belgrave Street Feast last weekend. Click below to read our interview with the guys and our review of their live show…

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Blessthefall // Interview with Beau Bokan & Eric Lambert & Live Review

Blessthefall has had a pretty busy 2013. After playing on the main stage at Warped Tour all summer they’ve just released new album ‘Hollow Bodies’ and are back over in the UK on a headline tour.
Est.1987 headed down to Leeds Cockpit to check out their live show and we sat down with vocalist Beau Bokan and guitarist Eric Lambert to chat about the new album, on stage injuries and their love for Nandos...

Sunday 6 October 2013

Itch // Warped UK & Kevin Says Tour Preview Interview

Warped Tour is back in the UK in November for a second year and this year things are even bigger. The Kevin Says Tour will kick off straight after the main weekend event at Alexandra Palace and will see some of the acts head out around the country on this special five date tour.
The Kevin Says Tour will be headlined by Itch. The former King Blues front man has been playing on the US Warped Tour all summer and is just gearing up to release a new single featuring Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara.

 We caught up with Itch ahead of tour for an indepth chat about going solo, writing with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump and his impressive shirt collection...

Thursday 3 October 2013

Kid Karate // Tour Preview

Fresh from the success of their debut US tour where they played to thousands in Chicago at The Wicker Park Fest and at the infamous Sayers Club in Hollywood where Rumer Willis opened the night for them – Kid Karate are currently on their first UK live tour and have released their EP release ‘Lights Out’.

 We're heading down to the Leeds show this weekend at the newly opened Belgrave Music Hall and we can't wait to see what the live show has to offer. To find out more about the band, watch the new video and see where you can catch them on tour click below...

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Impericon Never Say Die Tour! 2013 // Tour Preview

The Impericon Never Say Die Tour 2013 is back and kicks off in mainland Europe this weekend before hitting UK shores next week. With a stellar line-up including I Killed The Prom Queen, Betraying The Martyrs and Emmure headlining it is sure to be a spectacular evening.

We are heading down to the Manchester show to catch all the action. Want to know what to expect and find out where you can get tickets? Click below...

Tuesday 1 October 2013

The 1975 // Live Review, Stylus Leeds

Manchester four-piece, The 1975, has had a pretty phenomenal few months. Numerous sell out UK and US tours, countless packed festival tent performances, millions of web hits, oh and a debut number one selling album; not bad then. Behind the scenes the quartet has been working hard for a decade, perfecting their sound and live performance. It is this very live show that we headed down to see at Leeds University’s Stylus. The entire tour sold out months ago so we were expecting something pretty special...

Monday 30 September 2013

Coasts // Video for Single, 'Stay' & Tour Dates

It’s been a whirlwind year so far for rising Bristol band COASTS, and one that doesn’t seem to be letting up with the band pleased to announce their new single ‘Stay’, due out on 14th October, through Tidal Recordings. 

With an impressive live show to boot (trust us, we've witnessed it) it's safe to say that Coasts are definitely a band to watch out for. Click below to watch the new video, find out where you can catch the guys on tour and read an exclusive interview with them...

Saturday 28 September 2013

Save Your Breath // New Video for Single, 'Whole' Tour Dates

“These days, everybody is in a band,” sighs Save Your Breath guitarist, Tom. “Every aspect of it is so readily available. There’s definitely a fear of getting lost. We want to be a band that people can continue to care about and relate to.”
New single, ‘Whole’, does exactly that, as bassist, Ben, explains. “It’s about my own particular way of dealing with things and the realisation that without being able to let go of the past, my issues will forever be my undoing. The song is an admission to my own weaknesses and my inability to take my own advice. Knowing what you need to do and seeing it through are two very separate things in my experience.”

To watch the video for 'Whole' and to find out where you can catch the band live next month, click below...

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Don Broco // AlunaGeorge Cover, New Ep & Winter Headline Tour

After topping the rock charts last year with their debut album, having a sold out UK tour under their belt, being crowned Best New Rock Act by iTunes, playing the main stage at Reading & Leeds AND receiving a Kerrang! Award nomination... Don Broco are back with their brand new single 'You Wanna Know' which will be released on October 13th. 
As part of the EP package the Bedford four-piece have also covered AlunaGeorge's 'You Know You Like It'.

To listen to the cover, find more about the single and where you can catch the guys on tour click below...

Thursday 19 September 2013

Bipolar Sunshine// New Track- '​Love More Worry Less​'

 After the release of debut EP, 'Aesthetics' in June, Manchester's Bipolar Sunshine has announced forthcoming EP, 'Drowing Butterflies' which is to be released 11th November. Lead single 'Love More Worry Less' is available to download now.

To find out more about the new release and to find out where you can catch the band on tour including support slots with Haim, Bastille and Rudimental, click below...

Tuesday 17 September 2013



The festival, due to take place in Worcestershire from 27-28th September and see performances from the likes of Maximo Park and Mystery Jets was cancelled yesterday and festival organisers said all ticket-holders will be refunded.
For more information and to find out how you can claim a refund on your ticket click below...

Monday 16 September 2013

Coasts // New Single, 'Stay' & Autumn Tour Dates

It’s been a whirlwind year so far for COASTS, and one that doesn’t seem to be letting up with the band pleased to announce their new single ‘Stay’, due out on 14th October, through Tidal Recordings. 
Recorded once again with producer Duncan Mills (Vaccines, Peace) ‘Stay’ marks a change and step up from the Bristol band. 

 To listen to the new single, find out where you can catch the band on tour and read our interview with them click below...

Sunday 15 September 2013

PAIGHTON // Release Vid​eo for Single 'DRIVE​' & Tour Dates with Lawson

Paighton have released their video for new single 'Drive' ahead of sophomore EP 'Chapter 2'. The Nottingham four-piece is heading out on the road in October to support Gold selling pop band Lawson.

To watch the new video, see all the tour dates and to read an interview with the guys themselves click below...

Rise Against // Album Review ‘Long Forgotten Songs’

Formed in 1999, it is safe to stay that Rise Against have firmly stamped their mark on the modern punk rock scene. Fast forward fourteen years and the Chicago four-piece is back with ‘Long Forgotten Songs’, a compilation of B-sides and covers 2000-2013.

Click below to read what we thought of the album…

Friday 13 September 2013

Balance And Composure // Album Review “The Things We Think We’re Missing”

Balance and Composure, the Pensylvannian five-piece, are back with their sophomore offering. Debut, ‘Separation’ reached critics and fans alike to much acclaim and the release of the follow up is highly anticipated. 
We took time out to listen to the new album ‘The Things We Think We’re Missing’.
Want to know what we thought out it? Click below…

Monday 9 September 2013

The Flatliners // “Dead Language” Album Review

The Flatliners’ 2010 offering “Cavalcade” could be seen as a seminal punk album of current times, and with a new album on the horizon anticipation is rife for what is to follow. “Dead Language” is released September 17th and we couldn’t wait to hear it.
Want to know what we thought? Click below…